Etiqueta 'Politics'

Politics

Balearic ministers' pay to be frozen in 2016

This block on a salary rise will mean that they will get less than had been earmarked in the budget for 2016.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter10/12/2015 00:00

Politics

Armengol accuses the PP of cuts rather than investment

The president claimed that her administration has not found any formal documentation from the previous president or the national finance ministry regarding the “requesting of money or of a meeting (to make a request)”.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter09/12/2015 00:00

Politics

Socialist leader tells Inca rally that PSOE will win the general election

“Taking on the Partido Popular and defending the majority, we socialists will win on 20 December.”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter05/12/2015 00:00

Economy

Eighty million more for 2016 budget following agreement with Madrid

Of the 322 million, 240 euros relate to agreements on road building that go back more than ten years.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter05/12/2015 00:00

Politics

Spain’s ruling party seen winning election but well short of majority

Hard times and disgust with corruption in high places have fuelled the rise of new parties - the liberal, reformist Ciudadanos and  the anti-austerity Podemos.

03/12/2015 00:00

Economy

Bank of Spain stresses importance of consolidating economic recovery

“Domestically, the main risks are associated with the uncertainty of economic policies in the medium term.”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter02/12/2015 00:00

Politics

Study confirms Majorcan society’s move to the left

26.4% of Majorcans feel more Majorcan than they do Spanish, while 52.8% feel as Majorcan as they do Spanish.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter21/11/2015 00:00

Taxation

Income tax increases will apply to this year

On income tax, the increases apply only to those earning 70,000 euros or more.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter11/11/2015 00:00

Politics

Balearics disadvantaged by low number of members of Congress

In the event that traditional bipartisanship (the Partido Popular and PSOE) is broken at the forthcoming election, some peculiar situations could arise in Congress.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter04/11/2015 00:00

Tourism

Armengol attacks Soria for being insensitive towards the Balearics

“It seems to me that Soria has little sensitivity towards the situation in the Balearics, and this concerns me,” Armengol told the media.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter04/11/2015 00:00

Politics

PP rubbish government’s one hundred days performance

Prohens denounced the “inconsistency, instability, arrogance and vengefulness” of the government’s early days in office.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter10/10/2015 00:00

Economy

Social income scheme will cost 20 million euros

The social income will ensure that all families in the Balearics are able to cover the cost of basic necessities.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter09/10/2015 00:00

Politics

Armengol calls for a united front

Armengol stressed the importance of there being a clear sense of unity in appealing for greater financial resources from the state.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter09/10/2015 00:00

Politics

Spain’s general election set for 20 December

Podemos, which wants to loosen the grip of austerity introduced by Rajoy’s government, is running in third place.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter02/10/2015 00:00

Politics

Spanish banks warn of Catalonia independence risks

Spain’s two main banking lobby groups AEB and CECA, whose members include Santander, BBVA and Barcelona-based Caixabank, warned secession could force lenders to consider leaving the region.

19/09/2015 00:00

Tourist tax

Hoteliers paint picture of doom and gloom over tourist tax

Biel Barceló’s announcement of the tax’s “application” in 2016 has come as a surprise to many within the tourist industry.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter18/09/2015 00:00

Tourist tax

Tourist tax will come into force for next summer, says minister

Barceló said that he was convinced that a good part of the tourism industry was itself convinced of the need for the tax.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter17/09/2015 00:00