Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Finance ministers and central bank governors from the G7 nations are to discuss the situation with Spain's banks in a video-conference meeting today; Tax amnesty will enable property-owners to legalise purchases made in part 'under the table' with black money; Two thieves left a toddler at the scene of a crime as they made their escape - employees of the targeted shop in Badalona had to take care of the youngster, apparently the child of the couple, while waiting for the police to arrive.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The president of Banco Santander, Emilio Botín, has defended the giving of €40 billion of EU funds to stricken banks in Spain, including Bankia and Catalunya Caixa; The growth in popularity of beer in Barcelona will see the city hold its first specialised local beer fair in July - craft beers are becoming particularly successful here; On an official trip to South America, King Juan Carlos has said that the economic reforms made in Spain won't take long to bear fruit.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
An empty metro train has derailed on Barcelona's L2 this morning - as a result the two stations of Pep Ventura and Badalona Pompeu Fabra are both closed, with a bus service running to connect them instead; Generalitat is to announce that it will take the health service cuts of Mariano Rajoy to the Constitutional Court.