Spain, Italy, Portugal and Mediterranean Dialogue
The Madrid office seeks to strengthen cooperation and political dialogue between representatives from political parties, scientific institutions and civil society organisations from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany and the European sphere. We are committed to help contribute to solutions to specific regional challenges in Southern Europe and highlight best practices from this ever more important region for the European integration process. It also seeks to develop a new approach to interregional cooperation in the Mediterranean. With partner organisations, we are developing a liberal approach to geostrategic demands and opportunities in the Mare Nostrum.
Spain and Germany reconcile with Morocco
Rising cost of living, looming food shortages in parts of the world, and a return to thinking in terms of "spheres of influence." The Russian war of aggression in Ukraine is having a global impact. In many places, for example, it is acting as a catalyst for a readjustment of international relations and is even causing a renaissance of "realpolitik" in some parts of the world. This is the case, for example, in relations between European partners and Morocco.
Tourism sector in the Mediterranean region: a time of challenges, opportunities and changes
On April 7, under the organization of the FNF Madrid in coordination with the Rabat office and the CI2RC (Centre International de la Recherche et de Renforcement des Capacités), a debate was held on some of the most important tourism topics in the Mediterranean region today.
It was attended by experts who approach tourism activity from different angles of the prism.
Wars and migration
As is well known, wars (along with poverty, natural disasters and persecution) are one of the reasons at the root of migratory movements, of significant movements of people. Although political debates at the European level often tend to focus on migration for economic reasons, periodically (and unfortunately) various armed conflicts, more or less close to home, have a direct impact on migratory flows to our continent.
Sahel food insecurity aggravated by war in Ukraine
With the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the food security crisis poses an existential threat to the Sahelian economy. The Sahel's fragile state of food security stems from the agricultural sector's inability to produce enough cereals to cover its own subsistence.
The Canary Islands as a bridge of commercial connection between Europe and Africa
The Canary Islands is the only autonomous community that has a notable advantage over others, and that is that, due to its geographical position and uniqueness, it is considered by the European Union as an outermost region. This designation brings with it the opportunity to take advantage of all the benefits offered so that Spanish and even European companies can do business with Africa through the archipelago.
Divided we fall - Why Italy should promote a European defence policy
Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine has relaunched the debate in Europe, and in Italy, on a common defence strategy.
The subject is not new. At the dawn of the European integration project, after the Second World War, the problem of a European defence was well present to the supporters of the Schuman Plan.
The Socialist Decade
It is frequent to hear that the 21st century began with 9/11 terrorist attack, when two highjacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. For Portugal however the new century only began 10 years later, with the 2011 bankruptcy and the subsequent bailout provided by the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission.