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NEWSLETTER 223
Пятница, 02. November 2016

1. News from Minkner & Partner

OFICINA PTO.ANDRATX,Avda.MateoBosch8,07157Pto.Andratx,Tel: +34971671250,Fax: +34971671830

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction / Investment

 

Palma – El Terreno: Two construction projects are being carried out in 2017

 

El Terreno was one of the most sought after residential areas of Palma. Today the area is very run down:Many of the buildings are empty, only bars one next to the other and at night the area is very noisy and unsafe. Therefore, the time has come for Palma’s City council to reinvest. Two projects are planned for 2017: First of all, the Torrent del Mar Pas that runs from the small fishing harbour of Can Barbara to the Bellver Castle where they plan to create a park where you can enjoy walks as well as spend leisure time. The second project is the restoration of the swimming pool S´Aigua Dolca, which opened in 1941 and was open until the 70s. Tenders are being submitted for both projects.

 

Palma: Gesa – Empty building under conservation protection

 

The emblematic glass facade building of the Gesa Electricity Company located on the outskirts of Palma city, has stood empty for the last 15 years since Gesa moved out. Some wanted to knock down the building others wanted to have it protected under conservation laws. The conservationists won the day in 2007 as the Mallorca council put the building under conservation protection. This decision was decided, eventually, through many court procedures. Until now the building is under the conservation laws just an empty building. Ideas on how to use the building are under discussion, but so far nothing has been confirmed. The council have suggested that it could be used for cultural purposes. Without any particular concept, it has been decided to spruce up the ground floor at a cost of 15.000 €. For 2017 it is planned to invest a further 200.000 €. For what? A fiasco both politically and planning wise.

 

Calvia- Magaluf: 45 Million - Calvia Beach Resort Project construction work has begun

 

In the last days, the extensive construction work on the new Calvia Beach Resort has started. The Melia group and its partners have planto build a new 4-star hotel in which they will invest 45 million euros in. The hotel will comprise 270 rooms, various pools and terraces, restaurants as well as a shopping mall, leisure areas and gyms. The offers are to be "challenging" in the sense that they are striving to change Magaluf from a British party mile to the higher-end family holiday resort. The opening of the new hotel is planned for 2018 and 260 new jobs are to be created.

 

(2)Economy

 

Tourism I: The Golf tourism brings an annual revenue of 220 Million Euros to the Island

 

The International Golf Market (IGTM) took place on Mallorca from 14th to 17th November; it is the most important branch of golf tourism in Europe. 450 exhibitors from 55 countries and more than 100 sports journalists participated in the event. Although, the current left-wing government is highly critical of golf and is trying to prevent the construction of new golf courses whenever possible, they do welcome this event and its glamourous international guests. They are also pleased to claim the economic contribution of the golfers to the tourism business as their success. Every year, the golfers spend 220 million euros on the islands, which is relied on by the Ministry of Tourism.

 

Tourism II: Germania Airlines are opening a new subsidiary here in Palma

 

Due to the ‘turbulence’ that Air Berlin is suffering, the airline Germania plans to open a new base in Mallorca for the summer of 2017. First, a Boeing 737-700 is to be stationed at the Son Sant Joan airfield following which, 65 weekly flights to Germany and Switzerland will be available for booking. Further destinations planned are Holland and France. The airline Germania has been well-established for over 30 years in Berlin, and carries 2.8 million passengers annually.

 

Tourism III: Mallorquin Airline “Air Europa” goes USA

 

The highly successful Mallorquin entrepreneur “Hidalgo” is planning an international expansion with his airline Air Europa, which is based in Llucmajor. They will be expanding internationally and have targeted the US. As from the summer of next year, Air Europa will fly from Madrid to Boston on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. In addition, there will be 20 other destinations in North and South America on their programme.

 

Tourism IV: Mallorca’s hotels reported 70 % occupancy in the month of October

 

 “Golden October"- also for Mallorca’s hotel industry, almost 800 hotels were open with 70 % occupancy. In addition to the absence of other holiday destinations, the hoteliers see the reasons for the extended season mainly in the investment they have made in the hotels. Spacious SPA areas and other similar amenities prompt the guests to travel to Mallorca even when the high temperatures are gone. In the coming winter season, Mallorca’s hoteliers want to invest a further 300 million euros in their hotels in order to improve the offer.

 

Gastronomic: Michelin awards Michelin stars to two restaurants in Mallorca

 

 The suspense is over; Michelin awards its stars for the new Michelin guide. Two more restaurants enter the elite Michelin circle. One of which is the restaurant “Agos” in Port de Pollenca with Chef Alvaro Salazar and the other restaurant “Quetglas” in Palma, with chef and owner Adrian Quetglas. The other restaurants with a star in Mallorca are: Simply Fosh in Palma, the restaurant of Andreu Genestra in Capdepera, the Es Moli d`en Bou in Sa Coma, the Raco de Teix in Deia, the Jardin in Alcudia and the Es Fum in the Hotel Mardavall in Portals Nous. The top chef of the Michelin Stars is Fernando Perez Arello from the “Zaranda” at the Hotel Son Claret in Es Capdella.

 

(3) The law taxes and finance

 

The Spanish S.L. -An investment model when buying a family home will soon be discontinued

 

Until 2007, the Spanish limited company was an interesting option when acquiring a Spanish property. The main reasons being taxes: if instead of the property the company's shares were sold (share deal), no real estate transfer tax was levied, if the property was sold by the company, the company paid only 15 % corporate tax on the profit, while the non-resident private owner of a property paid 35 % tax on profits. In the meantime, the legislators have put a stop to both "tricks": In the sale of shareholdings of companies now the property transaction tax is paid and corporate tax on the profits of the sale of the company's property amounts to 25 %, while non-resident owners have to pay only 19 %. For these reasons the model S.L. is a thing of the past.

 

However, many property owners did not use the possibility of transferring the property to private property, keeping the property under the regime of S.L. and rented the property at a reasonable price (otherwise it would be a taxable and hidden benefit). This fiscal model is also close to its end: the German Federal Court of Finance has recently ruled in three judgments that the private use of the property is not taxed as a rental value "usual in the market" but rather requires that the SL and users will agree and pay the higher costs. Council: Liquidate immediately the S.L. Ask your Tax Advisor (BFH I R 8/15; I R 12/15 and IR 71/15 Judgments).

 

Planned property law threatens banks and property developers with penalties for empty resident housing

 

The socialist Balearic government wants to intervene in the housing crisis, particularly in and around Palma by taking drastic measures.It threatens real estate developers and banks with interventions similar to the expropriation of homes that have been vacant for more than two years: if the flats are vacant more than two years, they must be "assigned" to the government of the Autonomous Community. The corresponding ministry is allowed to rent the apartments at social rent levels for three years. In this way, "people who are looking for flats will have the opportunity of a dignified life". Builders and banks have to inform the government of their vacant housing. Penalties for infractions of this requirement may amount to € 30,000. Availability will be checked with the help of companies that supply gas, electricity and water or with reading consumption in apartments. The bill also provides that banks cannot evict defaulting borrowers but will have to offer them leases. It can be assumed that the bill will be revised in reference to its constitutionality because here the constitutional rights of the protection of property and the guarantee of the social state collide.

 

Ignorantia legis excusat! Ignorance does not protect you from punishment – “Maybe sometimes”

The Spanish courts

 

It is an old principle from Roman law that ignorance does not protect against punishment (Ignorantia legis non excusat), that is, an accused cannot rely on the fact that he did not know the corresponding legal regulations. In other words, every citizen is obliged to know what is permitted and what is not. The object of this type of error is a large field for criminal lawyers. A German real estate owner sold his villa with a large profit, but only declared 3 % of the final price of the sale in his account A. He had good lawyers (de la Mata and Buades) and luck: although the prosecutor's office asked for a two-and-a-half-year sentence of imprisonment, the accused was acquitted of tax evasion. The court had doubts as to whether the accused acted intentionally. It is not to be refuted that he acted in good faith and thought that the payment of 3 % his tax liability was covered. The notary agreement had only been read in Spanish, which the participants did no thoroughly understand, and everything happened very quickly. A lucky decision for the accused.

 

City of Palma presents the budget for the year of 2017

 

After long internal discussions, the city of Palma has now presented its budget draft for the year 2017. Nearly 412 million euros are to be made available for municipal expenditure in the coming year. It is the highest budget since 2011, and it is 6 % above the spending of the current year. Emphasis of the budget is on social projects, employment schemes for young people and investments in health care. Savings relate primarily to public services.

 

3. Galería de Arte Minkner

 

CONSTANTIN RAHMFELD - Photography - “fiestas on Mallorca” - kings, devils, giants, penitents, and the magic of the fire

 

The Minkner art gallery is holding, for the first time, an exhibition of photographic art work by the young photographic artist, Constantin Rahmfeld. There are two reasons, the first one being, that photography has been recognised as art in the artistic world and the second reason being that Constantin Rahmfeld has worked for Minkner & Partner for the last eight years, and we think that his work should be introduced into a wider circle.

 

Mallorca is the island of “fiestas”! Nearly every local village has its own patron saint and fiestas are held in their honour. On these mystical, bustling and happy occasions, Constantin Rahmfeld loves to capture the special moments with his camera. The photographs for this Exhibition were taken on such occasions, where only the camera and the photographer hold the moment, forever. Whilst looking through the photographs a quote from Friedrich Dürrenmatt comes to mind:

“Anyone can take a photograph. Even a machine. But not everyone can observe. Photography is only art when the artist portrays it correctly. Observation is an elementary poetic process. The reality must be formed, to be brought to life.”

 

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109-ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Exhibition: 14.10.2016 - 31.12.2016 - Open: Mo. – Fr. 09.30h – 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h – 14.00h

 

ELENA GATTI and Peter Thoms - from graphic to abstract

 

One aspect of the history of painting of the 20th century is the shift from figurative representation through several development steps to a gradual abstraction whose ultimate goal was the complete disintegration of the graphic. The result is an autonomous artistic statement. The Minkner Art Gallery in Santa Ponsa offers a new collective exhibition by the artists Elena Gatti and Peter Thoms, who follow the path from graphic to abstract through their work.

 

Elena Gatti was born in 1950 in Argentina, and now lives and works in her adopted home of Mallorca. By sketchy allusions and overwriting them to evolve forms, light and shadow, and thus comes to new perspectives of objects and people. It stimulates the imagination of the viewer, creating "works for immersion".

 

Peter Thoms, awarded the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science, is a master of the game of colour and light, which he uses almost playfully to resolve the representational and abstract. From the Middle distance itself developed from the ordered chaos arises.

 

Minkner & Partner - C./ Des Saluet, 1 (Deutsche Bank) - ES 07157 Pto. Andratx, Tel. +34 971 671 250

Exhibition: 24.03.2016 – 31.12.2016 – opening times: Mo. – Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

Jürgen Wölke - RETROSPECTIVE "assemblages - The world in miniature"

 

The artist Prof. Jürgen Wölke died in 2010. His main body of work was assemblages - patio-plastic material images reflecting what he calls "the world in miniature“. Large-scale works are located, for example, in New York's airport and at Leipzig Central Station as well as in numerous private collections. The Berlin Senate have presented numerous state guests with a Wölke assemblage as a gift.

 

Wölkes most common motives were those of his time battered facades of the German capital, small traditional shops, the Berlin corner pub and scenes from the lives of ordinary people. This work Wölke continued on Mallorca. Again, he found in the capital Palma facades and subjects worth replicating, and he created sensible environmental studies of documentary value. The largest German private collection of Wölke’s work is owned by the bankrupt entrepreneurs Schlecker and was dissolved as a result of the insolvency process.

 

Edith and Lutz Minkner were the main promoters of the artist and part of their Wölke collection is on show in Llucmajor.

 

Minkner & Partner - Ronda Migjorn, 145 B - ES 07620 Llucmajor, Tel. +34 971 66 29 29

Exhibition: 01.10.2015 – 31.12.2016 – opening times: Mo. – Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h 14.00h

 

4. EVENTS AND TIPS

 

3rd and 4th December 2016, a festive Christmas market in the Castell Miguel vineyard in Alaro

 

Once more the Bodega Castell Miquel is organizing its popular Christmas market, this year it will take place on 3rd and 4th of December. Exquisite exhibitors tempt you to taste and buy in a Christmas atmosphere. Whether you are just strolling around the market, enjoying the gastronomical offer and pampering yourself with Mediterranean specialties - the Christmas market in Castell Miquel offers something for everyone. Of course, you can taste the award-winning wines and other Castell Miquel products. 3rd December – 4th December, Christmas market in the Bodega Castell Miquel, 12.00 h - 20.00 h, Ctra. Alaro - Lloseta, Km 8,7, Alaro, Tel. +34 971 510 698, www.castellmiquel.com

 

4th December 2016 -An afternoon with Rhythm and Blues at the cultural Finca Son Baulo, Lloret Vistalegre

 

The cultural Finca Son Baulo invites you to an Advent afternoon on the 4th of December. Top-notch entertainment with rhythm, blues, funk, jazz, soul and rock are the hallmarks of Norbert Fimpel (Sax) and Dani Roth (piano). They play hits from the Beatles to Herbie Hancock, from Ray Charles to Eric Clapton. Every guest is kindly requested to bring a gift for , as a small raffle is organized. 4th of December 2016, Advent afternoon at the cultural Finca Son Baulo, from 17.00 h Coffee & cake 5 Euro, 18.00 h Concert 18 Euro, then 4-course menu 26 Euro, reservations + 34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

10th December 2016 a special Christmas party at the Boathouse opposite the Auditorium for children in need

 

The JoyRon Foundation is a charity organisation dedicated to children and young people in need on Mallorca (www.joyronfoundation.com). On 10th December 2016, the foundation will host a Christmas party with live music from several choirs and a children's rock band at the Boathouse restaurant in Palma. There will be food and drink, as well as a Santa Claus, children's cinema and much more. The goal is to prepare a wonderful day for the young people. Guests are welcome. The event will start at 17.30 h to 22.30 h. Donations are also very welcome: Deutsche Bank Puerto Portals - Account Fundacion JoyRon, IBAN - ES02 0019 0192 2840 1000 9933 - BIC DEUTESBB

 

17th December 2016 Manfred Kullmann – Trio, Jazz, Rhythm & Extra – Classic at the cultural Finca in Son Baulo

 

The Manfred Kullmann - Trio (Manfred Kullmann Palma / Berlin, Pep Lluis Garcia Palma and Wojtek Scholewski Palma) guarantee jazz, rhythm & extra classic at its best. For Advent, they also offer their own compositions of classical romance. 17.12.2016, Manfred Kullmann - Trio at the cultural Finca in Son Baulo. From 17.00 h Coffee & Cake 5 Euro, 18.00h Concert 18 Euro, then Goose Dinner 26 Euro. Reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

31st December 2016, an attractive New Year's Eve programme at the Cultural Finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

The cultural finca in Son Baulo offers a varied New Year’s programme. If you want, you can start celebrating the New Year as of 16.30 h. At this time, there is coffee and cake (8 €) will be served and at 18.00 h a piano concerto (22 €) with the well-known pianist Ana-Marija Markovina who will perform work by W.A. Mozart, L.v. Beethoven, F. Chopin, and M.P. Mussorgsky.From 20.00h there is the traditional New Year's Eve - 4-course menu (32 €), which can also be booked without the earlier concert. From 22.30 h the New Year's party from Germany will be broadcast on a big screen. Entertainment and fun. At midnight, there will be a firework display with cava (included in the menu price).31st December 2016 / 1st January 2017, attractive New Year's Eve Program at the Cultural Finca Son Baulo, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

31st December 2016, Coast, Zanzibar and Uppereast - Year-end in a stylish atmosphere in Port Adriano/ El Toro

 

Coast, Zanzibar and Uppereast bars & restaurants, invite you to a stylish New Year’s Eve in Port Adriano. The evening starts at 7 pm with an aperitif at the Outdoor Bar with live DJ. A 4-course gala dinner is served at the Zanzibar Wine at 20.00 h. At midnight, you can enjoy the fireworks of El Toro. Afterwards, there is a New Year's drink in the Uppereast nightclub, where you can dance until the morning. 31st December 2016 / 1st January 2017, Stylish New Year's Eve in Port Adriano, 128 € / pp, reservations +34 971 576 757, reservation@coast-mallorca.es

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NEWSLETTER 222
Пятница, 18. November 2016

1. News from Minkner & Partner

 

Only another 4 weeks until our grand opening of our New offices in Puerto de Andratx

 

OFICINA PTO. ANDRATX, Avda. Mateo Bosch 8, 07157 Pto. Andratx, Tel: +34 971 671 250, Fax: +34 971 671 830

 

„Golf con Corazon“ – Sponsor Minkner& Partner – raises 44.000 Euros for children suffering from cancer

 

Since the beginning of the year the charity organisation ASPANOB (a charity which supports parents of children with cancer) has held a series of golf tournaments known as “Golf con Corazon”.   Minkner & Partner is one of the main sponsors for this charity, and 300 people took part in this event on various golf courses such as  Alacanda, Son Antem, Camp de Mar, Son Gual, Puntiro, Maioris as well as Poniente.  This year 44.000 Euros were raised, and donated to the charity ASPANOB. Many thanks to all participants and sponsors

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction / Investment

 

Palma: Es Jonquet windmill owners must restore them

 

The ruins of the windmill in Es Jonquet above the harbour promenade of Palma have been an eyesore for decades. The city council is now urging the owners of the listed windmills to restore them. Previously, the city council had modified the development plan and allowed the use of the mills and the annexes for residential purposes, as the owners had intended, but as of yet nothing has happened. The municipal authorities have now advised the owners that according to the Act on the Protection of Historical Buildings they are obliged to keep the listed buildings in perfect condition. Expropriation was also discussed however the city council lacks funds for the necessary compensation.

 

Andratx  - Sant Elm/San Telmo: Coastal town gets second exit

 

In the charming fishing village of Sant Elm, on the southwest cost of Mallorca, roadworks are underway. These works are taking place along the Cami de Sa Font dels Morers in order to create a second exit. Until now, the small coastal town has only been accessible by means of a winding mountain road, which has only one lane for traffic in both directions. This leads to congestion especially in the summer season. With the restoration of the Cami de Sa Font dels Morers there will be a second exit, which will make the traffic flow much better.  Andratx council, to which Sant Elm belongs, have announced that a further seven roads will be repaired and resurfaced.

 

(2) Economy

 

Tourism I: Airport reports passenger record for the month of October

 

Once again for the month of October 2016, Palma’s airport has announced a new passenger record. This month, there were 2,773,585 passengers, which is 17% more than in the same month of the previous year. The figures for the period from January to October 2016 are also definitive: during this period, 24.7 million passengers arrived to or departed from Son Sant Joan which is an increase of 11% in comparison to 2015.

 

Tourism II: Good prospects for 2017 following the World Travel Market Exhibition

 

Travelling educates! A large delegation, headed by Francina Armengol President of the Balearic government, director general for tourism Pilar Carbonell, tourism minister Biel Barceló and Director ATB Munoz, visited the World Travel Market in London. Despite Brexit, in 2017 there is an expected growth in tourism of 20% from the UK. At the same time the Melia Group presented the Congress Palace, as they are the new tenants. In the first five-year plan up to 2021, it is expected there will be 320 congresses/seminars and 77,000 participants. Congresses (Seminars) are already planned as far ahead as 2020.

