Making news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Eurogroup agrees to give Spain €30 billion for its bank bailout fund this month—read story here; Spain loses its places in the European Central Bank and positions on permanent rescue fund—read story here; Homage paid to Catalan chef Santi Santamaria, who died suddenly last year—read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish government is preparing to raise VAT on certain products and services, with the Treasury minister Cristóbal Montoro saying that if everyone paid the VAT that they were supposed to, it wouldn't be necessary to raise it so much now—read story here; Medical staff at the Vall d'Hebron hospital stage demonstration in face of visit by Catalan health minister, Boi Ruiz, preventing his access to cancer unit and blocking his way out of the building—read story here; Spanish football league federation to carry out draw for new season calendar today—read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
After 12 hours registering his home, police officers remove 30 paintings and €40,000 in cash from the house of former president of the Palau de la Música Catalana, Fèlix Millet, who is being investigated for corruption—read story here; Sixty-nine percent of Barcelona residents approve of job being done by city mayor, Xavier Trias—read story here.