Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Re-globalisation with hiccups

We are heading towards a more protectionist, more nationalist, more regionalised form of re-globalisation, including in the digital realm.

EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement

It has been two years since the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement was signed, yet it is unclear when –or whether– it will be ratified.

Foresight in the EU: are we building citizen trust?

Building citizen trust in the EU is not a straightforward task. Its internal sustainability and international projection depend on it.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega If Le Pen wins

There is a serious possibility that Marine Le Pen could win the presidential election in France in spring 2022.

COVID-19: lockdowns, recession and… a new stock market bubble?

A new stock bubble is taking place, especially involving growth and tech stocks. It has similarities and differences with the dotcom one.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega From Afghanistan to China: the pathology of victory

This year the war in Afghanistan will come to an end, in a phase involving both the US and NATO, following the withdrawal announced by Biden.

China’s Digital Silk Road in Latin America and the Caribbean

China is gaining presence in Latin America and the Caribbean by means of technology agreements. The EU and Spain cannot afford to lag behind.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The fall and stagnation of the global middle class

Among the destructive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, one is the worldwide decline of the global middle class, except in China.

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