 

Tourism III Palmas harbour is expecting for 2017 an increase in passengers of 15,89%

 

After a record year 2016, Palma's port expects a further increase in passenger volume of 15.89% for 2017. This was announced by the Port Authority after the major cruise companies such as AIDA, Costa, MSC and Thomson have notified their plans for 2017 and have booked berths accordingly. In 2016, there were 555,620 passengers who checked in and out of Palma, there will be 643.918 in 2017. The passengers checking in and out are particularly interesting for Palma's tourism industry, as they often extend their holidays for a few days and book hotels in Mallorca and therefore also spend more money.

 

Tourism IV: From 2018 onwards, cruise ships also will be docking in area of Cala Ratjada

 

Cruise ship tourism brings a lot of money to the island. However, voices are getting louder and louder, calling for a reduction in the number of ships that sail on the same day to Palma's port. The mayor of Cala Ratjada, the Port Authority and the Balearic Government are working on a plan so that cruise ships will also dock in the bay of Cala Ratjada from 2018 onwards - not in the harbour, but on a buoy. In anticipation of the new flow of tourists, Cala Ratjada’s town council is developing plans to expand the shopping and gastronomic offer and two new hotel or extensions to existing buildings are also being discussed.

 

Fan Mallorca Shopping: opening of cinema complex with eight cinemas

 

Mallorca's new shopping centre FAN MALLORCA SHOPPING, opens a new attraction: a cinema complex with eight cinemas and 1,200 seats. The cinemas feature state-of-the-art technology with a 4-D experience, laser projectors and Dolby Atmo sound systems. The programme can be found on the website of www.artesiete.org.

 

25th of November 2016 – Discount battle “ Black Friday” in Palma

 

On "Black Friday" – a discount battle between retailers - the Christmas shopping begins in the USA. It takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving and was first held in Philadelphia in 1966. Over the last few years, Palma’s stores have also adopted this custom. They advertise huge price reductions and want to open their shops until 23.00h. Many retailers want to continue the Black Friday until the Sunday sales (27th of November). Many online shops also participate in the campaign. Palma's city administration wants to turn on the Christmas lights on Black Friday. The left-wingers of the city administration, who do not have much to do with the economy, have now moved the switching on of the Christmas lights to 2nd December.  So, in reality, Black Friday

 

(3) The law taxes and finance

 

The tax authorities are asking owners of rental properties who are not paying taxes, to pay up

 

Many owners of apartments and houses rent out their properties on a regular basis to holidaymakers, without registering and without paying tax on their income. The review by the Spanish financial authorities was in the past rather superficial. In addition, the legal situation regarding the legality of the holiday rental was very different. Since the entry into force of the Tourism Tax Act this year, the owners of rented apartments and houses are obliged not only to pay income tax on the rental income, but also to collect the tourism tax from the tenants. Due to the non-payment of these two taxes the state loses a considerable amount of money, and so the financial authorities have dug deeper and have approached numerous landlords and requested information. 60% of the mentioned landlords have now made further explanations and thus avoided the imposition of a drastic monetary fine. Apart from the internet and other publications, the financial authorities were given the most clues as to "black landlords" by dear neighbours.

 

3. Galería de Arte Minkner

 

CONSTANTIN RAHMFELD - Photography - “fiestas on Mallorca” - kings, devils, giants, penitents, and the magic of the fire

 

The Minkner art gallery is holding, for the first time, an exhibition of photographic art work by the young photographic artist, Constantin Rahmfeld. There are two reasons, the first one being, that photography has been recognised as art in the artistic world and the second reason being that Constantin Rahmfeld has worked for Minkner & Partner for the last eight years, and we think that his work should be introduced into a wider circle.

 

Mallorca is the island of “fiestas”! Nearly every local village has its own patron saint and fiestas are held in their honour. On these mystical, bustling and happy occasions, Constantin Rahmfeld loves to capture the special moments with his camera. The photographs for this Exhibition were taken on such occasions, where only the camera and the photographer hold the moment, forever. Whilst looking through the photographs a quote from Friedrich Dürrenmatt comes to mind:

“Anyone can take a photograph. Even a machine. But not everyone can observe. Photography is only art when the artist portrays it correctly. Observation is an elementary poetic process. The reality must be formed, to be brought to life.”

 

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109-ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Exhibition dates: 14.10.2016 - 31.12.2016 - Open: Mo – Fr 9.30h – 18.30h, Sa. 9.30h – 14.00h

 

ELENA GATTI and Peter Thoms - from graphic to abstract

 

One aspect of the history of painting of the 20th century is the shift from figurative representation through several development steps to a gradual abstraction whose ultimate goal was the complete disintegration of the graphic. The result is an autonomous artistic statement. The Minkner Art Gallery in Santa Ponsa offers a new collective exhibition by the artists Elena Gatti and Peter Thoms, who follow the path from graphic to abstract through their work.

 

Elena Gatti was born in 1950 in Argentina, and now lives and works in her adopted home of Mallorca. By sketchy allusions and overwriting them to evolve forms, light and shadow, and thus comes to new perspectives of objects and people. It stimulates the imagination of the viewer, creating "works for immersion".

 

Peter Thoms, awarded the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science, is a master of the game of colour and light, which he uses almost playfully to resolve the representational and abstract. From the Middle distance itself developed from the ordered chaos arises.

 

Minkner & Partner - C./ Des Saluet, 1 (Deutsche Bank) - ES 07157 Pto. Andratx, Tel. +34 971 671 250

Exhibition: 24.03.2016 – 31.12.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

Jürgen Wölke - RETROSPECTIVE "assemblages - The world in miniature"

 

The artist Prof. Jürgen Wölke died in 2010. His main body of work was assemblages - patio-plastic material images reflecting what he calls "the world in miniature“. Large-scale works are located, for example, in New York's airport and at Leipzig Central Station as well as in numerous private collections. The Berlin Senate have presented numerous state guests with a Wölke assemblage as a gift.

 

Wölkes most common motives were those of his time battered facades of the German capital, small traditional shops, the Berlin corner pub and scenes from the lives of ordinary people. This work Wölke continued on Mallorca. Again, he found in the capital Palma facades and subjects worth replicating, and he created sensible environmental studies of documentary value. The largest German private collection of Wölke’s work is owned by the bankrupt entrepreneurs Schlecker and was dissolved as a result of the insolvency process.

 

Edith and Lutz Minkner were the main promoters of the artist and part of their Wölke collection is on show in Llucmajor.

 

Minkner & Partner - Ronda Migjorn, 145 B - ES 07620 Llucmajor, Tel. +34 971 66 29 29

Exhibition: 01.10.2015 – 31.12.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h 14.00h

 

4. EVENTS AND TIPS

 

22nd of November 2016, 3 Course Dinner at the Lions Club Palma in the Los Pinos Sol de Mallorca

 

The Lions club invites you to the traditional dinner in the Restaurant Pinos, Sol de Mallorca. The 3-course charity dinner including half a bottle of wine, water, coffee and some extra surprises. A culinary and entertaining evening is guaranteed. On the 22nd of November, at 19.30 h, a traditional goose dinner in the Los Pinos, 3-course menu, beverages and surprises, 49 € p.P., registration and bank transfer until 18th of November2016.For further information: http://www.lionsclubpalma.com/index.php/home_en.html

 

26th November , “Sounds of Music“ with Waltraud Mucher and Andreu Riera in cultural Finca Son Baulo Lloret

 

A musical journey into the world of Cabaret – Songs, Operetta and songs from the cinema. From Johann Strauß, Robert Stoltz, Nobert Schultz and comedy Cabaret from von Schönberg, Bernstein and Britten. Songs of inner beauty. The well-known singer Waltraud Mucher (Austria) and pianist Andreu Riera perform together at Son Baulo. 26th November 2016, Sounds of Music "- Mucher and Riera at the cultural finca Son Baulo. From 17.00 h Coffee & cake 5 €, 19.00 h Concert 18 €, then 4-course menu 26 €. Reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

26th November to 18th December 2016, Christmas market in Santa Ponsa

 

From 26th of November until 18thof December. The traditional Christmas market takes place on the site opposite the windmill in Santa Ponsa. There is everything you could expect from a Christmas market: Christmas gifts, raffles, Lego exhibition, musical evetns, handicraft market, carousels and a huge gastronomic offer. 26th November to 18th of December, Christmas market in Santa Ponsa, Mon - Fri. 5 pm - 10 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am - 10 pm, Recinto Ferial "Molino de Calvia", Poligono Son Bugadelles.

 

27th of November 2016, Music & Talk, at the Christmas market in Santa Ponsa

 

This time, organizer Willi Meyer will have no problems with his popular series "Music & Talk" because he has found a spacious location: Santa Ponsa's Christmas market on the exhibition and event grounds opposite the windmill at the entrance to Santa Ponsa. This year, host Willi Meyer (vocals and guitar) will perform in the following ensemble: Silke Hamann and Gudrun Schade (background vocals), Soriana Ivanic (violin), Miki Ramon (sax and flute), Norbert Fimpel (Sax), Marco Zimmermann Guitar) Joachim Scholz (keyboard) Steve Bergendy (bass), Ivan St. Ives (trumpet, percussion), Patti Ballinas (drums). Guests will be: Mireia (vocals), Renate Otta (vocals, guitar), Winnie Appel (entertainer, musician). 27th of November 2016, 6.00 pm, Music & Talk on the Christmas market of Santa Ponsa, admission free.

 

31st December 2016, an attractive New Year's Eve programme at the Cultural Finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

The cultural finca in Son Baulo offers a varied New Year’s programme. If you want, you can start celebrating  the new year as of 16.30 h. At this time  there is coffee and cake (8 €) will be served and at 18.00 h a piano concerto (22 €) with the well-known pianist Ana-Marija Markovina who will perform works  works by W.A. Mozart, L.v. Beethoven, F. Chopin, and M.P. Mussorgsky. From 20.00 h there is the traditional New Year's Eve - 4-course menu (32 €), which can also be booked without the earlier concert. From 22.30 h the New Year's party from Germany will be broadcast on a big screen. Entertainment and fun. At midnight there will be a firework display with cava (included in the menu price). 31st December 2016  / 1st January 2017, attractive New Year's Eve Programme at the Cultural  Finca Son Baulo, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

31st December 2016, Coast, Zanzibar and Uppereast - Year-end in a stylish atmosphere in Port Adriano / El Toro

 

Coast, Zanzibar and Uppereast bars & restaurants, invite you to a stylish New Year’s eve in Port Adriano. The evening starts at 7 pm with an aperitif at the Outdoor Bar with live DJ. A 4-course gala dinner is served at the Zanzibar Wine at 20.00 h. At midnight you can enjoy the fireworks of El Toro. Afterwards, there is a New Year's drink in the Uppereast nightclub, where you can dance until the morning. 31ST December 2016- 1st January 2017, Stylish New Year's Eve in Port Adriano, 128 € / pp, reservations +34 971 57 67 57, reservation@coast-mallorca.es

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NEWSLETTER 221
Пятница, 04. November 2016

1. News from Minkner & Partner

 

Minkner & Partner – Office Pto. Andratx – New Opening on the 19th of December 2016

 

As already announced, Minkner & Partner will be expanding at the turn of the year in Pto. Andratx and taking over new, larger business premises. The new premises are located directly on the harbour promenade opposite the fish market in Avda. Mateo Bosch No. 8, Local 2 (previously business premises of lawyer and broker Gaspar Alemany Ferrer). The reconstruction work is in full swing and the move to the new premises will take place on the weekend from 16th - 18th December 2016. With the acquisition of the new premises Minkner & Partner will have top quality, additional experienced staff in their new offices who will be preparing for their new tasks in the run up to the opening of the new Pto. Andratx office. In addition, international media and an extensive marketing campaign will introduce the new location in Pto. Andratx to the public. After a soft, low key opening, a grand inauguration will take place on 24th February 2017. In addition, a special issue of the Minkner & Partner magazine MALLORCAS TRAUMIMMOBILIEN will be published (also as a supplement to the edition of the Mallorca magazine), which will be published on the same day.  This will be exclusively related to the real estate market of Pto. Andratx and Camp de Mar.

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction / Investment

 

Palma: AENA invests a 100 million in Son San Joans Airport

 

The operating company of the Son Sant Joan airport will invest 100 million euros in the construction of the airport next year. A free short-term parking space is to be constructed in the arrival area of Palma’s airport. The approximately 80 parking spaces are expected to be available this coming spring. In addition, so-called family rooms will be built in which families with children can spend time whilst waiting for their flight. The airport will also provide facilities to re-charge all electronic devices. A huge project is the renewal of the asphalt for the southern runway.

 

Palma: Congress Palace – Four Star plus hotel “Melia Palma Bay”

 

Guests of the new hotel "Melia Palma-Bay “will access the Congress Palace via a bridge. The hotel has 268 rooms and suites, a large spa area and a rooftop pool. It will be run as a 4 Star plus hotel, although it offers the standard of a 5 Star hotel. As Gabriel Escarrer reported, many companies who hold seminars, have an ethical code not to use 5 star accommodation, therefore they go one lower and use a 4 star or 4 star plus.

 

Palma: Provisional off for Son Averso golf course near Palma

 

For the past eight years, the Son Averso golf course has been in the planning at the entrance of Palma. A golf course with 30 holes, training facilities and a 5-star hotel are planned. The Balearic Islands Environmental Commissioners has now voted against the approval of the planning. The project is "unreasonable „and as this is one of the most important natural areas in Palma area.

 

Pto. Soller: "Completely in White" - planning for new port buildings was presented

 

The construction work is scheduled to start in the autumn of 2017; the new port buildings in Pto. Soller should be completed. The design of the flat buildings with horizontal lines, which was now presented, is by the architect Alberto Martin. It dominates the colour white; the materials are glass, concrete and sandstone. A 300 m² building is reserved for fishermen and fishermen. The storage area, cooling area as well as sales offices and a area for freshly caught fish as well as dressing rooms. In a separate area, the fishermen can repair their nets and dry them. A total of 67 parking spaces are being built. Three further buildings are planned for administration of the port, a diving school, a restaurant and a bar. The built-up area will be 1,200 m². The total investment is stated at 4.5 million euros.

 

 

Santa Ponsa: The tourist resort Santa Ponsa is building a seafront promenade

 

Calvias local town hall is planning to build a new seafront promenade from the restaurant “The President” up to the Santa Ponsa boat berths.  The second phase of construction will be continue on to Es Castellot, along the east coast of Santa Ponsa´s bay.  With the expansion of the beach’s promenade the previous access difficulties to the bay will no longer exist, making this route more accessible in the future for tourists as well as residents.

 

Cala Millor: Improvements for the seaside harbour town of Cala Millor

 

Cala Millor wants to change its image for the next summer season. The administration of the local community of Son Severa will be investing €630.000. The budget also includes the renewal of the main roads in the town which includes the  Avenida Joan Servera Camps.  New trees will be planted and the streetlights renewed. In the Carrer Rafalet, a new road surface is to be laid and potholes removed. Finally, the coastal promenade between the streets of Pula and Sipells will be improved.   

 

Hotels: an additional 300 million euros will be invested in modernization

 

Nearly 700 million euros have been invested by Mallorca's hoteliers in the modernisation and complete refurbishment of their hotels over the last four years. During the next 6 months (winter) a further 300 million euros will be invested, so that the total investment will be just fewer than one billion euros. The basis for this investment was a law passed by Tourism Minister Delgado, which allowed hoteliers to increase their businesses in connection with modernisation measures. Similar investments are not to be expected in the future, as the current left-wing government has significantly restricted the possibility of an increase in the number of hotels. In 2 ½ years elections will be taking place.

 

(2) Economy

 

Tourism I: Mallorcan winter flights 2016/2017 - 36,000 flights with  5.6 million offers

 

The 2016/2017 winter timetable for the period from 30th October 2016 up to 25th March 2017 also sets a new record: It offers 36,000 flights for Mallorca’s guests with seats for 5.6 million passengers. With respect to the number of flights, this is an increase of 5.1% compared to the previous year, and the number of seats shows an increase of 3.3%. 115 different destinations are targeted. The preferred countries are domestic flights to Germany and the UK

 

Tourism II: Foreign investors are increasingly buying hotels in Mallorca

 

The newspaper Ultima Hora reports that foreign investors have already invested 260 million euros for the purchase of hotels on the Balearic Islands in the first half of the year. This is nearly twice as much as last year and in previous years. Investors are predominantly tour operators and tourism companies who want to place their customers in their own properties, where they can determine the price policy themselves. Of the total investment sum, 142.6 million euros are attributable to investors from Germany , such as Alltours, TUI and Thomas Cook.

 

Tourism III: Hoteliers are highly satisfied with their occupancy capacity in September

 

 September 2016 was highly gratifying for Mallorca’s hoteliers. Both the occupancy of their hotels and the income per bed / night are much higher than the Spanish average, according to the official Spanish statistics institute. In September 2016 Mallorca was able to welcome around 1 million tourists, which led to a utilization rate of 92%.  On average the price for one night is € 95 per room (price increase to the comparable month of the previous year of 9%), which means that Mallorca took the leading position.

 

Unemployment rate:  10% unemployed in the Balearic Islands

 

The unemployment rate in the Balearic Islands has fallen. In the third quarter of 2016, the average unemployment rate fell to 10.6%, making it the lowest in Spain. In Spain, the average unemployment rate is currently 18.9%. In the Balearic Islands, this means that currently 67,900 people are registered as unemployed, which is 14,100 less than in the previous quarter. These figures have now been announced by the Spanish Institute of Statistics (INE)

 

Congress Palace: Congress Palace and Hotel to be opened by March 2017; 200 new jobs are created

 

The Melia hotel group has been awarded a contract for the running of the Congress Palace on the outskirts of Palma and its affiliated hotel. One of the conditions of the award is that the hotel should be fully operational as early as March 2017. Melia are in the middle of the preparations and have already taken bookings for the coming year. As the Melia Hotel group reported, 200 new jobs will be created with the commissioning of the complex.

 

Solar Park in the municipality of Manacor is to be developed in a lesser form

 

German investors, who leased the estate of Santa Cirga with the purpose of creating a solar park, presented the first draft to build the park in a reduced form because of the protests. This month, the modified project should open to public inspection and then await approval from the state government. The operator Cirga Santa Photovoltaic Park S.L. belongs to the German company KS Management Investor. Unlike the original plan, the new plan uses only 56 hectares instead of the original 90 hectares. The number of modules has been reduced from 250,000 to 190,000.

 

(3) The law taxes and finance

 

Property tax: Who owes the local rates when selling a property?

 

A frequent bone of contention when purchasing a property has always been the question of who is responsible for paying the rates for the current year, if the house is sold in the middle of the year. This is based on Spanish law according to which the person who is owner of the property on the 1st January of the current year is liable to pay the costs. Minkner & Partner had always solved this issue in the past in such a way that both parties agreed in the purchase contract that they have to pay the local rates pro rata for the property in the current calendar year. This legal practice has now been confirmed by the Supreme Court of Spain by a judgment of 15 June 2016:  if on the 1st January of the current year the seller has paid the rates he may request the pro rata refund from the buyer. Only if the parties expressly exclude the application for reimbursement in the purchase contract, the claim no longer applies.

 

3. Galeria de Arte Minkner

 

CONSTANTIN RAHMFELD – Photography – „ fiestas on Mallorca – kings, devils, giants, penitents, and the magic of the fire

 

The Minkner art gallery is holding, for the first time, an exhibition of photographic art work by the young photographic artist, Constantin Rahmfeld. There are two reasons, the first one being, that photography has been recognised as art in the artistic world and the second reason being that Constantin Rahmfeld has worked for Minkner & Partner for the last eight years, and we think that his work should be introduced into a wider circle.

