King Lobbies For EU Office

King Felipe, along with other Spanish leaders, is lobbying for Barcelona to become home to the European Union’s prescription drug office, media outlets are reporting.

European leaders are skeptical of Barcelona’s candidacy amid the separatist crisis in Catalonia.

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King Felipe during a gathering of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain at the Royal Theater. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

It’s unlikely that the King’s efforts for Barcelona and the wider Catalan region will sway republicans and separatists who resent his vocal defense of constitutional order.

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