Making the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
Spain's economy minister Luis de Guindos says that the country is solvent and won't require further rescue packages, in interview with La Vanguardia today—read story here; In the past six months, police in Barcelona have confiscated from illegal beer-sellers the same number of cans as a supermarket would sell in four years—read story here; Parts of Spain once more affected by very high temperatures, up to 40 degrees in some areas, with alerts in place for the hot weather—read story here.
EL PERIODICO (Castilian / Catalan)
Catalunya runs the risk of having its finances taken under Spanish control—read story here; Spanish treasury puts more bonds up for auction in an attempt to raise between €2.5 and €3.5 billion, and will serve as test regarding markets' attitudes to recent round of cuts and tax rises—read story here; The International Monetary Fund has said that it doesn't agree with Rajoy's recent austerity measures, saying that they are insufficient—read story here.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
FC Barcelona fan fined €3,001 for holding up Catalan independence symbols at this year's final of the Copa del Rey—read story here; Search under way for a Russian teenager who has gone missing in the Montseny area—read story here.