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03/23/2009

Over 30,000 letters of support for the 29th annual Prince of Asturias awards

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Mario Vargas Llosa, Claudio Magris, Vaclav Havel, Philip Roth, Antonio Tabucchi and Sebastian Coe are some of the personalities who have lent their support to the various proposals.

23-March-2009
The Prince of Asturias Foundation has already received more than 30,000 letters, from all over the world, supporting some of the over 200 candidatures that for the time being, have been submitted for the 29th annual Prince of Asturias Awards. Current and former heads of state, former prime ministers, Prince of Asturias Award and Nobel Laureates, as well as diplomatic representatives and important academic figures from across the world are amongst the senders.

Letters of support have been sent from every continent by fax, post and courier service, although the amount of nominations and letters of support sent via the Internet (www.fpa.es) has reached a very important number, especially from universities and research centres around the world.

Numbering amongst the personalities who have written to the Prince of Asturias Foundation lending their support to one of the candidatures proposed are writers Mario Vargas Llosa and Claudio Magris, 1986 and 2004 Prince of Asturias Award Laureates for Literature, respectively; Mario Soares and Enrique Iglesias, 1982 and 1995 Prince of Asturias Award Laureates for International Cooperation; Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic and 1997 Prince of Asturias Award Laureate for Communication and Humanities; John Polanyi, 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Ricardo Miledi, 1999 Prince of Asturias Award Laureate for Technical and Scientific Research; former president of Romania Emil Constantinescu and former prime minister Petre Roman; writers Philip Roth and Antonio Tabucchi; the president of the London Organising Committee of the 2012 Olympic Games and 1987 Prince of Asturias Award Laureate for Sports Sebastian Coe, as well as Hassiba Boulmerka, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher, who received the Award in 1995, 2005 and 2007, respectively. Pau Gasol, a member of the Spanish national basketball team that received the Award in 2006, has also lent his support to one of the candidatures.

Over 200 candidatures from 34 countries and every continent have been submitted for this year´s Prince of Asturias Awards, now being held for the twenty-ninth time.

The period for submitting candidatures ended last 13th March, although nominations made at Spanish embassies and consulates abroad are still being received. Likewise, members of the Jury will be able to make nominations of their own at least two days before the date set for the corresponding Juries to convene.

The nominations period for the Sports and Concord Awards will end on 24th July, as the corresponding Jury meetings are set to take place in September.

Over hundred and fifty public figures, each one an expert in one of the categories, make up the eight Juries (one for each of Awards) that will begin their deliberations in Oviedo in the middle of May.

 

Mario Vargas Llosa, Claudio Magris, Vaclav Havel, Philip Roth, Antonio Tabucchi and Sebastian Coe are some of the personalities who have lent their support to the various proposals.

23-March-2009

The Prince of Asturias Foundation has already received more than 30,000 letters, from all over the world, supporting some of the over 200 candidatures that for the time being, have been submitted for the 29th annual Prince of Asturias Awards. Current and former heads of state, former prime ministers, Prince of Asturias Award and Nobel Laureates, as well as diplomatic representatives and important academic figures from across the world are amongst the senders.

Letters of support have been sent from every continent by fax, post and courier service, although the amount of nominations and letters of support sent via the Internet (www.fpa.es) has reached a very important number, especially from universities and research centres around the world.

Numbering amongst the personalities who have written to the Prince of Asturias Foundation lending their support to one of the candidatures proposed are writers Mario Vargas Llosa and Claudio Magris, 1986 and 2004 Prince of Asturias Award Laureates for Literature, respectively; Mario Soares and Enrique Iglesias, 1982 and 1995 Prince of Asturias Award Laureates for International Cooperation; Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic and 1997 Prince of Asturias Award Laureate for Communication and Humanities; John Polanyi, 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Ricardo Miledi, 1999 Prince of Asturias Award Laureate for Technical and Scientific Research; former president of Romania Emil Constantinescu and former prime minister Petre Roman; writers Philip Roth and Antonio Tabucchi; the president of the London Organising Committee of the 2012 Olympic Games and 1987 Prince of Asturias Award Laureate for Sports Sebastian Coe, as well as Hassiba Boulmerka, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher, who received the Award in 1995, 2005 and 2007, respectively. Pau Gasol, a member of the Spanish national basketball team that received the Award in 2006, has also lent his support to one of the candidatures.

Over 200 candidatures from 34 countries and every continent have been submitted for this year´s Prince of Asturias Awards, now being held for the twenty-ninth time.

The period for submitting candidatures ended last 13th March, although nominations made at Spanish embassies and consulates abroad are still being received. Likewise, members of the Jury will be able to make nominations of their own at least two days before the date set for the corresponding Juries to convene.

The nominations period for the Sports and Concord Awards will end on 24th July, as the corresponding Jury meetings are set to take place in September.

Over hundred and fifty public figures, each one an expert in one of the categories, make up the eight Juries (one for each of Awards) that will begin their deliberations in Oviedo in the middle of May.

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