Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Rodrigo Rato is due to appear before the Spanish Congress today to explain his management of Bankia—read story here; Alt Empordà fire has affected an area of land twice the size of Manhattan—read story here; Catalan sports centres come together to oppose rise in VAT—read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish stock exchange has taken another hit with a fall in value of Telefonica shares by more than five percent—read story here; The Olympic flame passed throught the streets of Barcelona once more last night, marking 20 years since the games were hosted by the city—read story here; Catalunya will seek new financial agreement with Madrid without the support of the Catalan Socialists (PSC) or local PP group—read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Catalunya is on yellow alert due to the high temperatures forecast for the region—read story here; A leading member of the Catalan Socialist Party, Ernest Maragall, says that he believes there is a strong level of support in his party for an independent Catalan treasury department—read story here.