Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Users of the Spanish public health system will have to pay part of the costs for prostheses and for non-urgent transportation; Half a million illegal residents could lose their access to health services - unions and ONGs complain about move by Spanish government; FC Barcelona trainer Pep Guardiola voices confidence that the team will make it to the Champions League final in Munich, despite facing Chelsea tonight with 0-1 deficit and shock defeat at home against Madrid on Saturday.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Partido Popular stand alone in support of 2012 budgets, with no other parties in Spanish congress due to vote in favour of them; Brussels confirms that Spain's budget deficit for 2011 was third highest in the EU; Spain to re-establish border controls for week either side of European Central Bank meeting in Barcelona.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Successful Sant Jordi sales of books and roses has brought a brief respite from the difficulties of the economic crisis; Opposition parties reject Mas's proclamation that he will call early elections if Catalunya faces intervention from Spanish government due to economy.