Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish Congress is today due to approve the government's latest round of austerity measures—read story here; Catalan parliament to decide whether president Artur Mas needs to appear in the case dealing with corruption at the Palau de la Música Catalana—read story here; The Financial Times newspaper publishes a letter from elderly Spanish lady who last half her savings in 'preferente' shares in Bankia—read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Representatives from world of culture due to stage protests in Barcelona and Madrid against rise to 21 percent VAT on tickets for activities like cinema and theatre—read story here; Germany to vote today on whether to take part in the Spanish bank rescue plan—read story here; Spanish charity workers released by kidnappers in Mali are due to arrive in the next few hours in Madrid—read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The members of a criminal gang that targeted elderly people in Barcelona have been arrested by Mossos d'Esquadra—read story here; Indebtedness in Spain reaches record levels after a year of continuous rises—read story here.