 

Mallorca is the island of “fiestas”! Nearly every local village has its own patron saint and fiestas are held in their honour. On these mystical, bustling and happy occasions, Constantin Rahmfeld loves to capture the special moments with his camera. The photographs for this Exhibition were taken on such occasions, where only the camera and the photographer hold the moment, forever. Whilst looking through the photographs a quote from Friedrich Dürrenmatt comes to mind:

“Anyone can take a photograph. Even a machine. But not everyone can observe. Photography is only art when the artist portrays it correctly. Observation is an elementary poetic process. The reality must be formed, to be brought to life.”

 

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109-ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Exhibition dates: 14.10.2016 - 31.12.2016 - Open: Mo – Fr 9.30h – 18.30h, Sa. 9.30h – 14.00h

 

ELENA GATTI and Peter Thoms - from graphic to abstract

 

One aspect of the history of painting of the 20th century is the shift from figurative representation through several development steps to a gradual abstraction whose ultimate goal was the complete disintegration of the graphic. The result is an autonomous artistic statement. The Minkner Art Gallery in Santa Ponsa offers a new collective exhibition by the artists Elena Gatti and Peter Thoms, who follow the path from graphic to abstract through their work.

 

Elena Gatti was born in 1950 in Argentina, and now lives and works in her adopted home of Mallorca. By sketchy allusions and overwriting them to evolve forms, light and shadow, and thus comes to new perspectives of objects and people. It stimulates the imagination of the viewer, creating "works for immersion".

 

Peter Thoms, awarded the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science, is a master of the game of colour and light, which he uses almost playfully to resolve the representational and abstract. From the Middle distance itself developed from the ordered chaos arises.

 

Minkner & Partner - C./ Des Saluet, 1 (Deutsche Bank) - ES 07157 Pto. Andratx, Tel. +34 971 671 250

Exhibition: 24.03.2016 – 31.12.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

Jürgen Wölke - RETROSPECTIVE "assemblages - The world in miniature"

 

The artist Prof. Jürgen Wölke died in 2010. His main body of work was assemblages - patio-plastic material images reflecting what he calls "the world in miniature“. Large-scale works are located, for example, in New York's airport and at Leipzig Central Station as well as in numerous private collections. The Berlin Senate have presented numerous state guests with a Wölke assemblage as a gift.

 

Wölkes most common motives were those of his time battered facades of the German capital, small traditional shops, the Berlin corner pub and scenes from the lives of ordinary people. This work Wölke continued on Mallorca. Again, he found in the capital Palma facades and subjects worth replicating, and he created sensible environmental studies of documentary value. The largest German private collection of Wölke’s work is owned by the bankrupt entrepreneurs Schlecker and was dissolved as a result of the insolvency process.

 

Edith and Lutz Minkner were the main promoters of the artist and part of their Wölke collection is on show in Llucmajor.

 

Minkner & Partner - Ronda Migjorn, 145 B - ES 07620 Llucmajor, Tel. +34 971 66 29 29

Exhibition: 01.10.2015 – 31.12.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h 14.00h

 

4. EVENTS AND TIPS

 

3rd until the 12th of November 2016, Evolution Film Festival in Palma

 

From 3rd – 12th of November the “Evolution film festival” will be taking place for the fifth time in Palma. Over a period of 10 days there will be 69 short films and feature films as well as music videos. There is an extensive supporting programme. Films are mainly shown in the “Cine Ciutat. This year’s host of the event will be Germany. Tickets for the event are sold individually and cost between 5- 10 euros, festival passes are 75 euros 3rd -12th of November, “Evolution film festival”. For further information www.evolutionfilmfestival.com

 

6th of November 2016,“Reise nach Wien“, (Journey to Vienna), Pianist Natalia Ehwald will perform at the Cultural Finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

On the 6th of November the pianist Natalia Ehwald, well known worldwide for guest appearances and international concerts will appear at the cultural finca Son Baulo in Lloret de Vistalegre. The programme features works by Schubert, Schumann, Mozart and Brahms.  On the 6th of November 2016  "Journey to Vienna" - Natalia Ehwald in concert, at the  cultural finca Son Baulo. From 16 h coffee and cake 5 €, 17.00h concert 18 €, followed by 4-course menu 26 €, reservations + 34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

13th of November, Maya Ando ( Japan) is holding a piano concert at the cultural Finca at Son Baul,Lloret de Vistalegre

 

Maya Ando studied at the Music University of theatre and media in Hannover. In 2014 she performed as a soloist at the festival in Bayreuth and received the highest recognition in the European area. This was followed by prizes in Italy, France and Germany. On 13th of November the artist will be playing the most beautiful piano works.  On the 13th of November 2016, pianist Maya Anda (Japan) will be guest at the cultural Finca  Son Baulo. As from 16.00 h Coffee & cake 5 €, 17.00 h Piano concert 18 €, then 4-course menu 26 €. Reservations +34 971 524 206 - www.son-baulo.com

 

22nd of November 2016, 3 Course Dinner at the Lions Club Palma in the Los Pinos Sol de Mallorca

 

The Lions club invites you to the traditional dinner in the Restaurant Pinos, Sol de Mallorca.The 3-course charity dinner including half a bottle of wine, water, coffee and some extra surprises. A culinary and entertaining evening is guaranteed. On the 22nd of November, at 19.30 h, a traditional goose dinner in the Los Pinos, 3-course menu, beverages and surprises, 49 € p.P., registration and bank transfer until 18th of November2016. For further information: http://www.lionsclubpalma.com/index.php/home_en.html

 

26th of November, “Sounds of Music“ with Waltraud Mucher and Andreu Riera in cultural Finca Son Baulo Lloret

 

A musical journey into the world of Cabaret – Songs, e Operetta and songs from the cinema. From Johann Strauß, Robert Stoltz, Nobert Schultz and  comedy Cabaret from von Schönberg, Bernstein and Britten. Songs of inner beauty. The well-known singer Waltraud Mucher (Austria) and pianist Andreu Riera perform together at Son Baulo. 26th November 2016, Sounds of Music "- Mucher and Riera at the cultural finca Son Baulo. From 17.00 h Coffee & cake 5 €, 19.00 h Concert 18 €, then 4-course menu 26 €. Reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

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NEWSLETTER 220
Пятница, 21. October 2016

1. News von Minkner & Partner

 

Caught: And again a lawyer's chancery was caught as a copy-holder! New copyright infringement with Lutz Minkner's " “SPAIN’S real estate adviser”  - All about law & taxation"

 

Spain’s real estate adviser – everything about “Law & Taxation” third edition was published in 2011. However, due to the unstable political situation in Spain and the ever-changing regulations, especially in the tax sector, the 4th edition will not be published until 2017. The current tax rates for the non- EU resident citizen regarding acquisition, possession and sale of a property in Majorca with regard to acquisition, value added tax, wealth tax income tax and  inheritance tax as well as and capital gains tax (Plusvalia) can be found In the Internet portal www.minkner.com.

 

The remainder the real estate advice is still current, which is why almost every month there is a broker or a lawyer, in violation of copyright laws who copies from Minkner and thus experts foreign competence as their own – trying to steal someone else work. In the last month, it was a law firm from Frankfurt that printed some pages from Minkner’s book without permission on its website. After being legally subjugated, they apologized stating "it was a regrettable mistake on the part of the internet agency commissioned, which had not been seen by their lawyers." These gentlemen do not seem to read their own website and certainly do not check the content. The question is, whether these lawyers look after their clients? 

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction

 

Lllucmayor – Campos:  This is what the motorway will look like

 

The island’s city council has published details on the construction of the planned motorway from Llucmajor to Campos. The road that runs between Llucmajor and Campos will be extended by 8,8 km with a total investment of 42 million euros. The existing road is to be partially straightened and increased to two lanes. Furthermore, there will be lay-bys and a central reservation. The extension is without a doubt necessary as this section of the motorway is accident prone. Although the new road will only be 42 metres wide and the original plan was for 49.2 metres (which would have meant 190,000 m² more asphalt), the environmentalists are not satisfied with the new project as it represents a dramatic change to the landscape.

 

(2) Economy

 

Balearic Economy: Experts are expecting 4% growth

 

The Balearic business association has stated that the economy is a lot stronger than in other autonomous regions of Spain. In the third quarter a growth of 4% was recorded. This is also the forecast for year for 2016. In all economic sectors - commerce, services, and skilled trades as well as in the construction and industrial sector - strong growth was recorded for the first three trimesters of 2016 and is also expected for the fourth quarter of 2016 too.

 

Tourism I: Even in September 2016 it marked the increase in passengers

 

Palma's Son Sant Joan airport is reporting record figures on a weekly basis. In the month of September 2016 there was once again a new passenger record with a total of 3.41 million passengers either arriving or departing. This is 9.5% more than in the same month the previous year and 2.88 million passengers were foreigners and 527,000 from Spain. The largest group were German passengers with 1.24 million, followed by the British with 785,000 passengers. In the month of September of 2016 there were a total of 23,722 flights, and 11.8% more than in the previous year.

 

Tourism II: Good hotel bookings rates due to the autumn holidays in Germany

 

The summer holidays seem to have blended seamlessly into the autumn holidays in Germany. Mallorca’s hoteliers are also looking forward to a high occupancy rate for October. In the centre of Palma and Playa de Palma, occupancy is between 75% and 80%. The Cala Millor, Paguera and Cala d`Or holiday resorts report similarly high figures. Palma's Son Sant Joan airport also reports that some 800,000 passengers passed through the airport.

 

Tourism III: Allsun continues to expand; For 2017 the opening of four new hotels are planned

 

Allsun, the hotel group of the tour operator Alltours, plans to open four new hotels in Mallorca next year. The hotels are being refurbished and modernised over the winter season and will open to the public for the summer season 2017. In Playa de Palma the hotel affected are two 4-star plus hotels - the Riviera Playa and the Cristobal Colom. Two further 4-star plus properties will open in Cala Millor (Amarac Suites) and Cala Ratjada (Lux de Mar).

 

Trade: IKEA - Extension and structural alterations have completed, Sales have doubled

 

IKEA the Swedish home and furnishing store, which has had a subsidiary in Palma’s commercial district Llevant since 1992, has completed its conversion and extension. Extension of the store has meant that the company has increased the sales area by total of 6,400 metre and thus doubled in size. However, the construction work is not finished: the older part of the building which is approx. 3,900 metres is now to be converted and will become a large warehouse.

 

Grape harvest: The happy wine producers have promised an excellent quality wine

 

Mallorca’s grape harvest will be starting in the next couple of days with the harvesting of the various red wines such as

(Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Gorgollassa), that take longer to mature. The wine producers are very satisfied and promisingan excellent quality wine, which is due to the long dry period on the island. More sugar content and more flavours are the result of drought which varies from the rest of the island, which is the reason of loss of income because of the drought.

 

Mallorca - congresses: Melia wins contract for Congress Palace

Frequent readers of our newsletters will be surprised that news about the Congress Palace has disappeared from our pages. Well it’s done! The Congress Palace and the hotel, which had been accompanied by many years of bad luck and mishaps, will be run by the hotel group Melia, which was awarded the contract on 14th Oct 2016. What exactly Melia has to pay annually, is not yet known. The minimum bid in the call for tenders was € 1,558,000 annually, plus a profit participation of 5%.

 

(3) The law, taxes and finance

 

Tourism tax: Just in power and already the left wing government thinking in increase

 

There has long been political dispute over the introduction of the tourism tax. Now that it has been put into effect, and the protests of those involved in tourism have been limited, the greed of the left-wingers is still burning up: during the debate that took place in the Balearic Parliament regarding the 2017 budget, the left wing were very vociferous regarding   increasing the tourism or environmental tax or introducing a new tax on "emissions". There was a violent protest particularly from the hoteliers, who fear that this could impair the competitiveness of tourism compared to other destinations. “Some surprises are still in store.”

 

3. Galeria de Arte Minkner

 

CONSTANTIN RAHMFELD - Photography - “fiestas on Mallorca” - kings, devils, giants, penitents, and the magic of the fire

 

The Minkner art gallery is holding, for the first time, an exhibition of photographic art work by the young photographic artist, Constantin Rahmfeld. There are two reasons, the first one being, that photography has been recognised as art in the artistic world and the second reason being that Constantin Rahmfeld has worked for Minkner & Partner for the last eight years, and we think that his work should be introduced into a wider circle.

 

Mallorca is the island of “fiestas”! Nearly every local village has its own patron saint and fiestas are held in their honour. On these mystical, bustling and happy occasions, Constantin Rahmfeld loves to capture the special moments with his camera. The photographs for this Exhibition were taken on such occasions, where only the camera and the photographer hold the moment, forever. Whilst looking through the photographs a quote from Friedrich Dürrenmatt comes to mind: “Anyone can take a photograph. Even a machine. But not everyone can observe. Photography is only art when the artist portrays it correctly. Observation is an elementary poetic process. The reality must be formed, to be brought to life.”

 

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109-ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Exhibition dates: 14.10.2016 - 31.12.2016 - Open: Mo – Fr 9.30h – 18.30h, Sa. 9.30h – 14.00h

 

HERMAN and OTTO QUIRIN - "Summertime"

 

There is a nice summer feeling since the 28th July 2016 in the Art Gallery Minkner in Santa Ponca. Two artists with different styles and vita HERMAN & OTTO QUIRIN present their work with the theme “Summertime.” HERMAN (with one N from Paderborn) has for many years been among the most prolific and successful pop painters. Unmistakeable and distinctive with his rough edge style; Herman’s paintings deal mostly with day to day occurrences of life. Sometimes humorous and cryptic, sometimes bitingly satirical large parts of his works are subtle subjects. As a cartoonist Herman worked for many publishing companies. His cartoons can be found on books, postcards and on consumer goods (as well as on millions of sugar sachets!)

 

OTTO QUIRIN (born in 1927) is a painter of lyrical abstraction. From 1948 to 1955 he studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy, the Nordic Art School Bremen, and the University of Hamburg studying painting, art history, German and philosophy. He worked as a teacher and presenter of art. From 1966 to 1970 he lived in Chile and directed the Instituto Aleman Carlos Anwander. While in Chile he had painted the portrait of Salvador Allende and Pablo Neruda. From 1971 to 1978 he was Director of the Hansa-College in Hamburg and then until 1984 he was Director of the German School in Barcelona. From 1950 until today Quirin has had numerous solo art exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Denmark, Spain, Bulgaria and (of course) Chile. Mr. Quirin has received numerous awards and art prizes. From 1990 to 2008 he had his studio in Hamburg and also in Blanes / Girona - Catalonia. This is where the bright beach paintings were created which are now displayed in the “summertime” Exhibition at the Galeria de Arte Minkner.

 

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109 – ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Exhibition: 28.07.2016 – 13.10.2016 - opening times: Mo - Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h – 14.00h

 

ELENA GATTI and Peter Thoms - from graphic to abstract

 

One aspect of the history of painting of the 20th century is the shift from figurative representation through several development steps to a gradual abstraction whose ultimate goal was the complete disintegration of the graphic. The result is an autonomous artistic statement. The Minkner Art Gallery in Santa Ponsa offers a new collective exhibition by the artists Elena Gatti and Peter Thoms, who follow the path from graphic to abstract through their work.

 

Elena Gatti was born in 1950 in Argentina, and now lives and works in her adopted home of Mallorca. By sketchy allusions and overwriting them to evolve forms, light and shadow, and thus comes to new perspectives of objects and people. It stimulates the imagination of the viewer, creating "works for immersion".

 

Peter Thoms, awarded the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science, is a master of the game of colour and light, which he uses almost playfully to resolve the representational and abstract. From the Middle distance itself developed from the ordered chaos arises.

 

Minkner & Partner - C./ Des Saluet, 1 (Deutsche Bank) - ES 07157 Pto. Andratx, Tel. +34 971 671 250

Exhibition: 24.03.2016 – 31.12.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

Jürgen Wölke - RETROSPECTIVE "assemblages - The world in miniature"

 

The artist Prof. Jürgen Wölke died in 2010. His main body of work was assemblages - patio-plastic material images reflecting what he calls "the world in miniature“. Large-scale works are located, for example, in New York's airport and at Leipzig Central Station as well as in numerous private collections. The Berlin Senate have presented numerous state guests with a Wölke assemblage as a gift.

 

Wölkes most common motives were those of his time battered facades of the German capital, small traditional shops, the Berlin corner pub and scenes from the lives of ordinary people. This work Wölke continued on Mallorca. Again, he found in the capital Palma facades and subjects worth replicating, and he created sensible environmental studies of documentary value. The largest German private collection of Wölke’s work is owned by the bankrupt entrepreneurs Schlecker and was dissolved as a result of the insolvency process.

 

Edith and Lutz Minkner were the main promoters of the artist and part of their Wölke collection is on show in Llucmajor.

 

Minkner & Partner - Ronda Migjorn, 145 B - ES 07620 Llucmajor, Tel. +34 971 66 29 29

Exhibition: 01.10.2015 – 31.12.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h 14.00h

 

4. EVENTS AND TIPS

 

Gastro Exhibition MARISGALICIA will run until 23rd of October 2016

 

The Gastro Exhibition MARISGALICIA which is presently taking place will run until 23rd of October 2016.  In a 1,200 m² marquee, Galician chefs show what Galician cuisine has to offer and according to the organizers, 90 tons of seafood, and 30,000 bottles of Albariño will served to some 130,000 guests. Especially popular are the crabs, scampi, crawfish, mussels and squid. MarisGalicia – Gastro Exhibition in Palma, C./Puerto Rico, next to the Mallorca Zeitung offices. Opening hours 12.30h – 16.30h and 19.30h – 23.30h.

 

23rd October 2016 financial lecture and Cocktail with Frank Lehmann

 

Frank Lehmann, financial editor and long-time director of the ARD, and the Hessisches Landesschau, is always a welcome guest at the cultural Finca Son Baulo. On 23rd of October he will give a talk on the latest investments on the financial markets: DAX is rising and interest rates are falling. What should the investor do? In addition, Lehmann will present deep and ironic works from the literature: Goethe, Kästner, Ringelnatz, Heinz Ehrhardt. 23.10.2016, Frank Lehmann, financial lecture and reading at the cultural Finca Son Baulo, from 16.00 h Coffee & cake 5 €, 17.00 h Lecture 15 €, followed by a 4-course menu 26 €, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son -baulo.com

 

23rd October 2016 „ Wine and & More, “Cuidadanos” invite you to a picnic in the vineyard of the Bodega Santa Catalina in Andratx

 

On 23rd October during the wine harvesting season, Ciudadanos Europeos invite you to a " Picnic in the Vineyard" in the bodega Santa Catalina in Andratx. "The Bodega Santa Catalina offers not only great views but also cosy corners, ideal for dining in fine sunny weather. Enjoy the day in the shade of the trees accompanied by the contents of a well-stocked picnic basket with delicious wine. Starting at 14.30 h with a short lecture on the history and the varieties of the house including wine tasting ". 24.10.2016 at 14.30 h, “Wine & More" - Picnic with the Ciudadanos Europeos in Bodega Santa Catalina, Carretra Capdella, 4 km, 07150 Andratx. Admission incl. Picnic basket P.P. Members 15 €, for guests 20 €. Registrations at Fred Grzelka not later than 19th of October 2016, f.grzelka@gmail.com

 

 29th of October 2016, The Pianist Mikahil Mordvino a fabulous pianist at the cultural finca Son Baulo, lloret de Vistalegre

 

On the 29th of October of 2016 at the cultural Finca at Son Baulo the Pianist Mikhail Mordvinov will perform his world class pieces of work such as Schubert, Listz, Grieg and Rachmaninov on the piano,. Mordvinov is a world-wide musician and has performed at various concert halls as a soloist, a chamber musician, and a song pianist.  He has also worked on radio and recorded CD’S as well documentaries on his musical journey. 29th of October Mikhail Mordvinov plays his world class music on the piano.  At the cultural Finca at Son Baulo from 18.00 h Coffee and cake € 5, 19.00 h Talk 15 €, to follow 4-course menu € 26, reservations +34971524206, www.son-baulo.com

 

30th of October the 10km Running Course on the Playa de Palma

 

The M & P newsletter has reported that various entrepreneurs have decided to collaborate and to enhance the area of Playa de Palma, under the label of “Palma Beach Project” with sports and entertainments as well as events. On the 30th of October Palma Beach is organising an event the “Running Course” a ten kilometre run has been organised along Playa de Palma’s promenade.  The event will start at 10.30 from the MG café and then up to the club Naútico in Arenal and then back to the Chiringuito Beach House. Anyone who would like to participate has to register before the 29th of October, participants will  be rewarded with prizes such as hotel stays and restaurants vouchers, and other gifts. On the 30th of October at 10:30 Running Course in the Playa de Palma, registration as well as further information www.elitechip.net.

