Making the headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
CiU and the PP have this morning reached agreement on the 2012 Generalitat budget; Residents in Poblenou could be another 48 hours without gas or water supplies; Eight people were injured in an explosion in a shop in Sarrià yesterday, including five firemen, one seriously.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded Spain and five other European countries; Union leaders tell Spanish employment minister, who visited Barcelona yesterday, that the government's labour reform will not create new jobs; FC Barcelona are in Germany to face Bayern Leverkusen in the knock-out rounds of the Champions League.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Trade unions have notified international press about the planned public transport strike in Barcelona, due to coincide with the Mobile World Congress at the end of the month; Two Barcelona locksmiths have been arrested, accused of causing damage to buildings that they would later be paid to repair.