Attacks on Italian diplomatic offices in Barcelona and Berlin, Meloni: “Worried about violence”

The window of the building of the Consulate General in Barcelona has been shattered and a diplomatic car set on fire in Berlin. Tajani asks for clarity

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation communicated in a note that ”yesterday evening unknown persons have broken the window of the building where the Consulate General is located in Barcelona, smearing a wall of the entrance to the building”. Furthermore, ”yesterday, in Berlin, the car with a diplomatic license plate of an official was also set on fire diplomat in service at the Italian Embassy”. The Farnesina explains that ”the local police force carried out the necessary scientific and investigative surveys. In both cases, fortunately, no injuries were reported”

Immediately informed, Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani ”personally and immediately contacted the Embassy in Berlin and the Consulate in Barcelona to express his solidarity and asked that full light be shed as soon as possible on the dynamics of these criminal acts’ ‘ continues the note. The minister has ordered the immediate start of procedures for verifying and strengthening the diplomatic offices and personnel involved.

“The Government follows with concern and attention these new cases of violence towards our officials and our diplomatic missions”., affirms the prime minister for his part, Giorgia Meloni. “I sent my sympathy and that of the Italian Government to the First Counselor of the Italian Embassy in Berlin, Luigi Estero, for the attack that set his car on fire in the German capital. Adding to this episode is the violation of our Consulate General in Barcelona with acts of vandalism”, announced the premier.