Prensa 2015 Index of Economic Freedom

The director of the Economic Office of the Prime Minister, Álvaro Nadal, stated that ‘we’ve managed to do more than anyone else with regard to increasing competitiveness, and it is being acknowledged internationally’. ‘Spain is more competitive now than when we entered the euro and wage moderation has been a key aspect of that strategy. For the first time in history, we can increase competitiveness increasing purchasing power with regard to Germany,’ he declared during the launch of the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom (Read it here), organised by FAES Foundation.

Prensa Competitiveness of the Spanish Economy. Before and After the Crisis (V). Improvements in Competitiveness through Prices 

So far, we have seen how inadequate investment in productive capital, technological backwardness and the limited organizational changes that have characterized the Spanish economy have marked its lag in productivity and its losses in competitiveness. In addition, a productive structure based on labour-intensive sectors, coupled with the diversity of employment contracts in our country and labour market regulations, too overprotective of permanent workers, have pushed companies to choose temporary employment, the redundancy costs of which are, for the employer, much lower.

Prensa We Have not Come here to Weep*

Who killed Joseba Pagazaurtundúa? Why? What for? We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, shall never forget. But there are many people in Spain with a short memory and a weak spirit. Joseba was murdered by the dark cohorts of those who now govern in Andoain, in San Sebastian and in so many other towns of the Basque Country. They killed him because of his untainted defence of Spain as a nation of free and equal citizens. They wanted to spread suffering across society in order to defeat democracy; in order to defeat a political order that Spaniards had thought necessary and together had made possible. This is the story. And this is how we will continue to tell it, against forgetfulness and against that form of political tacticism which is neither ethically justifiable nor electorally...

Prensa Piñera: “The Atlantic has a lot to say and can regain its leading role”

/05.07.14/. - Today at the FAES Campus Sebastián Piñera, former President of Chile, argued that “the political centre of the world has shifted towards the Pacific, but the Atlantic has a lot to say and can regain its leading role”. He defined the Transatalntic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the free trade agreement that is being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, as “a step in the right direction”. Jaime García-Legaz, Secretary of State for Trade, who introduced Piñera, stressed that “Spain cannot afford to waste its capacity to access the Atlantic basin in a privileged way”. 

Prensa Piñera: “The Atlantic has a lot to say and can regain its leading role”

Today at the FAES Campus Sebastián Piñera, former President of Chile, argued that “the political centre of the world has shifted towards the Pacific, but the Atlantic has a lot to say and can regain its leading role”. He defined the Transatalntic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the free trade agreement that is being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, as “a step in the right direction”. Jaime García-Legaz, Secretary of State for Trade, who introduced Piñera, stressed that “Spain cannot afford to waste its capacity to access the Atlantic basin in a privileged way”. 

Prensa El futuro de la energía en España [The Future of Energy in Spain]

La energía es un factor estratégico y de competitividad para cualquier sociedad y, por sus implicaciones económicas y sociales, precisa de un marco regulatorio adecuado y de una responsabilidad política por parte del Gobierno. La decisión de cerrar la central nuclear de Garoña ha puesto de manifiesto tanto la falta de una política energética en España como la incapacidad del actual Gobierno para tomar decisiones en beneficio del interés general. El XVIII Observatorio Económico de FAES, celebrado el 20 de julio de 2009, reunió a Manuel Pizarro, Juan Velarde, Honorato López Isla, Pedro Rivero y Roberto Centeno para analizar la situación energética en España. Se defendió el uso de la energía nuclear y se reclamó una política responsable a largo plazo que, como elementos clave, busque garantizar la seguridad del suministro, la competitividad y la sostenibilidad.

Prensa Nuclear Energy: A Safe, Clean and Cost-Effective Way to Meet Kyoto Targets

La energía de fisión nuclear garantiza el abastecimiento energético, es barata en términos relativos, es operativamente segura, se ha demostrado inocua para la salud y se revela ventajosa en términos medioambientales al no generar emisiones de CO2 u otros gases de efecto invernadero. El progreso técnico reporta ya soluciones satisfactorias para los residuos, si bien es necesario seguir reforzando la investigación en este terreno. La elevada dependencia energética española y los compromisos de Kyoto refuerzan sus ventajas para España.

