In the Barcelona news headlines today:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish treasury is hoping to earn up to €4 billion through a new bond issue today, which will be subject to historically high interest rates; Plans for an ice rink in Plaça Catalunya for the Christmas season, to imitate the famous rink at New York's Rockefeller Center; Catalan Automobile Association voices opposition to plan for mixed bus and moped lane in Barcelona.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
More than 200 students protesting about spending cuts this morning have brought traffic to a standstill in central Barcelona, in Gran Via and Avinguda Diagonal; The Times (UK) has blamed PP leader Mariano Rajoy for the inestability being faced by Spanish sovereign debt; Generalitat happy with agreement reached with Ryanair regarding continued flights from Reus and Girona airports, believing it will bring stability.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Spanish government said to be "tricking" autonomous communities regarding the money it owes them, as the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce reveals that transfers from Madrid have gone down by 80 percent, 30 more than forecast; Generalitat's health minister calls on doctors to return to negotiating table and bemoans the effects of their 48-hour strike this week.