Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
A record number of Spanish families and companies are in bankruptcy, since the start of the financial crisis; Catalan government is due to approve measures that will stand up to plans by Spanish government to "recentralise and recover jurisdictions"; Madrid court to hold first hearing regarding the sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the Italian coast in January.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Rodrigo Rato has left his post as president of Bankia, as a result of pressure from Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy - the Spanish government will inject €7 billion into the bank by Friday; Brussels says it will take Spanish recession into account when evaluating the country's budget deficit; Iñaki Urdangarin is said to have continued his work with the Instituto Noos in 2008 despite being given an ultimatum by the king.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias seeks to cool down quarrel with president of Extremadura, but reiterates that the continuing work on the high-speed AVE train line in the region is a mistake; Mariano Rajoy says that he is not interested in making a new fiscal agreement with Catalunya a priority at the present time.