News of the day 9 February 2022
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Weather

Mallorca Weather Forecast for February 9

You can keep up to date with the weather across the island here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The logo of Spanish utility company Iberdrola is seen outside its headquarters in Madrid

International

Iberdrola sues Spanish news website for $20 million over spying case coverage

"This can only have one objective: to silence the press," Cardero said in a statement sent to Reuters.

Reuters

Filling up is almost a luxury.

Latest headlines

Fuel prices soar in Balearics

Fuel consumption drops in Balearics due to price hikes.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Worker at a hotel in Mallorca.

Latest headlines

13,000 temporary workers in the tourism sector to get better contracts

UGT and CCOO say that this year's hiring is regulated by the Labour Reform

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Containers are stacked at the Port of Felixstowe, Britain, January 28, 2021.

International

Brexit has made trade more expensive, accounts committee says

"The only detectable impact so far is increased costs, paperwork and border delays."

Reuters

British Airways aircraft are parked at Heathrow Airport

Majorca tourism

UK summer flight bookings edging towards 2019 levels

Many consumers are still booking flights at the last minute.

Reuters

Face masks outdoors in Spain ceasing to be obligatory.

Coronavirus news

End to wearing masks outdoors made official

Applies from Thursday; there are certain exceptions, e.g. large events.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Francina Armengol, president of the Balearics

Majorca tourism

Armengol - there must be diversification of the economy

Proud of Balearics tourism leadership, but there has to be diversification.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The first Spanish Eurofighter jets are expected to land in Bulgaria by the end of the week.

International

Spain will send four fighter jets and 130 troops to Bulgaria

The first Spanish Eurofighter jets are expected to land in Bulgaria by the end of the week.

Reuters

Meliá Hotels International recruiting in Mallorca

Majorca tourism

Meliá recruiting over 1,000 employees in the Balearics

Two recruitment days in February plus other recruitment activity in March.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spain's King Felipe tested positive for COVID-19 after displaying mild symptoms overnight.

International

Spain's King Felipe tests positive for COVID-19

Spain's King Felipe tested positive for COVID-19 after displaying mild symptoms overnight.

Reuters

Walking in Palma, Mallorca

Coronavirus news

Balearics coronavirus figures for Wednesday, February 9

Daily cases down, hospital numbers down, cumulative incidence down ...

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Omicron variant, which is dominating the surge around the world, accounts for almost all new cases reported daily.

International

COVID cases surpass 400 mln as Omicron grips world

The Omicron variant, which is dominating the surge around the world, accounts for almost all new cases reported daily.

Reuters

The new agreement leaves Spain with the seventh highest minimum wage in Europe.

International

Spain's government ups minimum monthly wage to 1,167 euros

The new agreement leaves Spain with the seventh highest minimum wage in Europe.

Reuters

Pushing for a four day week.

Latest headlines

Welcome to the four day working week

Spanish fashion house Desigual switched to a four-day week last year, and consumer giant Unilever is trialling the shorter week across New Zealand.

Latest headlines

Government meeting to discuss withdrawal of Covid passport requirement

Cabinet approval for withdrawing the need for the passport could well be given on Friday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Organisations such as the Exceltur alliance are wanting ERTE to remain in place until the end of 2022.

Comment

Never-ending furlough

Organisations such as the Exceltur alliance are wanting ERTE to remain in place until the end of 2022.

Andrew Ede

Sudden increases in energy costs

Comment

Fuel costs: A proper crisis. Plus, the cost of cars and Valentine's Day!

As you can imagine this latest ‘crisis’ is both alarming and real, unlike some of the other various scare stories that take hold for approximately one week.

Frank Leavers

Everything plummeted in 2020 by comparison

Comment

Breaking the Covid time continuum

"Perhaps it is a little premature, but things are being dropped and should continue to be dropped."

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Nuts

Lifestyle

Go nuts - For a healthy lifestyle

Why are nuts so convenient as a diet supplement?

Andrew Valente

What's on / Films
Licorice Pizza | Official Trailer | MGM Studios

Films

Oscar nominated film coming to Mallorca in English on Friday

Tickets are also on sale for Kenneth Branagh's Death on the Nile which opens on February 18.

Christina Buchet

What's on / Coming soon
Spain

Coming soon

What's On Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 February

Do not miss the concerts of Irene Reig Trio "Mira" and Cristina Vilallonga, today at the Festival Jazz Palma.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Eduardo Guerrero "Onírico"

Coming soon

Top Events this Thursday on the island

Check out these Top events taking place in Mallorca this Thursday.

Andrew Ede

Island life / Schools
we’re giving you the chance to sneak peek into life at BIC in the form of an inter-active Open Day.

Schools

Open Days at BIC Sant Agustí

Building Successful and happy lives. You’ll love our way of learning at our specialist Primary School.

BIC

Sport / Other Sports
Rafael Nadal at his Academy in Manacor, Mallorca

Tennis

Rafael Nadal - on success and failure

Nadal took part in a YouTube broadcast on Tuesday about health.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Edition of 9 February 2022
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