Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The EU’s strange institutional renewal

Europe, the EU, is not doing as badly as is often claimed. But institutional imbalances are emerging that may trigger a crisis.

A historic battle of wills

The nomination of Ursula von der Leyen is a victory in the battle of wills for those who freely designate the head of government of their choice.

The Middle East global presence: between Latin America and Africa

Affected by a variety of conflicts, such as those of Syria and Yemen, the Middle East ranks 5th and has the lowest growth since 1990 after Latin America.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega G20 not paralysed by 5G

The meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping and the summit proper of the G20 leaders averted catastrophe, although there are still many pending issues.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The US vs. China: towards two opposing ecosystems

The relatively abrupt clash between China and the US may lead to the creation of two digital ecosystems in the world that are incompatible with each other.

Europe is not behind China and the US in 5G technology

The picture that emerges from this preliminary research is that Ericsson is as advanced, or even more, in 5G technology than Huawei.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The EU: the chance for a fresh impetus

Although the EU has allowed various ships to sail, the goal continues being valid for reconnecting economics, societies and politics with specific measures.

The 2018 Elcano Global Presence Index is here

We are launching a new edition of the Elcano Global Presence Index. The new data tells us that the globalization process is back on track.

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