 

30th October – 5th November Golf tournament “Golf con Corazon – Golf with Heart” in aid of children suffering with cancer.  Minkner & Partner will be sponsoring this series of tournaments.

 

Race to the final – from the 30th October to 5th November ASPANOB is holding a 1 week golf tournament on some of the best golf courses here on Mallorca. This tournament is in aid of children suffering with cancer and their families. This particular week of tournaments will be very challenging but will also be very rewarding with culinary highlights. Each individual golf course will have its own entertainment programme so that every participant and guest will experience something new. You are able to participate the whole week or just on one particular day. The following golf courses are participating: Alcanda (30th October), Son Antem (31st October), Andratx (1st November), Son Gual (2nd November), Puntiro (3rd November)  Maioris (4th November), and Poniente on the (5th November).  Minkner & Partner is the sponsor for this golf tournament series and would be delighted if all our friends attend. For further information see the following website: www.race-to-the-final.com

 

3rd until the 12th of November 2016, Evolution Film Festival in Palma

 

From 3rd – 12th of November the “Evolution film festival” will be taking place for the fifth time in Palma. Over a  period of 10 days there will be 69 short films and feature films as well as music videos. There is an extensive supporting programme. Films are mainly shown in the “Cine Ciutat. This year’s host of the event will be Germany. Tickets for the event are sold individually and cost between 5- 10 euros, festival passes are 75 euros 3rd -12th of November, “Evolution film festival”. For further information www.evolutionfilmfestival.com

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NEWSLETTER 219
Пятница, 07. October 2016

1. News von Minkner & Partner

 

30th October – 5th November Golf tournament “Golf con Corazon – Golf with Heart” in aid of children suffering with cancer.  Minkner & Partner will be sponsoring this series of tournaments.

 

Race to the final – from the 30th October to 5th November ASPANOB is holding a 1 week golf tournament on some of the best golf courses here on Mallorca. This tournament is in aid of children suffering with cancer and their families. This particular week of tournaments will be very challenging but will also be very rewarding with culinary highlights. Each individual golf course will have its own entertainment programme so that every participant and guest will experience something new. You are able to participate the whole week or just on one particular day. The following golf courses are participating: Alcanda (5th October), Son Antem (31st October), Andratx (1st November), Son Gual (2nd November), Puntiro (3rd November)  Maioris (4th November), and Poniente on the ( 5th November).  Minkner & Partner is the sponsor for this golf tournament series and would be delighted if all our friends attend. For further information see the following website: www.race-to-the-final.com

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction

 

Palma: 25 Million euros for the restoration of the western part of the City

 

“Litoral Ponent” is the name of the latest city council project in which 25, 4 million euros will be invested in the redevelopment of the western part of the city. 50% of this amount is funded by the EU and has already been approved. Areas to be redeveloped are the districts of Es Jonquet, Son Armadans, El Terreno, Porto Pi, Cala Major and Sant Agustin. It is hoped the investment will create a "smarter and more sustainable urban model". What the redevelopment will look like has still not been decided.  M&P newsletter will keep you posted.

 

Palma: Part of the Via Cintura in Son Ferriol will be re-tendered

 

A new episode in the series: news from the bedlam of the Balearic Government: The expansion of the second bypass motorway around Palma has been delayed. Originally, the completion was scheduled for April 2016. An important 3km long section has to be re-tendered after the Island Council terminated the contract without any notice to the previously authorized contractors. The affected area is Son Ferriol and will connect the airport motorway in Coll d`en Rabasssa to the motorway to Manacor. The delays are mainly based on bad planning: A bridge could not be built because existing electricity and gas lines as well as fibre optic cable would have been destroyed. Nor was it possible to build an underpass as this would have meant that it would have to be built under the sea level.

 

(2) Economy

 

Tourism I: Eurowings to fly to Leipzig, Dresden, Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden and Nurembergfrom Mallorca

 

As of May 2017 Eurowings will have A320s based in Mallorca and  will be flying to Leipzig, Dresden, Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden and Nuremberg. The already existing routes to Salzburg and Dortmund will be operated in shorter time intervals. The new routes will operate five to seven times a week. Speculations that Eurowings will take flights from Air Berlin at start of the winter flight plan have not yet been confirmed

 

Tourism II: Airberlin - despite restructuring planned and booked flights are operated

 

The restructuring measures in Air Berlin have many tourists and passengers unsure whether planned and booked flights operated by Air Berlin, NIKI and Belair will be operated. In a press release Air berlin CEO Stefan Pichler has assured that all flights would operate as planned.  If any flight plan modifications occur due to restructuring, these will be announced in due course.

 

Tourism III: hotels well booked in October

 

It appears that this year the summer season will run into the off peak season. Hotels have reported good occupancy rates for October. The Mallorcan hotel association FEHM has announced that in early October, hotels have a 70% occupancy rate which is expected to increase during the month. The hotels in the south and southwest of the island, as well as in Palma and the surrounding areas, have recorded particularly high bookings (80%). Only in the east of the island are many hotel beds still available.

 

(3) The law, taxes and finance

 

Restaurant terraces: business associations are demanding legal security

 

Palmas left wing city government have made themselves unpopular with Palmas restauranteurs. With statements such as "The street belongs to the people and not the restauranteurs" and the announcement of further restrictions whereby they want to restrict the use of terraces of restaurants, cafes and bars in Palma’s city even more so.  Palma’s restaurant association, the employers' association and the trade association for small and medium sized businesses, en masse, have called for regulation of these problems. The government and the opposition will have to sit down together and create regulations that will outlast a legislature. When the rules are changed every four years it is impossible to invest and create jobs.  "We're tired and have had enough," said the head of the association Alfonso Robledo.

 

European Health care Card

 

The Ministry of Health of the Balearic Islands reminds foreign guests who are insured under the statutory scheme, that prior to departure they should apply for a European health card, whereby they can receive treatment free of charge in public hospitals for any accidents incurred whilst in Spain. In the first eight months of this year, the Balearic health authority has already provided care for 13, 8 million European travellers, who were not in possession of the European health card and needed medical attention. This is 19% more than last year.

 

3. Galeria de Arte Minkner

 

CONSTANTIN RAHMFELD - Photography - „fiestas on Mallorca” - kings, devils, giants, penitents, and the magic of the fire

 

The Minkner art gallery is holding, for the first time, an exhibition of photographic art work by the young photographic artist, Constantin Rahmfeld. There are two reasons, the first one being, that photography has been recognised as art in the artistic world and the second reason being that Constantin Rahmfeld has worked for Minkner & Partner for the last eight years, and we think that his work should be introduced into a wider circle.

 

Mallorca is the island of “fiestas”! Nearly every local village has its own patron saint and fiestas are held in their honour. On these mystical, bustling and happy occasions, Constantin Rahmfeld loves to capture the special moments with his camera. The photographs for this Exhibition were taken on such occasions, where only the camera and the photographer hold the moment, forever. Whilst looking through the photographs a quote from Friedrich Dürrenmatt comes to mind:

“Anyone can take a photograph. Even a machine. But not everyone can observe. Photography is only art when the artist portrays it correctly. Observation is an elementary poetic process. The reality must be formed, to be brought to life.”

 

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109-ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Inauguration: 14.10.2016, 17.00 h – 20.00 h. The artist will be present.

Exhibition dates: 14.10.2016 - 31.12.2016 - Open: Mo – Fr 9.30h – 18.30h, Sa. 9.30h – 14.00h

 

HERMAN and OTTO QUIRIN - "Summertime"

 

There is a nice summer feeling since the 28th July 2016 in the Art Gallery Minkner in Santa Ponca. Two artists with different styles and vita HERMAN & OTTO QUIRIN present their work with the theme “Summertime.” HERMAN (with one N from Paderborn) has for many years been among the most prolific and successful pop painters. Unmistakeable and distinctive with his rough edge style; Herman’s paintings deal mostly with day to day occurrences of life. Sometimes humorous and cryptic, sometimes bitingly satirical large parts of his works are subtle subjects. As a cartoonist Herman worked for many publishing companies. His cartoons can be found on books, postcards and on consumer goods (as well as on millions of sugar sachets!)

 

OTTO QUIRIN (born in 1927) is a painter of lyrical abstraction. From 1948 to 1955 he studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy, the Nordic Art School Bremen, and the University of Hamburg studying painting, art history, German and philosophy. He worked as a teacher and presenter of art. From 1966 to 1970 he lived in Chile and directed the Instituto Aleman Carlos Anwander. While in Chile he had painted the portrait of Salvador Allende and Pablo Neruda. From 1971 to 1978 he was Director of the Hansa-College in Hamburg and then until 1984 he was Director of the German School in Barcelona. From 1950 until today Quirin has had numerous solo art exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Denmark, Spain, Bulgaria and (of course) Chile. Mr. Quirin has received numerous awards and art prizes. From 1990 to 2008 he had his studio in Hamburg and also in Blanes / Girona - Catalonia. This is where the bright beach paintings were created which are now displayed in the “summertime” Exhibition at the Galeria de Arte Minkner.

 

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109 – ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Exhibition: 28.07.2016 – 13.10.2016 - opening times: Mo - Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h – 14.00h

 

ELENA GATTI and Peter Thoms - from graphic to abstract

 

One aspect of the history of painting of the 20th century is the shift from figurative representation through several development steps to a gradual abstraction whose ultimate goal was the complete disintegration of the graphic. The result is an autonomous artistic statement. The Minkner Art Gallery in Santa Ponsa offers a new collective exhibition by the artists Elena Gatti and Peter Thoms, who follow the path from graphic to abstract through their work.

 

Elena Gatti was born in 1950 in Argentina, and now lives and works in her adopted home of Mallorca. By sketchy allusions and overwriting them to evolve forms, light and shadow, and thus comes to new perspectives of objects and people. It stimulates the imagination of the viewer, creating "works for immersion".

 

Peter Thoms, awarded the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science, is a master of the game of colour and light, which he uses almost playfully to resolve the representational and abstract. From the Middle distance itself developed from the ordered chaos arises.

 

Minkner & Partner - C./ Des Saluet, 1 (Deutsche Bank) - ES 07157 Pto. Andratx, Tel. +34 971 671 250

Exhibition: 24.03.2016 – 31.12.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

Jürgen Wölke - RETROSPECTIVE "assemblages - The world in miniature"

 

The artist Prof. Jürgen Wölke died in 2010. His main body of work was assemblages - patio-plastic material images reflecting what he calls "the world in miniature“. Large-scale works are located, for example, in New York's airport and at Leipzig Central Station as well as in numerous private collections. The Berlin Senate have presented numerous state guests with a Wölke assemblage as a gift.

 

Wölkes most common motives were those of his time battered facades of the German capital, small traditional shops, the Berlin corner pub and scenes from the lives of ordinary people. This work Wölke continued on Mallorca. Again, he found in the capital Palma facades and subjects worth replicating, and he created sensible environmental studies of documentary value. The largest German private collection of Wölke’s work is owned by the bankrupt entrepreneurs Schlecker and was dissolved as a result of the insolvency process.

 

Edith and Lutz Minkner were the main promoters of the artist and part of their Wölke collection is on show in Llucmajor.

 

Minkner & Partner - Ronda Migjorn, 145 B - ES 07620 Llucmajor, Tel. +34 971 66 29 29

Exhibition: 01.10.2015 – 31.12.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h 14.00h

 

4. EVENTS AND TIPS

 

Events Week – “You touch Africa” 10th – 16th October, main sponsor: Minkner & Partner

 

Dear friends: We would like to make you aware of a series of upcoming events that are sponsored by our company. “You touch Africa” is a non-profit organisation that was founded by a former colleague Mrs. Claudia Nagyvan who, after travelling extensively through Tanzania, gained an in depth knowledge of the needs of the locals and via a network of reliable and local acquaintances in Africa has the guarantee that 100 % all of the donations will be used in the areas where most needed. Claudia has organised a diverse and varied programme from the 10th –16th of October which includes an exhibition, with music and tapas in the CCA in Andratx and a 3 course meal with jazz music in the restaurant Bon Lloc in Palma. There will also be a Thanksgiving Day event with music and a buffet as well as a flea market. The charity is working in co-operation with the German protestant church here on the Balearic Islands in the Santuario de Nuestra Consolación in Santany. There will also be mass in the Catholic Church San Bartomeu in the village of Alaro.

 

Everyone who knows the extensive social commitment of Minkner & Partner will notice that support of this event series is atypical: Usually we only promote organisations "on our doorstep", because in Majorca we know that the organisations use the donations responsibly and we are also able to monitor the use of donations. By supporting "You touch Africa" we move away from our usual area for two reasons: Firstly, because we know the organiser and trust her. Secondly, because in view of the current refugee problems it appears to be undisputed that trusted organisations deserve all our help, as they trying to give people a decent life, an education and therefore a future in their country.

 

Details of the event series "You touch Africa" can be found here.

 

14th October 2016, Real Estate in Spain – Taxes, Inheritance, Usufruct, Lectures & Discussions – Palma

 

European Accounting will hold an event on 14th October 2016 at the Auditorium Club of the Mallorca Zeitung in Palma. There will be lectures and discussions with high profile speakers such as: Prof. Dr. Habil. Gunther Strunch- Tax Consultant, Prof. Dr. Heribert Heckschen, Notary, Marvin Bonitz - General Director from Minkner & Partner, Thomas Pfitzner, European Accounting, Dipl. Kfm. Willi Plattes, Tax Consultant & Fiscal Assesor. Target of this Event: Creating a subsidiary and orderly structure to use taxation, so that by either handing over property to the next generation or by a sale, no undesired side effects occur. 14.10.2016, 13.00h – 18.00h – Lecture & Discussion Event in the Auditorium Club of the Mallorca Zeitung, C/Puerto Rico, 15, Poligono de Levante, Palma. Participation is free of charge. Registration and further information www.europeanaccounting.net/Veranstaltungen

 

15th October 2016, Yojo Christen – piano, cultural finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

On 15th of October in the cultural finca Son Baulo in Lloret de Vistalegre, Yojo Christen will make a guest appearance performing works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George Gerschwin and Franz List. The 20-year-old pianist is the star of the young German pianist elite. He has already released four CDs with classical and romantic music pieces and his own compositions and has completed a successful tour of Japan and been awarded at the International Composition Competition Diabelli. 15.10.2016, Yojo Christians - Piano guest appearance in the culture Finca Son Baulo, as from 18.00 h Coffee and cake € 5, 19.30 h concert 18 €, then 4-course Menü € 26. Reservations: +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

20th October 2016 in “What direction is the world going in”? Discussion with General a. D. Wolfgang Schneiderhan, culture Finca Son Baulo

 

“What direction is the world going in” – a wide topic for discussion, the retired General. Wolfgang Scheiderham, the former Inspector General of the German armed forces, will discuss this topic on 20th of October 2016 moderated by Dr. Ciro Krauthausen, chief editor of the Mallorca Zeitung,. The discussion will revolve around topics such as uncertain times, terrorism, developments in East and West. 20th of October 2016 "What direction is the world taking?" Discussion with retired General Wolfgang Schneiderhan in the cultural Finca Son Baulo, from 18.00 h Coffee and cake € 5, 19.00 h Talk 15 €, to follow 4-course menu € 26, reservations +34971524206, www.son-baulo.com

 

24th October 2016 „ Wine and & More, “Cuidadanos” invite you to a picnic in the vineyard of the Bodega Santa Catalina in Andratx

 

On 24th October during the wine harvesting season, Ciudadanos Europeos invite you to a " Picnic in the Vineyard" in the bodega Santa Catalina in Andratx. "The Bodega Santa Catalina offers not only great views but also cosy corners, ideal for dining in fine sunny weather. Enjoy the day in the shade of the trees accompanied by the contents of a well-stocked picnic basket with delicious wine. Starting at 14.30 h with a short lecture on the history and the varieties of the house including wine tasting ". 24.10.2016 at 14.30 h, “Wine & More" - Picnic with the Ciudadanos Europeos in Bodega Santa Catalina, Carretra Capdella, 4 km, 07150 Andratx. Admission incl. Picnic basket P.P. Members 15 €, for guests 20 €. Registrations at Fred Grzelka not later than 19th of October 2016, f.grzelka@gmail.com

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NEWSLETTER 218
Пятница, 23. September 2016

1. News from Minkner & Partner

 

Take note: On the 29th of September the latest edition of our own 72 page newspaper ”MALLORCAS TRAUMIMMOBILIEN” will be available as a special supplement in the MALLORCA ZEITUNG

 

Its ready! Thelatest 72 page edition of our in-house newspaper MALLORCAS TRAUMIMMOBILIEN will be distributed as a special supplement in the German newspaper MALLORCA ZEITUNG; with information on all topics relating to real estate on Mallorca such as, law & taxes, banks, insurances, architecture and lifestyle; for this reason the MALLORCAS TRAUMIMMOBILIEN is the most popular and most important newspaper guide in the Balearics. On 29th SeptemberMALLORCAS TRAUMIMMOBILIEN will be available at your local newsagents and also in various hotels, yacht clubs, golf clubs, Minkner & Partner offices and of course on our website: www.minkner.es

 

Events Week – “You touch Africa” 10th – 16th October, main sponsor: Minkner & Partner

 

Dear friends: We would like to make you aware of a series of upcoming events that are sponsored by our company. “You touch Africa” is a non-profit organisation that was founded by a former colleague Mrs. Claudia Nagyvan who, after travelling extensively through Tanzania, gained an in depth knowledge of the needs of the locals and via a network of reliable and local acquaintances in Africa has the guarantee that 100 % all of the donations will be used in the areas where most needed. Claudia has organised a diverse and varied programme from the 10th –16th of October which includes an exhibition, with music and tapas in the CCA in Andratx and a 3 course meal with jazz music in the restaurant Bon Lloc in Palma. There will also be a Thanksgiving Day event with music and a buffet as well as a flea market. The charity is working in co-operation with the German protestant church here on the Balearic Islands in the Santuario de Nuestra Consolación in Santany. There will also be mass in the Catholic Church San Bartomeu in the village of Alaro.

