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.
Ceuta: A new El Dorado?
Recently, migration has once again been the center of attention on the European political agenda. In May, 8.000 people entered Ceuta, crossing the border in just one day. On this occasion, the focus was on the large number of unaccompanied minors and young people who were part of the groups of migrants aiming to reach Europe through the border crossing.
Human Rights in Italy
A heated debate about homophobia and transphobia has been smoldering in Italy for months, dividing politics and society. The dispute is ignited by the so-called "Zan Law".
RE:START for Italy - Recovery Plan as Turning Point?
Italy's Prime Minister Draghi wants to put the beleaguered country back on track for growth with an ambitious plan. The roughly 200 billion euros from the EU's Corona aid package offer a unique opportunity to modernise the country. But doubts remain. Carlo Stagnaro of the Instituto Bruno Leoni analyses why in an interview.
Rule of Law and Security: Two sides of the same coin?
Rule of Law and Security - was the main topic of a debate which brought together high-level speakers such as Sonia Alda Mejías, Researcher and Director of the Observatory of Illicit Trafficking and Criminal Networks of the Elcano Royal Institute; Andrea García Rodríguez, Researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and Sebastian Vagt, Director of the FNF Morocco and Algeria Office.
The Double-Crisis Generation
On the occasion of the EU Social Summit in Porto, Portugal, the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Madrid and the Spanish think tank EsadeEcPol indicate in a joint cross-border study economic insecurity and the resulting radicalization of political attitudes among young people in Southern Europe.
Interview with Miguel Gutiérrez, Deputy of Ciudadanos in the Spanish Congress.
"Spain is the gate to a migratory phenomenon that goes to the rest of Europe". With this sentence, Miguel Gutiérrez, Deputy of Ciudadanos in the Spanish Congress, hints at the urgency of a consensual response by the Member States to the migration issue.
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.