Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Firefighters battling fire in Alt Empordà hope to bring it under control by lunchtime today—read story here; Hundreds of cigarette butts have been found in the area suspected to be the origin of the fire—read story here; Spanish interior minister says that he will bring in harsher penalties for those whose negligence cause such fires—read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish economy shrunk 0.4 percent in the second quarter of this year—read story here; Short selling on Spain's stock markets has been banned for three months by the CNMV (Comisión Nacional de Mercados de Valores)—read story here; FC Barcelona player Lionel Messi is injured and so won't take part in the first pre-season friendly against Hamburg this week—read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Catalan politicians are making another effort to try and reach agreement on a new fiscal agreement with Madrid—read story here; The party Solidaritat Catalana per la Independencia (SI) has said that it will file a complaint with the Hate Crimes Prosecutor regarding negative tweets written on Twitter about Catalunya—read story here.