Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
General strike taking place across Spain today - roads in Catalunya have been closed by burning tyres and the action is viewed as a "trade union test" for the government; the inflation level has fallen below two percent for the first time since August 2010; Experts support cut in tax deductions for companies, a move that the government insists will be temporary.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
FC Barcelona could only manage a goalless draw against Milan last night, despite a hard-won match - the return leg next week at the Camp Nou will be thus be the decider in the competition's quarter-final stage; Spanish Socialist party win additional seat in Asturias parliament following recount, and make-up of next regional government will be decided by UPD; Eight people were treated for inhalation of chlorine at the Club Natació de Barceloneta yesterday, while 300 had to be evacuated from the sports centre.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Catalan parties call on Spanish government to pay what is owed to the region; Prosecutor seeking prison terms of up to 44 years for corrupt policemen in Castelldefels.