Entrevista en Czech Radio

‘En general, la gente joven tiende a no ser consciente del valor de la democracia representativa, lo cual es comprensible en la medida en que algunos de ellos tienen gran incertidumbre sobre su futuro’.

'La presión separtista disminuirá si el Gobierno responde a los problemas reales'

Powell no cree que el problema del independentismo se solucione con una reforma de la Constitución, ya que ni existe un consenso para ello ni es lo que reclaman los partidos independentistas.
‘Ninguna reforma constitucional va a satisfacer a los separatistas, porque no quieren formar parte de este Estado, y es irrelevante’.

Entrevista en el periódico 'Hošpodarské Noviny'

(EN ESPAÑOL)

'The Transition to Democracy in Spain and Czechia/Czechoslovakia'

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and Spain, the Vaclav Havel Library, the Embassy of Spain in Prague and the Cervantes Institute organized a lively debate on the transitions to democracy in Spain and Czechia/Czechoslovakia. The speakers were the Director of Havel Library, Mr. Michael Zantovský, and Dr. Charles Powell, a historian of contemporary Spain who is also Director of the Elcano Royal Institute.

A quick analysis of the general election held in Spain on 10 November 2019

'Global Europe: Challenges and Opportunities: The View from Madrid'

As a global actor, the European Union faces major challenges and opportunities. In his address to the IIEA, Dr Powell explored the Union’s role in an increasingly volatile and unpredictable world, in which the survival of the rules-based international order that has served Europe so well can no longer be taken for granted. In particular, he examined how the EU should respond to the growing US-China rivalry, the future of the transatlantic relationship, and the debate over ‘strategic autonomy’. Dr Powell also reviewed Spain’s contribution to the EU’s efforts to establish itself as a relevant and credible global actor.

Visit to Vilnius (Latvia)

During a brief visit to Vilnius, Charles Powell gave a talk on ‘Spain and its 21st Century challenges’ at the Martyno Mažvydo National Library, where he was introduced by its director, Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas, and by the Spanish ambassador to Lithuania, José María Robles Fraga. In the afternoon, he lectured on ‘The future of the European Union: a Spanish perspective’ at the Institute for International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University, where he was hosted by its director, Dr. Margarita Šešelgytė.

'Perspectives and Possible Evolution in Europe. The Vision of Spain'

  On Tuesday, 29 October 219, the New Strategy Center organized an event dedicated to the future evolution of the European integration process, where the participants benefited from the contribution of Dr. Charles Powell, director of the Elcano Royal Institute. The dynamic debate on the Spanish vision of potential developments in Europe was opened by […]

'Bled Strategic Forum'

Charles Powell attended the Bled Strategic Forum, which has rapidly become Slovenia’s annual flagship foreign policy event, where he chaired a session, co-hosted by the Elcano Royal Institute, on ‘What lies ahead for the new European Commission?’

Debates Elcano 26: 'El papel de la Unión Europea en la guerra tecnológica y comercial'

La Unión Europea tiene que enfrentarse a una realidad incómoda: el sistema económico internacional se irá alejando paulatinamente de lo que fue en la segunda mitad del siglo XX, cuando el entramado de reglas multilaterales, el poder tecnológico de muchas empresas europeas y la solidez de la relación transatlántica, permitían a los países de la Unión desenvolverse con comodidad. El retorno del nacionalismo y de la rivalidad geoestratégica entre grandes potencias condena a las relaciones internacionales a ser menos cordiales y cooperativas de lo que le gustaría a una potencia hasta ahora “herbívora” como la UE. En este contexto, la Unión necesita una nueva estrategia para cohesionarse internamente y poder actuar como un bloque sólido. De crucial importancia será cómo se relacione con Estados Unidos y con China, así como su capacidad para liderar una refundación del sistema comercial internacional.

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