25% of Barcelona’s income comes from tourists and there are suspicions that the state is behind a wave of attempts to sabotage the industry (among others) that coincides with the referendum on independence.
In addition, the company has very close ties with the governing People’s Party (PP): Eulen’s major shareholders include the brothers of former Spain’s defense minister, Jaime Mayor Oreja, and have even been accused of paying ‘illegal ‘commissions’ To the Partido Popular’.
The PP has repeatedly threatened to punish Catalonia financially for its separatist aspirations.
Attack on a tire of a Tourist Bus highlighted in Headlines around the whole World
Last week young people from ARRAN slightly damaged a tourist bus in Barcelona as part of the campaign against the saturation of tourists in the city .. The news went viral in blazing headlines all over the world, promoted by the far-right Spanish media. But is it mere coincidence that this dangerous anti-tourist revolt finally erupts just before the Independence Referendum, after so many years of enduring them? Or could the rumors of the ‘Media GAL’ of the State be relevant, with a police ‘Un-limited Budget Available’ which includes possible ‘Infiltracions en … entitats sobiranistes’.? (Infiltrations into Independentist Circles) Tourism is unpopular but brings in 25% of local income . see below.
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