Articles on José Ignacio Torreblanca

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.

If Europe were a country (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 04 September 2015

The Government would have convened Parliament to request extraordinary funds and approve emergency measures.

Tsipras’s Failure (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 21 July 2015

Tsipras chose the wrong allies and his negotiation tactics have shattered trust between the parties

The eccentric Cameron (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 08 May 2015

During the last four years, Cameron has performed all kinds of juggling acts to simultaneously keep three balls in the air with two hands.

A European shipwreck (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 29 April 2015

To declare war on the smugglers will simply divert migratory pressure to other areas.

(Limited) freedom of movement (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 08 April 2015

The EU must not confuse the subjects of counter-terrorism and migration.