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Spanish watchdog investigates Deutsche Bank over client advice

Deutsche Bank said in a statement it was aware of the proceedings in relation to the historic sale of foreign exchange derivatives in Spain prior to April 2021.

Jesús Aguado12/01/2024 12:12

A logo of a branch of Germany's Deutsche Bank is seen in Cologne

A logo of a branch of Germany's Deutsche Bank is seen in Cologne

A logo of a branch of Germany's Deutsche Bank is seen in Cologne.

Wolfgang Rattay 11/01/2024


Eight new Balearic laws expected by the end of July

The Balearic parliament has so far this year approved only one law - for the Chambers of Commerce.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter22/06/2017 00:00

Pilar Carbonell (black jacket) at the tourism committee yesterday.

Holiday rentals

Over 300 proceedings against illegal holiday rentals since 2012

"There is absolute confusion. Looking at what is in the new (holiday rentals) legislation, one doesn't know what the government intends doing."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter11/05/2017 00:00

Tourism minister Biel Barceló.

Holiday rentals

Town halls will be able to ban holiday rentals

Fines for infractions will be up to 40,000 euros. Barceló hopes that the legislation can be processed and approved by parliament within two months.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter08/04/2017 00:00

Zoning of holiday rentals could have significant ramifications for certain municipalities.

Holiday rentals

Inland municipalities will have few restrictions on holiday rentals

The Aptur association for holiday rentals considers zoning to be unworkable and complicated.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter19/03/2017 00:00

Francina Armengol speaking ahead of the new parliamentary season in the Balearics.


Armengol calls for responsibility as parliament reconvenes

The president was also predicting that there will be "intense debate" over holiday rentals' legislation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter30/01/2017 00:00

Palma's mayor, José Hila, is president of the municipalities' federation seeking national government involvement in rentals' legislation.

Holiday rentals

Aptur concerned by block being put on rentals' licences

Aptur is complaining that new licences will have to wait until the holiday rentals' legislation is in place.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter21/01/2017 00:00

Matilde Asián with Miquel Fluxà of Iberostar.

Holiday rentals

Hoteliers wanting tough action on illegal rentals

There has to be global consensus for rentals' regulation so that regions can avoid problems.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter18/01/2017 00:00

Terraferida are especially opposed to holiday lets in apartment blocks.


No "amnesty" for holiday rentals say environmentalists

"It is difficult to understand how a progressive government could include articles in a bill that would permit more pressure on land and also be anti-social."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter09/01/2017 00:00

There are some 43,000 "places" available to legally registered as holiday accommodation.


National government considering regulations for holiday rentals

At the same time as Madrid appears minded to adopt a more active role in regulation, Balearic tourism minister Biel Barceló is calling on the national government to amend the tenancy act.

Andrew Ede18/12/2016 00:00

Registrations of holiday homes have shot up over the past couple of years.


Tourism ministry inundated with holiday home registrations

There were more in the first nine months of this year (10,367) than in the whole of 2015 (8,030).

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter08/10/2016 00:00

Enrique Ponce. Taken at the bullfight in Illescas, Toledo.

Animal welfare

Bullfighting ban will wait until after the general election

With parliament unable to move ahead with the ban, the bullfight in Muro as part of its summer fiestas will definitely take place this coming weekend.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter14/06/2016 00:00

Parking for Es Trenc was problematic last summer and is destined to be again this summer.


Es Trenc parking chaos likely to occur again this summer

Es Trenc and Ses Covetes are on the verge of a chaotic summer situation once more.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter11/06/2016 00:00

The horse fiesta of Ciutadella for Sant Joan in midsummer was in jeopardy because of the legislation.

Animal welfare

Horse fiestas prohibition an "error" in new animal protection law

Baltasar Picornell of Podemos says that the new amendment will seek to make clear what types of celebration with animals will be permissible.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter02/06/2016 00:00

There are at least 47 communal graves in Majorca.


War graves act should also cover priests and nuns

The PP initiative is a recognition of how things differed between the islands. Those killed in Minorca were principally Nationalists and/or from the church.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter18/04/2016 00:00

Es Trenc beach.


Es Trenc parking places will be insufficient

The town hall in Campos receives only small amounts of income from tourism, yet it has to look after beaches that are used by thousands of visitors.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter30/03/2016 00:00