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About Luis Martín

Luis Martín is a political scientist and journalist. He writes about International Relations, Economics and the Eurozone. He is currently Communications Coordinator of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25).

Luis Martín es politólogo y periodista. Escribe sobre RR.II., Economía, y la zona euro. Es Coordinador de Comunicación del Movimiento para la Democracia en Europa 2025 (DiEM25).

Articles by Luis Martín

This week's editor

“Mehmet

Mehmet Kurt is this week’s guest editor, introducing the theme, ‘New Turkey and Old Troubles’.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

¿Por qué los progresistas franceses deberían votar por Macron?

No se trata de votar por el menor de dos males. Se trata de unir a los progresistas para votar contra el mal mismo. English

Why French progressives should vote for Macron

The second round of the French presidential election is not about voting for the lesser of two evils. It’s about bringing progressives together to vote against evil itself. Español

Spain’s ousted opposition leader reveals where the real power lies: with the country’s oligarchs

Spain's deposed Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez, revealed that banks and newspapers secretly pressured him not to do a deal with Podemos.

La reforma constitucional en España deberá superar el inmovilismo suicida del Partido Popular

Siria, Grecia, los retos de la socialdemocracia en Europa, la propuesta de reforma federalista del PSOE en España de cara a las próximas elecciones generales. Entrevista en profundidad al exministro de Justicia y europarlamentario socialista, Juan Fernando López Aguilar. English.

An in-depth interview with MEP and Spain’s former Minister of Justice, Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar

“We are experiencing a very severe regression with regard to what the European Union promised it would be". Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar discusses the failures of the European Union. Español.

The poisoned chalice

Part two of the insider view of negotiations between Greece and the Eurogroup. When is a rescue not a rescue but a seizure of assets? Interview.

“Greece will neither want to leave the euro nor threaten to do so”

When the leader of a political party about to win government offers you the opportunity to implement policies you have been advocating for years, it is pure cowardice to shirk the task. Interview with the soon-to-be new Syriza Finance Minister. 

The Canary Islands, Spain’s paradise lost

The country’s hard-won welfare state system is in reverse gear, with rights and social justice being handed back to charities, as was the case in pre-constitutional Spain, over 35 years ago.

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