Author Archives: Rubén Ruiz Calleja

About Rubén Ruiz Calleja

Alumnus of the College of Europe (Natolin) - Marie Skłodowska- Curie Promotion 2011-2012.

Trump, ‘Brexit’: Uncertain future for Europe

[Previously published in Spanish in  La Rioja] That morning, we woke up early with the news reporting that the next President of the United States would be Donald Trump. Some months earlier, Brexit was one of the first words we listened … Continue reading

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Is the EU making steps towards a ‘digital union’?

[Previously published in Spanish in CC/ Europa] The digital Europe does not exist yet. However, the digital age is already a reality and is increasingly being perceived in our daily lives. We are usually content with the milestones of the … Continue reading

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Estonia embraces the digital world

Estonia is ready for the digital future. This country, in 25 years, has gone from living under the Soviet Union, where less than the half of Estonian citizens had a telephone line, to become one of the most advanced countries in … Continue reading

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Refugees: responsibility and challenge for Europe

It seems obvious to say that the problems affecting all Europeans have to be faced by a joint response by all States of the European Union. But it is not so easy to put it into practice. The current refugee … Continue reading

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New Europe, new narrators

[Previously published in Spanish in Europa Press] Europe needs engines. Reality changes faster than ever and this continent is full of young talent. We are millions of people willing to speed up a machine that already belongs to our reality. … Continue reading

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Towards a digital single market in the European Union

Growth and employment are two of the main pillars which underlying the priorities of the new Juncker Commission. To optimize the opportunities, the Commission wants to take advantage of new technologies creating a digital single market where consumers and businesses … Continue reading

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Reinforcing the transatlantic link: TTIP

“A reasonable and balanced trade agreement with the United States”. With these words, the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, describes how this treaty must be shaped, which represents one of the priorities of the new Commission. If an … Continue reading

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Spain: looking to the United Nations Security Council for 2015-2016

The General Assembly of the United Nations will vote on 16 October to choose the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for the two-year period 2015-2016. This UN organ is a key institution for maintaining international peace and security. … Continue reading

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Europe before and after the elections

2014 started with several developments in the European Union. However, the European Parliament elections in May did not end up with the institutional changes, which will continue after the summer. Moreover, the EU will need to face important challenges regarding … Continue reading

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The European public opinion after the 2014 European Elections

Already some months before the European elections from 22 to 25 May 2014, the sentence “these European elections will be different” were heard everywhere. And indeed the elections were different for several reasons, mainly because the vote of citizens counts … Continue reading

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