Farnesina: attacks on diplomatic offices in Barcelona and Berlin

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced that yesterday the car with the diplomatic license plate of a diplomatic official working at the Italian Embassy in Berlin was set on fire: furthermore, on the evening of 27 January, unknown persons broke the stained glass window of the building where the Consulate General of Italy is located in Barcelona, ​​smearing a wall of the entrance to the building.

Investigations in progress

“The Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, immediately informed, 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”. writes the Farnesina in a note, underlining that “the minister has ordered the immediate start of the procedures for verifying and strengthening the diplomatic offices and the personnel involved”. “The local police forces have carried out the necessary scientific and investigative surveys. In both cases, fortunately, no injuries have been reported”, concludes the note.

Solidarity from Prime Minister 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. Added to this episode is the violation of our Consulate General in Barcelona with acts of vandalism. The Government is following these new cases of violence against our officials and diplomatic missions with concern and attention”. This was stated by the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni.