Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish government has taken absolute control of Bankia to avoid its bankruptcy; Spain is not on course to meet its deficit objectives for the coming years, with a predicted six percent deficit in 2013 and four percent in 2014; Seventy-one percent of Catalans think the measures taken to deal with the crisis so far are "inadequate", according to survey carried out for tv programme 8aldia.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Pickets are causing problems for travellers trying to get off FGC minimum service trains on a day of strike action on the local train network; Iñaki Urdangarin was in charge of the accounts of the Instituto Noos, with proof coming from various company cheques; FC Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has said that he wants to keep playing for many years and retire as an active player, in light of the upcoming knee surgery he has to undergo, which will keep him out of the Copa del Rey and the Eurocopa.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Catalan language is becoming more popular amongst Castilian speakers, according to a new survey, with 10 percent of the latter living here choosing Catalan as their primary language; Mossos d'Esquadra make various arrests of members of a group accused of carrying out internet swindles.