Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy takes part today in EU economic summit, where he will discuss bank recapitalisation with François Hollande and seek assurances over stability; The Spanish interior minister, Jorge Fernández Díaz, has said he won't be suspending Friday's Copa del Rey final over fears of nationalist actions from fans of the participating teams, FC Barcelona and Atlético de Bilbao - Fernández says politics and sports shouldn't mix; A new share issue has ended a dispute amongst members of the family of famed Catalan hairdresser Lluís Llongueras.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Thousands of people, all wearing yellow t-shirts to create a yellow 'wave', have protested in Barcelona against education spending cuts, on a day of strike action amongst public education workers; Police and inspectors check that night-time taxi drivers have the correct licence for working; A new three-day strike on the Ferrocarrils system has been called off at the last minute, with action due to start today.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)