Articles on José Ignacio Torreblanca

Greece: So yes, yes you can (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 26 January 2015

Last night's victory for Syriza shows that it is possible for a party system in Southern Europe to collapse as a result of a grave mismanagement of the crisis.

Greece has spoken (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 23 January 2015

Regardless of the electoral outcome in Greece on Monday, life (and democracy) will remain a set of imperfect decisions made with insufficient information.

After the Paris Massacre: It’s politics, not religion (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 09 January 2015

We must not make the mistake of building trenches and hate when what we need are bridges and effective policies

Strategic patience with Russia will pay off (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 10 December 2014

Instead of using Ukraine as a bargaining chip with Russia, the EU needs to be strategic and united in its approach.

Are we back to 1914, 1938, 1945 or 1989? (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 21 November 2014

Ten years ago, the consensus was that the Cold War was ancient history, but recent events in the Ukraine make clear that it is not as distant of a memory as it once seemed.

Are Voodoo Politics bewitching Spanish voters? (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 17 November 2014

The big story these days in Spain is the unexpected – and meteoric – rise in the polls of the leftist Podemos Party.

Europe’s big tax scam (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 17 November 2014

It is hard to believe that Juncker knew nothing of the recent LuxLeaks tax scandal, but political deception is not a better alternatie.

Where has good old Britain gone? (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 06 November 2014

While the UK used to be on the forefront of human rights, David Cameron's party is poised to change this dramatically with talks of withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights.

Israel’s time is running out (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 06 November 2014

As more and more European countries decide to recognise the Palestinian State, Israel faces the threat of losing international legitimacy. 

Who will the new European Commission serve? (Explainer)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 30 October 2014

A breakdown of the recent votes by the European Parliament to approve the incoming European Commission, headed by former prime minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker.