Oh, I am very emotional. One all time event that moved me was the birth of my first daughter, Marta. Becoming a father is a truly unique experience.


On a more melancholic note, I still get very emotional when I see my father, whom I do not see often as he lives in Barcelona. It is true that when you separate from your family in the beginning, it is slightly easier but later on, the distance becomes difficult to cope with, especially as your parents grow older. I imagine that this emotion is shared by the many who work here, or work for international organizations anywhere in the world. It’s only human to miss your loved ones.

(Jaume is the Director General for Communications and Spokesperson of the European Parliament.)