Turquía tiene poco que celebrar este mes cuando cumple 10 años de negociaciones para su adhesión a la Unión Europea. Únicamente se han abierto 14 de los 35 capítulos del acervo comunitario (el último, en noviembre de 2013), y solo uno se ha cerrado provisionalmente.
Tribuna publicado en ABC.
- October 6, 2015
Turkey’s accession process to the EU is in limbo: only 14 of the 33 chapters of the acquis that require negotiations have been opened in 10 years (the last one in November 2013) and just one provisionally closed.
- October 5, 2015
Pro-independence parties won an absolute majority of seats in the elections for the regional parliament of Catalonia, but just under half the votes. The poll was cast by Artur Mas, the Catalan Prime Minister, as a plebiscite on setting up an independent republic, which he said he now felt legitimated to roll out over the next 18 months, setting him on a collision course with Madrid that has denied a Scotland-style referendum as there is no provision for it in the constitution. Secession is illegal under Spanish law.
- September 28, 2015
Spain to take 17,000 refugees.
Pro-independence camp set to win Catalan election, Madrid moves against tax plan.
Population fast greying and forecast to shrink.
IMF warns of risks to economic recovery.
Ibex companies generate larger share of revenues abroad.
- September 22, 2015
Mi carta en El País sobre la corrupción del CiU y la lentitud de los procesos judiciales.
- September 14, 2015
My 2014 speech at the Cervantes Institute, London, now published in the International Journal of Iberian Studies. http://www.williamchislett.com/2014/09/is-spain-different-the-political-economic-and-social-consequences-of-its-crisis/
- September 5, 2015
My review of Robert Goodwin’s book Spain: The Centre of the World 1519-1682 (Bloomsbury) published in The Economist.
- July 23, 2015
Mas agrees joint ticket for early election, support for Catalan independence wanes.
King Felipe improves the monarchy’s standing in his first year.
Government upgrades growth yet again, brings forward income tax cuts.
Qatari sheikh acquires 10% of El Corte Inglés for €1bn.
- July 22, 2015
Spanish companies stepped up their direct investment abroad in 2014, but it was still far from the pre-crisis annual average between 2005 and 2007.
- July 6, 2015