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Politics & People news & information for Balearic Islands

Michelle Obama holidays in Mallorca
Politics Sat, Sep 2, 2017

Michelle Obama holidays in Mallorca

FORMER United States First Lady Michelle Obama is in Mallorca on a 'solo' summer holiday – returning once again to an island she loves but has not visited in seven years. She landed in Palma on Wednesday –...

King Felipe's cousin fined for fly-tipping
Politics Sun, Jul 24, 2016

King Felipe's cousin fined for fly-tipping

KING Felipe VI's cousin has been sanctioned by Palma de Mallorca city council for fly-tipping near the wheelie-bins on her street. According to councillor Neus Truyol, the monarch's cousin Simoneta Gómez Acebo...

Urdangarín's co-director: “The Royal household sanctioned our every financial activity”
Politics Sat, Jan 9, 2016

Urdangarín's co-director: “The Royal household...

EX-DUKE of Palma Iñaki Urdangarín's business partner Diego Torres insisted that the Royal household sanctioned the pair's financial transactions and that they 'always acted in good faith'. Torres and...

Is the PP seeking piles of votes?
Politics Fri, May 15, 2015

Is the PP seeking piles of votes?

AN ELECTORAL campaign poster for the centre-right Partido Popular (PP) in the Balearic Islands uses a photo from an advert for piles remedies. The embarrassing discovery was made by a Twitter user who uploaded the...

Pacha Ibiza DJ to run for mayor
Politics Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Pacha Ibiza DJ to run for mayor

A NEW independent party running for local elections in May has chosen a DJ from the popular nightspot Pacha Ibiza as their mayoral candidate. Joan Ribas, 51, will be gunning for the mayor's seat in Ibiza town in...

MÉS Mallorca calls for Duke and Duchess of Palma’s titles to be withdrawn
Politics Wed, Feb 4, 2015

MÉS Mallorca calls for Duke and Duchess of Palma’s...

AN INDEPENDENT party in the Balearic Islands has called for the Infanta Cristina and her husband Iñaki Urdangarín to be stripped of their titles of Duchess and Duke of Palma, respectively. Urdangarín is facing up to...

A 'fine' end to James Blunt's Ibiza wedding
Politics Sun, Sep 28, 2014

A 'fine' end to James Blunt's Ibiza wedding

SINGER James Blunt's Ibiza wedding to Sofía Wellesley ended in a hefty fine after the couple fell foul of the Balearic regional government's coastal laws. and singer Blunt and the granddaughter of the Duke of...

Balearic ex-president Jaume Matas now in jail
Politics Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Balearic ex-president Jaume Matas now in jail

FORMER regional government president of the Balearic Islands Jaume Matas has now spent his first two nights in jail after being sentenced for power-dealing. He is due to spend nine months behind bars as a result of the...

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