Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded the status of Catalunya to just above 'junk bond' - other Spanish autonomous communities have also been revised, including Madrid and Andalucia; The autonomous communities have differences of up to €3,500 in the income tax they apply to residents; Barcelona city council gives €30 million to new mobile phone foundation, Fundació Barcelona Mobile World Capital.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Warnings issued regarding impact of planned public transport strike during this month's mobile phone congress; FC Regal Barcelona starts its campaign to win third basketball Copa del Rey in a row; Company will start selling cheap T-10 tickets once more, having made changes to its system to ensure the legality of its initiative.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The governing Partido Popular wants to recover project to build train tunnel through the Pyrenees, despite it being shelved by the EU in favour of Mediterranean route; Ferry runs aground between Ibiza and Formentera.