The 2010 Spanish Presidency: Trying to innovate Europe in troubled times (2010:1op)

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The current Spanish EU Presidency has faced a number of tough challenges. These include reaching an agreement on an EU strategy for employment and growth (EU 2020), managing the acute financial crisis in Greece and the EU response to the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, argues the author of this mid-term review of the achievements of the Spanish Presidency.

The report is part of the research project The EU Presidencies and was presented at the seminar The Spanish EU Presidency.

Ignacio Molina is Senior Analyst for Europe at the Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid.