Spanish Foreign Policy

Spain finally has a new government: what lies ahead?

William Chislett. Expert Comment 41/2016 - 25/10/2016.

Spain’s minority Popular Party (PP) government, which will be voted in by parliament before the end of October after a 10-month limbo period following inconclusive elections last December and June, has a lot on its plate.

Beyond Brexit: the future of the Spanish-British relationship

Luis Simón. ARI 71/2016 (English version) - 7/10/2016.

All the media noise about the possible implications of an eventual British exit from the EU (Brexit) should not stand in the way of a much-needed reassessment of the strategic potential offered by stronger bilateral ties between Spain and the UK.

Selecting the next UN Secretary-General: a shared responsibility

Jessica Almqvist. ARI 62/2016 - 26/7/2016.

The upcoming election of a new Secretary-General can be a potential turning point for the UN in its efforts to achieve a more transparent, inclusive and gender-balanced administration of its affairs.

Limited but non negligible consequences of Cameron’s agreement for Spain

Salvador Llaudes. Op-ed - 17/3/2016.

Though undesirable for a country so firmly pro-European, the effects of the UK-EU deal do not have to be particularly dramatic for Spain, especially if they do not entail a cascade of petitions to obtain a singular status from other countries.

Spain moves towards fresh elections to break deadlock

William Chislett. Expert Comment 9/2016 - 7/3/2016.

Spain took a step toward fresh elections when Pedro Sánchez, the Socialist Party (PSOE) leader, twice failed to secure sufficient backing in Parliament to become Prime Minister.

Spain’s stance on Cameron’s negotiations

Salvador Llaudes and Ignacio Molina. ARI 24/2016 (English version) - 2/3/2016.

What is Spain’s stance on the negotiations for a new settlement for the UK in the EU prior to a referendum on the issue?

How to strengthen the G20: Spain’s multilateral perspective

Miguel Otero-Iglesias. ARI 21/2016 - 25/2/2016.

In the context of slow growth, destabilising capital flows and currency wars, the G20 must develop joint solutions to overcome common problems.

EU-28 WATCH No. 11 / October 2015: Spain

Salvador Llaudes. 22/12/2015.

This documment analyses the Eastern Neighbours and Russia (mostly the Ukraine crisis that has been developing since 2013) and the EU enlargement from a Spanish perspective.

Spain in uncharted territory after inconclusive general election

Wiiliam Chislett. Expert Comment 60/2015 - 21/12/2015.

The two upstart parties, the centrist Ciudadanos (‘Citizens’) and the anti-austerity Podemos (‘We Can’), broke the hegemony of the conservative Popular Party (PP) and the centre-left Socialists (PSOE), the two mainstream parties that have alternated in power since 1982, but produced a very fragmented parliament that makes the creation of a stable government fraught with difficulties.

General elections in Spain: from a two to a multiple-party system?

Salvador Llaudes & Miguel Otero-Iglesias. Op-Ed - 21/12/2015.

What can we expect the day after the general elections in Spain? After the 20D we will see whether Spain’s democracy is fit for multiparty, consensus-based, and perhaps even coalition governments.