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11 October 2009


Peter Harvey

Barcelona buses wear flags on appropriate occasions. Today is Spain's national holiday (Columbus Day in the USA) so they will have Spanish ones. On 9 May (Europe Day) they wear European flags. If you go to http://tinyurl.com/yfhrlh6 (Wikimedia Commons) you will see the European, Spanish and Catalan flags all together. It could well be on the Catalan Government palace.

The Spanish Foreign Ministry's web site (http://tinyurl.com/yl2m4wm) has a logo that combines the European and Spanish flags,

Peter Harvey

At this morning's military parade in Madrid the march-past of the colours was led by the flags of the UN, NATO and the EU, the three organisations under whose authority Spanish troops operate abroad.

Peter Harvey

El País (http://preview.tinyurl.com/yg2bl5s) reports that Václav Klaus has signed the Lisbon Treaty and describes him as an 'ultraliberal economist, fan of Margaret Thatcher, who refuses to fly the European flag on his castle in Prague.'

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