Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has voiced his opposition to a new fiscal agreement with Catalunya along the 'concierto económico' model (read story here); In response, Catalan president Artur Mas says that Rajoy needs to put his prejudices to one side and see the fiscal accord as a "solution" (read story here); Real Madrid manage last-minute home victory against Manchester City in their opening Championes League match, with a 3-2 final scoreline (read story here).
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Delays are being experienced on the Rodalies train system this morning as a result of protests by workers (read story here); Subsidised Catalan hospitals won't pay Christmas bonus this year (read story here); Inditex, the company behind Zara, Massimo Dutti and Bershka, amongst others, has seen its profits rise by 32 percent in the first half of this year, thanks to strong sales in Asia (read story here).
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
A report into last month's accident on the Tramvia Blau service says that it was caused by human error (read story here); Spanish banks lose €30 billion in deposits in just one month (read story here).