Enikö Györi: "Western Europe takes it for granted to live in a sovereign country without occupation, in freedom and democracy"

05/11/2019. "I can appreciate what children of luckier nations than Hungary take for granted: to live in a sovereign country, without foreign occupation, in freedom and democracy. We Hungarians had to fight for all this. I am very proud to be heir to those who have fought for freedom and had the courage to face a left-wing dictatorial totalitarian regime".

Fernando Fernández: “It was the end of socialism as an alternative economic model that does not produce equality or prosperity”

04/11/2019. The collapse of the Berlin Wall had important consequences for the world economy, fundamentally the end of the alternative to capitalism; the end of the socialist model as a competitive and equal alternative. An economic model that does not produce equality or prosperity.

Roberto Ampuero: “Freedom triumphed over the repression that the Wall meant”

01/11/2019. Chile’s ambassador to Spain, Roberto Ampuero, lived in exile in the GDR. “Not even through the mechanism of repression that the Berlin Wall meant, socialism could impose itself. Freedom triumphed”, recalls 30 years later.

"El mayor milagro del derribo del Muro fue que no hubo violencia ni amenaza"

31/10/2019. El profesor de Stanford y editor de 'Die Zeit', Josef Joffe, recuerda que, tras la caída del Muro de Berlín "todo el mundo tenía miedo a un aumento de la fuerza, con la RDA amenazando al resto de Europa. Pero no ocurrió. Se democratizó y formó parte del sistema europeo".

José María Aznar: "We must recapitalize and strengthen democratic institutions"

31/10/2019.   José María Aznar met this morning with the young participants in the 19th edition of the Programa FAES de Formación de Líderes Latinoamericanos, in front of whom he affirmed the need to "recapitalise and strengthen democratic institutions" facing a "very worrying" international situation. FAES celebrates this Programme annually as part of its commitment to strengthening institutions and the rule of law in Latin America.    

Mira Milosevich: "The coming battles will be between liberal and illiberal democracy"

30/10/2019. "30 years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall it has been demonstrated that there was no end of ideologies; neither was there an end of history. The collapse of communism did not mean an automatic victory for democracy".

Economic Outlook | Slowdown and Uncertainties

29/10/2019. They both explain why Spain endures more than other countries and where its main vulnerabilities reside with the economic growth both worldwide and Spanish revised downwards. What must be done to mitigate the foreseeable crisis's effect?

Javier Rupérez: “The Wall is a symbol of the human will to regain freedom”

29/10/2019. "With the Wall a whole system fell: Marxism-Leninism, state socialism, and the GDR itself, the country that never existed"