A new deal for Europe

Finding a new internal balance is especially important at a time when Europe needs to be both able and willing to play a bigger role on the world stage.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega (Dis)information warfare

The information warfare is somewhat distinct from the cyberdefence and cyberattacks. It is nothing new the use of fake news stories used for political ends.

Understanding the Dutch elections following the dispute with Turkey

There were many winners and losers in the Dutch elections. In the case of Dutch politics and its many political parties, status-quo beat populism.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega European defence: not so much spending more, but spending better

The EU needs to spend a little more on European defence, but above all to spend better, something that has not always proved to be easy.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Sixty years on, the EU drifts aimlessly and soullessly

In the absence of a European identity, we have to reconstruct the EU project from the basis of the citizens and the states: a European Republic.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Facebook’s new and unsettling mission: building a global community

In a 5,800-word declaration, Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook aspired ‘to build the social infrastructure for a global community’.

Trump versus the planet? No global climate action derailment but uncertainty on the horizon

Should Trump insist in pursuing his approach to climate action, China and the European Union will be looked upon by the international community to lead on.

Global Spectator, by Andrés Ortega Scenarios of an electoral super year: Europe at the test

There is a great deal at stake for the future of the EU in the coming elections in the Netherlands, France, Germany and probably Italy.
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