Articles on José Ignacio Torreblanca

George Soros: “I am proud of the enemies I have” (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca & George Soros - 29 June 2020

From Putin to Trump, to Viktor Orban and Xi Jinping, several world leaders accuse the Hungarian magnate of wanting to bring them down. In Spain, his main enemy is Vox.

“Strength has to start at home”: Interview with Borrell on the EU's response to the coronavirus (Commentary)

Josep Borrell | José Ignacio Torreblanca - 06 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic started as a health crisis, but it will have long-term political, economic, and social implications. In an exclusive interview with the head of ECFR’s Madrid office, José Ignacio Torreblanca, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell assesses the European response to the crisis, its geopolitical consequences, and its effects on conflicts in Europe’s neighbourhood.

"The European Union is failing": Exclusive Interview with Felipe González (Commentary)

Felipe González | José Ignacio Torreblanca - 14 April 2020

Felipe González, former Prime Minister of the Spanish Government (1982-1996), was interviewed by José Ignacio Torreblanca, head of the Madrid Office and Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, as part of the series of interviews 'Spain and Europe in times of crisis'. 

How Brussels could get crisis management right this time (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 23 March 2020

The EU got it wrong in the financial crisis – and paid a heavy price. But this time could be different.

Spain’s new culture war (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 07 January 2020

The inauguration of the most fragmented parliament since 1978 will usher in a period of culture war centring on national identity.

Bringing the radical right in: Lessons learned from Spain (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 13 November 2019

Vox’s success in Spain illuminates some of populism’s successful escalation strategies, as well as the mistakes of mainstream parties.

Europe in no man’s land (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 05 July 2019

To remain relevant in the twenty-first century Europe needs to revamp its toolbox by integrating its capabilities.

Borrell returns: His vision for Europe (Commentary)

Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 May 2019

A conversation between Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell and José Ignacio Torreblanca ahead of the European elections

Spain: The European oasis (Commentary)

Gisela Hernandez & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 May 2019

Spaniards remain fervent believers in the European project despite the lasting effects of 2008 financial crisis. 

Spain’s election and the temptation of yielding to the far-right (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 02 May 2019

Spain is a bulwark of pro-European values and a progressive immigration policy. The poor performance of the conservatives in the parliamentary elections sends an important message to conservative parties Europe-wide.