Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega European elections and Brexit: pause, forwards or stop

The eventual holding or otherwise of the European elections in the UK on 23 May could constitute a watershed for British politics and eventually for the EU.

Ashamed to be British

The United Kingdom is far from being a ‘happy breed of men’ (or women), thanks to the Brexit fiasco. All of this makes me ashamed to be British.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Europe lifts its Chinese veil

The veil has been lifted from what has called ‘Europe’s naivety’ towards China, although this does not translate into the EU being more united on China.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The ‘Google Tax’, a missed opportunity for the EU

Existing tax rules were not designed for the new digital economy or for the business models that are being established. Many companies are digital or conduct a major part of their business in the digital sphere. Nine out of the world’s 20 largest companies by market capitalisation are digital,[...]

Listen to the people and revoke Article 50

The ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition is now trending. Indeed, revocation would be the best move for Britain.

Spaniards are happier

Spain is a happier nation than it was a year ago, according to the World Happiness Report (WHR), produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations, and based on Gallup surveys between 2016 and 2018. Finland was again the happiest country for[...]

An unfair tax policy de-legitimizes the EU

The ECOFIN has failed to approve the first of the fair taxation directives. The EU should be more assertive against tax evasion.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The return of industrial policy: more European than Europeanist

Industrial policy is nothing new in Europe but the level of urgency and ambition has increased markedly. It has to be both European and Europeanist.

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