Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The cost of Spanish sovereign debt has broken through the 500-point barrier for the first time; The Spanish IBEX stock exchange has fallen to its lowest level since June 2003, 6,623 points; Barcelona association calls for change to rubber strips installed at bus stops, which are supposed to help blind people.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Catalan president Artur Mas has announced cuts to public companies and a reduction in subsidies, as part of the Generalitat's third round of spending cuts; Andalucía also introduces new financial reforms, reducing the salaries of civil servants and raising income tax; Barcelona council to start process of choosing 'human statues' that are allowed to perfom in La Rambla.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Forest fire in Rasquera, southern Catalunya, continues to burn out of control, with 700 hectares of land already destroyed; 'Indignados' protests to continue for second year.