The elections to the European Parliament in perspective: three points to consider before Sunday

The elections to the European Parliament (EP) this Sunday are not receiving the attention they deserve except to question the result of Eurosceptic forces

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega What to look out for in the European elections

The European elections will mark a new, more complex era, with more challenges but also new possibilities to halt and reverse the nationalist-populist movements.

Blockbuster novel casts light on the plight of ETA’s victims

Weakened by repeated arrests of leaders and operatives and minimal support for its cause, ETA became a spent force long before it disbanded.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega India, a connected power

The explosion of connectivity is also making itself felt in the current elections in India, in which the nationalist Narendra Modi’s future is at stake.

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,[...]

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