Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Market doubts have seen the cost of Spain's sovereign debt remain high, 520 points above the cost of German debt; Administration of Barcelona's metropolitan area has spent €16,000 on branded flip-flops and mobile covers to give away over the summer - the expenditure was denounced by a Partido Popular councillor; Congress members to hold debate today over whether to initiate an investigation into the creation of Bankía.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish Treasury has threatened the Generalitat with punishment over the latter's plans to charge €1 for medications prescribed through the public health system; Over 30,000 Catalan students are starting their university-qualifying exams today, beginning with Spanish language and literature; Rafael Nadal has won the French Roland Garros competition for a record-breaking seventh time, breaking Bjorn Borg's previous record.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Germany and the EC have contradicted Mariano Rajoy, and say that inspectors will be sent to Spain to make sure that terms of bank bailout are met; The Catalan government is to propose a new climate change law as a way to stimulate the 'green economy'.