Eight new Balearic laws expected by the end of July

The Balearic parliament has so far this year approved only one law - for the Chambers of Commerce. However, it is about to approve eight more between now and the end of July, even though next month is officially a vacation period.



Madrid says that Balearic bullfighting legislation is unconstitutional

Proposed Balearic legislation, designed to prevent the staging of bullfights, may well end up going the same way as Catalonia’s legislation that banned bullfighting. Catalonia’s law was deemed unconstitutional, and Madrid is advising the Balearic government that its legislation is no more than an “unconstitutional artifice” to try and get round national law.


Kit-off and failed kidnapping: the week in Majorca

Kit-off and failed kidnapping: the week in Majorca

Tourists behaving badly were seemingly everywhere. A British holidaymaker said a woman attempted to snatch her two-year-old daughter. Hotel security was in the spotlight. And the Guardia Civil were determined to "destroy" the sale of drugs.


A recent survey found that 90% of tourists think there are too many tourists in Majorca in summer. What do you think?



What's on in Majorca: 19-25 June

The fiestas really crank up now. The feast day for Sant Joan is Saturday. There is Palma's Nit de Foc with ten demons' gangs on the Friday night. Deya's correfoc is on Sunday. Sant Pere fiestas start in Puerto Alcudia on Thursday; Sant Marçal in Marratxi on Friday. The Hairy Johns are out in Felanitx, Sant Joan and Sant Llorenç on Saturday. For World Music Day (Wednesday) there are two major free, open-air events in Palma. Tinie Tempah is in Magalluf on Tuesday.



Letters to the Editor

Dear Sir, Once again we have returned today, two eighty something year old pensioners to Cardiff from Palma and once again we have received wonderful treatment from the staff at Palma. You should all be proud of your airport staff.