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NEWSLETTER 228
Пятница, 24. February 2017

1. News from Minkner & Partner

 

MALLORCAS TRAUMIMMOBILIEN – PTO. ANDRATX SPECIAL

 

On the occasion of the opening for our new offices on the harbour promenade in Puerto Andratx, Minkner & Partner is publishing a special edition of our in-house newspaper “TRAUMIMMOBILIEN” which will be issued as a supplement in MALLORCA MAGAZIN as well as MALLORCA ZEITUNG on 23rd of March.  Whoever hasn’t already bought it has until the 1st of March to do so.  The newspaper is also available online at www.minkner.com  

 

In addition to presenting thecompany, the newspaper also contains reports on the current market as well as the unique harbour of Puerto. Andratx. There is also a selection of properties in the Andratx region and the reader can also enjoy interesting articles regarding current legal and tax matters as well as finance, architecture, construction and craftsmanship, in fact most matters relevant to real estate.

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction / Investment

 

Palma Cappuccino – Group buys town house in the Calle Protectora

 

The Cappuccino group (cafés, restaurants, hotels) has purchased, from the bad bank SAREB, an old building in Palma in the Calle Protectora.  The building which was built in 1869 has been vacant for numerous years;the present façade was designed by the architect Gaspar Benazar in 1928. Throughout its lifetime, the building has had various uses; firstly, as the head office of an accident insurance cooperative, later a cinema and a place for social events, then by the local authorities and latterly as a hairdresser, a gym and squash courts. The building has a constructed area of 2,700 m². The price of the current purchase is not known; however, it was valued at € 6 million 10 2013. To date the plans of the Cappuccino Group for future use of the building are not known.

 

Palma: German investor purchases ‘Casa Roca ‘and is to convert it into a city hotel

 

Many traditional shops in Palma's old town have had to close, due to the fact that old properties need to be demolished or rehabilitated. The popular Cafe Lirico at the Borne was also affected, which had to close recently. Now the "Casa Roca" has closed in Palmas Carrer Hostal - a stationery shop, which had been open for the past 167-years. The reason why it had to close wasn’t because of sale to investors, but the fact that no successor was found for the shop. The building was sold to a German investor who wants to convert it into a city hotel.

 

Palma: Restoration work at the fortress of Sant Carles

 

Palmas most important defense was the fortress San Carles (Porto Pi). It was built in the 17th century and served as a defense against pirate attacks. At times the complex was a military prison; today it is a military museum. The building was damaged in 1890 to make room for larger guns. Further damage was caused by adverse weather conditions on this part of the coast. Now the foundation Fundatur has provided an amount of €350,000 for the restoration of the fortress.

 

Llucmayor – Capocorb Vell: Excavation site should be repaired

 

Llucmajor twon hall has decided to restore the Capocorb Vell site, which has been neglected in the past years, and to establish it as a tourist attraction. The first excavation was carried out in Capocorb Vella 100 year ago, A talaoitic settlement with 30 dwellings from approx. 900 BC was found. In a second phase the site will be signposted and an information center built.

 

Cala d`Or: Hotel Corfu + Skorpios = Alua Soul Mallorca Resort

 

The hoteliers of Cala d`Or also use the winter months to renovate their hotels. This is how the new Hotel Alua Soul Mallorca Resort in the bay of Cala Egos has evolved, as it is a combination of the existing 3 star hotels Corfu and Skorpios, which will have 4 stars in the future. The investment volume is stated as 1.3 million euros. 70 new jobs will be created in the new hotel. Until now, the old hotels were run as family hotels; in the future the Alua Soul Mallorca Resort will be reserved for adults only.

 

(2) Economy

 

Solar Energy: 32.100 households are going to be provided from the industrials solar panel roof tops

 

The association of business enterprises based in Palma’s industrial area, have commissioned a survey, the results of have now been submitted. According to this, 1,400 rooves with a total area of 50 hectares could be equipped with solar cells in the Son Castello and Can Valero business areas, which could then supply energy for 32,100 households. The association will now enter into individual discussions with its members in order to calculate the respective self- consumption and the amount of possible feed-in into the public network.

 

Airlines: Eurowings is going to be expanding and is going to employ 100 people!!

 

In the context of the lease between Air berlin and Lufthansa, Lufthansa’s subsidiary Eurowings is going to be expanding. As of May 2017, Palmas airport Son San Joan is going to be their main base, and for this reason they will be employing 100 new staff. Eurowings will be flying from the following airports: Berlin- Tegel, Bremen Dortmund, Dresden, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Hannover, Kalsruhe, Köln- Bonn, Leipzig, München, Münster, Nürnberg, Paderborn, Saarbrücken, Stutgart and Sylt.

 

(3) The law taxes and finance

 

European Commission urges Spain to take a decision on the "Modelo 720"

 

Since 2012, the controversial tax declaration form "Modelo 720" exists for those persons who have their tax domicile in Spain and which they must use to declare any foreign assets, bank accounts or real estate and other any assets of more than € 50,000. In the opinion of tax experts, this requirement of the Spanish tax authorities is in numerous ways contrary to higher-ranking EU law. The European Commission has already initiated infringement proceedings against Spain at the request of lawyer Alejandro del Campo. Now the European Commission requested that Spain change the rules on the disclosure of foreign assets within two months. Should Spain not comply within this period, it may be brought before the European Court of Justice.

 

Valldemossa town hall has to pay 7.5 million euros for the expropriation of a 3,000 m² site

 

The Spanish Constitution guarantees and protects property. Many politicians do not seem to know this. At present the Balearic courts have to deal with a variety of proceedings, the subject of which is e.g. reassignment of building land in green zones without compensation. After more than 20 years (!), a process of a "former" landowner from the municipality of Valldemossa has now been legally resolved. In 1995, the municipality had "recovered" the plaintiff's 3,000 m² property without compensation and has now been sentenced by the court to pay a compensation of 7.5 million euros (!). This is twice the annual budget of the town hall. In the next few years Valldemossa town hall will have to tighten their belts.

 

3. Galería de Arte Minkner

 

ELVIRA BACH,JOSEPHBEUYS,JÖRGIMENDORFF,HERBERTHUNDRICH,A.R.PENKandMIKESTEINER„Contemporary Art“

 

As of 27th January, to 12th April .2017 the Minkner Art Gallery will exhibit works from great names of contemporary art: Elvira Bach, Joseph Beuys, Jörg Immendorff, Herbert Hundrich, A.R. Penk and Mike Steiner. The work of the artists differs in concept, technique, artistic style and statement as well as belonging to a certain type or group. The exhibition is also of special interest to young collectors, as there are some original prints which do not put too much of a strain on the young art collector’s wallet.

 

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

Exhibition dates: 27.01.2017 – 12.04.2017 - Open: Mo. - Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

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

 

Constantin Rahmfeld's photographic work "Fiestas auf Mallorca - kings, devils, giants, penitents and the magic of the fire" was exhiobited  during the last quarter of 2016 in the Galeria de Arte Minkner in Santa Ponsa and received a lively and positive response from visitors and the press alike . Since visitors to the gallery in Santa Ponsa were mostly from the Pto. Andratx to Palma region, we have decided to extend the length of the exhibition and it can now be seen in our Llucmajor office.

 

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.”

