Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy will today meet the German chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss a possible bailout and debt purchase (read story here); Barcelona council to change system for rubbish collection on Passeig de Gràcia (read story here); Catalan students are one of the biggest groups in Europe that give up studies once they have completed the obligatory stages (read story here).
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Poverty now affects a quarter of Catalan children (read story here); Survey finds that majority of Catalans believe that the construction of Eurovegas would cause an increase in property speculation in the area, and think that while it could revitalise the local economy it would damage the image of Catalunya abroad (read story here); New Catalan shield to be put up in parliament in time for September 11th celebrations (read story here).
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
A massive street demonstration is planned for September 11th in Barcelona, potentially the largest that the Catalan capital has seen for La Diada (read story here); The leader of the Catalan Socialist Party is trying to bring calm to the party following changes in personnel and resignation of MP Higni Clotas earlier this week (read story here).