The withdrawal of the Gold Medal to King Juan Carlos is the new setback that awaits the Spanish monarch. This week the Barcelona city council reported that they began the procedures to strip the emeritus of recognition.
The measure that was approved last August has already begun the procedures whose proposal will go through the Presidency Committee and will finally be ratified on October 30 in plenary session.
Withdrawal of the Gold Medal to King Juan Carlos
The figure of King Juan Carlos has been totally overshadowed by the scandals that have led to his finances and his personal life, which has been quite aired in recent weeks thanks to the interviews offered by his “ex-lover”, the German businesswoman, Corinna Larsen .
Jordi Rabassa, councilor for Democratic Memory, stressed that “the various acts of Juan Carlos I are not exemplary as head of state and public servant.”
Through a statement they recalled the guidelines for the withdrawal of recognition.
If people “make acts or demonstrations contrary to the reasons that were justified in their granting,” recognition can be withdrawn.
The report also justifies the withdrawal of the medal collects different “controversies” that have the emeritus as the protagonist, the last of them, his exile to the Arab Emirates in full investigation of his phantom businesses.
The City Council considers that these facts “call into question his ethical and moral integrity”, as well as the integrity of his actions while he was in office, the management of public budgets, transparency and coherence between his public discourse and his activities. They indicated.
It was recently known that King Felipe’s father delayed her return to Spain due to the same controversy that the German businesswoman caused.