2010 FAES Campus
Federalismo con cooperación
Desactivar la inconstitucionalidad
Renovación y refuerzo constitucional
Reforma, regeneración y rectificación
Crisis de las instituciones
Mejorar la Justicia
Voluntad de reformas
Visible sentimiento español
Respetar las reglas de juego
“A regenerating political project on the basis of reformist proposals is needed. We are going to live a new world and this needs changes in our personal attitude; this means that the regenerating project has to be something more than just making reforms”
“The charter approved by the Catalonian Parliament was impossible to fit within the Autonomic State, because it advocated a confederal-type model and not federal, both regarding the identity issue of Catalonia and the financing issue.
“The Constitutional Court (TC in Spanish) interprets the preamble of the Catalonian Charter in accordance with the thesis of the preambles being not binding. The TC has decided that the concept of the Catalonian nation included in the Preamble is not binding.
“Any serious consideration about significant institutional reforms has to be based on a detailed knowledge of other references and models. Germany has had 60 years to learn which Spain hasn’t had”
“I don’t think that the main problem is economic, I don’t even believe (and that’s believing a lot) that the essential problem is an institutional one. I think that underlying any catastrophe is disorganised thinking”
“Two hundred years after their emancipation, Latin American nations should present a balance of their institutional development and of how they have protected individual freedoms”
“The credibility of the economic policy is vital. Governments are always searching for the ‘baddie’: speculators, rating agencies… they don’t seem to realise that maybe they’re the ‘baddies’”
The Economics course analyzed the consequences of the crisis and the solutions to overcome it. Austerity, credibility, reforms, fiscal consolidation, and innovation are key to overcome the crisis, which should take into account the lessons of Argentina.
"The situation of Spain bears resemblance to that of Argentina in 2000 and 2001, and there has not managed to return to normal: they live precariously and emergence as a regular situation," warned Ricardo López Murphy.
Unavoidable reforms Spanish economy needs to recover competitiveness were discussed at the Economic Observatory XXIII, involving Juan Velarde, Elena Pisonero, Fernando Fernandez and Mauricio Rojas.
Peter Jungen, founding chairman of the European Business School, defends the role of the entrepreneur and the entrepreneur to boost the dynamism of the economy and capitalism as the best system for reducing poverty.
Fiscal adjustments work. Jesús Fernández Villaverde, Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, explains the reasons why Spain has happened in just two years of a 2% surplus to a 11.5% deficit.
Blanca Moreno-Dodson: “We are facing a situation where some developing countries are more fiscally responsible than some advanced countries”