Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Spanish stock exchange suffered more losses yesterday with a drop of 1.29 percent and opened this morning by continuing its downward slide; A fall in the price of petrol has seen inflation drop to 1.9 percent, a drop of two tenths of a decimal point in May; Tito Vilanova will debut as FC Barcelona trainer in a match against Hamburg on July 24th.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The European Central Bank has rejected the Spanish government's plans for Bankia, according to a front-page report in yesterday's Financial Times - the EU is due to give its latest report on Spain's economic situation today; Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy and his opposition number, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, have been unable to come to an agreement on a growth plan to present to the EU; The governor of the Bank of Spain has brought forward his departure from the post by one month as a result of pressure related to the situation with Bankia.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Catalan government has sought to reduce expectations regarding today's first-stage meeting on plans for a new fiscal agreement with Madrid; The use of the Catalan language in businesses is becoming more popular in certain towns in Catalunya, including in some where Castilian is the majority language.