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.

'Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum 2019'

The Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum was held in the Romanian port city of Constanta, 12-14 June 2019, has become a regular annual event jointly organized by the Bucharest-based New Strategy Center together with the Ovidius University and the Metropolitan Area Authorities of Constanța

Debates Elcano 25: 'Las elecciones europeas de 2019: ¿Hacia un futuro común europeo?'

Moderado por Charles Powell, participaron en el debate, Marina Costa Lobo, Professor,University of Lisbon; Isabell Hoffmann, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung; Ignacio Molina, investigador principal de Europa, Real Instituto Elcano; e Ilke Toygür, investigadora, Real Instituto Elcano.

International Conference '15 out of 100. The 15 Years of Latvia's Membership in the European Union'

Charles Powell took part in the International Conference ’15 out of 100. The 15 Years of Latvia’s Membership in the European Union’ which was held in Riga. The aim of the conference is to discuss how the membership in the EU has shaped the overall development of Latvia. The anniversary of Latvia’s membership in the […]

Mesa Redonda 'Argelia en transformación: Movilizaciones por el cambio e incertidumbre política'

Moderado por Charles Powell, el acto contó contó con las intervenciones de Amel Belaid, experta en economías del Magreb, energía y desarrollo social; Gonzalo Escribano, director del Programa de Energía y Cambio Climático del Real Instituto Elcano; Dalia Ghanem, investigadora del Carnegie Middle East Center de Beirut; Miguel Hernando de Larramendi, profesor y director del Grupo de Estudios sobre las Sociedades Árabes y Musulmanas, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha y Haizam Amirah-Fernández, investigador de Mediterráneo y Mundo Árabe del Real Instituto Elcano.