Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy is presenting details of latest austerity measures before Congress this morning; VAT set to rise from 18 to 21 percent—read story here; Plaça de Glòries will have its tunnels removed in the next couple of years, with the streets of Independència and Badajoz being connected—read story here; Number of civil servants in Spain has increased by 5.3 percent despite crisis—read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Thousands of people welcome protesting coal miners to Madrid city after two-week walk ('marcha negra') from Asturias and Castilla y León, in demonstration against sector spending cuts—read story here; Iberia workers announce strike action at Barcelona's El Prat airport in July and August—read story here; Spanish government to reduce payments to carers by 15 percent—read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Catalan government considering the creation of a document regarding proposed new fiscal agreement that incorporates points of accord between all parties—read story here.