News stories that are making headlines in Barcelona today include:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The European Commission is expected to reduce its forecast for the level of growth that Spain will achieve this year, lowering it to 0.9 percent from the 1.5 percent that was forecast earlier in the year; Iniesta leads the way in FC Barcelona's cup match away at Hospitalet, which the visitors won by a small 0-1 margin; Prime ministerial candidate Mariano Rajoy denies that he wants to privatise health services or cut unemployment benefit.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Police remove documents from a business belonging to the Duke of Palma, Iñaki Urdangarín as part of an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of public funds; Generalitat interior minister opens investigation into why airport manager Aena didn't provide notification about the loss of power at Barcelona airport on Tuesday; Catalan doctors continue with plans for strike action next week following a meeting with representatives from the health department.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Catalan Socialist party has caused controversy with a video that connects the death of a patient with the cuts to health spending by the current Catalan government; Work to fix large hole that opened in the pavement in front of a building in the Teixonera neighbourhood last week, and which has caused water leaks, will take three weeks to complete, according to technicians who met with residents yesterday.