Tuesday, 9th July 2024, from 12:00 to 13:30 h. CEST (UTC+2). Venue: Espacio Bertelsmann, c/ O’Donnell nº 10, Madrid.

France and the United Kingdom held elections in the first week of July. They are two different political systems, and the domestic scenarios differ (in one case, with the success of the far right in the first round and, in the other, with an announced landslide victory for Labour). However, both countries have relevance internationally and the results will have a great impact abroad, also in Spain.

Many questions arise: Will the French leadership in the EU be weakened? What to expect from the rise of Euroscepticism on such an important Member State? Is a new era in the relationship between London, Brussels and the European capitals about to begin? Will the new British government bring about a renewal of the centre-left like that of Tony Blair three decades ago?

Live-streaming of the roundtable “Elections in France and the UK: impact on Europe and the world” in Spanish.

Hashtag: #FranciaReinoUnido24


  • Daniel Fuentes,  PhD in Economics, Université París – Nanterre | @dfuentescastro
  • Raquel García, Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute | @RaquelGarciaLl2
  • Ignacio Molina, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute | @_ignaciomolina
  • Camino Mortera, Advisor, Department of European Affairs, Presidency of the Government of Spain | @CaminoMortera
  • Moderator: Charles Powell, Director, Elcano Royal Institute | @CharlesTPowell

– The roundtable will be held in Spanish without simultaneous translation.
– If you would like to attend in-person, please send RSVP to confirmaciones@rielcano.org.
– The event will also be live streamed on the Elcano Royal Institute’s YouTube channel. On-line attendance does not require registration.
– Questions from on-line audience can be sent by email to actividades@rielcano.org or via X using the event hashtag.

Image: UK and French flags waving. Photo: Aleks Marinkovic (@baronmarinkovic).