King Felipe Slams ‘Nationalist Selfishness’

King Felipe in recent days slammed anti-European populists and “nationalist selfishness” during remarks in western Spain.

His Majesty made the comments during an awards ceremony for Antonio Tajani, president of the European parliament.

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The comments come amid continued pro-independence rumblings in the Spanish region of Catalonia, and similar instability around the world.

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The King, who is deeply in favor of further European integration, was also in Germany recently to an award to French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Back in Spain, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met with King Felipe and Queen Letizia at Zarzuela Palace.

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Santos will soon leave the presidency of Columbia after completing a peace deal with the FARC armed revolutionary movement.




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