European Union

Who wields power in Brussels?

Guest author: Jose María de Areilza (ESADE Law School & ASPEN Institute Spain). The Spanish government has begun to recover credibility in  European institutions, lost during the Zapatero era. Some voices deny it and seek evidence to the contrary. They mention appointments in the Executive Council of the European [...]

Opportunities for Spanish Diplomacy in Times of Crisis

Everyone has heard the story that the word ‘crisis’ can have a number of different meanings. President Kennedy himself, in a speech in 1959, popularised the idea that ‘crisis’ in Chinese means both ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity’, although the truth is actually slightly more complex than that. Until the end [...]

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