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.

Europe’s choice: what lies ahead?

The world is changing, and so is Europe. It is clear that in 2019 the race for office in EU institutions will be fiercely contested.

Exports of goods set new record, but growth slow

Spain’s merchandise exports, which have played a significant role in the economy’s recovery, set a new record in 2018 of €285 billion.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega The nostalgic

European society and politics are now dominated by the nostalgic who think that the past –without specifying which– was better than the present.

China in Africa, a hybrid strategy

The Djibouti naval base is a manifestation of the strategy of China in Africa: a hybrid combination of hard power and soft power.

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