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Diálogos FAES.- The energy transition in Spain: lessons from other countries

Prensa 2015 Index of Economic Freedom

03.10.2015. The director of the Economic Office of the Prime Minister, Álvaro Nadal, stated that ‘we’ve managed to do more than anyone else with regard to increasing competitiveness, and it is being acknowledged internationally’. ‘Spain is more competitive now than when we entered the euro and wage moderation has been a key aspect of that strategy. For the first time in history, we can increase competitiveness increasing purchasing power with regard to Germany,’ he declared during the launch of the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom (Read it here), organised by FAES Foundation.

Prensa Competitiveness of the Spanish Economy. Before and After the Crisis (V). Improvements in Competitiveness through Prices 

03.04.2015. So far, we have seen how inadequate investment in productive capital, technological backwardness and the limited organizational changes that have characterized the Spanish economy have marked its lag in productivity and its losses in competitiveness. In addition, a productive structure based on labour-intensive sectors, coupled with the diversity of employment contracts in our country and labour market regulations, too overprotective of permanent workers, have pushed companies to choose temporary employment, the redundancy costs of which are, for the employer, much lower.

Prensa We Have not Come here to Weep*

02.10.2015. Who killed Joseba Pagazaurtundúa? Why? What for? We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, shall never forget. But there are many people in Spain with a short memory and a weak spirit. Joseba was murdered by the dark cohorts of those who now govern in Andoain, in San Sebastian and in so many other towns of the Basque Country. They killed him because of his untainted defence of Spain as a nation of free and equal citizens. They wanted to spread suffering across society in order to defeat democracy; in order to defeat a political order that Spaniards had thought necessary and together had made possible. This is the story. And this is how we will continue to tell it, against forgetfulness and against that form of political tacticism which is neither ethically justifiable nor electorally...

Prensa Piñera: “The Atlantic has a lot to say and can regain its leading role”

07.05.2014. /05.07.14/. - Today at the FAES Campus Sebastián Piñera, former President of Chile, argued that “the political centre of the world has shifted towards the Pacific, but the Atlantic has a lot to say and can regain its leading role”. He defined the Transatalntic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the free trade agreement that is being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, as “a step in the right direction”. Jaime García-Legaz, Secretary of State for Trade, who introduced Piñera, stressed that “Spain cannot afford to waste its capacity to access the Atlantic basin in a privileged way”. 

Prensa Piñera: “The Atlantic has a lot to say and can regain its leading role”

07.05.2014. Today at the FAES Campus Sebastián Piñera, former President of Chile, argued that “the political centre of the world has shifted towards the Pacific, but the Atlantic has a lot to say and can regain its leading role”. He defined the Transatalntic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the free trade agreement that is being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, as “a step in the right direction”. Jaime García-Legaz, Secretary of State for Trade, who introduced Piñera, stressed that “Spain cannot afford to waste its capacity to access the Atlantic basin in a privileged way”. 

Publicaciones El futuro de la energía en España [The Future of Energy in Spain]

10.06.2009. La energía es un factor estratégico y de competitividad para cualquier sociedad y, por sus implicaciones económicas y sociales, precisa de un marco regulatorio adecuado y de una responsabilidad política por parte del Gobierno. La decisión de cerrar la central nuclear de Garoña ha puesto de manifiesto tanto la falta de una política energética en España como la incapacidad del actual Gobierno para tomar decisiones en beneficio del interés general. El XVIII Observatorio Económico de FAES, celebrado el 20 de julio de 2009, reunió a Manuel Pizarro, Juan Velarde, Honorato López Isla, Pedro Rivero y Roberto Centeno para analizar la situación energética en España. Se defendió el uso de la energía nuclear y se reclamó una política responsable a largo plazo que, como elementos...

Publicaciones Nuclear Energy: A Safe, Clean and Cost-Effective Way to Meet Kyoto Targets

03.01.2007. La energía de fisión nuclear garantiza el abastecimiento energético, es barata en términos relativos, es operativamente segura, se ha demostrado inocua para la salud y se revela ventajosa en términos medioambientales al no generar emisiones de CO2 u otros gases de efecto invernadero. El progreso técnico reporta ya soluciones satisfactorias para los residuos, si bien es necesario seguir reforzando la investigación en este terreno. La elevada dependencia energética española y los compromisos de Kyoto refuerzan sus ventajas para España.

Videos
Diálogos FAES.- The energy transition in Spain: lessons from other countries