According to the Country Brand Ranking 2012 Tourism edition, Spain is second behind the U.S. in the global ranking with a very strong rating (AAA) in its Country Brand Strategy (CBS). The Country Brand Ranking is the only ranking that classifies countries according to the effectiveness of their country brand strategies and their consequent impact on GDP.
Según el Country Brand Ranking 2012 en su edición para el sector turístico, España ocupa el segundo lugar tras EEUU en la clasificación global, con una calificación muy alta (AAA) en su estrategia de marca-país (CBS o Country Brand Strategy en sus siglas en inglés). El Country Brand Ranking es el único ranking de marca-país que clasifica a los países según la efectividad de su estrategia de marca-país y su consiguiente impacto en el PIB.
Statement delivered by the Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy at the General Debate of the 67th session of the General Assembly.
The Elcano Royal Institute will be a part of the "dream team of think tanks" -according to Catherine Ashton- to develop the European Global Strategy. The team includes the main centers of policy analysis from Italy (Institute Affari Internazionali - IAI), Poland (Polish Institute of International Affairs - PISM) and Sweden (Swedish Institute of International Affairs - Ui).
DI - 2/4/2012
The Council of Ministers approved on 30 March the submission to Spanish Parliament of the Draft Bill on the General State Budget for 2012, which means an overall reduction in spending of 16.9%. The 27-billion euro adjustment aims to reach the objective for budget stability through control spending and increasing revenue.
Published by the Spanish National Observatory for Telecommunications and the Information Society (ONTSI), this report aims to learn about the current situation and recent evolution of the structural and economic characteristics of ICT manufacturing, ICT trade, computer and related activities, other telecommunication activities and content, with a representative sample of 2,531 enterprises based in the country and with the greatest turnover for the different activity classes.
DI - 29/11/2011
‘American values differ from those of Western Europeans in many important ways’, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project conducted in the U.S., Britain, France, Germany and Spain from 21 March to 14 April, as part of the broader 23-nation poll in spring 2011.
DI - 28/11/2011
The 2011-2012 Country Brand Index (CBI) documents perceptions around 113 nations. The index is based on interviews, insights and key opinion-makers and consultant’s information collected through social media tools. Canada takes the No.1 spot, followed by Switzerland and New Zealand. Spain is ranked 14.
DI - 23/9/2011
The 10th annual Transatlantic Trends survey shows that 51% of Americans feel that Asian countries were more important to their country’s national interests than were the countries of the European Union (38%). On the other hand, 52% of Europeans thought that US was more important to their national interests than Asian countries.
Published by the ONTSI, the Spain Telecommunications and Information Technology aims to learn about the current situation and recent evolution of the structural and economic characteristics of ICT Manufacturing, ICT Trade, Computer and Related Activities, Other Telecommunication Activities and Content, with a representative sample of 2,516 enterprises based in Spain and with the greatest turnover for the different activity classes.
DI - 10/9/2010
According to the staff statement of the Spain Article IV Executive Board Consultation -concluded on 14 July 2010- ‘after 15 years of strong growth led by a housing boom, the Spanish economy has entered a sharp downturn in the wake of the global financial crisis since mid-2007’.
DI - 16/6/2010
‘Spain’s economy needs far-reaching and comprehensive reforms’, according to the Spain Article IV Executive Board Consultation published on 24 May 2010. It describes the preliminary findings of International Monetary Fund staff at the conclusion of their mission in this country, and identifies some severe challenges.
DI - 25/9/2009
The recent edition of the GIT report highlights underlines that ‘good education fundamentals and high levels of technological readiness and innovation are essential engines of growth needed to overcome the current economic crisis.’ Denmark and Sweden once again lead the ranking of the most networked economies, followed by the United States, Singapore and Switzerland.
DI - 31/7/2009
Article by Máximo Cajal, former Special Representative of the Spanish Prime Minister in charge of the ‘Alliance of Civilizations’, in the 11th volume of Insight Turkey, a quarterly journal published by SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research.
DI - 1/7/2009
This publication of the Embassy of Japan in the UK is focused on contemporary Japanese culture, whose influence is reverberating around the world.
DI - 18/2/2009
An address by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Miguel Ángel Moratinos, at the 45th Munich Security Conference held from 6 to 8 February 2009.
DI - 16/12/2008
A World Public Opinion.org study of 25 nations finds a remarkable degree of consensus in support of the principles enunciated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which celebrated its 60th anniversary on December 10.
DI - 30/7/2008
The CIDOB International Yearbook carries out a systematic monitoring of the international panorama and Spain’s foreign policy. The Country Profile of the 19th edition is dedicated to Nigeria and its regional setting. (Complete Yearbook in Spanish).
DI - 7/7/2008
A World Public Opinion poll of 19 nations finds that in 14 of them most people favour an unequivocal rule against torture, even in the case of terrorists who have information that could save innocent lives. The four public that favour an exception for terrorists when innocent lives are at risk include majorities in India (59%), Nigeria (54%), and Turkey (51%), and a plurality in Thailand (44%). Support for the unequivocal position was highest in Spain (82%), Great Britain (82%) and France (82%), followed by Mexico (73%), China (66%), the Palestinian territories (66%), Poland (62%), Indonesia (61%), and the Ukraine (59%). The Elcano Royal Institute is one of the research partners in this project.
DI - 24/6/2008
The new poll of 20 nations around the world finds that none of the national leaders on the world stage inspire wide confidence. WorldPublicOpinion.org - a collaborative research project involving research centres from around the world- conducted the poll of 19,751 respondents in nations that comprise 60 percent of the world’s population, between 10 January and 6 May 2008. The Elcano Royal Institute is one of the research partners in this project.
DI - 29/2/2008
This website has relevant information and links about the Alliance of Civilizations project presented by the Spanish Prime Minister to the UN General Assembly on 21 September 2004. The National Plan of the Alliance of Civilizations is the Spanish Government intention to translate the specific goals of the project, including them both in its foreign and cooperation policy and in the whole of its domestic policies.