News of the day 1 October 2017
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Biel Barceló: "The tourist tax here is the cheapest, the lowest in Europe."


"Our relations with the British are better than ever"

Tourism minister Biel Barceló spoke to Jason Moore and Humphrey Carter last week about so-called anti-tourism, the tourist tax and the government's sustainable tourism plans.

Humphrey Carter

And things became very ugly in Catalonia yesterday. This was in Lleida.


Rallies for and against Catalan independence in Palma

There was a pro-referendum rally on Friday and an anti-referendum demonstration yesterday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rural Majorca was protesting about government policies.


Countryside alliance attacks ecologist and animal-rights minority

"The rural world has often been silent about decisions that we haven't liked. We have been respectful, but the situation has changed."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Industrial relations

Hotel sector divided over wage agreement

Smaller hotel groups currently don't feel properly represented and hope that the next president will re-establish order and avoid the "abuse".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

King Felipe may well have been surprised that the Palacio inauguration generated a controversy.


Days of demonstration: the week in Majorca

Everyone seemed to be demonstrating for one reason or another last week: there was an unnecessary row over the tourist tax; a survey found that the public didn't think there were too many tourists; another figure was put on losses caused by the rentals legislation; and some tortoises would have been very happy.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


The big split

Spain is split over the Catalan independence vote and this is a nightmare situation for the country.

Jason Moore

Sport / Real Mallorca
Edition of 1 October 2017