Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Moody's have lowered the rating for Spanish banks, leading to negative market reaction this morning—read story here; Barça wants José Mourinho two-match ban for his 'incident' with Tito Vilanova upheld (when the Real Madrid trainer poked the then FC Barcelona second coach in the eye), even though Vilanova will also miss out on first leg of Spanish Supercopa due to similar punishment—read story here; Spanish government is studying the possibility of a VAT increase to 18 percent on certain essential items that currently have a reduced VAT rate applied to them—read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Survey for El Periodico finds that large majority, around 93 percent, think that directors of banks that require bailout should undergo judicial investigation—read story here; Decision on Eurovegas project has been delayed until September—read story here; Two suspected members of ETA have been arrested in France—read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Work necessary to create new bus network in Barcelona will cost €1 million—read story here; Efforts to be made to improve road safety in Catalunya, with drivers found guilty of repeat offences to pay higher fines—read story here.