The challenges faced by the first coalition government that has just started in Spain was the subject of the Tertulia de The Diplomat in Spain held last Thursday, in the central hotel Meliá Madrid Serrano, and attended by some twenty members of the diplomatic corps accredited in our country.
This new edition of the Tertulia was attended by journalists Cristina de la Hoz, political correspondent of El Independiente; and Gemma Robles, deputy editor of El Periódico de Cataluña, both with extensive professional experience in political reporting in Spain, having worked for media such as ABC or the Agencia Europa Press, among others.
The two journalists, regular contributors to talk shows on different television and radio stations (such as TVE, Radio Nacional, TVE3, la Sexta or Cadena SER), answered numerous questions about the panorama that is opening up in Spain, following the formation of Pedro Sánchez’s Executive.
Much of the interest of those present centred on knowing what the attitude of the Government will be towards Catalonia, bearing in mind that the investiture of its president was made possible thanks to the abstention of the independents of Esquerra Republicana de Cataluña.
The Tertulia was attended by the ambassadors of Norway, Finland, Slovenia, Luxembourg and Costa Rica, as well as by the ministers and political advisors of the embassies of Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Austria, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Haiti, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan.