Etiqueta 'Catalan'
Roger Torrent

Politics

Catalan politician suspects was target of state phone tapping, spokesman says

Torrent and two other separatist politicians were warned by researchers working with Facebook's instant message service WhatsApp that their phones were broken into with a spyware called "Pegasus"

Reuters14/07/2020 16:00

Politics

Two more jailed Catalan separatist leaders join hunger strike

"We also voluntarily renounce food intake as of 8:00 p.m. on Monday," the men said in a statement.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter04/12/2018 10:01

Jailed Catalan separatist leaders start hunger strike

Politics

Jailed Catalan separatist leaders start hunger strike

Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders awaiting trial for their role in the region’s failed bid to secede from Spain said yesterday they were starting a hunger strike to protest over their treatment by Spanish courts.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter03/12/2018 09:48

Jesús Jurado of the Council of Majorca.

Language

Council to give 250,000 euros in grants for signs in Catalan

While the Council plans its grants, a court has rejected the appeal against Pollensa town hall's grants for Catalan usage.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter31/05/2018 00:00

There have been protests against the government's Catalan requirements.

Law

Appeal against health service Catalan requirement

The national government delegation is to appeal against the Balearic government's decree requiring knowledge of Catalan by health service workers.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter23/05/2018 00:00

Public opinion favours limits to sunbeds and parasols on beaches such as Es Trenc.

Society

Public opinion divided on the need for tourist limits

Support for holiday rentals restrictions and limits to vehicles in certain areas. Rejection of the "imposition" of Catalan.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/05/2018 00:00

Maria Salom (left) and Biel Company (second right) hold different views over Catalan.

Politics

Partido Popular councillors rebel against Catalan grants legal challenge

The intervention of Madrid in the form of the state attorney and Maria Salom has caused consternation within PP circles in the Balearics.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter12/05/2018 00:00

Ariany, which has been deemed to be "saturated" by the Council of Majorca.

Majorca

February weather and fines: the week in Majorca

It was less than better in winter, Airbnb was fined, there was a march against Catalan "imposition", and Ariany was spending money on tourism promotion.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter25/02/2018 00:00

Protest in Palma against the "imposition" of Catalan.

Politics

Over 2,000 protest against Catalan "imposition"

"Armengol resignation", "We are Balearic, not Catalan", "Merit yes, requirement no".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter19/02/2018 00:00

Work on the "irregular" extra floor at the old school of the nuns of charity was stopped by Manacor town hall.

Majorca

Disaster and division: the week in Majorca

Disaster came in the form of the rentals zoning, for which there was division, as there also was over Catalan. It snowed, and some nuns were in a spot of building bother in Manacor.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter03/02/2018 00:00

There have been protests about the Catalan requirements. In the centre of shot here is the PP leader, Biel Company.

Health

Unions unclear about health service Catalan requirements

The government is running up against a problem in that it is unlikely to be able to cover all posts because of the language stipulation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter24/01/2018 00:00

Manuel Ambriz of Vueling.

Society

Catalan-speaking passengers will receive Balearic government support

The incident involving passengers who spoke Catalan on a Vueling flight was raised in the Balearic parliament yesterday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter21/11/2017 00:00

Formentor, where vehicle access is to be restricted next year.

Holiday rentals

Apartment holiday rental ban gets fifty per cent public support

There is majority support for limits on vehicle access to certain parts of the island

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter21/10/2017 00:00

Discussing health service Catalan requirements.

Health

Health service will accept non-Catalan speakers

Successful applicants without the required Catalan skills will have two years to gain language accreditation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter27/09/2017 00:00

Going to the cinema rates as being a cultural interest, though judging by the photo ...

Society

Half the Balearic population not interested in culture

A "limited and poor quality" offer is a reason for there not being greater interest in cultural activities.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter20/09/2016 00:00

Laura Camargo of Podemos (left) and Pilar Costa of PSOE, supportive of Catalan promotion.

Society

Government publicity campaign for Catalan speaking

The campaign has to be seen in the wider context of the work of the government's Social Council for the Catalan Language.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter23/07/2016 00:00

Can Pere Antoni beach in Palma, one of three beaches to lose its Blue Flag, was again closed to swimmers yesterday, just as it was last September.

Latest headlines

Cruising, cycling, chaotic beaches: the week in Majorca

There were more ships than ever, while cyclists (and events) continued to cause debate and the Catalan language also proved to be a debating point.

Monitor08/05/2016 00:00

Call for Barceló to resign following independence march

Politics

Call for Barceló to resign following independence march

Barceló, the Circulo Balear says, was at the head of a march for “pan-Catalan separatism” in which a banner declared “from autonomy to sovereignty”.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter01/01/2016 00:00

Ensenyat delivers his speech during Majorca Day celebration.

Politics

Ensenyat denounces "colonial" system of financing

The Balearics have the worst financing deal after Valencia, he stressed, and state investment per capita gets lower.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/09/2015 00:00