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Francisco de Borja Lasheras

Head of ECFR Madrid Office & Policy Fellow

Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, conversational Serbo-Croat & basic Russian
Areas of Expertise: Multilateral diplomacy, European foreign and security policy, Spanish foreign policy, EU enlargement in the Western Balkans, Ukraine, nation-building

Francisco de Borja Lasheras joined the European Council on Foreign Relations in September 2013 as Associate Director of the Madrid Office and Policy Fellow. Between 2007 and 2009 he worked for the Fundación Alternativas´ Observatory of Spanish Foreign Policy (Opex), as Coordinator on Security and Defence Policy, and taught comparative European politics at the George Washington University Madrid Study Center. After serving at the Spanish Permanent Representation to the OSCE, Borja spent several years in the Western Balkans, as Seconded National Expert to the OSCE Missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the field, as human rights officer, and Albania, with the Head of Mission.

Borja graduated summa cum laude at the Deusto University´s Faculty of Law and holds a Master’s Degree at Harvard University, where he studied international relations and politics. He has published on multilateral diplomacy, the Western Balkans, institution-building, enlargement, security policy, the crisis of Ukraine and strategy.


Latest from Francisco de Borja Lasheras

  • Three myths about Catalonia’s independence movement (Commentary)

    Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 22 September 2017

    Spain faces its worst constitutional crisis since the failed 1981 coup d’état, driven by Brexit-style populism


    Cover: ¿Vaso medio lleno o medio vacío? Impresiones sobre Ucrania; por Borja Lasheras

    ¿Vaso medio lleno o medio vacío? Impresiones sobre Ucrania; por Borja Lasheras

    Borja Lasheras, director de la oficina de ECFR en Madrid, refleja sus impresiones sobre Ucrania ahora que la liberalización de visados y el Acuerdo de Asociación con la UE se han puesto en marcha.

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    Cover: European Reactions to Macron’s Victory

    European Reactions to Macron's Victory

    This week, rather than putting out our ordinary podcast, we're leaving the floor to Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, head of ECFR Paris, who's hosting a discussion with the heads of most of ECFR's offices from around Europe to look at France and Macron's rise from the outside in.

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    Views from the Capitals on the French election

    Nouveau podcast de notre série sur l'élection présidentielle de 2017 ayant pour objectif de traiter les thèmes d'actualité et de contribuer au débat dans la perspective des élections françaises.

    Cet épisode des Views from the Capitals de l'ECFR examine les attitudes des gouvernements et opinions publiques dans les capitales européennes au sujet de l'élection présidentielle française et de la victoire d'Emmanuel Macron, en particulier concernant les enjeux de politique étrangère.

    La discussion a eu lieu entre Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris, Josef Janning, directeur du bureau de Berlin, Vessela Tcherneva, directrice du bureau de Sofia, Silvia Francescon, directrice du bureau de Rome, Piotr Buras, directeur du bureau de Varsovie, Susi Dennison, directrice du programme European Power et représentant l'opinion britannique, et Borja Lasheras, directeur du bureau de Madrid.

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Contact

Email: borja.lasheras@ecfr.eu
Tel: +34 91 523 48 18
Twitter@LasherasBorja

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