Ms Catherine ASHTON in Madrid, Spain - EU monitor

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Ms Catherine ASHTON in Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Het Palacio de Comunicaciones aan het Plaza de Cibeles.

meets with Mr José Manuel GARCÍA-MARGALLO Y MARFIL, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Mr Mariano RAJOY BREY, Prime Minister of Spain; visits the European Union Satellite Centre (EU SatCen); gives key note speech at the conference "Forum Europa" organised by Nueva Economia Forum


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