Politically, the new year should be similar moves like the past. As the crisis in his coalition, the Balearic Minister masters to be seen whether other politicians will trip over their involvement in corruption cases. An unpleasant event is coming to the Balearic former Prime Minister Jaume Matas. On 23 Palma in March, he must testify before the investigating judge on charges of corruption.
A highlight is undoubtedly the EU meeting in Palma on the 18th His January, is expected to include European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. As Spain takes over in January for six months the Presidency, during the year, further EU summit in Mallorca planned. On 24 and 25 EU defense ministers in February coming to Palma.
As almost always stand in 2010 at several construction projects in Mallorca. Especially to mention is the completion of the new major hospital Espases Sun, which will replace the old Son Dureta. For months growing a massive block of Palmas on the northern edge of the ground. Indeed, there are already a dedication date: On 10 October, it will be so far. Already in February, developed the Port Adriano in Calvia will go into operation. Also, the Congress Palace, is expected to be ready. The mega-project, already growing visibly in the air (directly to Palma's city driveway coming from the airport). Also, the new park around the Palace of Congresses is created, the restoration of the old city walls Baluard d'Príncep it is completed. Is built on Mallorca's roads. The Island Council is investing a total of 150 million euros in expanding the road network. The widening of Via de Cintura to three lanes in both directions is the largest project. Also in Andratx works are pending. Here will be expanded in the villages from February, the infrastructure. Still in the planning phase is the tram, which will connect with the Palma airport. However, the excavators to do here also in the coming year to work. The same applies to the railway, which will connect Manacor and Arta. Residents want to stop the construction, however. Even a decision on the location of the planned exhibition center in Palma is scheduled for next year.
The Festival Música Mallorca is 2010, with six concerts of 9 October to the 7th November. The Chopin Festival in the composer's anniversary year (200th birthday) goes, each with a piano recital every Thursday in August on the stage. International Festival of Pollença lasts from mid-July to late August with probably 13 concerts (jazz, chamber music), symphony concerts.
In July 2010 the application of the Balearic Islands as the European Capital of Culture 2016 will be presented alongside the other candidate cities Spanish in Madrid before a European jury. The end of 2010 will determine who comes from the Spanish candidature to the second round in the application process. In addition to the Balearic Islands (an island region) apply to towns such as Alcalá de Henares, Burgos, Cáceres, Cuenca, Las Palmas, Malaga, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Santander, Tarragona, Saragossa. For the first time applies for an island region for the title.
At La Caixa Forum Palma beginning 8 February an exhibition in collaboration with the Kunsthalle in Emden, Stiftung Henri Nannen with works of German Expressionism.
Sant Antoni (16 January) and Sant Sebastia in Palma (from 19 January), Sa Rua (Carnival) 13 February, Fira del Ram (fair), expected in late February, Feria de Abril, expected in late April, Moors and Christians in Soller (May 10), Fira del Libro (Palma May 23), Sant Joan de Palma, Son Servera, Sant Joan and Calvia (June 24), Sant Pere (Andratx, Palma, Port d'Alcudia, Cala Rajada, Sant Elm, Colonia de Sant Pere) 29 June. Sant Jaume, 15 July, Santa Catalina Tomàs (Valldemossa, July 28), Mare de Déu (Can Picafort, Arta, Cala Bona, Cala Figuera, Cala Rajada, Port d'Andratx, Sat Ràpita, Port de Soller Porto Colom, Porto Cristo) on 2 August. Moors and Christians in Sant Elm and Pollença (2 August), Santa Catalina Tomàs (Santa Margarita, September 1), Santa Catalina Tomàs (in Palma October 21), Dijous Bo in Inca, 18 November.
HOLIDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
The holiday calendar for the coming year provides workers in Spain, some ways to organize long weekends. The music starts already with the New Year, which falls on a Friday. Public holiday in this country is also the 6th January (Wednesday) Epiphany. A long weekend is also available in late February / early March, as the Balearentag (1 March) falls on a Monday. Are five free days in a row, as usual on Easter, because this country is not only Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays, but also Holy Thursday. The 1 May this time falls on a Saturday. The 12th October is the Spanish national holiday in 2010 and is a Tuesday. Monday, 1 November is All Saints Day. Monday and Wednesday 6 and 8 December, can also be used by a day's holiday for the long weekend. During the 6.12. is the Constitution Day, celebrated on 8 Spain December, the Immaculate Conception. Non-employee-is Christmas 2010. First time and Christmas Day fall on a weekend.
Anniversaries are also to 2010. Thus marks the one on 28 June for the 100th Times, the first flight to Majorca.
RECREATION & EVENTS
Real Mallorca can tackle the year from a sporting point of view calmly. Thanks to an excellent series, the team is doing well and is likely to descend to do anything to have. Highlights of the second half) will be guest appearances from FC Barcelona (March 28 and Real Madrid (May 5) in Palma. Interesting, however, remains the search for a new owner of the club. Mateu Alemany, currently owns more than 90 percent of the shares, wants to retire.
Sporty attractive is in 2010, especially the soccer World Cup in South Africa, Majorca also not untouched. So the German team as he did before the last European Championship here could relate their preparation headquarters. One thing is certain, however now that it shall go during the Games, the national team at the Playa de Palma high again.
The highlight of the year, golf in Majorca is the Open of the PGA European Tour in Cala Millor (Pula-Golf), 13 to 16 To May.
One of the major regattas, the Trofeo Princesa Sofía, 27 March to 2 April. The Hublot Palmavela is dated 14 to 18 April scheduled. The Copa del Rey is scheduled for 31 July and lasts until 7 August.
The teilnehmerstärkste sporting event on the island, however, is the TUI Marathon, this time on 17 Held in October in Palma. Also popular are the cycling races such as the Challenge Illes Balears (7 to 11). February, the Cinturón Ciclista (April 8 to 11) and the International Masters Cycling Week (10 to 16). October.
The event would again highlight of the year bets is "Wetten, dass.?" Show will be from Palma. Whether the ZDF 2009 as actually transmitted live from Mallorca, but is not quite home and dry. Being considered is obviously the 22nd May.
For the first time next year, the new Aida cruise ship calling at Palma. Aida Blu-come on 20th February.
Hard times likely to break for smokers. For Spain's Health Minister has announced in 2010 a total smoking ban in all public enclosed spaces. Then, smoke-filled bars and restaurants would belong to the past. What is new in Spain, also, that replaced to hand over the digital terrestrial television the familiar analog television. Even the Spanish state broadcaster RTVE is doing is basic: there may be broadcast from 2010 no more advertisements. Commercial-free television will be the first and second program a reality.