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Hardware & software (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 25 May 2010

Spain seriously needs to review its priorities in public expenditure, and its attitudes toward education. Otherwise it will go on being that country which a former German foreign minister called "a beautiful country, full of four lane divided highways with no cars on them."

PIGS can fly (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 13 July 2010

Spain's footballing triumph at the World Cup came as a welcome distraction for the Spanish people. Their economy is a shambles; their politicians are struggling to do their jobs; and the Spanish presidency of the EU badly damaged their international reputation. But at least Spain's football team offer lessons as well as hope.

The view from Beijing tells you why we need a European foreign policy (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 12 November 2010

The EU's national rivalries comprise a standing invitation for any major world power to divide and rule. In an article for The Guardian, Timothy Garton Ash argues that even if things go well, what Europeans may achieve in concentrating power resources will only just compensate for the relative loss of power to the re-emerging old-new giants in the east.

Not so innocent abroad (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 15 July 2008

Barack Obama's visit to Europe could cut both ways for the American Senator and his European hosts. Honest talk about urgent and long-term issues will be crucial.

The new 'agrarian' revolution (Commentary)

Svetoslav Bojilov - 08 September 2008

The right solution to the problem of growing oil prices lies in the next agrarian revolution, based on biofuels and genetically modified crops.

Hugging the panda (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 02 February 2009

There is nothing wrong in engaging China rather than antagonizing her: but Europe must coordinate its human rights policy towards Beijing.

Serbia, mon amour (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 16 February 2009

Spain should have nothing to fear from Kosovo?s independence, writes Jose Ignacio Torreblanca.

European elections: The view from ECFR?s national offices (Commentary)

- 10 June 2009

ECFR?s national offices give a run down of their countries? European election results.

Theocracy dot com (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 07 July 2009

Events in Iran show just to what extent the new technologies can affect the political landscape.

No easy solution for hunger (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 08 September 2009

African farmers need seeds and fertilizers - and Governments that work.

Lisbon II: ?Yes? looking good but pitfalls lie ahead (Commentary)

Karl Smyth - 22 September 2009

With the Ireland's October 2 polling date edging closure, what will be the likely result for Lisbon?

Klaus can?t sink the Lisbon treaty (Commentary)

Andrew Duff MEP - 14 October 2009

Now it's only Vaclas Klaus who holds out against Lisbon.

Lisbon passed: Will there be real change in Brussels? (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 03 November 2009

The much-awaited Lisbon Treaty is now finally in place. But will it make any difference?

Strong enough for a 'reset' with Russia? Obama and Moscow (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 01 December 2009

The success of President Obama's "reset" policy with Russia will depend not only on getting U.S. actions toward Moscow right but also on getting insight into the way the Kremlin views the United States and its new president.

Orlando's refusal (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 02 March 2010

Spain's policy on Cuba it's a wait-and-see attitude, and not an absurd one; but we should not use the word "policy".