Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Trade unions estimate that around 55 percent of members are taking part in today's public education sector strike action, affecting nurseries, schools and universities; Big companies hope that employment reform in Spain will create up to 700,000 new jobs; Alert issued in the face of the arrival of new mosquito types from Asia, which are related to the tiger mosquito that is already found in many parts of the region.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
FC Barcelona is officially presenting its new season strip today, although advance info has provoked controversy amongst some web users for the similarity of the away strip to the Spanish national side's outfit; Barcelona excels as city that offers tourists the chance to rent an apartment for their visit rather than stay in a hotel - many property owners see it as a more profitable business than long-term renting; Barcelona's outdoor WiFi network is not available in the 'technology neighbourhood' of @22, as well as other key points such as Plaça Francesc Macià.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
US president Barack Obama has called on the European Central Bank to buy Spanish public debt, echoing a request from Mariano Rajoy; The Generalitat is to create 'personalised' plans to help those Catalan villages that are suffering severe economic problems, to help them avoid bankruptcy at all costs.