Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spain is preparing sanctions against Argentina in the sectors of commerce and energy; Catalan government may withdraw its proposed charges on public prescriptions in the face of similar plans announced by the Spanish government; King Juan Carlos apologises for his trip to Botswana as he leaves hospital.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
FC Barcelona struggled against Chelsea last night in the first round of the Champions League semi-final, hitting the post twice and seeing their opponents score just before half-time - the ticket to the final in Munich will be decided in Barcelona; Rajoy says there will be more spending cuts between now and the summer; Public consultation on the future of the Rambla will put around 100 questions to those taking part.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Universities have become the latest target of spending cuts, with teaching staff having to do more hours and an increase in fees; Air pollution levels have grown once more in Barcelona.