 

Everyone who knows the extensive social commitment of Minkner & Partner will notice that support of this event series is atypical: Usually we only promote organisations "on our doorstep", because in Majorca we know that the organisations use the donations responsibly and we are also able to monitor the use of donations. By supporting "You touch Africa" we move away from our usual area for two reasons: Firstly, because we know the organiser and trust her. Secondly, because in view of the current refugee problems it appears to be undisputed that trusted organisations deserve all our help, as they trying to give people a decent life, an education and therefore a future in their country.

 

Details of the event series "You touch Africa" can be found here:

http://www.minkner.com/files/Semana-Toca-Africa-en.pdf

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction

 

Palma - Playa de Palma: Shopping Centre Palma Springs has been put “on hold”

 

The planned shopping centre in Playa de Palma has been put on hold, as the Balearic Supreme Court has upheld the decision by the building authorities not to grant a building licence. This doesn’t mean that the project has been totally abandoned, the rejection was actually based primarily on the land in question which was undeveloped. However, basic infrastructure (roads, sewers and connection to power supply) is a pre-requisite for granting planning permission. Initiator of the project, the developer Unibaiball Rodamco SLU., envisages the project as a shopping and entertainment centre with 200 commercial premises, 2 cinemas and 3,700 parking spaces. The investment is said to be 225 million euros.

 

Porto Cristo: The harbour will be renewed as from the Autumn 2016

 

The Balearic council has agreed to invest 1 million euros for the restoration of the harbour in Porto Cristo. The construction should begin in the autumn of 2016. Three quarters of the amount is going to be invested in the restoration of the breakwater around the Riuet, to ensure its safety. Furthermore, the terraces and the sightseeing platforms need to bewaterproofed, as in the underlying premises water is coming in.

 

Llucmayor – Campos: Roadworks for the Motorway are planned for the beginning of 2017

 

An accident black spot in the southeast of Mallorca should be eliminated in the next few years: construction work on an extension of the motorway from Llucmajor to Campos will begin early 2017. It only requires the approval of the Ministry of Environment of the Balearic Islands to make the necessary tender at the turn of the year. Construction will take about 2 years, so that the new section of the motorway should be open at the beginning of 2019

 

(2) Economy

 

Tourism I: Son San Joan Airport reports record figures for the month of August 2016

 

The airport administration of Son San Joan has announced a new record; almost four million passengers have passed through Palmas airport during the month of August. This is 5, 5 % more than the previous year. The number of take offs and landings of aircrafts has increased by 9,1 %. Flights to and from Germany were the most popular and on these routes alone there were 1,3 million passengers, an increase of 8 % compared to the previous year.

 

Tourism II: Eurowings comes to Palma

 

Each month Mallorca’s Son Sant Joan airport reports new records in the number of visitors. (supra). Lufthansa’s subsidiary Eurowings also want to participate and have a share in the business. The group management have stated that as from May 2017 Eurowings will base two aircrafts permanently at Palma’s Son San Joan airport. There will be numerous direct flights to Germany as well as other European destinations. Eurowings will need to hire 75 additional employees, and have plans across Europe to develop a system for low cost/ budget flights. There are unconfirmed reports that Lufthansa is negotiating with Air Berlin to take over a substantial part of Air Berlins network routes to assist with the rent.

 

German Fresenius Helios Group purchases Spanish Clinique Quironsalud for 5.67 Billion Euros

 

German Fresenius Helios Group has purchased the Spanish hospital chain Quironsalud for 5.67 billion euros. Probably the largest German investment this year is in the bag, but still needs to be approved by the competent authorities. The package includes Palma Planas & Clinica Rotger in Mallorca, who both welcome the takeover as they have many German patients. The hospitals will continue to function as normal. No redundancies are planned.

 

(3) The law, taxes and finance

 

New regulations for beach clubs

 

The Balearic Government wants to regulate the so called beach clubs and at the same time impose more taxation. It has been observed, with a certain amount of suspicion, that more and more beach bars are converted into nightclubs and public coastal areas have been used for private & commercial purposes. Hardly surprisingly, the Balearic Government is being supported by the nightclub operators who are trying to resist this new and unwelcome competition. As beach clubs are open-air locations, the problem of noise is always a cause for complaint. In addition, beach clubs that are formally conducted as restaurants only have to pay 10 % IVA on their revenues, while discos and nightclubs have to pay 21 %.

 

3. Galería de Arte Minkner

 

CONSTANTIN RAHMFELD – Photography – „ fiestas on Mallorca – kings, devils, giants, penitents, and the magic of the fire

 

The Minkner art gallery is holding, for the first time, an exhibition of photographic art work by the young photographic artist, Constantin Rahmfeld. There are two reasons, the first one being, that photography has been recognised as art in the artistic world and the second reason being that Constantin Rahmfeld has worked for Minkner & Partner for the last eight years, and we think that his work should be introduced into a wider circle.

 

Mallorca is the island of “fiestas”! Nearly every local village has its own patron saint and fiestas are held in their honour. On these mystical, bustling and happy occasions, Constantin Rahmfeld loves to capture the special moments with his camera. The photographs for this Exhibition were taken on such occasions, where only the camera and the photographer hold the moment, forever. Whilst looking through the photographs a quote from Friedrich Dürrenmatt comes to mind:

 

“Anyone can take a photograph. Even a machine. But not everyone can observe. Photography is only art when the artist portrays it correctly. Observation is an elementary poetic process. The reality must be formed, to be brought to life.”

 

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109 - ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Exhibition dates: 14.10.2016 - 31.12.2016 - Open: Mo. – Fr. 09.30h – 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h – 14.00h

Inauguration: 14.10.2016, 17.00 h – 20.00 h. The artist will be present.

 

HERMAN and OTTO QUIRIN - "Summertime"

 

There is a nice summer feeling since the 28th July 2016 in the Art Gallery Minkner in Santa Ponca. Two artists with different styles and vita HERMAN & OTTO QUIRIN present their work with the theme “Summertime.” HERMAN (with one N from Paderborn) has for many years been among the most prolific and successful pop painters. Unmistakeable and distinctive with his rough edge style; Herman’s paintings deal mostly with day to day occurrences of life. Sometimes humorous and cryptic, sometimes bitingly satirical large parts of his works are subtle subjects. As a cartoonist Herman worked for many publishing companies. His cartoons can be found on books, postcards and on consumer goods (as well as on millions of sugar sachets!)

 

OTTO QUIRIN (born in 1927) is a painter of lyrical abstraction. From 1948 to 1955 he studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy, the Nordic Art School Bremen, and the University of Hamburg studying painting, art history, German and philosophy. He worked as a teacher and presenter of art. From 1966 to 1970 he lived in Chile and directed the Instituto Aleman Carlos Anwander. While in Chile he had painted the portrait of Salvador Allende and Pablo Neruda. From 1971 to 1978 he was Director of the Hansa-College in Hamburg and then until 1984 he was Director of the German School in Barcelona. From 1950 until today Quirin has had numerous solo art exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Denmark, Spain, Bulgaria and (of course) Chile. Mr. Quirin has received numerous awards and art prizes. From 1990 to 2008 he had his studio in Hamburg and also in Blanes / Girona - Catalonia. This is where the bright beach paintings were created which are now displayed in the “summertime” Exhibition at the Galeria de Arte Minkner.

 

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109 – ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Exhibition: 28.07.2016 – 13.10.2016 - opening times: Mo. - Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h – 14.00h

 

ELENA GATTI and Peter Thoms - from graphic to abstract

 

One aspect of the history of painting of the 20th century is the shift from figurative representation through several development steps to a gradual abstraction whose ultimate goal was the complete disintegration of the graphic. The result is an autonomous artistic statement. The Minkner Art Gallery in Santa Ponsa offers a new collective exhibition by the artists Elena Gatti and Peter Thoms, who follow the path from graphic to abstract through their work.

 

Elena Gatti was born in 1950 in Argentina, and now lives and works in her adopted home of Mallorca. By sketchy allusions and overwriting them to evolve forms, light and shadow, and thus comes to new perspectives of objects and people. It stimulates the imagination of the viewer, creating "works for immersion".

 

Peter Thoms, awarded the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science, is a master of the game of colour and light, which he uses almost playfully to resolve the representational and abstract. From the Middle distance itself developed from the ordered chaos arises.

 

Minkner & Partner - C./ Des Saluet, 1 (Deutsche Bank) - ES 07157 Pto. Andratx, Tel. +34 971 671 250

Exhibition: 24.03.2016 – 31.12.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

Jürgen Wölke - RETROSPECTIVE "assemblages - The world in miniature"

 

The artist Prof. Jürgen Wölke died in 2010. His main body of work was assemblages - patio-plastic material images reflecting what he calls "the world in miniature“. Large-scale works are located, for example, in New York's airport and at Leipzig Central Station as well as in numerous private collections. The Berlin Senate have presented numerous state guests with a Wölke assemblage as a gift.

 

Wölkes most common motives were those of his time battered facades of the German capital, small traditional shops, the Berlin corner pub and scenes from the lives of ordinary people. This work Wölke continued on Mallorca. Again, he found in the capital Palma facades and subjects worth replicating, and he created sensible environmental studies of documentary value. The largest German private collection of Wölke’s work is owned by the bankrupt entrepreneurs Schlecker and was dissolved as a result of the insolvency process.

 

Edith and Lutz Minkner were the main promoters of the artist and part of their Wölke collection is on show in Llucmajor.

 

Minkner & Partner - Ronda Migjorn, 145 B - ES 07620 Llucmajor, Tel. +34 971 66 29 29

Exhibition: 01.10.2015 – 31.12.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h 14.00h

 

4. EVENTS & TIPS

 

25th September 2016, SOS Animal Party in Puerto Portals

 

On 9th of September the animal charity organization SOS Animals in Puerto Portals will once again be organising the SOS Animal Party: A whole Sunday with plenty of entertainment for dogs and cats in need. Up to 3,000 visitors are expected at this ever-popular event. Attractions include a flea market, raffle, choosing the "cutest dogs" plus food stalls and music. The charity wants to draw attention to the plight of the animals. Donations are still needed for the raffle. For details on the event and opportunities to participate in it - s e e  h e r e.

 

2nd October 2016, The Duo Schilli – Offenburg (Violin and Viola) at the cultural finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

The Duo Schilli from Offenburg is already known to regular guests of the cultural finca in Son Baulo. On 2nd October the duo will be performing, Frank Schilli – Violin and Ralf Schilli – Viola, works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Julius Röntgen and Ludwig van Beethoven. 02.10.2016, Duo Schilli Offenburg in the cultural Finca Son Baulo, 17.00 h concert 18 €, then 4-course menu € 26, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

4th October 2016, lecture and discussion with Dr. Hellwege at Minkner & Partner in Santa Ponsa

 

Minkner & Partner and lawyer Dr. Sabine Hellwege, invite all to a lecture & discussion on the 4.10. at 18.00 h in the central Minkner & Partner office in Santa Ponsa. The theme of the discussion: latest updates on German/Spanish Inheritance“. Dr. Hellwege, who also has offices in Germany as well as in Spain and has a doctorate (PHD) in Spanish inheritance. She has been elected to hold a lecture about the EU inheritance regulations and also to advise aboutthe current legislative changes to the Spanish inheritance tax after the end of the present "flat rate of 1 %.” To follow, the opportunity to participate in a complimentary wine tasting. 04.10.2016, from 18.00 h, lecture and discussion with the lawyer Mrs. Dr. Hellwege Minkner & Partner, Avda. Rey Jaime I, 109, Santa Ponsa, filings with Serafima Joel, +34 971 695 255.

 

8th October, Alix Dudl & Sebastian Alber „ So to speak…. poetry and music” in the cultural finca in Son Baulo

 

With the motto "So to speak: Poetry and music by Masha Kaleko" guest Alix Dudel (actress and singer from Hannover) and Sebastian Alber (from Mexico City, classical guitar in major German ensembles and rock bassist "Eaten by Sheiks") in the cultural Finca Son Baulo in Lloret de Vistalegre. 08.10.2016, poetry and music with Alix Dudl & Sebastian Alber in the cultural Finca Son Baulo, from 18.00 h Coffee and cake € 5, 19.30 h concert 18 €, then 4 course menu € 26, reservations + 34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

14th October 2016, Real Estate in Spain – Taxes, Inheritance, Usufruct, Lectures & Discussions – Palma

 

European Accounting will hold an event on 14th October 2016 at the Auditorium Club of the Mallorca Zeitung in Palma. There will be lectures and discussions with high profile speakers such as: Prof. Dr. Habil. Gunther Strunch- Tax Consultant, Prof. Dr. Heribert Heckschen, Notary, Marvin Bonitz - General Director from Minkner & Partner, Thomas Pfitzner, European Accounting, Dipl. Kfm. Willi Plattes, Tax Consultant & Fiscal Assesor. Target of this Event: Creating a subsidiary and orderly structure to use taxation, so that by either handing over property to the next generation or by a sale, no undesired side effects occur. 14.10.2016, 13.00h – 18.00h – Lecture & Discussion Event in the Auditorium Club of the Mallorca Zeitung, C/Puerto Rico, 15, Poligono de Levante, Palma. Participation is free of charge. Registration and further information http://www.europeanaccounting.net/veranstaltungen.html

 

15th October 2016, Yojo Christen – piano, cultural finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

On 15th of October in the cultural finca Son Baulo in Lloret de Vistalegre, Yojo Christen will make a guest appearance performing works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George Gerschwin and Franz List. The 20-year-old pianist is the star of the young German pianist elite. He has already released four CDs with classical and romantic music pieces and his own compositions and has completed a successful tour of Japan and been awarded at the International Composition Competition Diabelli. 15.10.2016, Yojo Christians - Piano guest appearance in the culture Finca Son Baulo, as from 18.00 h Coffee and cake € 5, 19.30 h concert 18 €, then 4-course Menü € 26. Reservations: +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

24th October 2016 „ Wine and & More, “Cuidadanos” invite you to a picnic in the vineyard of the Bodega Santa Catalina in Andratx

 

On 24th October during the wine harvesting season, Ciudadanos Europeos invite you to a " Picnic in the Vineyard" in the bodega Santa Catalina in Andratx. "The Bodega Santa Catalina offers not only great views but also cosy corners, ideal for dining in fine sunny weather. Enjoy the day in the shade of the trees accompanied by the contents of a well-stocked picnic basket with delicious wine. Starting at 14.30 h with a short lecture on the history and the varieties of the house including wine tasting ". 24.10.2016 at 14.30 h, “Wine & More" - Picnic with the Ciudadanos Europeos in Bodega Santa Catalina, Carretra Capdella, 4 km, 07150 Andratx. Admission incl. Picnic basket P.P. Members 15 €, for guests 20 €. Registrations at Fred Grzelka not later than 19th of October 2016, f.grzelka@gmail.com

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NEWSLETTER 217
Пятница, 09. September 2016

1. News from Minkner & Partner

 

New team member in Minkner & Partner: Our new lawyer Almudena Barba

 

One of the fundamental departments in Minkner & Partner is our contracts department, which is responsible for the preparation of multilingual purchase agreements, in particular the option to purchase contracts, often working together with the lawyers chosen by the interested parties, examining the documentation of the interested parties and the property in question as well as arranging notary appointments, together with the employees of the notary. Kinga Vereb has been in charge of this department for many years, however due to further expansion Minkner & Partner have now increased the contract management department and Almudena Barba a Spanish lawyer will be joining us as of 1st September 2016. Mrs. Barba speaks Spanish, English and German. She has a double degree in Law and Economics from the University of Bilbao, she has also completed additional studies in Heidelberg and Madrid and most recently worked in a law firm in Madrid and the legal department of Melia Hotels International group in Palma. Welcome to the Minkner & Partner team.

 

Events Week – “You touch Africa” 10th – 16th October, main sponsor: Minkner & Partner

 

Dear friends: We would like to make you aware of a series of upcoming events that are sponsored by our company. “You touch Africa” is a non-profit organisation that was founded by a former colleague Mrs. Claudia Nagyvan who, after travelling extensively through Tanzania, gained an in depth knowledge of the needs of the locals and via a network of reliable and local acquaintances in Africa has the guarantee that 100 % all of the donations will be used in the areas where most needed. Claudia has organised a diverse and varied programme from the 10th –16th of October which includes an exhibition, with music and tapas in the CCA in Andratx and a 3 course meal with jazz music in the restaurant Bon Lloc in Palma. There will also be a Thanksgiving Day event with music and a buffet as well as a flea market. The charity is working in co-operation with the German protestant church here on the Balearic Islands in the Santuario de Nuestra Consolación in Santany. There will also be mass in the Catholic Church San Bartomeu in the village of Alaro.

 

Everyone who knows the extensive social commitment of Minkner & Partner will notice that support of this event series is atypical: Usually we only promote organisations "on our doorstep", because in Majorca we know that the organisations use the donations responsibly and we are also able to monitor the use of donations. By supporting "You touch Africa" we move away from our usual area for two reasons: Firstly, because we know the organiser and trust her. Secondly, because in view of the current refugee problems it appears to be undisputed that trusted organisations deserve all our help, as they trying to give people a decent life, an education and therefore a future in their country.

 

Details of the event series "You touch Africa" can be found here.

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction

 

Palma/ Molinar: After the refusal of the extension of the harbour, will Palma extend the Promenade

 

Disputes over the planned extension of the port of Molinar by the Port Authority, appear to be a thing of the past. Now Palma’s City Council has presented a new plan for the outskirts of the urban area: the promenade of Molinar is to be extended in two phases. The first one is to prohibit the movement of traffic, except for residents, on the stretch of road that passes in front of the yacht club Molinar. Further structural changes in a second phase will be decided after reviewing the results of phase.

 

Palma: The old hospital Son Dureta to be converted into a nursing home

 

For the last six years the state hospital Son Dureta has been empty, after relocation to new hospital premises Son Espases and there are now plans to turn the old hospital into a nursing home. For several years there have been complaints regarding the lack of places in nursing homes in the public health system. The elderly in need of care are currently in Son Espases. The responsibility of these patients lies with the hospital. According to a statement from the Ministry of Health there is currently a waiting list of 1000 people seeking a place in a nursing home.

 

Palma: Groupo Proturhotels to build a 4 Star hotel in Palma

 

The Mallorquin hotel group Protour is to build a 4 Star hotel “Naisa Palma” in the Calle Ballester, a side street off the Paseo Maritimo that will be open its doors in the autumn of 2017. Construction is due to commence at the beginning of September, and the investment capital is estimated at 17 million Euros. The hotel will comprise 100 rooms and eight floors as well as a roof terrace with a swimming pool; the hotel will also have an underground garage with 25 parking spaces.

 

Co’ll d ‘en Rabassa: Shopping and Events centre FAN almost completed

 

Construction workers are presently working overtime in order to ensure that the new shopping centre FAN will open its doors on the 22nd September. There will 120 shops vying for the attention of customers in order to make them part with their money. Shops include Primark, H&M, C&A, Deichmann, Media - Markt, and Cortefiel. The latest tenant is Starbucks whose installations will have specially lit rooms and 5-metre-high ceilings.

 

(2) Economy

 

Tourism: New record figures from Palma’s airport

 

The airport administration AENA reports new records for the month July 2016. In July of this year 3.925.191 passengers passed through the airport which is 12,8 % more than the previous year. The majority of the passengers came from Germany the number of flights increased by 12,7 % up to a total of 27.583. The overall balance for the first seven months of 2016 is as follows: 14,560,000 passengers have passed through the airport which is 11,6 % more than in the same period of the previous year.

