Etiqueta 'Biel Barceló'
Mallorca politics

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Francina Armengol, with Biel Barcelo and Pilar Costa in June of 2017.

J. MOREY 10/08/2023

The five from the top: Biel Barceló, Tolo Cursach, Joan Miralles, Rafa Nadal and Baltasar Picornell.


Majorca Person Of The Year

Barceló, Cursach, Miralles, Nadal or Picornell? The poll at the top of the next column is open; you decide.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter26/12/2017 00:00

The five from the top: Biel Barceló, Tolo Cursach, Joan Miralles, Rafa Nadal and Baltasar Picornell.

The five from the top: Biel Barceló, Tolo Cursach, Joan Miralles, Rafa Nadal and Baltasar Picornell.

The five from the top: Biel Barceló, Tolo Cursach, Joan Miralles, Rafa Nadal and Baltasar Picornell.


Biel Barceló, no longer tourism minister.


Biel Barceló: Disappointment and sadness

Biel Barceló believes that Bel Busquets will take to the job of tourism minister "perfectly".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter21/12/2017 00:00

A kiss for Bel Busquets from Biel Barceló; Busquets is due to succeed him as vice-president.


Resignation, research, rentals: the week in Majorca

Biel Barceló resigned, corruption cases came to a close, Airbnb was facing a fine, and research in the Balearics was supposedly getting a boost.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter16/12/2017 00:00

Biel Barceló (right) with President Armengol, Vicenç Thomas and Pilar Costa in parliament yesterday.


Barceló foreign trip creates new government crisis

Biel Barceló's trip to the Dominican Republic last week was paid for by Globalia, and he is accused of having violated the government's ethical code.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/12/2017 00:00

President Armengol and Vice-President Barceló in parliament yesterday.


Armengol defends Barceló and tourism policies

Marga Prohens (PP) on the tourist tax: "You want tourists' money, but without tourists this will be impossible."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter21/11/2017 00:00

Biel Barceló, still hanging on to his job.


"Disastrous" Barceló should go, say the PP

The PP are demanding that Barceló goes. Podemos are saying that his resignation is "not an objective in itself".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter20/11/2017 00:00

Biel Barceló: standing firm and not resigning.


Barceló insists that he will not resign

Biel Barceló: "The president has constantly backed me in all the decisions I have had to make."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter18/11/2017 00:00

Biel Barceló in parliament yesterday.


Barceló says again: there can't be more summer tourism growth

Biel Barceló was defending tourism policies while at the same time facing a censure motion.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter14/11/2017 00:00

Santa Margalida's mayor, Joan Monjo, was furious about not getting tourist tax funding.


Tourist tax projects and health scare: the week in Majorca

Catalonia was generating concerns for the Balearics, at least one mayor was unhappy about tourist tax project decisions, Biel Barceló had continuing problems, Thomas Cook launched a new airline. And were tour operators being advised against Palmanova or not?

Andrew Ede22/10/2017 00:00

Wake up, Carles, there's a declaration to be made.


Catalonia, contracts resignation, false claims: the week in Majorca

Y Viva España rang out, the tourism minister was doing good work, a Liverpool court handed out significant sentences, and there were yet more illegal immigrants.

Andrew Ede14/10/2017 00:00

Biel Barceló, happy that the ministry is doing good work.


Biel Barceló: "We're doing very good work"

Limiting tourist places and the rentals' moratorium hadn't been included in the agreements for change with Podemos.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter11/10/2017 00:00

One of the numerous protests last week - this one on Tuesday in Barcelona.


Independence week in Majorca

Catalonia, some of it, was wanting independence; Més took a view on Balearic independence and also found the legal system taking an interest in party members; the tourism minister was not entirely reassuring; Monarch went under; the rural world was having a spat; and Majorca contributed to a Nobel Prize.

Andrew Ede07/10/2017 00:00

Biel Barceló: "The tourist tax here is the cheapest, the lowest in Europe."


"Our relations with the British are better than ever"

Tourism minister Biel Barceló spoke to Jason Moore and Humphrey Carter last week about so-called anti-tourism, the tourist tax and the government's sustainable tourism plans.

Humphrey Carter01/10/2017 00:00

Yesterday in parliament. All smiles from President Armengol.


Barceló escapes censure as Armengol defends tourism

"You will not find anyone in our government who is criminalising tourism. I will not fuel the controversy over tourism."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter12/09/2017 00:00

A sightseeing bus in Barcelona was the target of an anti-tourism attack last month.


Barceló criticised for having stirred up "tourismphobia"

The travel agencies federation believes that statements by certain politicians have been a cause of the recent spate of anti-tourism protests.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter09/08/2017 00:00

Biel Company of the PP, who says Barceló should go because of the rentals' fiasco.

Holiday rentals

PP demands Barceló's resignation because of rentals' "nonsense"

While the PP is calling for Barceló's head, the tourism minister has apologised for the holiday rentals' nonsense.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter22/07/2017 00:00

The PP's Marga Prohens called on Biel Barceló to resign and suggested that Podemos were crying wolf.


Resignation call and road tragedy: the week in Majorca

Tourism minister Biel Barceló was still under pressure, the secretary-of-state for tourism flew in, as did the British ambassador, and there was the tragic death of a cyclist.

Andrew Ede23/04/2017 00:00