 

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

Exhibition dates: 15.01.2017 - 30.04.2017 - Open: Mo. - Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

4. EVENTS AND TIPPS

 

28th February 2017, Kurt Weill evening "Three ladies and a gentleman" at the Cultural finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

The guests who attend the concert in the cultural finca Son Baulo on 28th of February will be able to enjoy both well-known and lesser known works of composer Kurt Weill (1900 - 1950) performed by Kerstin Rüter, Simone Garnier and Frauke Link. There are world-famous pieces from Macki Messer to Speak Low, Dreigroschenoper and the Rise and Fall of the City Mahogany or musicals such as One Touch of Venus all performed with singing know-how. 28.02.2017, Kurt-Weill-evening at the Cultural finca Son Baulo, 18.00 h Evening buffet €, 22 19.30 h Concert / show €18, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

 1st of March concert with the Sonbossa trio, at the Finca Can Estades, Calvia

 

The Finca Can Estades in Calvia starts its new concert season on 1st March when there will be an evening of music with the trio Sonbosssa  ( Ivan the Cubano- playing the trumpet, singing and playing the Percussion, Sergio from Chile – playing the guitar as well as singing, and Rogelion from Brazil-  playing the Percussion. So come and enjoy an evening of dancing to Bossa Nova musicThere is also an international buffet available.1st of March, concert with the Sonbossa trio at the Finca Can Estades, entrance at 19h, start of concert 19.30h, international buffet as from 20.00h price per person 16€ concert only, plus 23.50€ buffet and drinks total 39,50€, reservations +34 971 670 558 or info@estades.com. Finca Hotel Can Estades, Cami Son Pillo, 15, Calvia.

 

8th of March 2017, Ballet performance “GISELLE “with the St Petersburg Festival Ballet, at the Palma Auditorium – Sala Magna

 

The St Peterburg Ballet Festival is performing again on the 8th of March in the Palma’s Auditorium. The romantic ballet premiered on the 28th of June 1841 in the Parisien Opera. The ballet is based on a legend from Heinrich Heine and the music is by Adolphe Adam. On the 8th of March 2017, the St Petersburg festival ballet in Palmas Auditorium, Sala Magna, 21.00h, tickets from 34€, advance booking Palma Auditorium +34 971 734 735.

 

8th March 2017, Jazz with Thilo Wolf – Trio, at the Finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

The Thilo Wolf –Trio from Fürth (Thilo Wolf- Piano, Drums; Beatrice Kahl – Piano, keyboard; Markus Schieferdecker – Bass) will be performing again on the 8th of March at the culture finca Son Baulo. „.Humour, Charm, Class and most importantly “Power!“ high praise from the jazz podium for Thilo Wolf's swinging jazz sound with his Big Band CD “ That’s my Band” recorded in New York and with sales of over a quarter of a million copies. Wolf is a special guest at all major European jazz festivals, concert halls and philharmonic orchestras, as well as appearances on ZDF and ARD. On the 8th of March 2017, Jazz with the Thilo Wolf Trio at the culture finca Son Baulo, from 18.00 h Coffee & cake 5 €, 19.30 h Concert 18 €, followed by buffet 18 €. Reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

On 12th of March, Southern Blues with Thomas Stelzer & Band, (from Dresden) at the finca Son Baulo Lloret Vistalegre

 

Thomas Stelzer & Band from Dresden (Thomas Stelzer – Piano, vocals; Christoph Dehne – drums; Thomas Böhme – bass; Roger Machon – Saxophone) will be performing on the 12th March at the culture finca Son Baulo. Thomas Stelzer;  Southern Soul Blues ,New Orleans style music. The legendary smoky blues voice gives an original touch even to the cover songs he sings.  On the 12th of March 2017, Southern Blues with Thomas Stelzer & Band at the culture finca Son Baulo, from 18.00 h Coffee & cake 5 €, 19.30 h Concert 18 €, followed by buffet 21 €. Reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

 “The Six Day Series “race final at Palma Arena, Palma de Mallorca on the 17th March

 

On the 17th of March 2017, the final of the ‘Six Day Series’ will take place. The Madison Sports Group Events Company based in London, has various six day races (London, Amsterdam, Berlin as well as Copenhagen) that will join together for the final here in Palma at the Palma Arena. There will be twelve men teams including a German team. On the Ladies teams, there will be four participants from Germany. Date: 17.3.2017 from 19.30h – 23.30h “Six Day Final “at the Palma-Arena. For more information www.sixday.com

 

On 26th March „ Beethoven – Sonata Revolution “With Marc Todt, Piano, culture Finca Son Baulo, Lloret Vistalegre

 

The Pianist Marc Todt from Hanover, has performed worldwide, with the most important orchestras, as well as various Universities, such as in the EU, USA, Canada, China, lecturer at the Dr. Hoch- conservatory in Frankfurt/ Main. Todt is performing on the 23rd of March here in the culture Finca Son Baul. Programe: Beethoven Zyklus, all the piano sonatas are moderated and presented in the revolutionary "Marc Todt style". 26th of March 2017, Marc Todt is a guest at the culture Finca Son Baulo, from 15.00 h Buffet 18 €, 17.00 h Concert 18 €, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com    

 

On the 17th of May 2017 RICKY MARTIN is going to be performing in Palma - Arena

 

As part of his world tour "One World Tour" the pop star from Puerto Rico, Ricky Martin, will be performing in Palma Arena on 17th May 2017. He is accompanied by the Boygroup CNCO. The 45-year-old Martin started his career in the early 1990s, initially in Latin America, from 1995 onwards internationally. In this time, he sold 55 million albums and eight million singles. The advance sale began on 23rd of February 2016 until the 17th of May 2017, Ricky Martin in concert, Palma Arena, tickets between 40 € and 100 €, ticket sales www.doctormusic.com and www.ticketmaster.es

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NEWSLETTER 227
Пятница, 10. February 2017

1. News from Minkner & Partner

 

Date for your diary: 24th Feburary 2017 from 16.00h – 20.00h: Official opening of the new Minkner & Partner officeson the harbour promenade in Pto Andratx - Avda. Mateo Bosch, 8

 

Minkner and Partner opened their new offices in Pto Andratx on the harbour promenade at the start of the year. On the 24th February, when the weather is somewhat more stable, the official opening will be celebrated with friends and clients of the company. The Minkner team knows how to celebrate: live music with Norbert Fimpel (Sax), as well as excellent catering and drinks ensure a special event. Of course there will also be the opportunity to meet and chat, in a relaxed atmosphere, with the management, Edith and Lutz Minkner as well as Marvin Bonitz, Matthias Neumann, the sales manager in Andratx, and the extended team of Minkner & Partner in Puerto Andratx. “Los Minkners” are looking forward to seeing you.

 

Minkner & Partner invites you to see the almond blossom: 7 million almond trees await you

 

Due to the rain in January Mallorca's almond trees have blossomed later than usualthis year. At the moment, the sun is forcing the clouds apart, and the temperature is once again around 20 degrees. The sun has caused the first almond blossoms to open and during the coming weeks Mallorca’s countryside will resemble a unique flowering sea. Seven million almond trees with white and pink flowers await Majorca’s friends. This force of nature lasts until mid-March so it is a good reason to visit our beautiful island now. 

 

It’s also a good time to continue the search for property on Mallorca. The employees of Minkner & Partner have used the somewhat quieter weeks to include new properties in the portfolio. Please visit our webpage www.minkner.com, where you will find new properties in their own separate section. Our sales representatives at the Santa Ponsa head office and branch offices of Pto. Andratx and Llucmajor will be happy to provide you with additional advice and organise a visit if desired.

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction / Investment

 

Bus traffic instead of oleander: Left-wing government wants to convert the central reservation into bus lanes

 

The left-wing government has developed a plan to transform the oleander covered central reservation on motorways into lanes for buses. This is intended to make public transport faster and thus more attractive. The stretch of road from Paguera to Palma is the first in the planning to undergo the transformation. The bus lane will also be used by cars that carry at least three people. Comment: What seems to be more than an act of despair rather than traffic planning, has nothing to do with an environmentally conscious and forward-looking traffic policy, for which the left-wing government had taken up the cause.

