Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish treasury expects to raise €5 billion from making changes to company structures; Students from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have once more blocked traffic on the roads into the campus, with their protests about education spending cuts; A 36-year-old man has been arrested, accused of robbing 67 newspaper-stands in Barcelona.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Trade unions optimistic about the probably turnout for tomorrow's general strike following the results from the Andalucian elections, which were more negative for the governing PP than expected; The destruction of job positions continues to grow, according to the Bank of Spain, which also confirmed that Spain has entered into a recession; Passengers travelling from Passeig de Gràcia train station will have to buy their tickets at street-level cubicles as train operators Adif and Renfe close the main station vestibul for 18 months to carry out building work.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Generalitat estimates that the Spanish government owes it around €11 billion, which includes money that has not been paid as well as losses that it will accumulate due to decisions taken by Madrid; Spanish justice minister provokes controversy by saying that "motherhood is what makes women really women" in a speech regarding proposed changes to abortion laws at the Spanish senate.