FULLY BOOKED – The future of Catalonia in Spain: A conversation with Josep Borrell

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Senate House,
Malet Street, WC1E 7HU

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Canning House, in association with the Sociedad Civil Catalana, is delighted to welcome Josep Borrell. Mr. Borrell is a Catalan-born Spanish politician and former President of the European Parliament (2004-07). In his long political career in Spain, Mr. Borrell held several offices and roles, including State Secretary for Finance, Minister for Public Works and Transport, Minority Leader for the Spanish Workers’ Socialist Party  and Member of the Spanish Parliament and of the European Parliament. He also has a distinguished academic career, having been president of the European Union Institute and holding since 2013 the Jean Monnet Chair at the Complutense University of Madrid. Mr. Borrell has spoken publicly against the nationalist movement and the divisions it causes in Catalan society.

Mr Borrell will speak on the topic of the future of Catalonia and its role within Spain, with a particular focus on the independence in anticipation of the unilateral referendum to be held on 1 October having been called by the regional Government of Catalonia. The Sociedad Civil Catalana as an association grouping diverse non-separatist currents in Catalan society and in favour of improving the region’s relations with the rest of Spain.

This event will be chaired by Giles Paxman, Canning House Trustee and former Ambassador to Spain and Mexico. 

This event is taking place in the Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House. 

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