Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Families face the toughest return to school due to the crisis - read story here; Minister for the Economy of the Generalitat Andreu Mas-Colell warns the government is preparing "coercive measures" should Catalunya fail to meet deficit objectives - read story here; Prime minister Mariano Rajoy hopes to conquer Angela Merkel after seeking support from Hollande and Monti - read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The government is in talks with Morocco in an effort to curb the influx of immigrants to the Spanish island of Alhucemas and Melilla - read story here. Significant advances have been made to the high-speed train line (AVE) linking Spain to France and the rest of Europe - read story here. Mas-Colell predicts more cuts will be necessary in 2013 - read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Francesc Homs, spokesperson for the Govern, thinks "the more people there are at the 11S demonstration, the better." - read story here. As Quebec's independence party gains support, a referendum to decide Quebec's future and their right to determine it looks just around the corner - read story here. FC Barcelona's victory last night was close and keeps the Catalan team nine points ahead of rival Real Madrid - read story here.