Spanish personalities lend their support at presentation of the Marca EspaĂ±a in the European Parliament
Online PR News – 07-June-2013 – Marca Espana – Madrid, Spain, June 05, 2013 - Spanish personalities lend their support at presentation of the Marca EspaĂ±a in the European Parliament
The Marca EspaĂ±a unveiled itself yesterday in Brussels with enormous success. This event, hosted at the European Parliament building in Brussels, was attended by over 500 people. The gala was presented by journalist Carlos Herrera, and was also attended by the Vice President of the European Commission and Competition Commissioner JoaquĂn Almunia.
During his speech, Almunia rejected the stereotypical definitions of Spain that speak of an â€śindustrious north and a lazy southâ€ť. He also called for a return to â€śthe values of the transition â€“ consensus, transaction and collective agreement â€“ which are identical to those underpinning the construction of Europeâ€ť. Spainâ€™s Minister of Foreign Affairs, JosĂ© Manuel GarcĂa-Margallo, meanwhile, called for an end to the clichĂ© of â€śthe Spain of fiesta and siestaâ€ť, saying that Spain is the â€śsecond most respected country in Europe after Germanyâ€ť.
Those taking part in the event, who enjoyed a live flamenco show, a fashion parade and a gourmet food tasting session, included designers such as Vitorio & Luchino, chefs (Mario Sandoval), Antonio Brufau (Repsol) and Pedro BallvĂ© (CampofrĂo).
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