Making the news headlines today in Barcelona are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
International financial markets evaluating Mariano Rajoy's decision to defy EU over deficit level for 2012; Final duel between Spanish Socialist party and Partido Popular in forthcoming Andalucian regional elections, to take place on March 25th; Prison workers block access to penetential centres once more, protesting about changes to working conditions.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Survey shows that while Spaniards don't support the government's planned employment reform, they are not in favour of a general strike against it; Ex-president of the Generalitat, Jordi Pujol, says in television interview that he would vote 'yes' in a referendum on Catalan independence; Espanyol suffer heavy defeat at hands of Real Madrid, with a 5-0 scoreline last night at the Santiago Bernabeu.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Generalitat is continuing to negotiate over the proposed 'Eurovegas' project, and is also in talks over two other large tourist projects; Referee association wants Piqué punished for comments that his red card on Saturday night was "pre-meditated".