Prensa Iran: the genie out of the bottle

The Islamic Republic of Iran has refined the art of blaming on its external enemies the internal dissatisfaction. Nevertheless, the origin of the last protests lies on the attempt of the ultraconservative clergy to damage and discredit President Rohaní. What started as a manipulation of the streets inside the framework of the typical fight of the elite of the country transformed into a massive and widespread movement of protests. Surely, the learned lection is that in a future it would be better to settle accounts behind the scenes rather than involving the streets.

Prensa Chile choses the path of change

Sebastián Piñera has obtained an overwhelming victory. The center-right comes out very strengthened and now has the historic responsibility of carrying out a reformist agenda aimed at modernizing the economy and transforming the inefficient public system of pensions, health and education. This will deepen the breach between the two Americas; the one of development and progress opposite to the one of regression and failure

Prensa What is at stake in Chile presidential elections?

This is a particularly decisive election for the future of our country. For the first time, since the return to democracy in 1990, Chile faces two roads that seem irreconcilable, in a definition preceded by years of polarization. The real dispute will be between the former President Sebastián Piñera, representative of the center-right coalition Chile Vamos (Chile let’s go); and Alejandro Guillier, a famous journalist, elected senator four years ago.

Prensa Eurozone banking health: pending subjects

To achieve the desired financial stability, the profitability of the European banks needs to recover. A part of the low profitability is due to temporary factors, but the other one is due to structural ones, notably the large amount of “toxic” assets. Completing the European Banking Union would also enhance stability, since its third pillar, based on a European deposit guarantee scheme, is another pending subject.

Prensa Change, confidence, truth and team work won again in Argentina

On Sunday 22nd we lived an historic date. Against all odds, Argentines ratified again in the ballot boxes the path which began on October 2015 when we chose president Mauricio Macri. We won again against fear, resignation and all those who told us that we could not govern a country without the usual established power structures.

Prensa Against the Crisis: Liberalization and Reforms

Zapatero firmó la Declaración final de la cumbre sobre los mercados financieros en la que, pese a la desinformación y confusión vertidas por el Gobierno, se afirma que las "reformas únicamente tendrán el éxito si están firmemente fundamentadas sobre un firme compromiso con los principios del libre mercado, incluyendo el imperio de la ley, el respeto por la propiedad privada, el comercio y las inversiones libres en los mercados competitivos y se apoyan sobre unos sistemas financieros eficientes y eficazmente regulados".

Prensa The Spanish Economic Model 1996-2004: A Silent Revolution

Between 1996 and 2004, Spain enjoyed the longest period of prosperity in its democratic history. Five million jobs, convergence of up to 98% with regard to the average EU income per capita, low inflation, a favourite destination for foreign investment, reduction of the public debt in terms of GDP, a budget surplus and creation of a Social Security Reserve Fund, are all results of a new economic model introduced by the Partido Popular. The key aspects of this model are described in this book by Lorenzo Bernaldo de Quirós and Ricardo Martínez Rico. The foundations of this new economic model consisted of the following measures: restraints on public expenditure, reorientation of expenditure based on efficiency criteria, reductions in income tax and corporate tax rates, the elimination of certain forms of taxation, privatisation, liberalisation of the goods and services markets, promotion of competition, independent regulatory bodies, labour market reforms and more open economic links with abroad.

Prensa The Central Government Budget for 2006

The Spanish economy has a strong degree of momentum in terms of economic growth (above the European average) based on the significant expansion of domestic demand. Over the year and a half in which the present government has been in power, not a single significant economic measure has been introduced, although the effects of previous reforms continue to be felt.