 

Commerce: ALDI will be open its 7th store on 9th of September 2016 in Manacor

 

Aldi is opening its 7th subsidiary directly on the Palma – Manacor road at km 47. The supermarket will have 1,500 of commercial space with 1,500 different products and 97 parking spaces. Opening times: Monday - Saturday 9.00 h to 22.00 h, Sunday 9.00 h to 15.00 h. The opening of Aldi’s new supermarket is creating 20 new jobs in Mallorca. Since 2002 Aldi has invested in Spain and has currently has 260 stores.

 

(3) The law, taxes and finance

 

Party pooper Aurora Jhardi (Palma’s deputy mayor) wants to restrict café terraces

 

Palma’s deputy mayor Aurora Jhardi of the Podemos party already had her fingers burned last year when she wanted to ban the street cafés on the Born. Following protests from residents and a public opinion poll (quote: ‘streets belong to the citizens not the hoteliers or businesses’) she rescinded her plan. However, it appears the party pooper Jhardi has not learned her lesson. She has now presented a new development plan which provides further restrictions on outdoor terraces. The restaurant association was quick to protest as they foresee an end to 500 such terraces. In principle Jhardi appears willing to talk but still defends the restrictive trend of the plan.

 

New Property laws regarding Summer Rentals on the Balearic Islands for the 2016

 

One of the promises of the left-wing government was regulating the holiday rentals on the Balearic Islands. Originally, the law should have come into force in September 2016 however, "because of the complexity of the issue" the Tourism Minister Biel Barceló now states that it more likely to be at the end of the year. At present, holiday rentals in the Balearics is in a legal grey area. According to the tourism lawonly rental of detached houses is currently valid, but not apartments. According to the Balearic Government, the number of private vacation rentals has tripled in the last two years. The Hoteliers Association is annoyed as it regards illegal vacation rentals as a distortion of competition. The Balearic government has promised that it intends to incorporate in the new law a more stringent control of private holiday rentals in the future. Private landlords should be required, as hoteliers are to inform the police constantly about a change of guests.

 

EUROPEANACCOUNTING - event series "Passion for the Future" event on the 14th of October in Palma

Properties in Spain - Taxes - Inheritance – Beneficiary and exchange of information between Germany and Spain

 

As part of the event series "Passion for the Future" EuropeanAccounting invites you to a lecture and discussion event on 14th October 2016 at the Auditorium of the Club Mallorca Newspaper in Palma. Current questions about income, Estate, inheritance and Tourist tax, beneficiaries, inheritance and information exchange between Spain and Germany are on the programme, which is designed by high-class professionals:

 

Prof. Dr. Heribert Heckschen, Notary and University Professor

Marvin Bonitz, Executive Vice President and Sales Director of Minkner & Partner

Prof. Dr. Günther Strunk, Tax Consultant and University Professor

Thomas Fitzner, Executive assistant at Europeanaccounting

Dipl. Kfm. Willi Plattes, Accountants and Spiritus Rector of Europeanaccounting

 

For details and registration, please visit here: http://www.minkner.com/files/Mallorca2030.pdf

 

3. Galeria de Arte Minkner

 

HERMAN and OTTO QUIRIN - "Summertime"

 

There is a nice summer feeling since the 28th July 2016 in the Art Gallery Minkner in Santa Ponca. Two artists with different styles and vita HERMAN & OTTO QUIRIN present their work with the theme “Summertime.” HERMAN (with one N from Paderborn) has for many years been among the most prolific and successful pop painters. Unmistakeable and distinctive with his rough edge style; Herman’s paintings deal mostly with day to day occurrences of life. Sometimes humorous and cryptic, sometimes bitingly satirical large parts of his works are subtle subjects. As a cartoonist Herman worked for many publishing companies. His cartoons can be found on books, postcards and on consumer goods (as well as on millions of sugar sachets!)

 

OTTO QUIRIN (born in 1927) is a painter of lyrical abstraction. From 1948 to 1955 he studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy, the Nordic Art School Bremen, and the University of Hamburg studying painting, art history, German and philosophy. He worked as a teacher and presenter of art. From 1966 to 1970 he lived in Chile and directed the Instituto Aleman Carlos Anwander. While in Chile he had painted the portrait of Salvador Allende and Pablo Neruda. From 1971 to 1978 he was Director of the Hansa-College in Hamburg and then until 1984 he was Director of the German School in Barcelona. From 1950 until today Quirin has had numerous solo art exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Denmark, Spain, Bulgaria and (of course) Chile. Mr. Quirin has received numerous awards and art prizes. From 1990 to 2008 he had his studio in Hamburg and also in Blanes / Girona - Catalonia. This is where the bright beach paintings were created which are now displayed in the “summertime” Exhibition at the Galeria de Arte Minkner.

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109 – ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Exhibition: 28.07.2016 – 13.10.2016 - opening times: Mo - Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h – 14.00h

 

ELENA GATTI and Peter Thoms - from graphic to abstract

 

One aspect of the history of painting of the 20th century is the shift from figurative representation through several development steps to a gradual abstraction whose ultimate goal was the complete disintegration of the graphic. The result is an autonomous artistic statement. The Minkner Art Gallery in Santa Ponsa offers a new collective exhibition by the artists Elena Gatti and Peter Thoms, who follow the path from graphic to abstract through their work.

 

Elena Gatti was born in 1950 in Argentina, and now lives and works in her adopted home of Mallorca. By sketchy allusions and overwriting them to evolve forms, light and shadow, and thus comes to new perspectives of objects and people. It stimulates the imagination of the viewer, creating "works for immersion".

 

Peter Thoms, awarded the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science, is a master of the game of colour and light, which he uses almost playfully to resolve the representational and abstract. From the Middle distance itself developed from the ordered chaos arises.

Minkner & Partner - C./ Des Saluet, 1 (Deutsche Bank) - ES 07157 Pto. Andratx, Tel. +34 971 671 250

Exhibition: 24.03.2016 – 30.09.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

Jürgen Wölke - RETROSPECTIVE "assemblages - The world in miniature"

 

The artist Prof. Jürgen Wölke died in 2010. His main body of work was assemblages - patio-plastic material images reflecting what he calls "the world in miniature“. Large-scale works are located, for example, in New York's airport and at Leipzig Central Station as well as in numerous private collections. The Berlin Senate have presented numerous state guests with a Wölke assemblage as a gift.

 

Wölkes most common motives were those of his time battered facades of the German capital, small traditional shops, the Berlin corner pub and scenes from the lives of ordinary people. This work Wölke continued on Mallorca. Again, he found in the capital Palma facades and subjects worth replicating, and he created sensible environmental studies of documentary value. The largest German private collection of Wölke’s work is owned by the bankrupt entrepreneurs Schlecker and was dissolved as a result of the insolvency process.

 

Edith and Lutz Minkner were the main promoters of the artist and part of their Wölke collection is on show in Llucmajor.

 

Minkner & Partner - Ronda Migjorn, 145 B - ES 07620 Llucmajor, Tel. +34 971 66 29 29

Exhibition: 01.10.2015 – 30.09.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h 14.00h

 

4. EVENTS & TIPS

 

10th September 2016 ‘Fiesta de Iluminacion Artística’ in Villa Wesco, in Santa Maria

 

The villa Wesco is hosting an art and music event on 10th October from 20:00h onwards. Gardens and terraces will be transformed into a ‘fantastic world of light’ by the artist Stefan Holberg. As from 19.00 hours there will be show cooking with the chefs Marcel Ressand and Micheal Relijic. Tapas and refreshing drinks will be served, as from 20.00 h. There will also be various DJ’s such as Boris Cantero as well as Kiko Navarro and the duo the Germein Sisters. 10th October the fiesta `Iluminacion artistica’ by artist Stefan Hollenberg in "fantastic worlds of light". Starting at. 10.9.2016, "Fiesta de iluminacion artistica" at Villa Wesco, Santa Maria, Carrer Bernat de Santa Eugenia, at 19.00 h, admission free.

 

15th September 2016 Gunther Greffenius and the Manfred Kullmann Trio, Jazz at the culture Finca Son Baulo

 

Friends of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues will be very pleased that on the 15th of September pleased: Gunter Greffenius and Manfred Kullmann will be performing together once again at the culture Finca Son Baulo in Lloret Vistaalegre. Son Baulo is inviting you to a buffet, and music jazz, as well as Rhythm & Blues. Trio guesting again on the culture Finca Son Baulo in Lloret de Vistalegre and guarantee Jazz & Rhythm Blues at its finest. From 18.00 h invites Son Baulo to the buffet. 15.09.2016, Jazz & Blues Rhythm on the culture Finca Son Baulo. 18.00 h Buffet 22 €, 19.30 h concert 18 €, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

22nd September 2016, Music & Talk, Multicines Porto Pi, Palma

 

Willi Meyer and MM have created the series Music & Talk an institution in Mallorca's cultural world. On the 22nd September. (Meyers will have his 63rd birthday) in Multicine Porto Pi in Palma. This time Lorena Mösch –the Gynaecologist from Düsseldorf, and is a fantastic saxophonist and singer. The singing, musical star Gerd Achilles (Tarzan), Gudrun Schade, that was in Sister Act in Oberhausen, actor Martin Semmelrogge, songwriter Ti-Corn and percussionist Martin Kautz. 22nd Sept Music & Talk in Multicine Porto Pi, Sala 15, Palma, Avenida Gabriel Roca 54, entering 18.00, the show starts 20.00 h, tickets € 25 (presale 20 €), reservations tickets@music-talk.esor +34 677 624 599.

 

24th September 2016, Pool Party with Norbert Fimpel, Nathalie Kollo and Dani Roth in the culture Finca Son Baulo

 

On 24th September the cultural finca Son Baulo invites you to a musical pool party with hits from the Beatles to Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles and Eric Clapton, jazz, ballads, soul, funk. Artists such as Norbert Fimpel, Nathalie Kollo and Dani Roth. 24th Sept, musical pool party in the cultural Finca Son Baulo. From 18.00 h Coffee and cake € 5, 19.30 h concert 18 €, to follow 4-course menu € 26. Reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

25th September 2016, SOS Animal Party in Puerto Portals

 

On 9TH of September the animal charity organization SOS Animals in Puerto Portals will once again be organising the SOS Animal Party: A whole Sunday with plenty of entertainment for dogs and cats in need. Up to 3,000 visitors are expected at this ever-popular event. Attractions include a flea market, raffle, choosing the "cutest dogs" plus food stalls and music. The charity wants to draw attention to the plight of the animals Donations are still needed for the raffle. For details on the event and to the opportunities to participate in it - s e e  h e r e.

 

8th October 2016 Mallorca Magazin organized XII. MM-Golf Trophy, Golf de Andratx in Camp de Mar

 

The Mallorca Magazine has organized its popular golf tournament MM GOLF TROPHY on the golf course Golf de Andratx in Camp de Maron 8th October 2016. The event is sponsored by Axel Lange (Generali Insurance) and the Steigenberger Golf & Spa Resort. Participants will take their turn one after another. On the evening of the tournament, there is a ‘get-together party’ in the Accana beach club Camp de Mar beach (20.00 h 22.00 h - included in the participation fee). On competition days, there will be a half-way house with catering and in the evening a gala dinner and award ceremony at the Steigenberger - with live music from Ronny B. and a raffle with attractive prizes.8th Oct, MM Golf Trophy on the golf course Golf de Andratx in Camp de Mar, participation fee € 169 p.p., applications to the Club +34 971 236 280 and info@golfdeandratx.com

 

Tipp: Axel Thorer blogs what you always wanted to know about Mallorca - www.mallorca-aaaxel.com

 

Axel Thorer has had an eventful life - as an adventurer and explorer, a journalist and author, as well as a deputy editor of BUNTE; and he obviously has a great deal more adventures in his head. His latest project: A Mallorca-BLOG - www.mallorca-aaaxel.com. The idea - tips for Mallorca friends, or those who want to be there, no one else has ... A big claim. Who else could satisfy in as Axel Thorer. He is a proven discerning Mallorca and has written extensively on Mallorca, so the two bestsellers "Mallorca - Encyclopaedia of island secrets" and "love letter to Mallorca". The Thorers live since four generations on Mallorca. Axel Thorer is collectors, hunters, scientists, explorers and chronicler of the island and can therefore draw on his BLOG from the full. Me gusta: www.mallorca-aaaxel

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NEWSLETTER 216
Пятница, 05. August 2016

1. News from Minkner & Partner

 

Minkner & Partner M & P – Newsletter and M & P – BLOG – two very powerful forms of media

 

The Minkner & Partner Newsletter was established 9 years ago and has proved very popular as well as being very informative. The Minkner & Partner - BLOG (www.minkner.com/BLOG) has a different purpose, here you will find a newsflash of a complex issue which is later explained in greater depth and detail. For example, conferences/ lectures about the latest news and developments regarding the Real Estate market. Topics such as legal, tax & business matters with regard to the property market on Mallorca. The BLOG offers a forum to discuss matters and exchange opinions. For more information please check www.minkner.com/BLOG.

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction

 

Palma: Palace of Congress- Three Companies to bid for Tender No. 6

 

The Congress Centre has been finished. Only the seating for the Auditoriums is missing. The time to present a tender is over and there are just 3 contenders remaining: The Melia Group, Barcelo from Mallorca and the Hotusa Hotel Group from Catalonia. The minimum offer for the Hotel & Congress Centre should be approximately € 1.585.000 per annum. Representatives from the Government and from the City of Palma will peruse the various offers and will make a decision by the end of the year.

 

Palma/ Es Molinar: The ARCA Conservation Association demands restrictions from the Gastronomy

 

The Conservation Association ARCA has presented a document declaring that the former fishing village, Es Molinar- located on the outskirts of Palma, has lost its original, natural charm, mainly due to the huge increase in the gastronomical businesses. Numerous new buildings would not fit into this historical image. A comparison was made to the trendy district of Santa Catalina and in particular Calle Fabrica- where in the meantime a Moratorium is now in place banning new shops, which will help to keep the balance of residential and commercial. ARCA is requesting a similar Moratrium for Es Molinar.

 

Palma/ Es Monlinar: The Balearic Harbour administration does not want to extend Harbour concession

 

Between the Balearic Harbour administrations, the City of Palma and the Yacht Club there is a long standing disagreement over the extension of the harbour. The Yacht Club had originally planned an extension of 75 Berths to 315 and after protests from the harbour and the city administration they reduced this to 220. The original planning was for 70.000 m2 constructed area which was then reduced to 40.000 m2. Only a significant extension of the harbour guaranteed profitability and security. Their rivals wanted the harbour to remain with the original 75 berths and thus leave the harbour with its original character. The possibility of having the Harbour and the buildings put under a conservation order was also discussed. The Harbour officials and the City of Palma officials ended this never ending discussion quite drastically by deciding not to extend the concession, which ends in March 2018. The Yacht Clubs bluff has been called!

 

Palma/ Son Vida Golf: Inauguration of the New Club House, Labour Government shows adaptability!

 

On the 22nd July, The Schörghuber Group had the Inauguration of the new clubhouse of the Son Vida Golf Course and they combined this event with their traditional Summer Party. The Schörghuber Group, owners of the luxury hotels Castillo Son Vida, St. Regis Mardavall, Sheraton Arabella Golf and the Golf Resort Son Vida, are one of the most important international investors in high quality tourism on Mallorca. Perhaps it was a general reluctance to have any form of contact with so much capital and/ or perhaps controversy with the hotel industry in general, whatever the reason government officials boycotted Schörghubers 2015 Summer Party.

In the meantime, it is possible that even the “Left” must recognise and acknowledge how important the commitment of the Schörghuber Group and other national & international investors is for the Baleares. This year the Summer Party was attended by top government officials such as Prime Minister Francina Amengol, Tourism Minister Biel Barcelo, the General Director for Tourism, Pilar Carbonell and the Mayor of Palma- Jose Hila. Together they praised the Schörghuber Group for their engagement in Mallorca and gave confirmation of their unified support for the promotion of golf tourism. Well done Francina!

 

Palma: British consortium plans Theme Park with a planned investment of 500 million euros

 

The British real estate and investment company INTU plans to build an Amusement Park in Mallorca with a capital expenditure of 500 million euros. The area intended is approximately 180.000m2 and is located on the outskirts of Palma close to the Atletico Baleares Stadium. The owners are currently in negotiations with the present authorities and this has been well received, says the official company representative. On the site there are plans for a botanical garden, an artificial lake, an Open-Air Theatre, a tram, a Wave House, Ski & Ice tracks, a Deli/gastronomy market and various shopping offers are waiting to be installed. A time frame for the implementation of this work has not yet been announced. A similar project is already functioning since 2012 by INTU in Zaragoza under the name "Puerto Valencia." This is visited annually by 18 million guests. Just before printing this newsletter we have received a message that the current Palma City Council has rejected the project; stating “it is not inconsistent with local zoning.” INTU comment: We have deliberately not given a set time frame to this project as governments in Spain have short expiry dates.

 

Paguera/ Camp de Mar: PP is committed to pedestrian and bicycle pathways between the two resorts

 

The conservative party “PP” of Calvia City Council wants to get involved in the construction of a pedestrian and bicycle path between the holiday resorts of Paguera and Camp de Mar along the southwest of the island. The two different villages are presently only accessible by cobbled streets. The PP conservative party idea is to take the opportunity to entice the cycling tourism to come to the Southwest of the Island. They are also considering, in the long term, extending this pedestrian & cycle way to Pto. Andratx.

 

(2) Economy

 

Tourism I: 86.6 % Bed Occupancy on the Baleares in June 2016

 

After recently published data from the Spanish Statistics Office, the Balearic Islands had in June 2016 with 86.6 %, the highest bed occupancy in Spain. In second and third place were the Canary Islands with 77.6 % and Valencia with 66.2 %. The hotel occupancy in Spain, for the month of June, increased to 34.9 million which showed an 8.9 % increase for the same time of the previous year.

 

Tourism II: 23rd of July - Highest Record for Palmas San Joan Airport

 

Never before in the history of Palmas airport Son San Joan have there ever been as many passengers! On the 23rd July there were 176.470 passengers and 1028 aircrafts were dealt with. Contrary to the concern of theairport administration and considering the amount of aircrafts that had to handled, there were hardly any delays! Mallorca’s hoteliers and entrepreneurs are certain the 2016 summer season is going to be one of the most successful seasons of all times.

 

Tourism III: Problems caused by the insolvency of "Low-Cost Travel" and Unister ("Ab-in-the-holidays")

 

The Ministry of Tourism reported problems related to the bankruptcy of British organizer "Low-cost Travel" and the German company Unister ("Ab-in-holidays"). From the Low-Cost Travel collapse around 30,000 British holidaymakers, who already had their holiday booked, will now lose their holidays. There are also many hoteliers affected as debts of approximately 50 million euros are still outstanding. With regard to the bankruptcy of Unister a survey by the Tourism administration is still pending.

 

Trade I - Aldi will be opening another subsidiary in Manacor in September 2016

 

The German food discount store ALDI is expanding with more subsidiaries in Spain. The company already has 250 stores on the Spanish mainland. In Mallorca there are currently 6 stores which all opened up in one swoop last year! In September 2016 ALDI wants to open up another subsidiary, this time in Manacor. The other Mallorcan branches are located in Palma, Palma Nova, Magaluf, Marratxi and Inca. The ALDI management have stated that the total sales area in Mallorca is approximately 7.000 m².

