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Spain braces itself for 100km/h winds

The national weather service, AEMET, reports that a low pressure system approaching from the North Sea is due to hit the Iberian peninsula and Balearic Islands on Thursday, bringing wind, snow and rain that won’t let up before next Wednesday. The worst of the storm will be felt between Thursday …

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The PSOE-Pacte denounce Platja d’en Bossa “utter neglect”

PSOE-Pacte councillor, Rafa Ruiz, has demanded that the mayor, Virginia Marí, give “immediate and urgent action” to the area of Platja d’en Bossa, which is in a state of “absolute abandonment. The neighbours, according to Ruiz, have made clear their desperation, “despite having contacted the Ayuntamiento on numerous occasions “virtually” …

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Sant Joan PSOE propose acquisition of Balàfia tower

The Sant Joan Socialist Group has proposed the acquisition by public institutions of one of the houses and towers near the hamlet of Balàfia, which they say is currently for sale. The secretary general and Socialist candidate for mayor of Sant Joan, Pep Torres ‘Peret’, said that they “were interested …

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Talamanca residents denounce the outfall situation

The Talamanca Neighbourhood Association is collecting documentation and preparing the ground for the filing of a complaint against the Attorney Abaqua and the Conselleria of the Environment for crimes against the environment, against public health, and for the economic damage caused by the breakage of the outfall. Last year, the …

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Industry Ministry hide drilling project information

The Mar Blava Alliance has accused the Ministry of Industry of not allowing information on the Seabird oil exploration project in the Gulf of León to be made public. The Alliance are demanding that the opening period for claims against the Seabird Exploration project be made available to all citizens. …

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Negative reports should stop oil prospecting

The president of the Consell de Ibiza, Vicent Serra, said today that “we are in line to get a negative Environmental Impact Statement” in relation to the surveys conducted by Cairn Energy in the Gulf of Valencia, near to the coast of Ibiza. Serra met the Secretary of State for the …

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Ibiza had 22 wildfires in 2014 burning 18 hectares

The Balearic Islands have experienced 101 wildfires that have burned 64.4 hectares in 2014, the second lowest affected area figure of the decade and just above the 44.9 acres that burned in 2008. 59% of the fires were caused by negligence or accidental causes; 27% were intentional; 10% were initiated …

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