 

Estellencs: Tunnel closed for several weeks following rock fall

 

Estellencs, in the south-west of Mallorca, can only be reached via a detour at the moment, as the tunnel between Andratx and Estellencs is closed due to the heavy rainfall of the past few weeks. Despite the danger some of the locals had attempted to drive through the tunnel, which is closed due to precautionary measures, however the entrances have now been blocked with concrete barriers. The repair and protection work will last at least until the end of February 2017.

 

(2) Economy

 

Unemployment rate ‘only’ 14%

 

With the stabilization of the Spanish economy, the number of those employed has also risen sharply, which has had a positive effect on the unemployment figures. At the moment 530,000 people on the Balearic Islands are still without work, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 14%. Although still very high, taking into account the fact that the unemployment rate was 25% during the crisis, this is a great improvement. The Balearics are the only region in Spain where the unemployment rate is at the same level as before the crisis. The unemployment rate in Spain is 18.6%. However, among young people between the ages of 20 and 24, the rate is still almost 40%.

 

Balearic islands ports: Record turnover of goods 2016

 

The ports of the Balearic Islands (Palma and Alcudia on Majorca, Mahon in Menorca, Eivissa in Ibiza and La Savina in Formentera) cannot only register record numbers in cruise ship tourism, but also in the area of the transport of goods and handling of cargo. In 2016 a new record was created with a turnover of 14.6 million tonnes. The port of Palma handled 9 million tonnes. The main goods are fuel and coal, building materials, food, grain and tobacco.

 

Trade: LIDL opens 17th branch in Mallorca

 

The German supermarket chain continues its European wide competition with its competitor ALDI on Mallorca. Over the next few days LIDL will open its 17th branch on Mallorca, just to the north of Palma, not far from Palma Arena. The 1,200 m² branch will employ 25 workers. The investment is quoted as 2.5 million euros. The company is continuing to focus on sustainability and states that the energy required is generated by solar panels on the roof.

 

Tourism I: Over 13 million tourists visited the Balearic Islands in 2016

 

The Spanish Institute of Statistics has now published the Tourism Report for Spain for 2016. The Balearic Islands are once again top performers, with a total of 13,011,876 visitors. This is an increase of 11.9% compared to the previous year. Cataluña received 17.9 million tourists, and the Canary Islands 13.3 million. Overall, 75.6 million foreign guests visited Spain in 2016, which is an increase of 10.3% compared to the previous year.

 

Tourism II: In 2016, tourists spent over € 13 billion

 

The Spanish Statistical Office has just published further data regarding the tourism industry in the Balearic Islands in 2016. In 2016 tourists spent 13 billion euros, 10.5% more than in 2015. Just as a reminder: In 2015 we already had an increase of 13.6% compared to 2014. Compared with 2007 (the year before the start of the crisis), the figures are impressive. At that time the tourists spent 9.23 billion euros.

 

Tourism III: Balearia has two new ferries in Italy, investment volume 200 million euros

 

The Balearia ferry company has commissioned the Italian shipyard, Cantiere Navale Visentini, to build two ferries with an investment volume of € 200 million. Liquefied gas will be used in part to operate the ferries in order to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions by more than 40 percent. The top speed will be 24 knots. Vessel data: length 186.5 m, capacity 810 guests, 2.180 running meters of cargo, 150 cars, 123 cabins and 402 seats.

 

(3) The law taxes and finance

 

Seminar "Successful vacation rental in the case of an uncertain legal situation" - law, tax, practice

27th February 2017, 15.00h - 18.30 h, Auditorium Club Mallorca Zeitung Palma, C./ Puerto Rico, 15

 

The tax consultancy company europeanaccounting invites you to take part in a seminar on the topic "Successful vacation rental in the case of an uncertain legal situation. High - profile speakers will answer all questions on this subject: Guillermo Dezcallar - Abogado, Ralf zur Linde - Entrepreneur, Daniel Olabarria Vaquero - lawyer, Thomas Fitzner - europeanaccunting, Dominic Porta - Lawyer, Dipl. Willi Plattes- europeanaccounting. Details programme and registration can be found here: http://www.minkner.com/files/Seminar-Ferienvermietung.pdf

 

German pension advice on Mallorca

 

In the meantime, it has become somewhat of an institution that the German pension insurance advisory council comes to Mallorca. This year’s consultations will take place between 9 am and 2 pm and 4 pm - 6 pmon 15th and 16th June 2017. A prior appointment is required to have a consultation with the experts and appointments can be made on +49 30 86 56 81 44 or by e-mail at international-beratung@drv-bund.de. The consultations will take place as before in the Spanish social security offices, INSS, in Palma in C./ Pere Dezcallar i Net, 3.

 

Minimum interest rate: banks must return 4 - 5 billion euros to customers

 

M & P newsletter has already reported on the prohibitive decision of the ECJ of 21st December 2016 on the unacceptable minimum interest rates in mortgage contracts. The Bank of Spain has said that they are expecting reimbursement claims of affected bank customers between 4 and 5 billion euros. The banks are currently making corresponding provisions. Lutz Minkner has presented this issue in detail in a post for the MALLORCA MAGAZIN, which you will also find in our BLOG. If you have a claim against your bank, please contact your lawyer for the purpose of examining and enforcing your claim. If necessary, Minkner & Partner can recommend experienced law firms.

 

3. Galería de Arte Minkner

 

ELVIRA BACH, JOSEPH BEUYS, JÖR IMENDORFF, HERBERT HUNDRICH, A.R. PENK and MIKE STEINER “Contemporary Art“

 

As of 27th January to 12th April .2017 the Minkner Art Gallery will exhibit works from great names of contemporary art: Elvira Bach, Joseph Beuys, Jörg Immendorff, Herbert Hundrich, A.R. Penk and Mike Steiner. The work of the artists differs in concept, technique, artistic style and statement as well as belonging to a certain type or group. The exhibition is also of special interest to young collectors, as there are some original prints which do not put too much of a strain on the young art collectors wallet.

 

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

Exhibition dates: 27.01.2017 – 12.04.2017 - Open: Mo. - Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

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.”

 

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

Exhibition dates: 15.01.2017 - 30.04.2017 - Open: Mo. - Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

12th February 2017, Willi Ketzer: Prosa & Jazz in the cultural finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

Willi Ketzer is considered one of the most important drummers in Europe. For many years he has travelled the world with big bands, and has played with Paul Kuhn and Helge Schneideramong others. He has also written a book "On the grave there's no socket". On 12th February, Willi Ketzer will be reciting prose and playing jazz in the cultural finca Son Baulo. He is accompanied by Manfred Kullmann (piano) and Wojtec Sobolewski (bass). 12.02.2017, Willi Ketzer "Prosa & Jazz" in the cultural finca Son Baulo, from 17.30 h Coffee & cake €5, 19.00 h Concert & reading €18  then 4 course menu €26. Reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

February 14, 2017, concert for Valentine's Day in the Capella de ses Escolapies, Soller

 

In a charming atmosphere and the backdrop of the Capella de Ses Escolapies - the remains of a monastery of the Piarist order that today hosts cultural events - a concert will be given under the title of "Messengers of Love" on Valentine's Day. Songs, duets and ensembles by Mozart, Beethoven, Tosti will be performed by Mezzosopranist Waltraud Mucher, tenor Toni Lliteres and Suzanne Bradbury, as well as the men's quartet Toni Lliteres, Jaume Roca, Detlef Resthöft and Joan Brunet. 14.02.2017, 20.00 h, "Boten der Liebe" - concert evening in the Capella de ses Escolapies, Soller, C./ Batac 25. Admission 15 €, Reservations +34 634 326 954 or wallimalle@gmail.com- See also the event on 18.02 .2017 at the Kulturfinca Son Baulo, www.son-baulo.com

