Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
German government says it is fed up with slow reaction of Spain to the bursting of the property bubble; A Barcelona hotel that is waiting to be inaugurated has been taken over by squatters - neighbours have become alarmed following the death of one okupa from a drug overdose on Monday; Brussels will ask Spain to close banks that have major problems, but whose bankruptcy won't destablise the national economy.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The ratings agency Moody's has given Spanish debt a rating just above bond status, a downgrade that has had negative effects on the stock markets; Spanish government carries out u-turn and says that all citizens will have access to public health services, even if they have never contributed to the social security; The new trainer of FC Barcelona, Tito Vilanova, will officially start his first two-year contract tomorrow.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Generalitat expresses interest in the creation of the domain .catalonia; Property prices in Spain fell by 14.6 percent in the first quarter of this year, the biggest such drop since the start of the crisis.