Monthly Archive: October 2013

#IEPG. Measuring the global presence of countries (6): France

On occasion of the recent meeting at the Elcano Royal Institute with the French Ambassador to Spain Jérôme Bonnafont on 29 October,  we continue our series of posts on what’s new on the IEPG 2012 ranking. In 2012 France was 5th in the IEPG, after dropping one place from [...]

The cost of non-Europe in development policy

In early 2013, the European Parliament commissioned several studies on aid coordination; the starting point being that a ‘Non-Europe’ implies a cost –or different types of costs– for the Union as a whole. The Elcano Royal Institute has contributed to these studies with an analysis on the benefits and [...]

#IEPG. Measuring the global presence of countries (5): the Netherlands

On occasion of the speech of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on 17 September –which declared the end of the Dutch welfare state– and the recent meeting at the Elcano Royal Institute with the Dutch Ambassador to Spain Cornelis van Rij, we continue our series of posts on what’s [...]

Japan: facing challenges

The past three years have been a time of changes for Japan. On the one hand, changes have been brought about by natural causes: the consequences of the fierce tsunami that struck the islands forced the administration to change its energy policy, which was largely based on nuclear power; [...]

Cyprus: small sized but strategically located

On 17 September, Ioannis Kasoulides, the Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Vice-president of the European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, visited the Elcano Royal Institute for a working lunch. httpv://youtu.be/a_7P3F7e1Iw Click to watch the video Mr Kasoulides highlighted the close relations between Spain and Cyprus, [...]
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