Articles on José Ignacio Torreblanca

Democracy defeated the coup (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 23 November 2018

A year on, it is clear that the Catalan parliamentary coup d’état of 2017 has strengthened the Spanish political nation

European election 2019: Can we cry wolf one more time? (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 31 October 2018

If Europhobic parties gain significant ground in June next year, it will be as much the fault of the mainstream parties as the insurgents

Bannon sets his eyes on Spain (Commentary)

Silvia González & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 24 October 2018

Spain's far-right party Vox draws the country into the continent's growing anti-European league

View from Madrid: Strengthening joint working (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 05 April 2016

Spain's lack of xenophobic parties has meant that the refugee crisis has so far escaped being linked with terrorism

View from Madrid: About turn (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 17 March 2016

The minority caretaker government of Mariano Rajoy has been forced into a volte-face on the EU-Turkey deal by a hostile parliament

View from Madrid: No mood for blocking (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 08 February 2016

Spain doesn’t like the deal but, owing to domestic turmoil, may have to go along with it

Times are changing in Spain (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 21 December 2015

Spain's new political parties Podemos and Ciudadanos smash apart old orthodoxies and herald a new era in Spanish politics

View from Madrid: Applying the lessons of the past (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 17 November 2015

Spain is seeking to apply the lessons of its previous migration experience to the European response

View from Madrid: Welcoming, but worries over capacity (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 29 September 2015

Questions over Spain's ability to absorb migrants grow after Spanish volte-face on quotas

Navel-gazing Spain (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 18 September 2015

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s foreign policy, together with former Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero’s, removes the country from the international arena.