Prensa 'Reforms Required to Continue Progressing Towards Full Employment' and more

Jaime García-Legaz: Las necesarias reformas para continuar hacia el pleno empleo Alberto Carnero:La Europa reunificada como parte de la comunidad atlántica EspañolJavier Zarzalejos: Reforma constitucional: ¿hay alguien ahí? Miguel Ángel Cortés: La excepción cultural: antidemocrática y perjudicial para la cultura en español 

Prensa Iran: the genie out of the bottle

01.08.2018. The Islamic Republic of Iran has refined the art of blaming on its external enemies the internal dissatisfaction. Nevertheless, the origin of the last protests lies on the attempt of the ultraconservative clergy to damage and discredit President Rohaní. What started as a manipulation of the streets inside the framework of the typical fight of the elite of the country transformed into a massive and widespread movement of protests. Surely, the learned lection is that in a future it would be better to settle accounts behind the scenes rather than involving the streets.

Prensa Chile choses the path of change

12.18.2017. Sebastián Piñera has obtained an overwhelming victory. The center-right comes out very strengthened and now has the historic responsibility of carrying out a reformist agenda aimed at modernizing the economy and transforming the inefficient public system of pensions, health and education. This will deepen the breach between the two Americas; the one of development and progress opposite to the one of regression and failure

Prensa What is at stake in Chile presidential elections?

11.18.2017. This is a particularly decisive election for the future of our country. For the first time, since the return to democracy in 1990, Chile faces two roads that seem irreconcilable, in a definition preceded by years of polarization. The real dispute will be between the former President Sebastián Piñera, representative of the center-right coalition Chile Vamos (Chile let’s go); and Alejandro Guillier, a famous journalist, elected senator four years ago.

Prensa Eurozone banking health: pending subjects

11.15.2017. To achieve the desired financial stability, the profitability of the European banks needs to recover. A part of the low profitability is due to temporary factors, but the other one is due to structural ones, notably the large amount of “toxic” assets. Completing the European Banking Union would also enhance stability, since its third pillar, based on a European deposit guarantee scheme, is another pending subject.

Prensa Change, confidence, truth and team work won again in Argentina

10.24.2017. On Sunday 22nd we lived an historic date. Against all odds, Argentines ratified again in the ballot boxes the path which began on October 2015 when we chose president Mauricio Macri. We won again against fear, resignation and all those who told us that we could not govern a country without the usual established power structures.

Publicaciones Against the Crisis: Liberalization and Reforms

11.01.2008. Zapatero firmó la Declaración final de la cumbre sobre los mercados financieros en la que, pese a la desinformación y confusión vertidas por el Gobierno, se afirma que las "reformas únicamente tendrán el éxito si están firmemente fundamentadas sobre un firme compromiso con los principios del libre mercado, incluyendo el imperio de la ley, el respeto por la propiedad privada, el comercio y las inversiones libres en los mercados competitivos y se apoyan sobre unos sistemas financieros eficientes y eficazmente regulados".

Publicaciones The Spanish Economic Model 1996-2004: A Silent Revolution

01.01.2006. Between 1996 and 2004, Spain enjoyed the longest period of prosperity in its democratic history. Five million jobs, convergence of up to 98% with regard to the average EU income per capita, low inflation, a favourite destination for foreign investment, reduction of the public debt in terms of GDP, a budget surplus and creation of a Social Security Reserve Fund, are all results of a new economic model introduced by the Partido Popular. The key aspects of this model are described in this book by Lorenzo Bernaldo de Quirós and Ricardo Martínez Rico. The foundations of this new economic model consisted of the following measures: restraints on public expenditure, reorientation of expenditure based on efficiency criteria, reductions in income tax and corporate tax rates, the elimin...

Publicaciones The Central Government Budget for 2006

12.20.2005. The Spanish economy has a strong degree of momentum in terms of economic growth (above the European average) based on the significant expansion of domestic demand. Over the year and a half in which the present government has been in power, not a single significant economic measure has been introduced, although the effects of previous reforms continue to be felt.

Publicaciones 'Reforms Required to Continue Progressing Towards Full Employment' and more

09.01.2004. Jaime García-Legaz: Las necesarias reformas para continuar hacia el pleno empleo Alberto Carnero:La Europa reunificada como parte de la comunidad atlántica EspañolJavier Zarzalejos: Reforma constitucional: ¿hay alguien ahí? Miguel Ángel Cortés: La excepción cultural: antidemocrática y perjudicial para la cultura en español