Spring 2013 publications by Elcano

spain logo blogSalvador Llaudes, What does the European Global Strategy tell us about EU enlargement?, Elcano blog, 5 Jun 2013. Read more.

William Chislett, Turkey’s ‘indignants’ take to the streets, Elcano Royal Institute, 4 June 2013. The protests that started in Istanbul and have shaken the country are rooted in a lot more than complaints about riding rough-shod over opposition to the redevelopment of one of the few green spaces in the historic heart of a city of 13 million and turning it into a shopping mall. Read more.

Federico Steinberg, Poland and Spain: how to cooperate in a changing Europe?, Elcano blog, 30 May 2013. Read more.

Félix Arteaga, La injerencia externa en Siria: “Ni quito ni pongo rey, sino ayudo a mi señor”, Elcano blog, 29 May 2013.

Alicia Sorroza, Think and act strategically a changing world: a European Global Strategy, Elcano blog, 28 May 2013. Read more.

Ignacio Molina and Alicia Sorroza, Strengthening the EU as a global actor: the EEAS and the Europeanisation of national diplomacies, EGS, 27 May 2013. Read more.

Natividad Fernández Sola, The EU as a regional organisation: the strategy to be developed by the EGS for Europe’s relationship with the US, EGS 5/2013, 27 May 2013. The EU plays a role as a regional security organisation within the UN. Its contribution to global governance can be improved but strategic decisions need to be taken on potential new missions for the Common Security and Defence Policy, beyond crisis management and in line with the values that guide the EU’s relationship with the UN Security Council.

Ignacio Molina, After bottoming out: a new European policy for Spain, ARI 8/2013, 29 Apr 2013. After a decade of de-Europeanisation (2001-10), Spain has put the EU back at the centre of its national project but it must now also aspire to co-lead the integration process.

William Chislett, Child well-being in Spain: the impact of the crisis, Expert Comment 34/2013, 25 Apr 2013. Children are the last people responsible for Spain’s crisis in all its many dimensions, but they are suffering the consequences to an equal or greater extent than other collectives, although this is not as visible as it is for other groups and is mainly confined to dramatic images in the media.

Alfredo Arahuetes and Federico Steinberg, Internationalisation as a lever to overcome the crisis, WP 5/2013, 23 Apr 2013. How can internationalisation help Spain overcome its recession? This paper first looks at the benefits of internationalisation from a theoretical standpoint. It then reviews the Spanish economy’s internationalisation process, pointing out its strengths and weaknesses. Finally, it presents lessons and recommendations on the basis of both international and Spanish evidence.

Aurora Nacarino-Brabo, Georgia: a transition towards Europe, Elcano blog, 23 May 2013. Read more.

Federico Steinberg, Europe and globalization: from menace to opportunity, Elcano Royal Institute, 14 May 2013. Read more.

Beatriz Pérez de las Heras, Climate change and energy in the EU: global challenges, collective responsibilities, 17 April 2013. Read more.

Salvador Llaudes, Is the Euro still attractive?, Elcano blog, 16 April 2013. Read more.

Fernando Reinares, AQIM’s existing –and disrupted– plans in –and from– the Sahel, Expert Comment 32/2013 – 16 Apr 2013. The French military intervention in northern Mali has disrupted the Jihadist condominium that is being established there. However, this should not be taken to mean that AQIM, the terrorist organisation leading the joint project with its likeminded partners, has been defeated or even critically damaged. Nor that it has given up its plans as a global Jihad actor.

Carmen González Enríquez, Youth unemployment in Spain, Expert Comment 31/2013 – 16 Apr 2013. A common notion circulating inside and outside Spain is that over half of young Spaniards (aged 16-24) are unemployed –a ‘fact’ which furthers the image of deep crisis in Spain–.

Miriam Solera, Critical metals: risks and opportunities for Spain, ARI 12/2013. 15 Apr 2013. In recent years there has been a rapid expansion in the global renewable-energy and energy-efficiency technology markets. However, most low-carbon technologies require so-called ‘hi-tech’ or ‘critical’ metals, for the majority of which the EU’s member states have high import dependency rates. Read more.

Stephan Dion, Secession and Democracy: a Canadian perspective, 11 Apr 2013. Remarks by Stéphane Dion, Former Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs of Canada (1996-2003), at the Elcano Royal Institute on 9 April 2013. Read more.

William Chislett, Foreign Direct Investment in Spain: holding firm despite (or because of) the crisis, ARI 10/2013 – 8 Apr 2013. Spain continues to draw significant levels of foreign direct investment (FDI), despite (or because of) the crisis. Reforms are making FDI in the country more attractive. Read more.

César de Prado, Towards stronger EU-Asia relations, EGS 3/2013 – 1 Apr 2013. The EU and its member states are designing differing strategies to engage with Asia and its various regional processes that could be made to complement each other if they were to be developed from a common outlook.