SPANISH POLITICAL LEADERS CRUCIAL TO EU DIPLOMACY, TWO-PART SERIES: (1) JAVIER SOLANA

SPANISH POLITICAL LEADERS CRUCIAL TO EU DIPLOMACY, TWO-PART SERIES: (1) JAVIER SOLANA »

24 Apr, 2022
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Spanish political leaders have been playing a very significant part in bringing EU diplomacy to the world stage from the very beginning. The first permanent High Representative of EU's Foreign and Security Policy was the Spanish physicist-politician Javier Solana. He launched the difficult negotiation for Ukraine's membership in the European Union which angered Russia.

THE RAPE OF UKRAINE 2014 – 2022: RUSSIA REPEATING ITSELF

THE RAPE OF UKRAINE 2014 – 2022: RUSSIA REPEATING ITSELF »

9 Mar, 2022
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If Russia's atrocious invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 leaves a bitter déjà-vu taste in the mouth, it is because it is an eerie blow-by-blow replica of past Russian aggressions.

BREXIT SERIES: (3) THE DAY OF BROKEN DREAMS

BREXIT SERIES: (3) THE DAY OF BROKEN DREAMS »

5 Feb, 2020
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The European integration, as we know it today – i.e., the EU – is responsible for the unprecedented economic prosperity in Europe. Moreover, during all this time no European major power has gone and waged a war, giving rise to the longest reign of peace in over 2000 years of European history. Perversely, as if to reward the Brits for Brexit, US President Donald Trump has dangled a “massive” trade deal in front of them.

A FREE EUROPE: DAY OF REMEMBERANCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF TOTALITARIAN REGIMES

A FREE EUROPE: DAY OF REMEMBERANCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF TOTALITARIAN REGIMES »

25 Aug, 2019
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EU First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová: “Every 23 August, we honour the memory of the millions of victims of all totalitarian regimes. This year we also mark the 30 years of events in 1989 when citizens of Central and Eastern Europe stood up and broke through the Iron Curtain and accelerated its fall.   The courageous actions of citizens brought back freedom and democracy to all of Europe.

FEATURING  THE DYNAMIC REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA

FEATURING THE DYNAMIC REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA »

21 May, 2019
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Georgia formed part of the defunct USSR. Like many of the post-Soviet nominal republics, it went through a period of sharp economic decline in the 1990s. Georgia wasn’t one to wallow in post-Soviet syndrome, though. It created an environment for liberal investment which proved irresistible to Western financial institutions. Today, Georgia has much to be proud of and wants the world to know about it. And Spain wholeheartedly supports Georgia's pro-West aspirations.

THE TASTE OF AMERICAN SUCCESS

THE TASTE OF AMERICAN SUCCESS »

5 Oct, 2015
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The success story of Taste of America, the quintessential American supermarket, in a country where Mediterranean diet reigns supreme

STATESIDE STORIES: Castro and Obama Shake on It

STATESIDE STORIES: Castro and Obama Shake on It »

15 Apr, 2015
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“Although the detente would be a feather in Obama’s cap, only Congress can fully lift the U.S. sanctions on Cuba

EDITOR’S BLOG: Puerta de Alcala is Transformed into Brandenburg Gate in Commemoration of the Fall of the Wall 25 Years Ago

EDITOR’S BLOG: Puerta de Alcala is Transformed into Brandenburg Gate in Commemoration of the Fall of the Wall 25 Years Ago »

7 Nov, 2014
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“The Fall of the Wall wasn’t so much the ushering in of a reunified Germany as the end of the Cold War that divided the world into two fiercely antagonistic blocs”

THERE WAS MUSIC IN THE AIR

THERE WAS MUSIC IN THE AIR »

25 Feb, 2013
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 by Rose Maramba Photos: Moreen Silver unless stated otherwise

Many can surely still remember that the first Gulf War