Cataluña. De la radicalización de las élites nacionalistas a la consolidación del movimiento secesionista

28/02/2020. FAES ha reunido en un único documento la serie de Papeles FAES que sobre Cataluña, sus élites nacionalistas y el autodenominado procés ha venido publicando el catedrático Olmeda. Hacerlo nos permite disponer de una mirada global sobre un fenómeno con una urdimbre y una formulación más compleja de lo que el independentismo nacionalista aparenta. Resulta necesario, además, para aclarar no solo la naturaleza del supuesto conflicto sino para determinar las posibilidades reales de una resolución futura.

Comisión Von der Leyen: composición y retos pendientes

30/01/2020. El nuevo ejecutivo comunitario afronta grandes desafíos con un Consejo Europeo poco colaborativo y un Parlamento más fragmentado y euroescéptico que nunca. Alemania ha tomado las riendas con la figura de Von der Leyen para evitar ahondar en las parálisis.

The Spanish economy: mistakes and right paths

12/12/2019. Professor Juan Velarde points out in the new PapelesFAES that Pedro Sánchez's initial economic proposals are "alarming," and that the economic policy path of the socialist party and its allies leads to social ruin and crisis.

Circular economy: need and opportunity for Spain

28/11/2019. Europe has made the circular economy one of its political priorities and Spain is committed to moving in this direction. This FAES Paper gathers reflections and recommendations on the challenges and opportunities that underlie this paradigm shift.

Federalism and Presidential System in the United States. Why Impeachment?

25/11/2019. The United States is embarking on its fourth impeachment investigation. This Papers explain its origins, its conception under the premise of not being initiated by legal crime, but by a political one against the people, and not being a partisan tool to attack an adversary. The truth is that impeachment is a negation of the democratic electoral regime: the legislature decides to reverse the “will of the people” by removing the elected president.

The Atlantic Alliance 70 Years Later: From Reform to Rebuilding

18/11/2019. Seventy years later, the Alliance is weaker, at a time in which the Organization has, after undergoing a process of increased bureaucratization, stressed its vocation as a security-based one. Can we accept this NATO as the new normal? Is it an acceptable result of its adaptation within a new period? Should we not aspire to a better Alliance? Furthermore, does it even make sense that NATO exists in the year 2019?

30 years without the Berlin Wall. Liberal democracy and new paradigms

15/11/2019. La profesora Mira Milosevich, el exdiputado Miguel Ángel Cortés, el embajador Javier Rupérez y los profesores Florentino Portero y Jorge del Palacio dialogan sobre la Europa de hace 30 años y los cambios políticos y sociológicos producidos en las sociedades occidentales desde el derribo del Muro de Berlín, del que se cumple el trigésimo aniversario.

Brexit and parliamentary democracy in the UK

22/10/2019. A broad analysis of Brexit should include three interconnected dimensions: a crisis of a legal-constitutional nature, a crisis of parties and political representativeness, and a third socio-economic dimension. Thus, the British are facing a process of constitutional readjustment that aligns their institutions with a different political, economic and cultural reality; and they are doing so in an intense debate, exposed to the light and inelegant.