On July 11, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain was in Barcelona to attend the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Comisión de Protección de los Derechos de los Animales (Committee of Protection of the Rights of Animals) of the Colegio de Abogados de Barcelona.
During the event, Her Majesty participated in a meeting as well as watched a video shown chronicling the history of Committee of Protection of the Rights of Animals. Afterward, Her Majesty, along various government officials, toured the Colegio de Abogados of Barcelona library.
Source and photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey
On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Rotterdam to officially close the Maasvlakte 2 seawall. According to the Dutch company, Van Oord (one company commissioned to oversee the project), back in 2008:
… the Port of Rotterdam Authority commenced construction of Maasvlakte 2, the land reclamation project in the North Sea for the development of the port of Rotterdam.
The port of Rotterdam [grew] 20%, the Netherlands [is now] 2,000 hectares larger, and the coastline is 3.5 km farther into the sea.
For more detailed information about project please visit Van Oord’s official websitehere. (in English)
Click the links below to watch videos as well as to view photos.
VIDEOS(on the right click where it says ‘Beatrix slit zeewering Tweede Maasvlakte’)