Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Patrol boats from the Royal Gibraltar Police and the Royal Navy have been involved in a clash with boats from the Guardia Civil in Algeçiras, during efforts by the former to stop local fishermen launching their nets close to the British colony; Madrid is one of three finalists contesting to be the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games - the others are Tokyo and Istambul; Shareholders of Bankia are to sue its administrators following the fall in value of stocks of the bank.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has failed in his efforts to convince European leaders to support the suggestion that the European Central Bank intervene in financial markets to shore up sovereign debt; Amnesty International has criticised the way in which 15-M protestors were evicted from Plaça Catalunya last year on the day of the Champions League final; Car company Nissan is to invest €100 million in its Barcelona plant, with the creation of 700 new jobs here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Trade unions in Barcelona have taken part in a night-time protest against employment reform, with hundreds of people on the march - the Spanish Congress is due to approve the new labour law today; The first five lines of a new fast-bus system are due to be implemented in Barcelona in the autumn, with the vehicles following a more horizontal or vertical route than many existing routes.