Etiqueta 'Legislation'

Tourist tax

Tourist tax approved and will be charged from 1 July

Biel Barceló on the tourist tax: "Now there is great acceptance by society and also parliament, while tourist businesses know that in much of Europe similar taxes apply."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter22/03/2016 00:00

Tourist tax

Tourist tax to be approved tomorrow

It is not expected that there will be any further disagreements between the government partners that might delay the approval.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter21/03/2016 00:00


New law would toughen up environmental controls

Under this law there is to be a streamlining of procedures to allow the creation of nature parks and also a ban on party boats in so-called natural areas.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter19/03/2016 00:00


Hoteliers demanding tighter control of private holiday accommodation

The federation has been making proposals to Barceló which go further than current constraints under the 2012 tourism law.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter12/03/2016 00:00

Animal welfare

PSOE in Fornalutx outraged at probable bull-run ban

The local party is opposed to the legislation that PSOE, Més and Podemos are proposing that would bring about a ban on all types of bull activities.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter05/03/2016 00:00


Regulation on holiday rentals within six months

The proposal suggests that not only should the motion be brought before parliament but it should also be approved within this six-month time frame.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter02/03/2016 00:00



Balearic parliament to tackle holiday rentals

Top of the agenda is the long-awaited movement on holiday rentals’ legislation. This, the government had suggested soon after taking office, would be priority legislation that would need to be effected before any legislation on the tourist tax.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter01/03/2016 00:00

Playa de Palma

Police have framework to tackle Playa de Palma anti-social behaviour

The town hall last week accepted that it would comply with the court’s ruling and agreed to reintroduce the specific bylaw against street drinking that had been introduced when Aina Calvo was mayor.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter17/02/2016 00:00


Government expecting more compensation claims because of planning decree

Nineteen developers were affected by legislative moves by the former PSOE-led administration and most of the cases remain unresolved.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter05/02/2016 00:00


PSOE happy for Armengol to explain land decree

The Partido Popular is looking for the president to justify what it deems to have been a decree passed without having sought agreement which will affect some 15,000 jobs.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter14/01/2016 00:00

Tourist tax

Tourist tax being “urgently” pushed through to meet June start

The Majorca Hoteliers Federation will look at taking legal measures and “will exhaust” them until they find a solution.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter11/01/2016 00:00


Land laws to be frozen until 2018

The laws in question are those for tourism, land and farming and affect, among other things, hotel expansion.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter09/01/2016 00:00

Tourist tax

Destination of tourist tax will not be known until 2017

“We can’t move on things that are impossible, because the law hasn’t yet been approved.”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter17/11/2015 00:00


Law will approve exhumation of Civil War graves

This is a law that deals specifically with the graves of the some 2,000 people in the Balearics who disappeared during the Civil War.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter21/10/2015 00:00


All-inclusive self-service alcohol “cannot be curbed”

Tourism legislation currently addresses all-inclusive only in a generic fashion.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter09/09/2015 00:00


Island councils’ law to be revised

The process will start with a meeting on Monday between President Armengol and the presidents of the four councils.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter29/08/2015 00:00


Confusion over eco-tax introduction

The absence of the eco-tax - which was a central policy for both Podemos and Més during the election campaign - led to differing explanations by the partners in government.

Humphrey Carter14/08/2015 00:00