Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish government is set to force the majority of banks to accept funds from the bailout fund—read story here; Spanish treasury releases new bonds on to the market in the hope of raising another €2 billion—read story here; An elderly woman has died in a fire at her home in the upper part of Barcelona—read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy is introduced as the leader of the Salomon Islands at a G20 event, where a failure in protocol has been blamed for the error—read story here; Spain's Constitutional Court has ruled that the Basque political party Sortu is legal; the Spanish government has condemned the ruling—read story here; On his trip to the US, Catalan president Artur Mas has repeated positive message about the innovative industries in the autonomous community—read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Spanish per capita income has fallen below the EU average for the first time in 10 years—read story here; Work being carried out on Barcelona's Port Vell (Old Port) aim to turn it into a first-class harbour for superyachts and other elite boats—read story here.