Sánchez authorizes Kosovo to compete under its banner
The Government raised this Thursday at conflict official the controversy with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the recognition of Kosovo and the status of their athletes and called them "attack" and almost of conspiracy, the announcement of this agency and of its Spanish counterpart, on a change of position. Spain does not recognize this country, that gained independence unilaterally in 2008, and prevents that will compete with their symbols in Spanish territory. The IOC itself, and for that, your deputy director-general, the Catalan Pere Miro, he recently threatened the Spanish government with not allowing you to organize international competitions for his uncompromising stance at the time of admitting the emblems kosovars, and to give visas.
The minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, said the blunt from Guatemala, where it is celebrated this Friday, the Ibero-american Summit, which "has never been denied any visa to any athlete of kosovo. And anyone who says otherwise is lying".
This assertion is made, for example, the president of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), Alejandro Blanco. Borrell said that as soon as you arrive to Spain over the weekend, will send an official complaint to the IOC expressing "deep unease" of the Spanish Government.
Exterior also focused on the conflict generated in the vice-president of the IOC, Pere Miro. The secretary of State for the European Union, Luis Marco Aguiriano, explained this Thursday that Borrell "he has not done anything of grace this reiteration", after you have transmitted to the IOC that there is no change. Athletes kosovars can parade with the flag and symbols of the IOC and, only if they win a gold medal, the Government agrees that the use of the flag and the anthem of Kosovo.
that's why they don't understand the controversy. "We began to ask the why of an error as to bulk, and if it does not hide something of bad faith behind this attack specialized and centralized in Spain," said Marco.
For the secretary of State the origin of the problem is "a high office in the Spanish IOC", in reference to Miro. "Why is that?" Can Pere Miró? You must be a spaniard", in allusion to which is Catalan, and that the pro-independence seen in Kosovo and its unilateral declaration as an example to follow. As had already been advanced that the Executive would submit a "formal complaint" to the IOC for its "false information".
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