 

18th February 2017, Waltraud Mucher, Antoni Lliteres & Men's Quartet Soller in the cultural finca Son Baulo

 

An evening of love songs for the week of Valentine’s Day. On 18TH February in the cultural finca Son Baulo in Lloret de Vistalegre, visitors can enjoy solo performances, duets and ensembles who will perform music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and famous arias from Operetta and Zarzuela Soloists: Waltraud Mucher (Mezzosopran), Antoni Lliteres (tenor) and Men's Quartet Soller with Antoni Lliteres, Guillem Nicolau Marti, Detlef Resthöft and Joan Brunet. On the piano: Suzanne Bradbury. 18.02.2017 Concert with Waltraud Mucher, Antoni Lliteres and the men's quartet Soller in the Cutural Finca Son Baulo, from 18.00 h Coffee & cake € 5  19.30 h Concert €18, to follow 4 course menu € 26, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

February 22, 2017, the Chinese pianist Hoachen Zhang performing at the Auditorium, Palma

 

There is not only the world-famous pianist Lang Lang who comes from China. No, many young Chinese artists are currently celebrating success on international stages. Including the pianist Hoachen Zhang, whoin 2009 won the first prize at the prestigious Van Cliburn piano competition. Haochen Zhang will performworks by Schumann, Liszt, Janacek and Stravinsky in Palma’s Auditorium on February 22nd 2017. 22.02.2017, 20.30 h, Hoachen Zhang in the Auditorium Palma, Paseo Maritimo, tickets from € 28 at the Auditorium, tel. +34 971 734 735, www.auditoriumpalma.com

 

25th February 2017, golf tournament "Stark wie 2" in favor of the Udo Lindenberg Foundation and Feliz-Animal, Golf de Andratx

 

"Stark wie 2" - in line with a title by Udo Lindenberg, is the name of the golf tournament, that the entrepreneur Marion Stiefel is organising on the golf course "Golf de Andratx" in Camp de Maron 25th February 2017. The guests and participants will enjoy an 18-hole tournament - single Stableford followed by a 3 course menu in the Campino restaurant (excluding drinks), prize money, and charity raffle, live music a performance of Udo Lindenberg and soul singer Johnny Tune. 25.02.2017, Golf tournament "Stark wie 2", Golf de Andratx, guests € 149, members 89 €, registration and further information Golf de Andratx +34 971 236 280, www.golfdeandratx.com

 

February 2017, Kurt Weill evening "Three ladies and a gentleman" at the Cultural finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

The guests who attend the concert in the cultural finca Son Baulo on 28th of February will be able to enjoy both well-known and  lesser known works of composer Kurt Weill (1900 - 1950) performed by Kerstin Rüter, Simone Garnier and Frauke Link. There are world-famous pieces from Macki Messer to Speak Low, Dreigroschenoper and the Rise and Fall of the City Mahogany or musicals such as One Touch of Venus all performed with singing know-how. 28.02.2017, Kurt-Weill-evening at the Cultural finca Son Baulo, 18.00 h Evening buffet € 22  19.30 h Concert / show € 18, reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

PLEASE NOTE: 18th June 2017, the Beach Boys will be on Mallorca

 

The legendary band the Beach Boys will also be on Mallorca in the course of their European tour on 18th June 2017. Founded in California in 1961, the group had great success with the hits "Surfin USA", "Help me, Rhonda", "Barbara Ann" and "Good Vibrations". The concert takes place at Palma's venue Son Fusteret. 6,500 visitors are expected. Tickets are available from € 35. There are also VIP seats for € 90 with seating, drinks and parking. 18.06.2017, from 22.00 h, Beach Boys on Mallorca, Event Venues Son Fusteret, Palma, tickets from € 35

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NEWSLETTER 226
Пятница, 27. January 2017

1. News from Minkner & Partner

 

Date for your diary: 24th Feburary 2017 from 16.00h – 20.00h: Official opening of the new Minkner & Partner officeson the harbour promenade in Pto Andratx - Avda. Mateo Bosch, 8

 

Minkner and Partner opened their new offices in Pto Andratx on the harbour promenade at the start of the year.

On the 24th February, when the weather is somewhat more stable, the official opening will be celebrated with friends and clients of the company. The Minkner team knows how to celebrate: live music with Norbert Fimpel (Sax), as well as excellent catering and drinks ensure a special event. Of course there will also be the opportunity to meet and chat, in a relaxed atmosphere, with the management, Edith and Lutz Minkner as well as Marvin Bonitz, Matthias Neumann, the sales manager in Andratx, and the extended team of Minkner & Partner in Puerto Andratx. “ Los Minkners” are looking forward to seeing you.

 

In 2016 Real Estate prices rose by 30, 2% on the Balearics

 

When the major real estate companies in the Balearics reported an annual increase in real estate sales between 20% and 30% over the last three years, they encountered disbelief. The latest figures from the Spanish statistical institute INE confirm the statements made by the various estate agents. In 2016, 12,712 properties were sold in the Balearic Islands. This is an increase of 30.2% compared to the previous year. This means that the Balearic Islands are far above the Spanish average of 17.3%. Prices also rose sharply in 2016, with an average of 7.5% compared to the previous year. For 2017, a further price increase of 6% is expected.

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction / Investment

 

Palma: Investment of 16,3 Million euros in cruise tourism

 

The Balearic Islands’ port authority intends to spend a total of 16.3 million euros this year on conversion and renovation work to Palma's port. The bulk of these costs are dedicated to the infrastructure of cruise tourism. On the west quay, pier 6 is to be extended by adding several mooring points, in addition to which investments will made in fire protection systems. Based on previous planning, the Port Authority is assuming that this year 560 cruise ships will arrive into Palma's port bringing 1.63 million passengers to Mallorca.

 

Palma’s Can Domenge - first phase of new housing development with 40 Apartments already completed

 

The Can Domenge urbanisation near Palma Arena has been a talking point for a long time because of the massive corruption scandal: the former president of the island council, Munar, received a large amount of money for the granting of licenses for which she is currently serving a long prison sentence. Now a housing development comprising of 280 apartments is being builtin Can Domenge. The first construction phase of 40 apartments has already been completed, one third of which has already been sold. The complex will also have a Lidl on site as well as a fast food restaurant.

 

Palma: New pedestrian area in Santa Catalina

 

Tourists and night owls will be delighted; residents will have with mixed feelings: A new pedestrian area is to be constructed in the trendy area of Santa Catalina.  The Carrer Mir, between the Carrer Sant Magi and the Carrer Bayarte, is to be closed to traffic. Carrer Sant Magi and Carrer Vicari Antoni Marimon are currently being paved, the cost of which is estimated as being €140,000.

 

Palma: A glimmer of hope for the change of usage of the Pueblo Español

 

The Pueblo Español has unfortunately never brought its owners any luck and even less luck concerning a positive bank balance! For some time now a change of plan for the use of the area has been under discussion, which could lead to the creation of a luxury apartment complex on the site.  In the meantime, Palma's municipal government has declared that it has no fundamental reservations against a re-assignment, but some technical studies on the re-allocation of the site would have to be made. Also, residents who fear its use for tourism rentalwant to express their concerns..

 

Coll den Rabassa: Island council wants to build a bridge over the motorway

 

The motorway exit of Coll d`en Rabassa, has been inundated with traffic since the opening of the FAN shopping centre.  The island council has now decided to demolish the existing old bridge and build a new bridge over the motorway; this is because the existing older bridge is not suitable for expansion and the creation of new additional lanes. The new bridge will have a lane for the FAN shopping centre and another for the entrance to the second ring road to Palma.

