Inside Spain (25 April-23 May)

Acting foreign minister lays foundations for new relation with Cuba.
Spain holds firm in Elcano Global Presence Index.
New left wing alliance ‘would overtake’ Socialists in June’s election
Madrid wins reprieve after breaking EU budget rules.
PSA Group and Renault announce €1.3bn of investments.

May 24, 2016

Mi presentación en el pleno del Distrito Centro del Ayuntamiento de Madrid de la petición para conmemorar a Arturo Barea

Nuestra iniciativa no pretende quitar un nombre para poner otro, ni modificar el mapa de Lavapiés, lleno de historia, sino incluir en su memoria a uno de sus hijos y uno de los que hizo el mejor retrato humano y social del barrio en el siglo XX.

May 20, 2016

Eulogy at the funeral in Oxford of my mother

You don’t get to choose your parents. I, and I am sure I also speak for my brother, always felt that we very lucky with ours.

May 4, 2016

Si Reino Unido sale de la Unión Europea, me convertiré en español

Mi Tribuna en ABC.

April 28, 2016

If Brexit happens, I will become a Spaniard

The English text of my opinion piece in Spain’s ABC newspaper.

April 28, 2016

The threat from Spain that hangs over Gibraltar from Brexit

Nowhere is support for British membership of the EU more rock-solid than in Gibraltar, the overseas territory perched at the southern tip of Spain. While the latest polls in the UK show that the vote in a referendum if held today would be 52% in favour of staying in the EU against 43% for leaving, […]

April 22, 2016

Entrevista de Ana Fuentes conmigo en la revista Consejeros

April 18, 2016

Spain 80 years after the start of the Civil War: Change of a Nation

My sold out talk at the FT Oxford LIterary Festival.

April 10, 2016

Should Turkey join the European Union?

My talk at the FT Oxford Literary Festival.

April 9, 2016

Spain’s failure yet again to meet budget deficit target strains relations with Brussels

The conservative Popular Party (PP) government widely failed to meet the 2015 budget deficit target agreed with the European Commission (EC), leaving a daunting legacy for the next administration, whenever there is one, further eroding Spain’s credibility and straining relations with Brussels which will be asked for more time to get the deficit back below the EU’s ceiling of 3% of GDP.

April 6, 2016