In the Barcelona news headlines today, you'll find the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The Catalan government is concerned that if it doesn't receive money that it is owed by the central Spanish government, it will cause difficulties in paying its bills up to the end of the year; Employers' associations and trade unions have speeded up their negotiations on labour reforms to try and avoid the reforms of the incoming PP government; FC Barcelona won a confidence-boasting match last night against Rayo at the Camp Nou, with a 4-0 final scoreline.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
The ratings agency Standard and Poor's have reduced the ratings of big Spanish banks BBVA and Santander, along with 35 more banks around the world; The Generalitat is due to announce the details of cuts to the salaries of civil servants later today; City council rejects proposal to let mopeds and motorbikes use bus lane.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Catalan police have this morning evicted squatters from a building in Hostafrancs—a number of squatters later staged a protest in Gran Via, briefly closing it to traffic; Study finds that education has proved crucial to social mobility in Catalunya in recent decades—however, it warns that the current financial crisis and resulting budget cuts could have negative effects on social cohesion.