 

(2) Economy

 

Tourism I: Swiss airline BELAIR remains on the ground

 

Following the departure of Air Berlin from Mallorca, several competitors will use their flight routes in the future. The cards have been dealt. The restructuring of Air Berlin seems to have acquired another victim: A subsidiary of Air Berlin, the demise of the Swiss carrier BELAIR, which up to now operated the Majorca to Zurich route, seems to be in the offing. 295 employees are expected to lose their jobs. It is expected that the BELAIR routes will be operated by Niki and Tuifly.

 

Tourism II: Congress Palace operator MELIA plans to hire 200 new employees

 

The management company of the Congress Palace and the adjoining congress hotel, MELIA HOTELS INTERNATIONAL wants to have the complex, (which has devoured construction costs of 119 million euros,) up and running as of 1st April 2017. At the moment they are looking for new employees and MELIA will create 200 new jobsin total. The project was also presented at the tourism fair FITUR in Madrid and for this reason MELIA Chairman Gabriel Escarrer and Palma’s Mayor Jose Hila travelled to Madrid.

 

Tourism III: MELIA will manage the Tryp hotel in Santa Ponsa

 

The hotel group MELIA is now also active in the southwest of the island in the coastal resort of Santa Ponsa where they are currently building the Hotel Santa Ponsa Pins in Avenida Rey Jaime I. The hotel has 60 rooms, a conference room, fitness room, bar and restaurant as well as a pool. However, MELIA will only be a franchisee for the new Tryp hotel. Although MELIA owned the Tryp brand up to 2010, it sold it to the Wyndham Group in 2010.

 

Harvest and wine production for 2016 in the Balearic Islands

 

Although the wine producing area in the Balearics decreased by 2% last year, winegrowers can still claim a record harvest and production. A total of 60,013 hectolitres were produced, which is an increase of 10.2% compared to the previous year's production. There are currently six protected areas in Mallorca: Balears, Majorca, Serra de Tramuntana, Eivissa, Menorca and Formentera.

 

(3) The law taxes and finance

 

Over 300 objections to the law on vacation rental

 

An important issue in the electoral programme of the left-wing government was the announcement of a law that would regulate holiday rental. The recently introduced draft does not appear to be a big hit.. On the one hand, the island council announced that it would take about 2 years to draft the implementation rules (at which time the present government will no longer be in control), and secondly because more than 300 objections are currently being raised against the draft law. Strong protests, of course, come from the hoteliers, who want to defend themselves against private competition and their arguments include tax evasion and securing jobs in the tourism industry. Private owners have criticised the planned quotas and ceilings for the number of licenses to be awarded.

 

The results of an empirical survey by the opinion research institute Gadeso have just been published. 58% argue against and only 29% in favour of allowing living space to be used for vacation rental. In the city of ​​Palma, 68% are opposed to it. The main argument: the renting of apartments to holidaymakers makes it difficult for residents and workers to access apartments in the already very tight property market in Palma. The hoteliers, who voted against the legalisation of the holiday rental of apartments, will be pleased with the results of the survey.

 

The Balearic government wants to make a large area of Es Trenc as a nature reserve

 

The Balearic government wants to convert a large area around the beach of Es Trenc into a nature reserve. A corresponding law has now been presented to Parliament. 2,226 hectares marine surface and 1,448 hectares of land area are affected. The number of parking spaces is to be limited to 1,500. In addition, a bus transfer is to be created. Although in principle these plans are supported by all parties, there are protests from the Campos town hall and some business people who will also be affected. The issue of parking management has not yet been satisfactorily resolved.

 

3. Galería de Arte Minkner

 

ELVIRA BACH, JOSEPH BEUYS, JÖR IMENDORF, HERBERT HUNDRICH, A.R. PENK AND MIKE STEINER „ Contemporary Art“

 

As of 27th January to 12th April .2017 the Minkner Art Gallery will exhibit works from great names of contemporary art: Elvira Bach, Joseph Beuys, Jörg Immendorf, Herbert Hundrich, A.R. Penk and Mike Steiner. The work of the artists differs in concept, technique, artistic style and statement as well as belonging to a certain type or group. The exhibition is also of special interest to young collectors, as there are some original prints which do not put too much of a strain on the young art collectors wallet.

 

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

Exhibition dates: 27.01.2017 – 12.04.2017 - Open: Mo. - Fr. 09.30h - 18.30h, Sa. 09.30h - 14.00h

 

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 is exhibiting photographic works for the first time with an exhibition by the young photographer and photo artist Constantin Rahmfeld. One reason for doing so is that photography is now a recognized art form. However, another reason is that Constantin Rahmfeld has been working in the real estate company Minkner & Partner for eight years and we believe that his remarkable work outside of  real estate photography deserves be presented to a wider circle.

 

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

Exhibition dates: 15.01.2017 - 30.04.2017 - Open: Mo – Fr 9.30h – 18.30h, Sa. 9.30h – 14.00h

 

4. EVENTS & TIPS

 

4th February 2017, "Jazz at its best" - Alec Dankworth and Manfred Kullmann in the cultural finca Son Baulo

 

Two of the jazz greats are performing in the cultural finca Son Baulo Baulo in Lloret de Vistalegre on 4th of February. Bass player Alec Dankworth has played with many jazz greats: Dave Brubeck, Clark Tracey, Nigel Kennedy, Duke Ellington, and others. Manfred Kullmann is one of the most important jazz pianists. Look forward to a very special concert. 04.02.2017, Jazz at its finest with Alec Dankworth and Manfred Kullmann at the Kulturfinca Son Baulo, from 18.00 h Coffee & cake €5, 19.00 h Concert €18, followed by 4 course menu €26, reservations +34 971 524 206, Www.son-baulo.com

 

12th February 2017, Willi Ketzer: Prosa & Jazz in the cultural finca Son Baulo, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

Willi Ketzer is considered one of the most important drummers in Europe. For many years he has travelled the world with big bands, and has played with Paul Kuhn and Helge Schneider among others. He has also written a book "On the grave there's no socket". On 12th February, Willi Ketzer will be reciting prose and playing jazz in the cultural finca Son Baulo. He is accompanied by Manfred Kullmann (piano) and Wojtec Sobolewski (bass). 12.02.2017, Willi Ketzer "Prosa & Jazz" in the cultural finca Son Baulo, from 17.30 h Coffee & cake €5, 19.00 h Concert & reading €18  then 4 course menu €26. Reservations +34 971 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

18th February 2017, Waltraud Mucher, Antoni Lliteres & Men's Quartet Soller in the cultural finca Son Baulo

 

An evening of love songs for the week of Valentine’s Day. On 18TH February in the cultural finca Son Baulo in Lloret de Vistalegre, visitors can enjoy solo performances, duets and ensembles who will perform music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and famous arias from Operetta and Zarzuela Soloists: Waltraud Mucher (Mezzosopran), Antoni Lliteres (tenor) and Men's Quartet Soller with Antoni Lliteres, Guillem Nicolau Marti, Detlef Resthöft and Joan Brunet. On the piano: Suzanne Bradbury. 18.02.2017 Concert with Waltraud Mucher, Antoni Lliteres and the men's quartet Soller in the Cutural Finca Son Baulo, from 18.00 h Coffee & cake €5  19.30 h Concert €18, to follow 4 course menu €26, reservations +34 971 524 206 , www.son-baulo.com

 

Tips: Re-opening of Tailoring and Upholstery Shop in Santa Ponsa

 

We would like to inform our readers about the re-opening of a tailoring and upholstery shop in Santa Ponsa. The tailoring and upholstery team are filling in a gap that existed in the in the south-west of the island. The team offers: tailor made clothes and alterations to clothing, upholstery for furniture, indoor and outdoor hats, curtains, roller blinds and upholstery for boats. The tailoring and upholstery is located in Santa Barbara, 8, 07180 Santa Ponsa, Tel. 616 641 534 and 619 825 922. Opening hours from 10.00 am - 7.00 pm and on Saturdays from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm.

