Making the Barcelona news headlines today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish inflation has fallen for the fourth month in a row, to a level of two percent, the lowest since August 2010; Young woman killed along with her grandparents at the end of last week had a history of rebellion, which the police are investigating; AP-7 motorway closed those morning following fatal pile-up in Linars.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The European Union is urging Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy to speed up his economic reforms; Forecast cold snap for later this week will bring freezing temperatures to Catalan coast as well as inland; The 2011 results from Banco Santander show a fall in profits of 35 percent, following its decision to use capital to deal with real estate assets.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Spanair yesterday organised a voluntary creditors' meeting to deal with its €474 million debt; New investigation by Cercle Català de Negocis says that 40 percent of money paid by Catalunya to Spanish central government is not returned to the region.