 

Trading II: The French entrepreneur BRICOMART has opened up a Home/ Hardware store in Mallorca

 

Following the trend of Leroy Merlin, Bricodépôt and Baumark, the French group Bricomart has opened a new store in Mallorca. The new homeware store is located in the industrial area of Son Morro in Palma which is already a prominent area for hardware stores such: (Ikea, Lidl, Aldi, Müller). The commercial area consists of 8,000 m². Around 100 employees have found a new workplace and the total investment is approximately 14 million euros. Bricomart already has 16 stores in Spain.

 

Trade III: Carrefour Shopping Centre near completion and nearly all the retail space has been rented

 

In September, the new Carrefour shopping centre "FAN Mallorca Shopping" is scheduled to open in Coll d`en Rabassa. The sports company “Decathlon” have rented an area of 2,000 m² so now the FAN retail space is almost completely rented. Fan Mallorca Shopping has a total of 120 stores. Other tenants are: Adidas, Ritual, H & M, Primark and Mediamarkt.

 

(3) The law, taxes and finance

 

Balearic Parliament extended derogation: Building licenses for projects without drains

 

For decades, EU law requires the municipalities to issue building permits only if the property in question is connected to the sewer. In the past, the Balearic Government had failed to comply with these requirements and building permits granted for plots that were not connected to the public supply and disposal. The relevant legislation for the Balearic Islands expired in June 2016. In about a hundred urbanisations with about 10,000 plots, for example in Andratx, Palma-Son Vida, Alcudia and Llucmajor, the expiry of the special regulations resulted in a freeze of construction. TheBalearic Parliament decided in a meeting on the 21st of July 2016 that the exemption should be extended by six years under the conditions that the lack of infrastructure measures would actually be implemented. The Newsletter will keep you informed as soon as the regulations are implemented.

 

The Land Registry office has reportedly found 32,200 illegal constructions by using “Drones” and is now aiming to collect more taxes

 

The Spanish land registry offices have - unlike, for example, in Germany - primarily the function to provide a basis for calculating the local taxes. For this reason there are differences between the land registry and actual portfolio: The owner (taxpayer) is not interested to give notice of any enhancements to the property, the Land Registry Office however, want to know this information for taxation purposes. With the help of drones, tax inspectors have been in 37 municipalities of the islands (e.g. Andratx, Calvia, Santanyi, Alcudia, Son Servera, Ses Salines) and have discovered 32,200 homes in which such changes have not been given to the Land Registry Office. This will result in a review procedure by the municipalities with tax realignments. The Treasury expects annual revenue increases of 36 million euros. The controls have been ongoing since 2014 and are set to continue. The municipalities of Pollenca, Capdepera, Soller and Algaida are next on the list.

 

AUREN ENTREPRENEURS FORUM "German-Spanish Tax Law" on 22nd of July 2016, Finca Fangar, Campanet

 

AUREN BUSINESS FORUM will hold a Seminar on "Recent Developments in the Spanish-German Tax Law 2016" on the 22nd September 2016 at the Finca Fangar in Campanet. There will be a tour of the sprawling country estate, after which lawyers, accountants and other professionals will be invited to ask questions on the following: 1. Property owned by Germans in Spain, 2. Tax implications on Inheritance and with consideration to the effect of Spanish assets of Germans taking into account the impact of inheritance tax reform in Germany, 3. Activity and investment by German companies in Spain, 4. Assignment of employees from Germany to Spain, 5. International Tax Forum including wine tasting. A Mallorquin speciality dinner will be served as from 20.30 h where there will be a great opportunity to make many new contacts. If you are interested and would like further information please contact: Ms. Anne Rupp, anne.rupp@str-auren.de, Tel. +49 711 997 868 14, www.aurenevents.de

 

EUROPEANACCOUNTING - event series "Passion for the Future" event on the 14th of October in Palma

Properties in Spain - Taxes - Inheritance – Beneficiary and exchange of information between Germany and Spain

 

As part of the event series "Passion for the Future" EuropeanAccounting invites you to a lecture and discussion event on 14th October 2016 at the Auditorium of the Club Mallorca Newspaper in Palma. Current questions about income, Estate, inheritance and Tourist tax, beneficiaries, inheritance and information exchange between Spain and Germany are on the programme, which is designed by high-class professionals:

 

Prof. Dr. Heribert Heckschen, Notary and University Professor

Marvin Bonitz, Executive Vice President and Sales Director of Minkner & Partner

Prof. Dr. Günther Strunk, Tax Consultant and University Professor

Thomas Fitzner, Executive assistant at Europeanaccounting

Dipl. Kfm. Willi Plattes, Accountants and Spiritus Rector of Europeanaccounting

 

For details and registration, please visit here:

 

3. Galeria de Arte Minkner

 

HERMAN and OTTO QUIRIN - "Summertime"

 

There is a nice summer feeling since the 28th July 2016 in the Art Gallery Minkner in Santa Ponca. Two artists with different styles and vita HERMAN & OTTO QUIRIN present their work with the theme “Summertime.” HERMAN (with one N from Paderborn) has for many years been among the most prolific and successful pop painters. Unmistakeable and distinctive with his rough edge style; Herman’s paintings deal mostly with day to day occurrences of life. Sometimes humorous and cryptic, sometimes bitingly satirical large parts of his works are subtle subjects. As a cartoonist Herman worked for many publishing companies. His cartoons can be found on books, postcards and on consumer goods (as well as on millions of sugar sachets!)

 

OTTO QUIRIN (born in 1927) is a painter of lyrical abstraction. From 1948 to 1955 he studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy, the Nordic Art School Bremen, and the University of Hamburg studying painting, art history, German and philosophy. He worked as a teacher and presenter of art. From 1966 to 1970 he lived in Chile and directed the Instituto Aleman Carlos Anwander. While in Chile he had painted the portrait of Salvador Allende and Pablo Neruda. From 1971 to 1978 he was Director of the Hansa-College in Hamburg and then until 1984 he was Director of the German School in Barcelona. From 1950 until today Quirin has had numerous solo art exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Denmark, Spain, Bulgaria and (of course) Chile. Mr. Quirin has received numerous awards and art prizes. From 1990 to 2008 he had his studio in Hamburg and also in Blanes / Girona - Catalonia. This is where the bright beach paintings were created which are now displayed in the “Summertime” Exhibition at the Galeria de Arte Minkner.

 

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109 – ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Exhibition: 28.07.2016 – 13.10.2016 - opening times: Mo - Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h – 14.00h

 

ELENA GATTI and Peter Thoms - from graphic to abstract

 

One aspect of the history of painting of the 20th century is the shift from figurative representation through several development steps to a gradual abstraction whose ultimate goal was the complete disintegration of the graphic. The result is an autonomous artistic statement. The Minkner Art Gallery in Santa Ponsa offers a new collective exhibition by the artists Elena Gatti and Peter Thoms, who follow the path from graphic to abstract through their work.

 

Elena Gatti was born in 1950 in Argentina, and now lives and works in her adopted home of Mallorca. By sketchy allusions and overwriting them to evolve forms, light and shadow, and thus comes to new perspectives of objects and people. It stimulates the imagination of the viewer, creating "works for immersion".

 

Peter Thoms, awarded the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science, is a master of the game of colour and light, which he uses almost playfully to resolve the representational and abstract. From the Middle distance itself developed from the ordered chaos arises.

 

Minkner & Partner - C./ Des Saluet, 1 (Deutsche Bank) - ES 07157 Pto. Andratx, Tel. +34 971 671 250

Exhibition: 24.03.2016 – 30.09.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

Jürgen Wölke - RETROSPECTIVE "assemblages - The world in miniature"

 

The artist Prof. Jürgen Wölke died in 2010. His main body of work was assemblages - spatio-plastic material images reflecting what he calls "the world in miniature“. Large-scale works are located, for example, in New York's airport and at Leipzig Central Station as well as in numerous private collections. The Berlin Senate have presented numerous state guests with a Wölke assemblage as a gift.

 

Wölkes most common motives were those of his time battered facades of the German capital, small traditional shops, the Berlin corner pub and scenes from the lives of ordinary people. This work Wölke continued on Mallorca. Again, he found in the capital Palma ​​facades and subjects worth replicating, and he created sensible environmental studies of documentary value. The largest German private collection of Wölke’s work is owned by the bankrupt entrepreneurs Schlecker and was dissolved as a result of the insolvency process.

 

Edith and Lutz Minkner were the main promoters of the artist and part of their Wölke collection is on show in Llucmajor.

 

Minkner & Partner - Ronda Migjorn, 145 B - ES 07620 Llucmajor, Tel. +34 971 66 29 29

Exhibition: 01.10.2015 – 30.09.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h 14.00h

 

4. EVENTS & TIPS

 

3rd August to 08 September 2016 Sunset Market, the summer event in Puerto Portals

 

Puerto Portals is organizing the Sunset Market again this year. Every week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from the 3rd

August until the 8th of September 2016. The Sunset Market is very popular and is open from 19 h until 01.00 h. As well as market stalls of jewellery, decorations, accessories and summer cocktails there is live music as well as a DJ and an entertainment programme. There is also a children's play area as from 30.08. until 08.09.2016, Wednesday and Thursday 19.00 h - 1.00 h a.m., Sunset Market in Puerto Portals.

 

13 August 2016, Viennese Cabaret of Songs: Charlotte Ludwig guest appearance at the Culture Finca Son Baulo , Lloret de Vistalegre

 

The cultural Finca Son Baulo invites you on the 13th of August to an open-air concert "Viennese Cabaret of Songs" with Charlotte Ludwig, Vienna, and the famous accordionist- Erich Zib. The Austrian star will perform (SchlaWienerisch) cabaret songs that are very well known catchy cabaret melodies from Vienna. 13.08.2016, Charlotte Ludwig with Viennese songs and cabaret at the Culture Finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre, 18.30 buffet 22 €, 20.30 h Open air concert 18 €, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

13 August 2016 Young Singers from Salzburgs Festival in Castell Son Claret, Capdella

 

The Castell Son Claret, located in a beautifully landscaped park garden, is not only one of the most beautiful and exclusive country hotels on the island, it is also a place where sophisticated gastronomy and culture combine. For the fourth time the sounds of great Opera will be heard inside the walls and gardens. The Young Singers of the Salzburg Festival are again making a guest appearance and will give their audience an unforgettable evening. In addition to the concert there will be a welcome reception and a gala dinner with speciality wines. 13.08.2016, Young Singers of the Salzburg Festival in Castell Son Claret, Es Capdella, ticket (concert & dinner and drinks) € 195, info & reservations +34 971 138 620, www.castellsonclaret.com

 

20.08.2016 Open-Air Candlelit Concert with Colette Sternberg at the Culture Finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

Colette Sternberg will make another guest appearance at the culture Finca Son Baulo and will be accompanied on the piano by Maria Danus. The programme will be world famous songs, Boleros and “Schmonzetten” (comedy songs), South American tangos, Cuban songs, Arias and nostalgic music. The concert will be on the 20th August 2016, Colette Sternberg at the culture Finca Son Baulo, 18.30 buffet 22 €, 20.30 h Open Air Candlelit Concert 18 €, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

27th August 2016, "The new Martin Schmitt Show" at the culture Finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

The brilliant jazz pianist and comedian Martin Schmitt is appearing with his "new Martin Schmitt Show" at the culture Finca Son Baulo on 27th August 2016. The “WELT” newspaper described him as an "Improvisational Genius with the piano keys as well as with his fast & funny comedy”. The new Martin Schmitt Show on the 27th August 2016 at the culture Finca Son Baulo, 18.30 buffet 22 €, 20.30 h Martin Schmitt show 18 €, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

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NEWSLETTER 215
Пятница, 22. July 2016

1. News from Minkner & Partner

 

Brexit – what does this mean for the British on Mallorca and for the Mallorca real estate market?

 

Brexit - Brexit triggered the fall in the exchange rate of the pound sterling which has caused much concern for many of Mallorca’s long term British residents.  What will happen with the pound, will it further decrease in its value? Will they be able to cope with the cost of living here on the island? Will it be necessary to have a visa to live here? Will you need a work permit in the future? What will happen with the national health insurance? Will there still be a reciprocal agreement to cover health costs? What influence will Brexit have on the tourism industry? How will it affect the real estate market? Marvin Bonitz the Sales Director for Minkner & Partner will answer these questions on Minkner & Partners BLOG.

 

POKESTOP - Minkner bear in front of the Minkner & Partner - head office in Santa Ponsa

 

Until now our red bear at the entrance of our office has always been a photo model attraction, particularly for children. Now the Minkner & Partner bear has become a POKESTOP in the latest smartphone app POKEMONGO. First and foremost the poke stops are top tourist attractions so our bear is very proud to be one of these! There will be some balls, on site, to help catch the cute little monsters. As a modern company, we of course want to move with the times as today’s children are tomorrow’s clients.

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction

 

Plot of land with fantastic sea views from Minkner & Partners Portfolio

 

There are less and less plots of land with sea views, to find one is like winning the lottery! Naturally, the prices have also increased, but experienced professional builders and contractors know that to try and save money on the purchase of a building plot is a mistake! Please see a selection of 5 plots with fantastic sea views from our Portfolio. The plots are in the following locations: Pto. Andratx – Cala Llamp, Llucmayor – Cala Pi, Calvia – Son Font and Costa d´en Blanes.

 

Interested? Then please contact our Sales Managers in our offices in Pto Andratx (Matthias Neumann) +34 971 671 250), Santa Ponsa (Karin Ebermann +34 971 695 255) and Llucmayor ( Jörg Stepputat +34 971 66 29 29).

 

(2) Economy

 

Tourism I: 1. Brexit victim – Low Cost Travel Group registers bankruptcy

 

Low Cost Travel Group- Corporate Travel /LCTG unfortunately had to register bankruptcy. Attempts to save Low Cost Travel Group, was unfortunately not possible due to Brexit. Low Cost Travel has debts of approximately 50 million euros to Mallorcan Hoteliers. At this time it is unknown exactly how many British holiday makers have been affected. M & P Newsletter will report at a later date.

 

Tourism II: Palma airport is working to full capacity

 

Last Saturday new records were established at Palma Airport: In 24 hours - 1.054 aircraft took off and landed at Palma San Joan Airport. Air traffic controllers dealt with 714 daily flights between March and October which means that there were a total of 150.970 flights during this time. In total 26,4 million passengers were dealt with. During the first half of the year there were 10,6 million passengers arriving which shows an increase compared to the same time last year of 11,2 %.  A spokesman for air traffic control in Palma stated that they are at their “absolute limit.” It is very likely that in August there could well be delays. To cope with the increased amount of flights they would have to increase the airport staff by 10 % - 20 %.

 

Tourism III: Iberostar open a 5 star hotel at the Playa de Palma

 

The trend for top quality tourism extends to the Playa de Palma: The hotel chain Iberostar will be opening the 5 star hotel Iberostar- Playa de Palma. The hotel has been extended by an extra floor giving a total of 182 rooms. 18 million euros have been invested in the modernisation of the hotel. The jewel in the crown is the “Grohe Experience Suite” on the 7th floor, which has over 100 m², superb sea views and the latest fixtures & fittings from this top German manufacturer. At the inauguration, the board of the Iberostar Group complained about the new left wing government, who have damaged investments in the tourist industry with restrictions and austerity cuts.

 

Agriculture hopes to receive EU subsidies   The EU has accepted that the Balearics is a “less-favoured region” with the result that agriculture in the Balearics can now hope for various subsidies from the EU. So far, only the Tramuntana Mountains had been classified in this category but now farmers can also apply for compensation. Low interest loans for agricultural projects and investments will be available.

 

(3) The law, taxes and finance

 

Undeclared (black) payments are now obsolete

 

It was once a rule, rather than the exception to the rule, that real estate sales in Spain always had a part of the purchase price paid in “black” or “undeclared monies.” This part was not included in the official deeds. The lawyers called this “Non-Declaration.” Apparently, this business was interesting for both parties as the seller saved a part of the profit and capital gains tax and the purchaser a part of the acquisition costs ( VAT or estate transfer tax, notary, land registry, accountants fees (Gestoria.) National and international controls, high technology checks, as well as high costs of fines & penalties when caught, have now made this particular practice obsolete. Press Lau Dipl. Jur. Lutz Minkner CEO Minkner & Partner, answers these queries in the BLOG contribution "Unterverbriefung - ein Auslaufmodell". Link.

 

3. Galería de Arte Minkner

 

Monika Hädrich – established in Mallorca Relief Artist

 

Following graduation from high school, the charming (and very real) artist from Vienna studied telecommunications and marketing and was a manager, in the advertising industry. Although she worked in an art-related industry, the lack of time and her respect for the professional artists, whom she met in her working life, caused her to realise that she was neglecting her own creative initiatives. She only began painting in 1998, under the guidance of artist friends "with patience and rigour". Since then, she spends her tie enjoying her passion in Vienna, lower Austria and Mallorca. Her inspiration she acquires during her travels far and wide, which is her second passion.

 

Her abstract works are created using oil and acrylic and a variety of materials such as earth, marble dust, lime putty, building materials and sand, which she brings from all countries. This results in images, igneous-strong, and tactile with strong emotions but nevertheless in which soft structural sensations and feelings are expressed. Monika Hädrich offers both individual and group exhibitions at home and abroad.

 

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109 – ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Exhibition: 15.05.2016 – 27.07.2016 - opening times: Mo - Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h – 14.00h

 

ELENA GATTI and Peter Thoms - from graphic to abstract

 

One aspect of the history of painting of the 20th century is the shift from figurative representation through several development steps to a gradual abstraction whose ultimate goal was the complete disintegration of the graphic. The result is an autonomous artistic statement. The Minkner Art Gallery in Santa Ponsa offers a new collective exhibition by the artists Elena Gatti and Peter Thoms, who follow the path from graphic to abstract through their work.

 

Elena Gatti was born in 1950 in Argentina, and now lives and works in her adopted home of Mallorca. By sketchy allusions and overwriting them to evolve forms, light and shadow, and thus comes to new perspectives of objects and people. It stimulates the imagination of the viewer, creating "works for immersion".

 

Peter Thoms, awarded the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science, is a master of the game of colour and light, which he uses almost playfully to resolve the representational and abstract. From the Middle distance itself developed from the ordered chaos arises.

 

Minkner & Partner - C./ Des Saluet, 1 (Deutsche Bank) - ES 07157 Pto. Andratx, Tel. +34 971 671 250

Exhibition: 24.03.2016 – 30.09.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

Jürgen Wölke - RETROSPECTIVE "assemblages - The world in miniature"

 

The artist Prof. Jürgen Wölke died in 2010. His main body of work was assemblages - spatio-plastic material images reflecting what he calls "the world in miniature“. Large-scale works are located, for example, in New York's airport and at Leipzig Central Station as well as in numerous private collections. The Berlin Senate have presented numerous state guests with a Wölke assemblage as a gift. Wölkes most common motives were those of his time battered facades of the German capital, small traditional shops, the Berlin corner pub and scenes from the lives of ordinary people. This work Wölke continued on Mallorca. Again, he found in the capital Palma ​​facades and subjects worth replicating, and he created sensible environmental studies of documentary value. The largest German private collection of Wölke’s work is owned by the bankrupt entrepreneurs Schlecker and was dissolved as a result of the insolvency process. Edith and Lutz Minkner were the main promoters of the artist and part of their Wölke collection is on show in Llucmajor.

