No chiringuitos, no sunloungers, no nothing, were Més to get their way.


Més in Majorca will today present a motion in parliament that calls for there to be no sunloungers, parasols and bars on Balearic beaches. Spokesperson David Abril said yesterday that the coasts law needs to be amended and that the party's motion is against the "re-privatisation" of the Balearic coast.

Abril referred to the words of a former Partido Popular national minister Miguel Arias Cañete, who once said that the coast was for profit. "This is the opposite of what we think. We consider that it is for the common good. This is why there must be an amendment of the coasts law with a philosophy that is different from that of the PP."

He added that the central government is in breach of the statute of autonomy and the Constitution. The powers should be the Balearic government's as established in an article of the statute. The central government, he observed, is unwilling to give up powers and lose the nine to ten million euros that the Costas Authority derives from concessions on the public beach domain.

Marga Prohens, the PP's spokesperson, mentioned the Més motion yesterday in highlighting it as an example of policies being developed by the government against the main industry in the Balearics. She lamented the fact that the government's "tourismphobia" is already slowing down tourist occupancy in Ibiza and slowing down the Balearic economy as a whole. "This is just what happened with the previous 'pact of progress'."


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Ron / Hace 10 months

If it wasn't for the fun reading the spats between our bloggers, life here would be very boring!!!


J Cala d'Or / Hace 10 months

Oh poor Geoff ... You seem to have gone QUiET !


J Cala d'Or / Hace 10 months

Geoff.. Bet you wish you had kept QUIET because you have made yourself look QUITE stupid. You do make laugh though !


J Cala d'Or / Hace 10 months

Geofff Check your own spelling before you criticise mine !


I Cala d'Or / Hace 10 months

Geoff Why would I blame on the Spanish education system ? I grew up S.E London ! Didn't really like school so didn't go but I did start my own business at 15 years old and now own 3 businesses here and U.K. So while you were sat in a class room I was out making lots of money ! Who's the clueless one now ? What have you got to show for superior education a flat in an area you moan about ! Well done clever glogs you must be proud of yourself . Ha ha


Geoff / Hace 10 months

J Cala d'Or.......are you kidding me? 'Maybe I can't wright perfectly?' My God my five year old grandson can spell better than you. Better to keep quite or use spell check. If you have lived here for 17 years that means you are at least 17 years old and you cannot spell 'write'? Clearly you will blame it on the Spanish education system.

Pollensa1946. Again READ the comments. I don't 'hang-out' at them does not mean I have not visited them. You wrote 'And yes, I have never been to S'Arenal or Magaluf' so perhaps you should join J Cala d'Or and keep quiet because you clearly have not got a clue.


J Cala d'Or / Hace 10 months

Geoff really isn't the brightest spark. He moves into area and complains about relies on others views and then complains ! Mentions about plastic in the sea as it's the tourists fault when if he had done some homework he would know the the med has no tide so it floats about and can't escape, the problem is the med has shores on the Middle East and Africa where they have no concern for the environment ! In fact the plastic in the med is less 00.01% from tourist in all of the med and he makes it sound like its tourist Mallorca only. Mind you we all know he don't do his homework by where he lives then complains about it !


Pollensa1946 / Hace 10 months

"J Cala d'Or... What does this make Geoff ?"

He claims to be an environmentalist. I always thought that discipline required you to study the environment. Apparently that does not include the environs of Palma, nor for that matter S'Arenal or Magaluf where he relies on input from friends. I've concluded I know more about the environment in Mallorca than he will ever learn.


J Cala d'Or / Hace 10 months

Geoff I have lived here 17 years and never seen what you mention outside my villa ! Maybe I can't wright perfectly but it least I have enough common sense to move to an area that I won't complain about ! This is Geoff, Geoff rented a flat in a light night drinking area this area has been like this for 20 + years. Geoff is now complaining about the noise ! What does this make Geoff ? Answers please


Geoff / Hace 10 months

Pollensa1946. I don't hang out at these places but I have friends who work and live out in that area and the stories they tell me and the photos are truly eye opening. We should go sometime! Deep down I know you care about the environment......