Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spaniards over the age of 26 who have never contributed to the social security system will lose out on access to public healthcare - the only alternative is to declare themselves bankrupt; Interior ministry launches programme to rehabilitate prisoners found guilty of terrorism charges, as a way to avoid their radicalisation in jail; FC Barcelona hopes to convince Pep Guardiola to renew his contract as trainer for two years - club and fans believe that his era is not yet over.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Real Madrid lose out on spot in Champions League final, after their home match last night against Bayern went to penalties and a 1-3 result; International Monetary Fund says that Spain has to dedicate more money to rescuing problematic banks; A judge has given a leader of the CGT trade union an inconditional prison sentence without bail for disturbances caused during the general strike of March 29th.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Relations between the Partido Popular and Catalan party CiU are faltering over the matter of budgets; Generalitat raises €2.3 billion with a fourth bond issue, which saw 97 percent of those available taken up - the money will be used to cover the cost of investors cashing in one-year bonds taken out in 2011.