Spain is using its EU Council presidency to flesh out the concept of «open strategic autonomy» with a new, detailed blueprint for achieving economic and geopolitical security. Though the document is far from perfect, it promises to advance a debate that Europe urgently needs.
The presidency of Spain of the Council of the EU provides an opportunity to review and analyse the challenges facing the European Union in the medium and long term and how to respond to them. Analysts from different think-tanks on both sides of the Atlantic will address everything from open strategic autonomy to the search for new partnerships, without forgetting the war in Ukraine and the transatlantic relationship.
lia Giorgadze, Ambassador of Georgia to the Kingdom of Spain, discussed with Charles Powell, Director of the Elcano Royal Institute, Georgia’s application to EU membership and the prospects for further East-European EU enlargement. They discussed the state of Georgia’s application and its progress in the context of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Max Bergmann, Director of the Stuart Center and the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at CSIS. talks to Charles Powell about about the Spanish election results and their implications for the future of European politics.
Conversation between Max Bergmann, Charles Powell and Carlota García Encina, to discuss the recent elections in Spain and what the implications mean for the future of European politics.
Building on the political and strategic rapprochement between NATO and its Asia-Pacific partners (AP4), emphasized during NATO’s 2022 Madrid Summit, this public seminar, organized in collaboration with the Korean Foundation, gathed South Korean, Japanese, Spanish and European government officials, business representatives, and academic experts to share and disseminate cross-country perspectives on the benefits of enhanced like-minded cooperation on security between European members of NATOS and the AP4, focusing on the special case of South Korea.
Charles Powell took part in the Globsec Forum 2023 which took place in Bratislava (Slovakia)
Charles Powell took part in the panel discussion called: Running Up That Hill: The State of Europe’s Democracy. This session was a part of the GLOBSEC Forum 2023.
GLOBSEC Young Leaders Forum is one of the most prestigious meetings of young professionals and future decision-makers in Central Europe, aiming to connect young professionals not only with their fellows but also with distinguished leaders and experts.
Charles Powell took part in the panel discussion called ‘European Strategic Autonomy in the Next Decade. Reality or Utopia?’. The moderator of the panel was Ambassador Gheorghe Magheru, Member of the Scientific Council of the New Strategy Center, Romania. As speakers participated Ambassador Wolfgang ISCHINGER, Chairman of the Board of the Munich Security Conference Foundation, (Germany), François Heisbourg, Special Advisor, Foundation for Strategic Research, France, and Bart Kot, Programme Director, Warsaw Security Forum, Poland.