Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Student protests against education spending cuts turned violent in Barcelona and Valencia yesterday - unions say they are considering a general strike for the end of this month; European leaders to ask Spain today to meet deficit objectives, and the Spanish economics minister will explain to his European peers why the country's deficit in 2011 was so much more than forecast; Sinde-Wert law comes into force, which allows for closure of web pages that contravene author's rights.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Mobile World Congress brings to an end its biggest ever edition - the number of participants was around 65,000, the highest to date; Badalona city council is planning to rent out flats embargoed by banks at low rents to people in need of cheap housing; CiU to allow the building of flats in the Nou Barris neighbourhood that they objected to when in opposition.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Catalan Socialist party (PSC) has presented its own project for a new finance model for Catalunya; Brazilian player Neymar will become an FC Barcelona player in 2014, following the Brazilian World Cup, although the move could be brought forward a year.