 

Minkner & Partner - Ronda Migjorn, 145 B - ES 07620 Llucmajor, Tel. +34 971 66 29 29

Exhibition: 01.10.2015 – 30.09.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h 14.00h

 

Tipp: Artists workshop visit Werner Wöber in Capdella

 

The architect and artist Werner Wöber had a well-attended and very successful exhibition in the Galeria de Arte Minkner. During this time the artist created his very own “collectors community” here on Mallorca. On the 14th of May he held an artistic gathering in his very charming house in Capdella which further established his recognition as a sought after artist.

Ifyouareinterestedinvisitinghisstudio,pleasecontactWernerWöberon+34971233392byappointmentonlyplease.

 

Werner Wöber: „The Problem with the Glass of Red Wine”

 

4. EVENTS & TIPS

 

Manacor celebrates the Fiesta of Saint Jaume until the 25th July 2016

 

From the 18th July until the 25th July Manacor celebrates the fiesta of Saint Jaume. Manacor is located on the east side of the island and Saint Jaume (James) is the patron saint of the town. The “Mulassa of Manacor” starts off the fun and this is when the papier maché donkey gets carried through the town of Manacor until it reaches the town hall! The highlight of this event is the traditional market where you can find all the regional products of this area, such as wine and various sorts of tapas. There is also a horse gymkhana/tournament on Saturday evening where the whole village celebrates until the early hours and for this reason the 25th of July is a national holiday in Manacor.

 

30th July 2016, A.L.M.A.- Charity golf tournament for children with cancer fundraiser event, Golfclub Vall d’ Or

 

A.L.M.A is a relatively new charity organisation which was founded in February 2015. The priority of this organisation is to help and support children in the Son Espases hospital who are suffering with cancer. There is a great need for financial help and one way to help is through organising Golf tournaments. The A.L.M.A – Golf tournament is on the 30th July at the Vall D‘Or golf course. The tournament begins at 15.30h with a “shotgun start!” A BBQ buffet begins at 21.30h and there is also a fantastic raffle with superb prizes and musical entertainment from Alejandro Burgos with his band “The Zone Sisters.” 30th July 2016, 15.30 h, A.L.M.A. Golf Tournament in aid of the Son Espases Childrens Cancer Charity. Golfclub Vall D`Or, Reservations: +34 971 837 001 and reservas@valldorgolf.com

 

30th July 2016, Klaus Ignatzek (piano) and Susanne Menzel (vocals) in the cultural Finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

Klaus Ignatzek one of the top pianists and composers of the European jazz scene with more than 60 CDs of studio and concert recordings, will perform with Susanne Menzel. Pop tunes, catchy tunes and sometimes profound and poetic, in but his concerts always include the Great American Songbook. As an opening act participants of piano workshops will perform.30th July 2016, Klaus Ignatzek and Susanne Menzel in the cultural Finca Son Baulo, from 18.00 h Buffet, 19.30 h concert 16 €, reservations + 34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

31st July 2016, ‘Music & Talk’ goes open air in the paintball club Llucmajor

 

Willi Meyer and friends invite you to the next Music & Talk. This time there will be an open air concert on the 31st July in the Paintball Club in Llucmajor. As usual, Willi Meyer has invited illustrious guests to play music together and chat too. Guests are usually music producers, composers and multi- instrumental artists such as Conny Conrad and the pop singer Anna, Conrads musical protégé. Music & Talk on 31st July 2015, 20.00 h in the paintball club in Llucmayor, Advance ticket reservations € 20, on the night € 25.

 

Tipp: Open- air cinema in front of the cathedral Parc de la Mar/ Palma

 

Parc de Mar, Palma located directly in front of the Cathedral, transforms itself for another year into an open air cinema until 10th September. Depending on events, the cinema, with free entrance, is usually every Tuesday/Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. International Films such as: Hunger Games, - Mocking Jay 1, Jurassic World and the Minions can be watched on a large screen. The majority of the films are in Spanish or Catalan and some have English subtitles. In July the films begin at 22 h, in August at 21.30 h and in September at 21 h.

 

Tipp: Is Can Picafort the new cultural centre for the north of the island? Sculptures from Joan Bennassar

 

With the help of the well-known sculptor Joan Bennassar, Can Picafort, could well be the new cultural centre of the North. Until November 2016 the artist will be displaying his works at different locations in Can Picafort: Placa Cervantes which is in front of the Hotel Mar y Paz, at the Clot de sàlga and also next to the Son Baulo beach. He will be showing dramatic sculpture groups of female figures. Bennassar names the groups as follows. The Longing, The Ritual, The Treasure, The Hurt. These groups depict various moments in the life of the artist, who is deeply involved with the Mediterranean life and also are symbolic presentations of his travels to Ithaka. Can Picafort – now more than ever a worthwhile visit.

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NEWSLETTER 214
Пятница, 08. July 2016

1. News from Minkner & Partner

 

New colleague on the reception in the head office in Santa Ponsa

 

A new face greets our customers on entering our head office in Santa Ponsa. Julia Kauffmann is our new management assistant and she will work alongside our longstanding member of staff Serafima Joel. Julia has a great deal of experience in tourism and has also worked in a major real estate agent on the island. Welcome on board.

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction

 

Camp de Mar: Waste water treatment plant is being renovated, investing 2.8 million euros

 

Residents in the vicinity of the waste water treatment plant in Camp de Mar will soon be able to breathe again and open the windows no matter which way the wind blows. The Island Council has provided 2.8 million euros for the rehabilitation of the treatment plant in Camp de Mar. The amount will be paid in three instalments up to the end of 2017. The existing system will be renovated and extended as it is too old and is currently working at full capacity. After the renovation, the treatment plant will increase its performance by 70 % and be able to treat 700 - 1200 m³ of sewage daily.

 

Manacor: New construction projects due to changes in the development plan

 

Manacor town hall has changed some aspects of its development plan, paving the way for new construction projects: A park has been created on a 10,000 m² plot beside the pearl factory Majorica  and in the resort of Calas de Mallorca an area that was previously an industrial park, can now be built upon. A school will be built at the entrance to Porto Cristo and finally, a new approach towards Cala Morlanda will be created in S’Illot.

 

(2) Economy

 

Tourism I: For the period January to May 3 million tourists visited the island

 

During the period January to May 2016 over 3 million tourists visited the Balearics which is a 14 % increase compared to the same period last year. The majority of visitors came from Germany with 38 % and Great Britain, 28 %. The record month was May with 1.8 million tourists. Throughout Spain record breaking figures are reported with some 25 million tourists visiting Spain. The lions share visited the autonomous regions of Cataluña and Canary Islands

 

Tourism II: 30,000 cruise ship tourist visited Mallorca in just two days.

 

On Monday Palma’s harbour was dominated by the presence of eight cruise ships which carried a total of 30,000 tourists to Palma to visit the old town. The ships were the Harmony of the Seas, Britannia, Mein Schiff 3, MSC Armonia, Costa Diadema, MSC Fantasia, Costa Fascinosa and Thomson Majesty. Presently under discussion is how to improve the coordination of ships docking so that they are not all in port at the same time, in order to avoid congestion in the city centre.

 

Tourism III: The tour operator Schauinsland has bought a hotel in Cala Ratjada

 

The German tour operator Schauinsland are investing in Mallorca and have bought the hotel Eva Park in Cala Ratjada, which will now change its name to Bahia Cala Ratjada. This is the first purchase of a hotel on Mallorca by the German tour operator. Schauinsland has already invested in hotels in February of this year when they undertook the renovation and operation of a 119 room hotel. Schauinsland plan to market the property as an ‘adults only’ hotel.

 

Tourism IV: Paguera Hotel Villamil is now a 5 star hotel

 

The Hotel Villamil in Paguera which is located on the seafront is a building with a great deal of history and has been operating as hotel for more than 60 years. However it was starting to look a little run down.  6 million euro has been invested to refurbish the hotel adhering to its classic style and it now boasts 162 rooms, 39 of which are new, lawns and numerous sports possibilities and it is now classed as a five star hotel. There is also a new VIP lounge and a 150m² events hall. In future the hotel will be open for 10 months of the year.

 

Good news regarding employment

 

Due to the economic growth in the Balearic Islands and the excellent tourist season, there is good news to report from the job market: According to the latest survey by the Spanish Statistics Office, in June 2016, 46.278 people were unemployed in the Balearic Islands. That's 9,230 more less than in the same month last year. In Spain the Balearic Islands have the fewest unemployed. The highest unemployment rate in the Balearics was 26 %, it is now 19 %. Still high, but it seems there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

Rental in the Balearics: Rents have increased by 3,9 % compared to the same time last year

 

According to statistics issued by Fotocasa the real estate website, rents in the Balearic islands are constantly increasing and are at the same historical level as 2007 which was € 9.80 /m² per month. In May 2016, the increase was 3.9 % compared to May of the previous year. The average rental per m² located in the Balearic Islands is currently at € 9.32 / m² per month. Thus, the current rents are already 26.6 % higher than the Spanish average, which stands at € 7.36 / m² per month.

 

Palma shopping in summer up until 21.00h

 

During summer both tourists and local people can shop in Palma Monday to Saturday from at least 9.00 h to 21.00 h and Thursday shops can stay open until 23.00 h. The shopping times have been extended following a proposal by the retail association. In summer tourists prefer to lie on the beach and go to Palma in the evening to shop. Many public buildings and museums such as the cathedral, Es Baluard and Casal Solleric will also open in the evenings.

 

Palma shopping II: The retail association reports the best figures in 7 years for June 2016

 

The seven lean years (since the start of the economic crisis) seem to be a thing of the past. PIMECO the association for small and medium enterprises publish a monthly turnover barometer according to which sales in the month of June were the best ever in the last seven years for those businesses in the association. During the last four months sales for businesses have increased on a monthly basis. Revenue is also on the rise even with the start of the sales – rebajas – and retailers are very happy.

 

(3) The law, taxes and finance

 

Shopping centre Palma Springs - court issues left government resounding slap

 

The left tendency Government who it appears are an enemy of the economy, has received a resounding slap from the Balearic Higher Regional court. The Unibail-Rodamcogroup, who plan to build a shopping centre ‘Palm Springs’ in the Playa de Palma, (200 shops, 5,000 jobs) with a total investment of 225 million euros, appealed against the  moratorium on large scale shopping centres imposed by the left-wing government. The Balearic Higher Regional Court has provisionally lifted this moratorium. However, the island council wants to appeal against the decision. The reasoning of the Court is interesting: the Regional Government and the Island Council have caused significant legal uncertainty. In the years 2007, 2010, 2015 and 2016 they had repeatedly stopped issuing licenses. "If this is not is arbitrary, it is at least a risk of legal certainty". Furthermore, the Court criticized unequal treatment of Unibail-Rodamco since the nearby, and currently under construction shopping centre FAN, is not affected by the moratorium.

 

Conservation is the sharp end of the building politics

 

The expansion of the harbour in Molinar has been the subject of a heated discussion during the last several months. While those who are active in the club want to tear down the old building and build new and larger port facilities, the conservationists and the left tendency government want to keep the old harbour building and maintain the original size of the port. Those in favour of keeping the old buildings have won a temporary victory. Palma City Council has now adopted a one year moratorium for the protection of 208 buildings and facilities in and around Palma. During the period of the moratorium, the provisionally protected objects may neither be modified nor demolished. Only renovations are permitted. Included in the moratorium catalogue are the "Mallorca Tenis Club", "Cafe Lirico", the cinema "Cine Rivoli" and „100 houses in the neighbourhood Pere Garau" (complex of buildings from the twenties which were built according to the cooperative principle). During the term of the moratorium, a thorough investigation will be made to establish which category each building falls under. For some it will be for conservation reasons and for others as being an obstacle to investment.

 

3. Galería de Arte Minkner

 

Monika Hädrich – established in Mallorca Relief Artist

 

Following graduation from high school, the charming (and very real) artist from Vienna studied telecommunications and marketing and was a manager, in the advertising industry. Although she worked in an art-related industry, the lack of time and her respect for the professional artists, whom she met in her working life, caused her to realise that she was neglecting her own creative initiatives. She only began painting in 1998, under the guidance of artist friends "with patience and rigour". Since then, she spends her tie enjoying her passion in Vienna, lower Austria and Mallorca. Her inspiration she acquires during her travels far and wide, which is her second passion.

 

Her abstract works are created using oil and acrylic and a variety of materials such as earth, marble dust, lime putty, building materials and sand, which she brings from all countries. This results in images, igneous-strong, and tactile with strong emotions but nevertheless in which soft structural sensations and feelings are expressed. Monika Hädrich offers both individual and group exhibitions at home and abroad.

 

Galeria de Arte Minkner – Avenida Rey Jaime I, 109 – ES 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. +34 971 695 255

Exhibition: 15.05.2016 – 27.07.2016 - opening times: Mo - Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h – 14.00h

 

ELENA GATTI and Peter Thoms - from graphic to abstract

 

One aspect of the history of painting of the 20th century is the shift from figurative representation through several development steps to a gradual abstraction whose ultimate goal was the complete disintegration of the graphic. The result is an autonomous artistic statement. The Minkner Art Gallery in Santa Ponsa offers a new collective exhibition by the artists Elena Gatti and Peter Thoms, who follow the path from graphic to abstract through their work.

 

Elena Gatti was born in 1950 in Argentina, and now lives and works in her adopted home of Mallorca. By sketchy allusions and overwriting them to evolve forms, light and shadow, and thus comes to new perspectives of objects and people. It stimulates the imagination of the viewer, creating "works for immersion".

 

Peter Thoms, awarded the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science, is a master of the game of colour and light, which he uses almost playfully to resolve the representational and abstract. From the Middle distance itself developed from the ordered chaos arises.

 

Minkner & Partner - C./ Des Saluet, 1 (Deutsche Bank) - ES 07157 Pto. Andratx, Tel. +34 971 671 250

Exhibition: 24.03.2016 – 30.09.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

Jürgen Wölke - RETROSPECTIVE "assemblages - The world in miniature"

 

The artist Prof. Jürgen Wölke died in 2010. His main body of work was assemblages - spatio-plastic material images reflecting what he calls "the world in miniature“. Large-scale works are located, for example, in New York's airport and at Leipzig Central Station as well as in numerous private collections. The Berlin Senate have presented numerous state guests with a Wölke assemblage as a gift.

 

Wölkes most common motives were those of his time battered facades of the German capital, small traditional shops, the Berlin corner pub and scenes from the lives of ordinary people. This work Wölke continued on Mallorca. Again, he found in the capital Palma ​​facades and subjects worth replicating, and he created sensible environmental studies of documentary value. The largest German private collection of Wölke’s work is owned by the bankrupt entrepreneurs Schlecker and was dissolved as a result of the insolvency process.

 

Edith and Lutz Minkner were the main promoters of the artist and part of their Wölke collection is on show in Llucmajor.

 

Minkner & Partner - Ronda Migjorn, 145 B - ES 07620 Llucmajor, Tel. +34 971 66 29 29

Exhibition: 01.10.2015 – 30.09.2016 – opening times: Mon - Fri 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h 14.00h

 

4. EVENTS & TIPS

 

9th July 2016 Artists Festival and Exhibition DAVID ZISMAN, sculptures, Puigpunyent

 

David Zisman (born 1940) lives and works in Puigpunyent, and is still creating. Iron and steel are his preferred related materials and from which he forms expressive sculptures or ensembles of sculptures groups that tell stories. People have compared his works to those of Giacometti, but Zisman has its own way of expressing himself. On Mallorca Zisman is one of the greats in the world of sculpture. The diversity of the island and its international group of collectors has made him famous even beyond Spanish borders. On 9th July 2016 Zisman will hold an art festival and an exhibition of his latest works in his magical garden in Puigpunyent. 9th July 2016, 12.00 h - 18.00 h, artist festival and exhibition DAVID ZISMAN, sculptures, Puigpunyent, Concas, 127. To register, please contact Gabriela Kunze: +34 971 614 101 or gkunze@gkunze.es

 

9th July 2016 "Blues & Roads II" Hans Theessink from Vienna in the cultural Finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

Hans Theessink, the Dutchman in Vienna. The Voice: The genius. The Guitar: Forget everything you have seen and heard. Theessink has performed over 7,000 concerts and recorded two dozen albums which include his own hits and successful titles con Bob Dylan, Brownie McGhee and Townes Van Zandt. 9th July 2016, Blues & Roads II, Hans Theessink in the cultural Finca Son Baulo in Llloret de Vistalegre, from 18.00 h Buffet 18 €, 20.00 h concert 18 €, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

9th July 2016 Open air concert with Eleonore Marguerre (vocals) and Festival Orchestra Santanyi, Cala Fuguera

 

An open-air concert will be held on 9th July 2016 in the unique setting overlooking the sea in the bay of Calo d`en Busques in Cala Figuera. The German soprano Eleanor Marguerre is accompanied by the Santanyi Festival Orchestra. The revenue will be donated to charities such as the Mallorcan Cancer Aid benefit. 9th July 2016, open-air concert in Cala Figuera, beginning 22.00 h, seats € 20, standing free, reservations +34 618 523 725 reserves@festivalmusicasantanyi.com, info: www.festivalmusicasantanyi.com

 

16th July 2016, Boogie Woogie with Axel Zwingenberger in the stables in the cultural Finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

Axel Zwingenberger, the no. 1 Boogie Woogie piano player will make a guest appearance on 16th July, 2016 in the stables of the cultural Finca Son Baulo in Lloret de Vistalegre. The "opening act" will be Dr. Helmuth Löhr - the local Johnny Cash. 16th July 2016 Boogie Woogie in the stables - Axel Zwingenberger in the cultural Finca Son Baulo. From 18.00 h suckling 13 €, 19.30 h concert 18 €. Reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

23rd July, 2016, jazz trumpeter Daniel Erismann plays in the patio of the Cultural Finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

A small and fine jazz festival will take place in the patio of the Cultural Finca Son Baulo on 23rd July 2016. Daniel Erismann is the most famous Swiss jazz trumpeter and he can be heard performing with great orchestras and at international festivals worldwide. Accompanying him are: Franco Bombelli - piano, Roger Machon - Sax, German Salvatierra - Bass and Toni Beltran - drums.23rd July 2016, jazz festival with Daniel Erismann in Son Baulo, from 18.00 h Buffet 18 €, 19.30 h Concert in Patio € 18, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

30th July 2016, Klaus Ignatzek (piano) and Susanne Menzel (vocals) in the cultural Finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

Klaus Ignatzek one of the top pianists and composers of the European jazz scene with more than 60 CDs of studio and concert recordings, will perform with Susanne Menzel. Pop tunes, catchy tunes and sometimes profound and poetic, in but his concerts always include the Great American Songbook. As an opening act participants of piano workshops will perform.30th July 2016, Klaus Ignatzek and Susanne Menzel in the cultural Finca Son Baulo, from 18.00 h Buffet, 19.30 h concert 16 €, reservations + 34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

TIP: Caves re-opened in Genova - Palma

 

The Caves of Genova on the outskirts of Palma are now reopened to visitors. The owner and restaurateur Alfonso Robledo has increased the safety standards of the caves, which are adjacent to his restaurant, by installing new lighting systems, in order to make the 3 km trail through the caves more attractive. The caves were discovered in 1906, however, are much smaller than, for example, the Caves of Drach in Porto Cristo. Cuevas de Genova, Carrer Barranc, 45 - Genova / Palma, Tel +34 971 402 387, open from 11.00 h - 18.00 h.

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