Europe / European Union

The joint sovereignty proposal for Gibraltar: benefits for all

Martín Ortega Carcelén. ARI 50/2017 (English version) - 13/6/2017.

In the wake of the Brexit referendum, Spain submitted a negotiation proposal to the UK on Gibraltar that put joint sovereignty, dual nationality for the Gibraltarians and respect for their autonomy on the table.


The Trump effect on EU-China relations

Mario Esteban. ARI 49/2017 (English version) - 7/6/2017.

Trump's term in office throws up opportunities for the strengthening of relations between the EU and China, especially if Europe decides to intensify its Common Security and Defence Policy and Beijing decides to take its process of economic reforms further.


Reflections on the Commission’s euro reflection paper: let’s get the sequencing right

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. Expert Comment 30/2017 - 6/6/2017.

It is important to think harder on how to improve and strengthen the political union. Only in this way will there be a greater momentum and willingness to introduce the technical solutions that most economists agree upon.


Crossing the red line: how Russian interference in Western democracy is backfiring

Ulrich Speck. Expert Comment 24/2017 - 29/5/2017 .

Those in the West who argue in favour of detente, of an easing of sanctions and a rapprochement with the Kremlin, find it much more difficult to defend this course of action because of the rising anger over Russian political warfare tactics.


Political and geopolitical games in the Cypriot labyrinth: a Greek-Cypriot perspective

Costas Melakopides. ARI 46/2017 - 26/5/2017.

Cyprus’s ‘bi-communal negotiations’ have collapsed once again but in a manner that reveals diplomatic cacophony, deceptive international ‘diplomatic’ practices and serious mistakes by both the Greek and Turkish Cypriots themselves.


Discovering the Mediterranean (and tapping into its pro-European attitudes)

Ignacio Molina. Expert Comment 20/2017 (English version) - 8/5/2017.

If it sets its mind to it, it seems likely that the group of Southern EU countries that met in Madrid will be able to mould the debate on the future of Europe in a decisive way.


From Istanbul to Madrid: five things to know before the Turkish constitutional referendum

İlke Toygür. Expert Comment 18/2017 - 12/4/2017.

Polls show a neck-to-neck race between the two sides. Today, the main question is not the constitutional reform itself, but approval of the governing party, and even more so of the figure of President Erdoğan.


Germany and Trump-America: back on track?

Ulrich Speck. Expert Comment 16/2017 - 11/4/2017.

The widely anticipated clash between Germany and the Trump Administration has not happened. Instead, Berlin and Washington DC seem to be on the way to pragmatic cooperation, even when there is still significant disagreement.


Why Spain would like a ‘soft’ Brexit for the UK

William Chislett. ARI 27/2017 - 29/3/2017.

Spain has good reasons for wanting the best possible relationship between Britain and the EU as a result of Brexit, but it cannot allow the UK to be better off outside the EU than inside it.


The euro as a social bond: why do Eurozone citizens still back the single currency?

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. ARI 25/2017 - 27/3/2017.

This paper tries to understand why despite the pain in the South of the Eurozone and the anger in the North the majority of the people still support the euro.