Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Iñaki Urdangarin is staying with his wife, the Infanta Cristina, at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid ahead of his court appearance next week, but he is not due to have any contact with King Juan Carlos I or Principe Felipe; Around 30 secondary schools in Catalunya are in the red - education minister Irene Rigau says that money has been advanced to those with the greatest economic problems; Catalan vice-president Joana Ortega has admitted that there could be implications for personnel as a result of the Generalitat reducing the number of public companies.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy is hopeful that the EU will today open the door to a reduction of its demands regarding Spain's budget deficit - Brussels is due to announce that Spain is in recession; Massive Valencia protests call for end to cuts in education spending and voice objections to police and government representatives; Xavier Trias, the mayor of Barcelona, is planning to invest €1.9 billion in city works before the end of his current mandate.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos has agreed to changes to the rules governing mortgage defaults, which should see a reduction in the number of evictions as people without income who default won't necessarily be subject to losing their home - however, it will depend on the bank concerned; the Generalitat says it will guarantee transportation for two million passengers, even if the public transport strike goes ahead next week.