Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
A mission from the European Commision is visiting Spain today and tomorrow to supervise Mariano Rajoy's financial reforms; Catalan parliament to consider the proposed budget cuts put forward by president Artur Mas; Real Madrid kept the league battle alive last night with a 1-4 win over their local rivals Atlético de Madrid, thanks to a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Rajoy guarantees that Spain will not require a financial bailout along the lines of those received by Greece, Portugal and Ireland; A small earthquake, measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale, has hit the Maresme region of Catalunya; Spanish economic minister, Luis de Guindos, says he can see signs of recovery in Spanish economy.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Catalan president Artur Mas has called on opposition parties in the local parliament to support his economic policies, to avoid the region sinking "like the Concordia"; The mineral water company Vichy Catalana has taken advantage of the new labour regulations to cut employees' salaries by 10 percent.