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Open war among the Spanish regions over the 2013 regional deficit target NEW
Europeanista 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 20 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
When the Spanish Minister of Economy Mr. Montoro announced that there would be an asymmetric distribution of the regional deficit targets for 2013 or a la carte deficit for each region, an open war exploded among the regions. In principle, … C...
Spain’s growing political and social tensions NEW
Europeanista 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
At the turn of 2013 Spain enters another year of economic, social and political crisis. The future does not look bright; the figures for the last quarter of 2012 revealed a painful 26% unemployment rate (nearly 6 million people) and … Continue...
The pivotal role of the EU in the debate over the independence of Catalonia NEW
Europeanista 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
As the Catalan elections approach (25 November 2012) the debate over the independence of Catalonia is increasingly shifting the focus from identity to economics. The dominance of the debate by economics is not surprising given strong link between the...
The day after the 2012 Catalan elections: Is the Secessionist Bid Dead or Alive? NEW
Europeanista 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Surprising! This is the most repeated word in the Spanish media after the elections in Catalonia. All surveys indicated a moderate rise of two to three seats for CiU. Instead CiU gained 50 seats, down from the 62 it got in 2010, in what is the worst...
Austerity, the emerging European economic government and the nationalist crisis in Spain (short) NEW
Europeanista 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
The seemingly endless euro zone debt crisis, arguably the most difficult challenge the EU has had to deal with in its more than fifty years history, has revealed serious flaws in the European common currency functioning and governance. The fate of th...
The euro zone debt crisis, the emerging European economic government and nationalism in Spain (policy paper) NEW
Europeanista 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
    Abstract The euro zone debt crisis has revealed serious flaws in the functioning and governance of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). In an attempt to correct these shortcomings European leaders have agreed on a number of new European legi...
Mayor austeridad significa más euroescepticismo; un error inducido NEW
Europeanista 2 Years, 5 Months, 29 Minutes ago
A medida que la crisis avanza, los recortes se acentúan y el estado del bienestar se contrae a un ritmo más alto aun que la actividad económica, crece en la opinión pública española el convencimiento de que el sufrimiento viene impuesto, o al m...
The (no) future of NATO? NEW
Europeanista 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 25 Minutes ago
As the Pentagon announced the withdrawal of a significant number of the US military personnel from Europe as part of the US Defence Strategy Review and Europe earlier this year renewed concerns over the future of NATO emerged. The role of NATO has be...
Europe should be more German … and Germany a bit less. NEW
Europeanista 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
As Angela Merkel comes under increasing pressure to soften Germany’s obsession with austerity in the eurozone, Ms Merkel stubbornly stands firm. The debate on austerity vs. growth seems far from over. Meanwhile Europe is on the brink of catastrophe...
Regionalisation and Globalisation, conflicting or linked processes? NEW
Europeanista 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours ago
Globalisation and regionalisation are two key defining features of the contemporary world politics. Regionalisation and globalisation are not completely new processes. Nonetheless it can be said there was a (re)emergence of both processes in relevanc...
Small steps towards a truly integrated European foreign policy NEW
Europeanista 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
On 16 April 2012 Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez announced the nationalisation of 51% of YPF shares owned by the Spanish oil giant Repsol. The official announcement came after several months of speculations triggering a diplomatic storm be...
Causes of the third wave of democratisation in the diverse Latin America NEW
Europeanista 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
In the period between 1974 and 1991 the world witnessed an unprecedented wave of democratization. A substantial number of countries left behind authoritarian regimes and embraced democracy. This process that began with the overthrown of the dictator...
European CFSP and the Syrian crisis NEW
Europeanista 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
As the death toll continues growing in Syria the international community seems impotent to stop the massacre. On February 27, European foreign ministers agreed on new economic sanctions on Assad regime. The new round of economic sanctions adds to th...
Referendum in Greece, trick or treat? NEW
Europeanista 3 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Prime Minister Papandreou´s decision to call Greek people to a referendum over the recently agreed new bailout plan by the European leaders (better said by the duo ‘Merkozy’) and the IMF has shaken the Euro-zone leaders. If the Ancient Greece le...
Es Halloween Grecia! Truco o Trato? NEW
Europeanista 3 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
El anuncio del primer ministro Papandreou de convocar un referéndum sobre el plan de rescate recientemente acordado por los líderes europeos (o mejor dicho por la dupla ‘Merkozy’) ha caído como una bomba en la Euro-zona. Si la Grecia a...
Presentation of EUropeanista NEW
Europeanista 3 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 16 Hours ago
This first article aims to present my blog. Here I will comment political events, mainly European but also on the wider world. My field of study is the international relations with special focus on the European Union project. This blog … Contin...