INDEPENDENT Majorcan party, Entesa made it clear yesterday that although it was very happy to see press reports that 40'000 NATO personnel holidayed at the Spanish air base in the Port of Pollensa, it would prefer to see evidence that the base was of strategic military importance rather than a vacation spa. “We know, of course, that the base at the Port of Pollensa is exceptional from a scenic point of view and that it has already ceased to be of major operational significance for the military - perhaps it should now be considered as installations that could be handed over to the public at large. In this way, everyone - Majorcans and visitors alike - would be able to enjoy the beach, the seafront walkway and the accommodation.

Miquel Angel Sureda, spokesman for the United Left in Pollensa said yesterday that his, and other like-minded groups, were working towards meeting the military halfway over the facilities at the air base. “That way,” he suggested, “the visit by 40'000 NATO personnel doesn't have to be incompatible with public enjoyment.” Central government in Spain is, however, not ready to hand over the air base to the public, describing it last year at a vote on the issue in Parliament as being of “strategic importance.”

Comments

The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of mallorcadailybulletin.com.

Comments contrary to laws, which are libellous, illegal or harmful to others are not permitted');

mallorcadailybulletin.com - reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments.

Warning

Please remember that you are responsible for everything that you write and that data which are legally required can be made available to the relevant public authorities and courts; these data being name, email, IP of your computer as well as information accessible through the systems.

* Mandatory fields

Currently there are no comments.