Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The spending cuts implemented by Spain's autonomous communities are to be put under the microscope today by the Consejo de Política Fiscal y Financiera (CPFF); Spanish treasury puts more bonds on sale in the hope of capturing around €2.5 billion; There has been a growth in the number of incidences of vandalism on radar systems on Catalan roads.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Efforts to deal with fare-dodgers on the Barcelona metro system are having a positive effect, with the number of users on the underground who don't pay falling from 6.6 percent to 3.4 percent; Barcelona bar-owners call for tolerance in the face of new rules regarding terraces, which will see the homogenisation of regulations across the city; New French government includes Barcelona-born politician Manuel Valls, who will head up the interior ministry.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The forest fire in the southern Catalunya town of Rasqueras has still not been brought under control and now close to 3,000 hectares of land have been burnt; Twitter starts process to enable software to be translated into Catalan.