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The calls for the unity of Europe more than ever and the consequences of the invasion of Ukraine focus the interventions in the Royal Monastery of Yuste

Today, the European Disability Forum received the Fifteenth Carlos V European Award from King Felipe VI, in the traditional act that hosted the Royal Jerónimo de Yuste Monastery, which once again became the Great European Capital for one day.

25 years of work defending the rights of people with disabilities and promoting inclusion, brings together organizations that represent more than 100 million people with disabilities and their families, 15% of the European population, in a fight that continues , and it does so by rising up in the face of adversity for the group, such as the pandemic has caused, and now also the war in Ukraine. The award was collected by Yannis Vardakastanis, president of the Forum. The Spanish monarch’s speech today in Yuste wanted to be a hymn to the necessary union of Europe, a Europe that must be protected and strengthened and that needs the best version of it in the face of the horror that is ravaging Ukraine. A crisis that should also serve us to reflect and to offer our potentialities, maintained the president of the Board, Guillermo Fernández Vara. Lastly, and on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Yuste Foundation, the King will preside over the extraordinary meeting of the Board of Trustees of this Foundation at 4:00 p.m., which will take place in the refectory of the Monastery, before continuing with his Extremaduran agenda in The Ages of the man from Plasencia and this Thursday, together with Queen Letizia, in Las Hurdes.

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