Articles on José Ignacio Torreblanca

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.


Juncker’s Commission is crumbling (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 03 October 2014

Some dubious appointments are causing strong resistance to Juncker's Commission within the European Parliament.

The New World Disorder (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 30 September 2014

As a marked increase in conflict causes instability across the globe, the West can only watch international order unravel.

The Russian mirror has broken (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 25 September 2014

Putin has diverted Russia's course from modernisation to revisionism in order to shore up the power of a small elite.

Iraq, forge of the 21st century (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 25 June 2014

Bush gave Saddam a kicking, but left Iran to rule over a region infested with terrorists.

It's the Socialists, not Cameron, who could block a Juncker Presidency (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 25 June 2014

Cameron might not be able to stop a Juncker presidency, but the European Socialists might.