Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Generalitat wants teachers to have a higher level of language skills to be able to study education; Brussels Eurogroup asks Mariano Rajoy to raise his spending cuts by €5 billion this year, and that he limits his deficit to 5.3 percent of GDP; Catalunya is experiencing its worst forest fires in 30 years for the time of year.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Spending cuts could affect the free lunches received by schoolchildren in the Baix Llobregat region in May; Judge embargoes bank accounts and properties of two men implicated in the Palau de la Música scandal, Felix Millet and Jordi Montull; Catalan president Artur Mas forecasts two percent cut in salaries of civil servants as part of next round of spending cuts.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Catalan finance minister Andreu Mas-Colell carried out an assessment of the region's economy yesterday, when he revealed that it had a tax deficit of eight percent between 1996 and 2009; The number of people affected by EROs (collective temporary laying-off of workers) in Catalunya tripled in days after Spanish government's employment reform.