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.
EURO MENA SHOW and the Foundation’s Annual Report 2020
The Foundation’s Annual Report 2020 is out and full of highlights! While FNF Madrid & MENA offices are already preparing the next 2021 EURO MENA SHOW behind the scenes, readers of the newly out Annual Report of the Foundation can review all the highlights of its first edition 2020 in a dedicated section of the online report.
Spain becomes the fifth country in the world to regulate euthanasia
On March 18, the Spanish Parliament approved the Organic Law for the Regulation of Euthanasia. This makes Spain the fifth country in the world to regulate it after Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Canada that represents a milestone regarding the individual freedom of Spanish citizens.
Keys to financial freedom for migrants
The term freedom is commonly used to refer to freedom of expression, movement and thought. But what can we understand by financial freedom? In this session, Esmeralda Gómez López explains the importance of understanding financial freedom, as well as the consequences that its absence entails for the realization of other types of freedom.
What’s behind the recent violent protests in Senegal?
A month ago, fierce protests erupted in Senegal’s capital Dakar on March 4th and 5th. The country, seen by many as West-Africa’s model democracy, is slowly finding its calm again after a violent mob roamed the streets, looted supermarkets and clashed with security forces. Jo Holden, Project Director West-Africa for the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom in Dakar, sheds light on the recent events and its root causes.
About the Transgender Law
The controversial Transgender Law, promoted by the Ministry of Equality, is a recognition of the freedom and right of each individual to express their gender identity according to their innermost feelings. The draft law allows people free self-determination of gender, which means that anyone can change their name and sex in the civil registry only with an express declaration, from the age of 16.
What can the pension system of the future look like?
Like Germany, Spain has one of the oldest populations in the world. Demographic change, combined with increasing life expectancy and very high structural unemployment (especially among young people), means that fewer and fewer younger people have to finance the pensions of more and more older people.
Diaspora: The Nation of Nostalgia
The career of Laila Hotait, an artist and film producer of Lebanese origin based in Madrid, reflects the importance of including the diaspora in the debate on migration and integration.