Tourist sit at the terrace of a restaurant during the last day of Holy Week, in downtown Ronda. | JON NAZCA
Are we being made to pay for a general lack of common sense and responsibility in a small part of the population? Now that masks are off inside and have been outdoors since February, the Balearics appears determined to maintain the ban on smoking on bar and restaurant terraces until next year when the new health law is drawn up and approved.
And, on top of that, it is now backing a move by the European Commission to increase the taxes on alcohol in a bid to create a healthier society and bring an end to youth binge drinking.