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NEWSLETTER 225
Пятница, 13. January 2017

1.News from Minkner & Partner

 

Once again Minkner & Partner has been awarded “BEST PROPERTY AGENT“for 2017

 

Since 2006, BELLVUE Europe’s largest Property Magazine has awarded the Best Property Agent to the most reliable and recommendable real estate company. When deciding on the winner of this prestigious prize, BELLEVUE places great importance on the following criteria: experience, sound objective advice, market knowledge and after sales services. As the only independent quality seal, the award enjoys a considerable reputation both nationally and internationally. Only companies that maintain a consistently high level of performance can look forward to the coveted award year after year. This is supported by the annual review of a jury.

 

Minkner & Partner have received this prestigious award every year since 2006 and once again in 2017 have been awarded “BEST PROPERTY AGENT”.

 

Minkner & Partner have opened new office premises in Pto Andratx on the harbour Promenade, Avenida Mateo Bosch,8,

 

As one would expect from a professional company, Minkner & Partner have opened new premises in Pto. Andratx, in the Avda Mateo Bosch 8, right on time. This was a “low key” opening as the official opening will take place on 24th of February. The new premises will be run by our sales manager, Matthias Neumann who has a degree in business studies, and his team: Luis Pitarch, Renato Cerullo, Oscar Chuctaya, Maria Schmidt, Serafima Joel and Anjela Grinyuk.  The Andratx team are supported by Marvin Bonitz, Sales Director of Minkner & Partner, who will also be an important contact for the regional property developers.

 

The new opening is accompanied by a large marketing campaign for real estate located in Pto. Andratx and the surrounding area. On the 23rd February there will be a special edition of MALLORCAS TRAUMIMMOBILIEN with over 50.000 copies of the magazine dedicated solely to the Andratx region. This will be included as a supplement in both the MALLORCA MAGAZIN & MALLORCA ZEITUNG newspapers.

 

Marvin Bonitz had a very impressive end of year sale!  The property in question was an extremely prestigious “double figures” million euro villa in Puerto Andratx and was sold to a German entrepreneur. Marvin, from Minkner & Partner management, happily announced “the year has only just begun; my team and I have a lot planned for 2017!”

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction / Investment

 

Delayed application processing in the town halls, prevented 113 million investments.  Laziness or intention?

 

The President of the Hotel Association of the Balearic Islands, Inmaculada Benito, has launched a strong attack against the Balearic Government and the responsible officials in the municipal town halls. According to her information, planned investments of 113 million euros will be suspended and postponed until the winter of 2017/2018. The reason for this is that the construction departments of some town halls have taken up to 18 months to issue building licences, while the conservative government took approximately 6 months to issue the necessary licences. The town halls of Palma and Calvia were particularly slow. The consequence is that numerous construction contracts could not be granted, which  leads to a considerable economic loss. Benito suggests that she is not sure whether this is due to laziness in Calvia and Palma town halls or whether the delay is based on intent, because the left wing government has so far shown "lack of sensitivity to the needs of the tourism industry".

 

16 Million Euros has been invested by the Islands council for the development of cycling pathways and roads

 

Mallorca's island council is worried about the security of cyclists, who also form an important part of tourism on Mallorca. For this reason, they have set aside 16 million euros in the new budget for this project. These means are intended to improve cycle paths and roads which are constantly used by cyclists, especially in the Tramuntana Mountains. Furthermore, on some of the country roads, the hard shoulder will be broadened. On numerous roads the grip of the asphalt is to be improved, which should benefit not only cyclists, but also drivers. 

 

Pto. Andratx: Calle Levante is to be extended to relieve the road of the harbour promenade

 

During the summer season the harbour of Pto. Andratx is very busywith traffic along the seafront. Waiters, who need to cross the road to serve clients on the terrace waterfront, risk their lives on a daily basis.  The governmental alliance of PP and Pi, which is currently in charge in the town hall of Andratx, now want to put an end to this by lengthening Calle Levante to create direct access to the urbanization of La Mola, Valleluz and Cala Marmacen. Construction work is scheduled to start in mid-January 2017 and will be completed by the start of the summer season. An initial budget of € 700,000 is provided.

 

Calvias town hall is planning a Skate- Park

 

Calvia town hall is planning to build a skate park on a 1,200 m² plot near Galatzo, the urbanization close to the windmill at the exit to Calvia, Santa Ponsa and Andratx. This would make Calvia a centre for international skate boarders. The idea was inspired by the fact that skateboarding will become an Olympic discipline as of 2020. The necessary investment is € 350,000.  The Conservative as well as the Liberal party have criticised stating that such a facility is oversized for the municipality. It is also doubtful that Calvias attractiveness will be increased.

 

Palma:The Sa Riera Stream  

 

Already one year ago, the city of Palma presented a project to build a city park with a surface area of 34,000 m² close to the Avenidas, to act as a "green area” for Palma. This project has now been incorporated into a larger one, including Sa Riera which will also form part of this “green corridor.” The project has now been submitted to the EU under the subvention programme ‘Life’ which is intended to make a small contribution to climate changes. The planting of 4,000 trees is intended to compensate for carbon dioxide emissions. The total investment is quoted as being 3.8 million euros, of which the city is to pay 1.3 million euros and to finance the rest from EU funds.

 

Palma- Inca: Another motorway section to have 6 lanes

 

Construction work on a section of the motorway between Palma and Inca has begun. It is a section of approx. 6 km in the area of Festival Park in Marratxi, which is to be increased to 6 lanes. Construction work is expected to last three to six months and will cost 2.7 million euros. Since the construction work is done at night, the traffic is redirected during these hours.

 

(2) Economy

 

Tourism I:In 2016 there were 13 million tourists visiting the Balearics

 

So far, only the figures for the period January to November 2016 have been made available. During this period, 12.9 million tourists visited the Balearic Islands. This is 12% more than in the same period of the previous year. In the 11 months of 2016 Spain had 71.6 million visitors. This is 10.1% more than in 2015.  For the month of December booking numbers were high for the Balearics; so the 13 million mark will definitely be exceeded.

 

Tourism II: “Low cost Airlines” brought 5, 8 million guests to the Balearic Islands

 

With Air Berlins final departure from Mallorca, the market shares among the airlines were already redistributed in 2016. In the months of January to November 2016 the Balearic Islands handled 12.9 million passengers, an increase of 12.9% compared to 2015. 5.8 million Passengers used low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, Vueling or Easyjet. This is an increase of 18.9% compared to the previous year. Experts believe that in 2017 more passengers will use low-cost airlines rather than traditional airlines.

 

Tourism III: The Gran Hotel in Soller has a new owner. Gelabert is staying on Board of Directors

 

The Gran Hotel Soller has a new owner. A French company “Group Sermeta” has bought the 5-star hotel for 10 million euros, said Andreu Gelabert, the former owner. However, Gelabert remains the company's managing director. Sermeta intends to expand the existing hotel and also wants to purchase other hotels on Mallorca. The employment contracts were honoured. The emblematic building dates back to 1880 and has been used as a hotel since 1960. Gelabert bought the property and opened in 2004 the Gran Hotel Soller as the first 5 star hotel of Soller.

 

Wine production 2016: A record year despite unhelpful climate conditions 

 

2016 was a record year for Mallorcan wine growers and bodegas. Despite unfavorable climatic conditions, the balance sheet shows a production of more than 6 million litres. This means that production was 10.2% higher than the previous year. Per hectare, winegrowers recorded a yield of 5,897 kg of grapes. Almost half of the grapes (44.5%) were processed into red wine, 30.5% to white wine and 25% to rosé wine. Over the past ten years wine production has increased by 25%.

