The Catalan Government regrets the decision taken by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation to withdraw the diplomatic status of the Flemish Delegate in Spain, André Hebbelinck, as well as not to accredit any other person in this position in a future.
The first International Electoral Observation Mission has been accredited by the Electoral Office of Catalonia. The group of experts is formed by international observers from the United Kingdom, United States, France and Poland with a wide experience. This observation mission is headed by Daan Everts, an expert in the field of electoral observation and with a long history in the Dutch diplomatic service.
Romeva: ‘Catalonia today, more than ever, has the will and the capacity to participate with its own voice in global debates’. Catalonia presented the foundations of its National Plan for the 2030 Agenda which envisages more than 750 government commitments to sustainable development. The Minister for Foreign Affairs also met with the president of the International Crisis Group, a global benchmark in conflict resolution, and agreed to host its annual event in 2018 in Barcelona.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency, Raül Romeva, today opened the seminar entitled ‘The Right to Self-Determination in the 21st Century’. The seminar brings together experts, lawyers and academic researchers from around the world on 13 and 14 July at the CCCB to study the case of Catalonia.