A delegation of 13 people from the European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Commission will come to the Balearics from March 21 to 23 to study the transport network.

They will also have meetings with the authorities and representatives of the tourism sector.
Sources from the European Parliament's Spanish Office said that the objective of the trip was so that the delegates could experience travel arrangements on the island at first hand, as well as how the policy is developing in the region, which has special geographical characteristics.

The delegation will be led by Georg Jarzembowski (Germany) and composed of Zsolt Laszlo Becsey (Hungary), Nathalie Griesbeck (France), Zita Gurmai (Hungary), Dieter-Lebrecht Koch (Germany), Jaromir Kohlicek (Czech Republic), Boguslaw Liberadzki (Poland), Reinhard Rack (Austria), Ulrich Stockmann (Germany), Silvia-Adriana Ticau (Rumania), Roberts Zile (Latvia) and Spaniards Antonio Lopez-Isturiz and Luis de Grandes.

At 4.30pm on March 21 the delegates will meet representatives of the air transport sector, and at 7pm they will be received by the leader of the Balearic Government, Jaume Matas.

From 9am on March 22 the delegation will be shown the traffic regulation system in Palma, car parks, cycle paths, and pedestrian areas, and at 11am they will visit Palma's new intermodal station. It is expected that, after this visit (around 12 midday) the delegates will give a press conference.

At 1pm the European delegation will travel to Pollensa to visit the port, and at 4.30pm they will go to the port of Alcudia, where they will meet port authorities and representatives of the maritime sector. After returning to Palma they will attend a reception in the City Hall at 8.45pm.

On March 23, the delegates will go to the train station in Palma where, at 8am, they will board the historic Soller train for the scenic trip to Soller. From there they will go to Valldemossa where, at midday, they are expected to meet representatives of the tourism sector.