Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish football team has made history by successfully defending their Eurocopa title with a 4-0 victory over Italy, the first team ever to do so, and also become the first team to win three major titles in a row, including the 2010 World Cup—read story here; Forest fires in the Valencian community continue to burn, with 1,000 hectares of land now affected and 14 local roads closed—read story here; The Spanish government is preparing a range of measures to try and tackle public deficit—read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The cost of new housing in Spain falls by 5.5 percent; in Catalunya, the drop is 4.9 percent—read story here; Spain introduces its payment for prescription medications—read story here; Generalitat says it won't make changes to toll charges in region—read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
More than 70 percent of Catalans say that they are not happy with the way that the democratic system works, according to new survey by the Centre d'Estudis d'Opinió—read story here; A study by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya has found that teaching done at schools here in Catalan only (immersió lingüística) has positive effects on learning process—read story here.