"Why can we not advance down a federal road, live in diversity and celebrate a state that is rich in cultures, languages and history?"
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.
New Year celebrations and incidents, a city's name and an American in Majorca: just some of the themes over the past week in the Bulletin
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”.
Pro-independence politicians, the singer said, should "understand a little more that they can reach a much better agreement with the national government".
Uncertainties and tensions over the election are affecting Catalan and other Spanish banks.
Spain’s two main banking lobby groups AEB and CECA, whose members include Santander, BBVA and Barcelona-based Caixabank, warned secession could force lenders to consider leaving the region.
Catalonia holds regional elections on September 27 in which separatists are trying to win a majority of representatives in parliament to push their independence drive forward.