Andrés Ortega is a writer and journalist. He has previously worked as Director in the Department of Studies and Analysis, Presidency of the Spanish Government for two different terms (1994-1996 and 2008-2011 - being a permanent advisor since 1990); Director of Foreign Policy Spanish Edition, published by FRIDE; and Editorialist and Columnist in the Spanish newspaper, EL PAÍS.
In 1989, he was Interim Executive Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francisco Fernández Ordónez. From 1980 to 1988, Andrés Ortega worked in EL PAÍS as London Correspondent (1980-1982), Brussels Correspondent during the negotiations for Spanish EC membership (1983-1986), and Correspondent on international relations (1987-1988). In addition, he was Director of Analytical Services and Debate Forum at the Newsgroup PRISA (1996-2000).
Andrés Ortega is a graduate of Political Science from Universidad Complutense of Madrid and holds a Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
He is the author of three books: El purgatorio de la OTAN (Madrid 1986), La Razón de Europa (Madrid 1994) and Horizontes cercanos: Guía para un mundo en cambio (Madrid 2000). In 2002, Andrés Ortega received the Salvador de Madariaga Prize for European journalism.
He is member of the Advisory Committee of FRIDE.