Europe / European Union

Quit kicking the can down the road: a Spanish view of EMU reforms

. 8/5/2018.

This document written by Spanish economists offers some recommendations towards a stronger architecture for the euro through deeper fiscal, financial and economic integration. It also advocates a greater degree of political union to provide democratic legitimacy and accountability.


Spain and the prospect of Brexit

Salvador Llaudes, Ignacio Molina, Miguel Otero Iglesias and Federico Steinberg. Elcano Policy Paper 3/2018 - 15/6/2018.

The decision of the British people to leave the EU has consequences not only for the UK but also for the remaining 27 EU member states, and more particularly for Spain.


G7 in Canada: Trump’s bravado annoys Europe

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. Expert Comment 32/2018.

The G7 meeting has been one of the most disastrous in years.  The debate in Europe will continue to be whether Trump is just a blip, with the White House returning to the good old Western alliance once he departs, or whether there has been a permanent and structural shift in US foreign policy.


Turkey in and out of NATO? An instance of a turbulent alliance with Western institutions

Yaprak Gürsoy and Ilke Toygür. ARI 73/2018 - 11/6/2018.

Turkey’s links with its Western allies have steadily deteriorated over the past few years. There have been major developments over the past decade that need to be looked at in order to explain the current estrangement with NATO.


A Brazilian perspective on the challenges facing the EU and Latin American cooperation agenda

Carlos R. S. Milani. ARI 72/2018 - 11/6/2018.

The construction of a cooperation agenda between the EU and South America must take into account the challenges Latin American countries need to overcome to correct their democratic deficits and the negative social and political effects of their economic development models.


Should Europe limit Chinese investment?

Mario Esteban. Expert Comment 28/2018 (English version) - 7/5/2018.

Why would such a European mechanism to supervise investment be necessary at this time? The main reason is the extraordinary evolution in recent years of Chinese investment in Europe.


Gibraltar, a possible solution: diffused sovereignty and shared functions

Ignacio Molina. ARI 64/2018 (English version) - 7/5/2018.

Brexit opens a small window of opportunity to attempt to resolve the status of Gibraltar.


Institutional initiatives for a solid and participatory European democracy

Susana del Río Villar. ARI 60/2018 (English version) - 27/4/2018.

There is now an important debate underway on the democratic strengthening of the EU. This debate is focused on the method for electing the European Commission President, transnational European lists and citizen conventions.


The European Commission: an enabler for the European Security and Defence Union

Chantal Lavallée. ARI 59/2018 - 26/4/2018.

The European Commission has been pushing for deeper European cooperation in the security and defence sector for the past two decades despite the reluctance of the member states.


Turkey’s snap elections: Why in such a hurry?

Ilke Toygür. Expert Comment 25/2018 - 24/4/2018.

A clear victory for President Erdoğan might not be so sure if the economy turns bad, national pride fades away and the opposition parties begin to offer viable alternatives. Will he lose it all? We shall see.