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#IEPG. Measuring the global presence of countries (5): the Netherlands

On occasion of the speech of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on 17 September –which declared the end of the Dutch welfare state– and the recent meeting at the Elcano Royal Institute with the Dutch Ambassador to Spain Cornelis van Rij, we continue our series of posts on what’s [...]

Australia: so far and yet so near

While geographically far apart, Spain and Australia have a steadily growing relationship. The core of their expanding bilateral engagement is defence cooperation, as explained at a recent working breakfast at the Elcano Royal Institute by Jane Marie Hardy, Australian Ambassador to Spain. Furthermore, both countries are like-minded on most [...]

Spain: looking ahead to the African Century

I am a great believer in Africa. In 2010 a study by the McKinsey Global Institute stated that six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies in the previous decade were not in Asia but on the African continent. Since then, my scepticism regarding an African economic miracle has gradually [...]

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