Staff Reporter THE European Union's Environment Commission is to ask Spanish authorities for information on purported plans to extend Palma airport. The Commission, which was informed of the move by the Majorcan Socialist party, claim they had not been provided with details by the ruling Balearic government for their approval. Margot Wallström, European Commissioner, wants to know if the enlargement project at the Son Sant Joan airport, falls within the jurisdiction of a 1985 European directive which demands the right to judge whether specific projects, either public or private, might adversely affect the environment. The investigation has been instigated by information passed to the European Commission by the Majorcan Socialist Party (PSM) who outlined plans which have been drafted by the Balearic government to increase the airport installations area by no less than 596'300 square metres. The affected area currently houses natural wetlands which are of considerable environmental importance as they play host to some species which are quite rare on the island.