Friday, January 14, 2011

Carlos V Prize will be awarded 2011.02.11 to youknowwhom

The Princes of Asturias, Don Felipe and Princess Letizia, will chair on Feb. 11 in the Real Monasterio de Yuste (Cáceres) the ceremony of the 'Premio Carlos V 2010' to Javier Solana.

The former minister, former secretary general of NATO and former High Representative of the European Union Foreign and Security Policy will be recognized with this award which calls the European Academy of Yuste Foundation and honors those who have actively contributed to the European integration.

The decision was taken last February 2010. Then the jury president and president of the Junta de Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara, talked about the "wide consensus" with which he had been recognized Francisco Javier Solana Madariaga (Madrid, July 14, 1942).

Jurors chose from among 11 proposals from several European Union countries, namely Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, France, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom and Spain (farmer: that makes 10 kingdoms).

Vara showed his pride in this award because "no one like Solana represents the spirit of building the European Union and stressed the" fight of "the Spanish politician to strengthen" the sense and feeling of the European Union." (farmer: or with the ENP a convenant with many?) The jury, which normally meets every two years in Brussels (Belgium), has moved almost a year to Cáceres. ..." Link

see also from last February:
""If there is a person who has given his life for Europe it was Javier," said the president of Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara....The name of the 'Charles V European Award' comes from the European ties of this outstanding personage of history. Charles V Holy Roman Emperor was born in Ghent (Belgium), just 66 km away from the place of the train accident 3 days ago, and crowned Emperorin Aachen. Like Solana he was the holder of the Order of the Golden Fleece. (you can seem him wearing it on the picture at wikipedia) His son is Philip II of Spain, whom I mentioned yesterday. Charles is best known for his role in opposing the Protestant Reformation and the convocation of the Council of Trent. He was the one who ordered Luther to Worms and outlawed him shortafter. He officially was the last Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting how prominantly church buildings (monasteries, etc.) seem to figure in EU meetings, award ceremonies, etc., given the EU's evident antipathy to their Christian cultural heritage, or is it just the RCC.