Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spain is due today to formalise its bank bail-out petition at the start of what is predicted to be a key week for the Euro and Spanish economy (read story here); Wave of hot air is causing extreme temperatures of up to 38 degrees in parts of Spain, with 28 provinces on alert as a result (read story here); Spanish football is mourning the death from cancer of the former Real Betis player Miki Roqué, who was just 24 when he passed away over the weekend after retiring in March 2011 (read story here).
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Barcelona today receives a delegation from the 'Eurovegas' group, and will face its final test in the fight to be the locale for the new complex - tomorrow, it will be Madrid's turn (read story here); Latest poll for El Periodico finds that PP would lose its absolute majority if a general election were held this week, although the PSOE would not be able to benefit from this change (read story here); Fernando Alonso says that his victory in the Gran Prix de Europa in Valencia yesterday was the "most beautiful of his career" (read story here).
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Saturday saw €130,000 spent on medications on the first day of the Generalitat's €1 charge for prescription drugs issued through the Catalan public health system (read story here).