Interview published by econostrum.info econostrum.info : How do you see relations between Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe? Miguel Ángel Moratinos : For a few years now, politicians have been looking again at the key issues, but also the opportunities, in the Europe-Africa scenario. However, for Europeans, there still exists considerable Read more
“Cuba, to love you from afar, it’s enough to be Spanish”
Many times, during my period as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, came the news from trustworthy sources of the death of Fidel Castro, then refuted by public statements or appearances by the commander-in-chief. This time it is true: Fidel Castro is dead. Last night, Cuba went through its “Black Friday” Read more
Coup d’état in Turkey: An internal affair?
The events last night in Turkey, the attempted military coup, made me remember the famous words of the then US Secretary of State Alexander Haig on the occasion of Tejero’s frustrated coup d’état on February 23, 1981: “It’s an internal affair.” The declaration of the United States representative was like Read more
A fair and much-awaited decision
President Obama’s decision to take Cuba out of the list of states sponsors of terrorism is fair and was much awaited. However, as is customary concerning the thaw in Cuban-American relations, its speed and transparency are remarkable, all the more within today’s international relations context and especially in a political Read more
From the “embargo” to dialogue and cooperation
In the fields of foreign policies and international relationships, today we question the validity and effectiveness of sanctions against other nations and selective measures or “intelligent embargos”. This debate has reached civil society where their inefficiency and the suffering, social and institutional impoverishment they entail for societies and nations are Read more
Will the EU be left out of the game…?
December the 17th marked the beginning of a period giving rise to the normalising of Cuban-American relations, thus happily moving away from the strenuous special period endured by the Island after the collapse of the former USSR and the aggravation of the embargo. A willingness to change and for a Read more
The part blurring the whole
Manipulation and fanaticism are the breeding ground of terror. Only thus can we approach the attack against the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo and the murder of its editor, several of its cartoonists and journalists, as well as innocent people. This horrendous strike in Paris which has shocked the Read more