Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The G20 group has called on Spain to take quick, effective measures against the financial crisis - US president Obama says that he trusts Spain will clarify the situation regarding the bank bailout as a way to calm markets; Catalan writer Emili Teixidor has died at the age of 78 - amongst other works, he wrote the book Pa Negre, on which one of the most successful Catalan films of recent times was based; Speaking in US city of Boston, Catalan president Artur Mas describes the autonomous region as the 'Massachusetts of Europe' (read story here).
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Survey for El Periodico finds that Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias retains support of citizens despite problems incurred due to financial crisis; British newspaper The Daily Telegraph says that bailout of Italy and Spain imminent; On his visit to the US, Artur Mas has defended the proposal to build the 'Eurovegas' complex in Barcelona, and says that research and tourism can be combined (read story here).
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has denied that he was pressured into accepting bank bailout (read story here); Local train network suffers delays this morning following break-down of one train and passenger needing medical assistance at L'Hospitalet (read story here).