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We had the pleasure of receiving in the CEI International Affairs Mr. Josep Borrell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, in a meeting divided into two parts:

 

JARDIN1In the first place, a private discussion was held with the Founders - Trustees of the CEI International Affairs, among them the University of Barcelona and the Abertis company, as well as business members of the Executive Club CEI such as Rubau Construcciones, Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Barcelona.

 

After the private colloquium, Minister Borrell has offered an interesting conference on the challenges Europe is facing, addressed to the students of the Preparation of the Opposition to Join the Diplomatic Corps and the Master in Diplomacy and International Public Service.

 

Minister Borrell has made a review of such latent issues as the case of Venezuela, the Brexit, the presence of Spain in Africa or the practices of bad government in some Latin American countries.

 

 

VENEZUELA AND THE EU POSITION

 

Speaking about Venezuela, the Minister highlighted the fact that it is difficult to achieve a common position at the European Union level, since this would require all states to agree 100%.

 

 

"THE BREXIT HASN’T CAUSED AN EPIDEMIC, IT HAS BEEN A VACCINE"

 

Minister Josep Borrell al CEIMuch more extensive have been the reflections of the Minister about Brexit, that he himself has defined with a metaphor: "The Brexit is a surgery, it is necessary to separate the United Kingdom of the European Union and there is a great amount of blood vessels that they break and you have to sew them up. "

 

Assess the effects of Brexit was very difficult, and Borrell says that surely the English didn’t know that the decision will have consequences of such magnitudes, even and so, stays with the positive, and he stresses that Brexit has not caused an epidemic by contagion, on the contrary, it has been a vaccine, since countries don’t want to follow the example of the United Kingdom.

 

 

SPAIN IN AFRICA

Spain's position in Africa has also been mentioned, alluding to its importance: the Minister explained to the students and the media that Spain exports more to Portugal and Morocco than to more than half of the Humanity (China, India and Russia).

 

 

 PRACTICES OF BAD GOVERNMENT IN LATIN AMERICA

 

Finally, he has mentioned the practices of bad government that occur in some Latin American countries. For Borrell: "There are governments that have been able to detect the needs of citizens and make a good diagnosis, and that has made people vote them, the problem is that perhaps the therapy proposed for this diagnosis is not as good as it should be."

 

The final reflection of the Minister has been that in the face of global aspects of such magnitude, an only country can do little, and therefore, has explained that there is still much pending in relation to Institutions Building, since there are no institutions that promote and control the respect for rights in all areas: human, economic...

 

Josep Borrell didn’t want to end the conference without first leaving some advice to the students of the CEI as the importance of a good negotiation and the distinction between the true and the false, "something fundamental when everyday there is more false news and they expand so rapidly because there are those who are interested in doing so."

 

 

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