 

(3) The law taxes and finance

 

Corruption is indiscriminate – the shameful example of the President of the Balearic Parliament Xelo Huertas (Podemos)

 

My grandmother never trusted any politician ... “put them all in one sack and hit it hard, you will always hit the right one!“  How right she was! This was confirmed by the example of the current President of the Balearic Parlament, Xelo Huertas.  Podemos, the left popular party, gained power by promising to end corruption in Spain.  Only a short time in power and it was discovered that Podemos was involved in a well-known scandal!  Parliament President Huertas had used her position to encourage, push and sign a questionable contract between the Balearic Parliament and a pharmaceutical company which belongs to a Podemos politician. The lady in question was thrown out of the party when the deal came to light.  Huertas however, refuses to give up her position and mandate as Parliament President.  “Corruption is the pathway which runs parallel to the chain of command“.

 

Illegal Holiday Rentals

 

The left government has announced that they will adopt a new holiday rental law in April 2017.  The timetable will be difficult to meet as the islands council has announced a long trial period.  Biel Barcelo the Minister for Tourism announced that the government wanted to take action against illegal holiday rentals even before the law came into effect. It was recommended to diligently check all offers of holiday lets in the internet, as many of these holiday rentals offered had not been registered with the authorities.  Such offers would, on one hand, deprive or render unjustifiably expensive valuable housing for the home market, and on the other hand a considerable loss of income and tourism tax for the state.  Biel said that the Government currently want removed some 31.000 illegally offered apartments. There is also the option of obliging websites to advertise only those properties that are registered with the authorities.

 

The European Court of Justice will collect minimum interest rates. Banks must reimburse interest.

 

In a judgment of 21st December 2016 (C-154/15, C-307/15 and C-308/15) the European High Court of Justice ruled against the Spanish banks. The court declared that a clause in mortgage contracts which provided for a minimum interest rate, even if the lead rate was significantly lower,wasunlawful. In summary, the repayment claims of the bank customers will amount to a few hundred million euros.  Also in the Balearics many thousands of bank customers will be affected.  Consumer protection associations are assuming thatbecause of the clear legal situation, banks will try to reach out of court settlements.

 

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

 

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, Sat. 09.30h 14.00h

 

4.  EVENTS & TIPS

 

Womens Festival “Ella Winter“Mallorca

 

As of 28th December and throughout the following days the “Ella International Lesbian Festival” took place on Mallorca. The Festival’s theme was that of the woman in today’s modern business environment, especially the role of successful, lesbian women in executive positions of employment. 

A press announcement stated “On Friday there will be numerous and diverse events on offer: yoga, meditation, gallery visits, visits to animal shelters, as well as fitness courses on the beach“ – are these the correct themes for the modern business woman? Maybe for next year we could suggest some other seminar models: “Knitting without fear” or “Baking without flour!!!!!! “

 

27. Januar 2017, Classic meets Jazz – Anya & Jon“, Son Baulo Cultural Finca, Lloret de Vistalegre

 

A mix of worldwide music titles of the highest standard awaits the guests at Son Baulo cultural finca on the 21 st January 2017.  Anya Leopold (Soprano) has given many magical concerts during the last two years she has lived on the island.  Also performing is the outstanding, brilliant, top guitarist Jon Cilvet. 22 January 2017  - Classic meets Jazz  –  Anya & Jon, Son Baulo, Cultural Finca,16.00 h Konzert 18 €, during the interval  Cafe & Cake  5 €,  after the Concert there is a Buffet 18 €, Reservations +34 - 971 – 524 206, www.son-baulo.com

 

27th January 2017, The Original Glenn Miller Orchestra, Auditorium Palma

 

The original Glenn Miller Orchestra will be performing once again in Palma’s Auditorium on 27th January 2017. Also appearing are the Andrews Sisters and the Jiving Lindy Hoppers Ballet. Guests will be entertained with the well-known popular hits of the 1940’s such as: In the Mood, American Patrol, Chattanooga Choo Choo and Moonlight Serenade.27th January 2017 the Original Glenn Miller Orchestra appearing at the Auditorium Palma 21.00h. Tickets €42 available at the Auditorium Palma Theatre Booking Office + 34 971 734 735

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NEWSLETTER 224
Пятница, 16. November 2016

1. News from Minkner & Partner

 

M & P- Newsletter’s editorial wishes you a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year

 

M & P newsletter’s editorial staff wishes all our readers a very happy Christmas and a healthy & prosperous New Year. We thank you all for your great interest as well as the numerous suggestions and comments that we have received from you during the past year.

 

We too shall take a short Christmas break. The next issue of our newsletter will be published on the 13th of January and then as usual every second Friday. We are pleased to announce that in 2017 it will be the 10th anniversary of our M & P newsletter.

 

Minkner & Partner will be opening its new frontline office in Pto. Andratx at the turn of the year

 

Whilst you are reading this newsletter, the workmen are putting the finishing touches to the new office premises of Minkner & Partner in Puerto Andratx. The removal men are already loading and unloading all of the office furniture. At the turn of the year 2016/ 2017 our new frontline premises, located opposite the fish market ‘La Lonja’, in Avenida Mateo Bosch 11, will be opening its doors. The office telephone number will stay the same +34 971 671 250. The multi-lingual team has been increased, and under the management of sales director Matthias Neumann, have been in training for the past few weeks and look forward to new, exciting business challenges. Our grand opening will be held on the 24th of February 2017.

 

Mallorca’s Properties: Price increases for existing properties in the third quarter of 2016 of 6.1 %

 

The Spanish Institute of Statistics (INE) has published its latest figures for property prices in Spain. The statistics show that real estate prices in the Balearics rose by 5.4 % in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period of the previous year. In Spain, the price increase was an average of 4 %. For new developments, the price increase on the Balearic Islands was slightly more moderate with 3.4 %, whereas in the case of existing real estate it was 6.1 %. Since new build activity has not yet reverted to pre-crisis times, many purchasers have had to resort to existing housing, which influences the prices.

 

2. Mallorca – Construction, Economy laws and taxes

 

(1) Construction / Investment

 

Palma: Facades of buildings are placed under conservation order against advertising

 

Palma is having a spring clean and the façades of the old town are now impeccable. However, according to ARCA, the Monument Conservation Association, this is not the case throughout Palma. All over the city business premises have opened on the ground floor of old town houses and their advertising covers the historical façades. ARCA point out that all buildings in the historical old town of Palma come under conservation order and that no advertising or painting of the façades should be permitted. Only those changes which would not affect the overall appearance of the old town are likely to be approved.

 

Palma: City Palace “Can Bordoy“ is going to be converted into a Boutique - Hotel

 

In Palma’s old town a new boutique hotel is to open. The award-winning architects, Paloma Hernaiz and Jamie Oliver (OHLAB) are commissioned to convert the city palace into a boutique hotel. Originally the plan was to convert the city palace into apartments; the palace comprises a construction area of 1.000 m², as well as a courtyard and a beautiful garden. The hotel will have a restaurant that will also cater for the general public as well as hotel guests.

 

Palma: Parliament is in agreement with the expansion of the Port of El Molinar

 

For several years now, there have been discussions regarding the development of the Es Molinar port: Advocates of the expansion plan want to increase the number of moorings from 72 to 220 and the total area of the harbour to 72,000 m². On the other hand, residents and environmentalists have fiercely protested against this proposal and have received the support of the current left-wing government. The Balearic Parliament with its left-wing majority has now voted against the project, but wants to discuss and examine alternative solutions with the Spanish Construction Ministry and the Port Authority.

