Languages: Spanish, English
Areas of Expertise: Populism and euroscepticism in Europe; Common Foreign Security and Defence Policy; EU domestic politics; institutional reforms
José Ignacio Torreblanca is a senior policy fellow and head of the Madrid office of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a position he has held since the launch of ECFR across Europe in 2007. His topics of focus include populism and euroscepticism in Europe, common foreign security and defence policy, and EU domestic politics and institutional reforms
Torreblanca was previously editorial director of the Spanish daily El Pais. His list of publications, articles, multimedia content and press interviews with ECFR is available below.
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
Gisela Hernandez & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 May 2019
Spaniards remain fervent believers in the European project despite the lasting effects of 2008 financial crisis.
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.
José Ignacio Torreblanca - 29 April 2019
Pedro Sánchez united the vote in the face of the Vox threat. The other big winner was Ciudadanos – which could now supplant the conservative PP as the main opposition
Felipe González and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 07 February 2019
A conversation between Felipe González and José Ignacio Torreblanca on the situation in Venezuela and the legitimacy of Juan Guaidó’s claim to the presidency
Spain's election, caught between the euro crisis and Arab revolutions.
Anthony Dworkin steps in for Mark Leonard and speaks with Jose Ignacio Torreblanca, Federica Paddeu, and Sergey Sukhankin, about what risks the recognition of Juan Guaido as interim president of Venezuela by several European countries will bring. The podcast was recorded on 5 February 2019.
Russian mercenaries on the march: next stop Venezuela? by Sergey Sukhankin
Dismantling Democracy in Venezuela: The Chávez Authoritarian Experiment by Allan R. Brewer-Carías
The Mutiny - the name of the third world by Evgeny Messner
Mark Leonard speaks with Shoshana Fine, Tom Nuttall, Jose Ignacio Torreblanca, and Patrycja Sasnal about the UN’s Global Compact for Migration, and whether it matters that some European countries haven’t signed it. The podcast was recorded on 12 December 2018.
Go, went, gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
Security at the Borders: Transnational Practices and Technologies in West Africa by Philippe M. Frowd
Revolution Of Hope: Toward a Humanized Technology by Erich Fromm
Distant Love by Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim
José Ignacio Torreblanca - 23 October 2015
José I. Torreblanca sobre Brexit en el BCM de ECFR el 14 de octubre de 2015 en Londres.
ECFR experts discuss findings of ECFR’s Britain in Europe renegotiation scorecard, a regular assessment of how the British asks are perceived in other member states.
José Ignacio Torreblanca - 16 July 2015
Joaquín Almunia y José Ignacio Torreblanca analizan el futuro de Grecia tras el tercer rescate y el futuro diseño de la Eurozona.
¿Bipartidismo o multipartidismo?¿Cómo se estructurarían los pactos? Las claves interpretativas para analizar los comicios del 24M y el escenario postelectoral [Emisión original del 23 de mayo].
José Ignacio Torreblanca - 24 April 2015
El director de ECFR Madrid participa en el programa El Debate de Televisión Española, en el que también intervino Francisco Martínez, secretario de Estado de Seguridad.
Carla Hobbs entrevista a José Ignacio Torreblanca sobre las posibles consecuencias para España y para Europa de una salida del Reino Unido de la Unión Europea.