"There may be measures equally useful but at a lower cost."
Politicians, hoteliers, tour operators were arguing over saturation and prices in Berlin. Palma hoteliers were having a pop at the town hall. The taxi drivers were planning a vote. And a luxury yacht was no more.
Replacements would still be on the concrete but they would be of wood and glass and be white.
What began as a hobby for 28-year-old Angel Flukes has now turned into a full-time professional career.
Some building workers who come to the Balearics are not signed on with social security.
It's Saint Paddy's Day on Friday, but Santa Ponsa will be waiting until Sunday for the celebrations. On the day itself, Shamrock on Palma's Paseo Marítimo has a night of Irish music (and some which isn't). The Balearic Symphony Orchestra season at Palma's auditorium continues this Thursday with a performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging concertos of them all.