King Says Catalonia Top Concern In Christmas Address

King Felipe this evening made his latest call for coexistence and understanding among Spaniards.

His Majesty delivered his annual Christmas Eve address, in which he called the economy and the Catalan crisis top concerns.

“We don’t live in easy times,” said His Majesty, calling for “firm confidence in ourselves and in Spain.”

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Spanish Royal Household

Don Felipe also said growing economic inequality and those left behind by economic growth and technology were a “principal concern.”

But like many previous remarks, the speech was focused on pushing an image of Spain as “very open to the world” and of “tolerance and respect.”

King Felipe also alluded to the ongoing efforts by acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to form a new government.

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