‘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.

What comes after Spain's election?

Senior Associate Ana Martínez is joined by Charles Powell, director of think tank Real Instituto Elcano, and Laura Bardone, country head for Spain in the European Commission’s DG ECFIN, to discuss the outcomes of the recent Spanish elections and potential policies of a left-wing government and what it means for Spain’s ambitions in the EU.

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?’

'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 […]

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