 

Cala Ratjada: The harbour is going to be reconstructed at a cost of 7, 6 million Euros

 

The port of Cala Ratjada is to be redeveloped and renovated with funds from the state government to the amount of 7.6 million euros and thereby the state government is fulfilling a long-standing demand from the local authorities, who had repeatedly pointed out safety shortcomings. The funds are mainly being used for the redevelopment of the port's protective dam which was expanded 50 years ago, and is leaking. As a result of this leakage, when there are high waves there is considerable danger to residents, tourists, fishermen and the local boatbuilding industry. Furthermore, the moorings are to be re-arranged and expanded. The required tenders for the project will begin in January 2017.

 

Capdepera: 2017 will see the beginning of the construction of the long planned coastal cycling path

 

For many years now the project for the coastal cycling path has been put on hold by the town hall of Capdepera. Now the necessary funds for the planning phase have been made available in the 2017 budget. The total cost will be approximately 6 million euros. The cycle path will connect the villages of Cala Ratjada, Cala Mesquida, Cala Agulla, Cala Lliteras-els-Pelats, Cala Gat, Son Moll, Pedruscada-n'Aguait-es Carregador, Font de sa Cala- Provencals and Canyamel.

 

Deia: Deia’s local authorities are planning a salt water desalination plant

 

In view of the water problems last summer, Deia’s local authorities are planning to build a sea water desalination plant. The estimated cost for this project is 1 million euros.It is intended that the revenue from the tax Ecotasa (environmental tax, tourist tax) will fund this project.

 

Meanwhile, Mallorca’s reservoirs are gradually recovering. Due to the rainfall of recent weeks, the water level is currently around 40 %, higher than in the previous year.

 

The island council is investing 30 million in Infrastructure projects

 

In the coming year, the island council will be investing 30 million euros in infrastructure. This entails a total of 244 different projects which are due to be implemented in 2017. They will focus on refurbishing buildings with a total of 47 projects, as well as the construction of roads and motorways amounting to some 56 projects, and also the elimination of hazards on streets for disabled people with a further 15 projects. Also planned are 70 energy efficiency projects and 56 water projects. In addition to the meaningfulness of these projects, the "investment of historical dimensions" will also serve to stimulate the economy.

 

(2)Economy

 

Forecast for economic growth: In 2016 = 4, 1 %, 2017 3,7 %

 

The Balearics are likely to be European champions in 2016 with regard to economic growth. The Ministry of Labour and Industry has drawn up a provisional balance sheet for 2016 and announced an economic growth rate of 4,1 % in 2016. An economic growth of 3,7 % is predicted for the Balearic Islands in 2017. Even though this is only a forecast the left Labour Minister Iago Negueruela is already thinking of how he will use it: There must be a better distribution of wealth from top to bottom. Employees should demand higher salaries. Moreover, the labour market reform carried out by the conservative central government should also be withdrawn.

 

Agricultural minister of the Balearics: Due to the economical dry period, rough losses had been made

 

In 2016 the Balearic Islands' agricultural industry was hit by heavy losses. Sales went down by half, according to the farming Association ASAJA. The olive, almond and cereal crops were particularly hard hit. For some farmers, the yield is practically zero in October and November due to the long drought and low rainfall. The Balearic Government had granted the farmers concerned tax reliefs but these are merely “a drop in the ocean".

 

Shadow economy and black money: Cash transactions between business people should be no higher than € 1.000 effective as of 1st January 2017

 

The central government is working on a draft bill, whereby as of January, 1st 2017, cash transactions among businessmen will only be allowed up to the amount of € 1,000. Up until now the limit was € 2,500. This is seen as a further step in the fight against the shadow economy and violations will be punished with severe penalties. With regards to the € 1,000 limit, only payments between private individuals or non-residents are excluded.

 

Tourism I: Foreign Tourism spent from January to October 2016 12,7 million euros on the Balearics

 

Never before in the history of tourism has the Balearics had so many visitors as this year and this means that cash registers were ringing. During the period from January to October 2016 12,7 million euros were spent in the Balearics. This is 10.5 % more than the previous year. Throughout Spain only Cataluña can quote better figures. The "average tourist" stayed seven days and spent € 1,023.

 

Tourism II: Goodbye Air Berlin

 

After almost 40 years of successful business in the tourism industry, as of summer, 2017 Air Berlin will cease operating its flights to and from Mallorca. Very sad, as Air Berlin played a large part in the success in Mallorca’s tourism. The winter flight plan as well as tickets already booked, maintain their validity. Flights to and from Mallorca will be operated by an airline which will combine Niki and Tuifly. However, the negotiations between Tui and Etihad, the major shareholder of Air Berlin, have not yet been completed. Air Berlin has already transferred its Niki shares to Etihad. The new airline is expected to have 60 aircrafts, which are to be used mainly for flights to Mallorca and the Canaries. The new company will be based in Vienna.

 

Tourism III: Germania new subsidiary in Mallorca

 

As Air Berlin is ceasing its operations and handing them over to Niki, other companies are interested in taking over the market such as Germania, who is expanding and is going to have a base here in Mallorca as of May 2017. Due to a great demand of flights to Mallorca from Germany and Switzerland, Germania has seen a gap in the market and for this reason they will be flying on a daily basis to and from Friedrichshafen, Dresden, Bremen, Münster/ Osnabrück, Zürich, Nurnberg, Erfurt, Rostock und Dortmund. Further destinations will also be included such as: Maastricht, Montpellier and Strasbourg.

 

(3) The law taxes and finance

 

The left-wing government is intervening illegally against nature conservation

 

The left-wing government is environmentally and nature-friendly. It does not, however, act according to its declared election goals. Latest example: About 3 % of the world heritage Serra de Tramuntana is under special protection. People are not allowed to enter in this area because rare animal species such as the monk vulture and the midwife toad are not to be put at risk. This 3 % are "zonas de exclusion” and are located mainly in the north of the island. Some interested persons have already tried several times to modify this protection. In 2015 the courts upheld this protection order. Now the left-wing government - the environmentalists - in an “about turn" – wish to introduce an amendment to the law that allows access to these protected areas. The Ministry of Finance and Public Administration in Madrid have said that the new law of the Balearic Islands is not only a violation of the law to protect these areas, but also a violation of the constitution. The disputed law is now to become the subject of a mediation commission between the central and Balearic governments and, if necessary, conceded.

 

”Legal, illegal, whatever”, can become a very expensive attitude: € 112.000 fine for illegal 25 m² house with pool

 

In times of empty coffers, Mallorca’s building authorities have employed more staff and are better organized in order to hand out the necessary punishments for building violations. Anyone who builds without permission has a higher risk of being caught and punished. The owner of an agricultural plot alongside the motorway close to Arenal has suffered the consequences! He built a small 25 m² house with a pool which he planned to extend by a further 130 m² He had been refused permission in 2009, however, he disregarded this decision and carried on building. In 2013 he received instructions to demolish the house and pool and to restore it to its original state. He also received a penalty payment of € 112.000, which has been upheld in the appeal court.

 

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

 

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

 

18th December 2016 and the 1st January 2017, Wine & Music in the Santa Catarina Bodega in Andratx

 

This year the Bodega Santa Catarina is also organizing its "Wine & Music" series on Sundays. From 12.00 h - 14.00 h you can join in a free wine tasting and listen to music. You can also buy wine from the bodega and a plate of tapas. On 18th Manolo Cuesta -saxophonist. On January 1st, the singer Daniyella, born in Hamburg, plays pop, soul, evergreens, country and disco hits. 18thDecember and 1st January, 12.00 h till 14.00 h each, "Wine & Music" in the Bodega Santa Catarina, country road Capdella - Andratx, km 4, 07150 Andratx.

 

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 Upper east 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 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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