King Juan Carlos I will return to Spain next weekend, on May 21 and 22, according to Fernando Ónega in the program 'Más de uno'. The emeritus king will go to Sanxenxo, in Pontevedra.
Felipe VI and Juan Carlos I meet in Madrid when the emeritus comes to Spain
This Sunday it was learned that the king emeritus and Felipe VI They talked by phone during the stay of King Felipe VI in Abu Dhabi and they agreed to meet in Madrid when Juan Carlos I returned to Spain.
According to sources from the Casa del Rey, the conversation between Felipe VI and Juan Carlos I took place before the king returned from the United Arab Emirates, where his father resides. Now King Felipe VI has embarked on his return trip to Madrid, once he has paid condolences to the new president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has served for almost a decade as the de facto leader of the Emirates.
Felipe VI has traveled accompanied by the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Luis Manuel Cuesta. The event was also attended by the presidents of France, Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan; the kings of Belgium and the Netherlands, and the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, among other leaders.
In the past week, The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor agreed to file the pre-trial proceedings opened in 2018 relating to the allegedly irregular commissions of up to 80 million euros charged in relation to the AVE to Mecca as it was not possible to prove the commission of a crime of corruption in international transactions. Anti-corruption opened the proceedings in December 2018 to try to clarify the destination of 80 million euros that, according to Corinna Larsen, would have been distributed - among others by the king emeritus - for the award of the AVE to Mecca to Spanish companies in 2011.