Pablo Casado opens 2019 FAES Summer Course, dedicated to Spain this year

20/06/2019. FAES Foundation will hold from the 1st to the 5th of July the XVI edition of its Summer Course, which is titled ‘Spain: democratic quality, cohesion and future of the welfare state’, and it will be celebrated among the courses held by the Universidad Complutense and the Banco Santander, in the Madrilenian town of San Lorenzo del Escorial. FAES Summer Course will be open on Monday 1st by the President of the Partido Popular, Pablo Casado, and closed on Friday 5th by the former President of the Spanish government and FAES President, José María Aznar.

Felipe VI, guarantor of the unity and historical continuity of Spain

19/06/2019. “In a period of big difficulties for our country, His Majesty's role, rooted in his training and qualities, has been key. As Spanish citizen, I thank him for his extraordinary work”, has stated José María Aznar.

New stage in the EU: politics is back

18/06/2019. The EU is still a great political project that has to be strengthened in political, economic and strategic terms. Around this axis the conversation flows among the FAES Head, Javier Zarzalejos, the former Foreign Affairs Minister Ana Palacio, and the ESADE professor José María de Areilza about the new stage in the EU, in which politics are going to weigh more than law, and which implies an opportunity that Spain must take advantage.

The independentist fiction in Catalonia

13/06/2019. The only fault resides in a Catalan independentism that is featured by the institutional and constitutional disloyalty, as well as by the systematic incompliance with the democratic lawfulness. And the ones who are in jail are there ─the justice will have the last say─ as a consequence of their faulty acts. Illegal and antidemocratic.

2019 EU Elections Results: Why Populism Still Matters

10/06/2019. Rather than celebrating populism’s containment, MEPs must instead prepare to dampen its influence by responding to the genuine concerns of their citizens, reducing elitist inclinations, and opposing radical rhetoric.

The impact of the digital revolution in the political campaigns

04/06/2019. Nicco Mele, Head of the Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, has discoursed about the impact of the digital revolution on the political campaigns and how it raises new challenges for democracy, in this FAES #Videoanalysis before the seminary organised by the Foundation and the US Embassy.

Aznar urges to revitalise NATO as the legitimating basis of the liberal world order

28/05/2019. In the presentation of the book ‘NATO as part of the UCD’s Foreign Policy design. Javier Rupérez’s role', José María Aznar has assured that “the Atlantic Alliance has protected our political systems and freedoms, but it needs to adapt to the new geopolitical environment”.