Thursday, September 27, 2012

US and German Diplomatic Personnel Attend Catalan Parliamentary Debate

Originally published on September 27, 2012 in Vilaweb.

The German Consul in Barcelona, an assistant at the US Consulate in Barcelona, and a Member of the Quebec Assembly attended the Catalan President's presentation Tuesday

The political events happening in Catalonia are being closely followed by international news organizations and also by governments from all over the world. This was clearly demonstrated during the General Policy Debate this week in the Catalan Parliament, where there were more accredited international media than ever before, as well as the presence of representatives from certain countries during President Artur Mas' Opening remarks on Tuesday.

To wit, from within the gallery of the Catalan Parliament itself, Mas' speech was listened to by the General Consul of Germany in Barcelona, Bernhard Brasack, and by an assistant to the US Consulate in Barcelona. There was also a Member of the Quebec Assembly, Alain Therrien, in the role of parliamentary advisor to the Quebec's Minister of International Relations.

Broad representation by international media

With respect to international news media who requested accreditation for their professionals in order to attend the general policy debate, the Parliament's Press Office mentioned Al Jazeera, France Press, Associated Press, Reuters, the newspapers La Presse from Quebec, Volkskrant from the Netherlands, Sud Ouest, Proceso from Mexico, the French radio station Europe 1, the Getty Images agency, Deutsche Welle, The Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

No comments:

Post a Comment