This report presents a summary of the main discussion points of the seminar ‘The Future of the Eastern Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities‘, co-organised by the Spanish EU Council Presidency, the Embassies of the Republic of Poland and of the Czech Republic in Madrid in cooperation with FRIDE on January 27–28, 2010.
With Spain having taken over the EU presidency, FRIDE's team of researchers offers a stock-take of Spanish foreign policy. Examining eight areas of Spain's external relations, we offer some guidelines for the improvement of the government’s foreign policy.
Spain’s weight and presence in the southern Mediterranean have declined in recent years.
Spain is a newcomer to Africa. Since 2004, remarkable efforts have been undertaken to put Sub-Saharan Africa on the map of Spanish foreign policy.
When the Spanish Socialist party came to power in 2004, it was faced with an aid system in decline.