Ana Martínez

Ana
Martínez

Research Associate

Ana is a Research Associate in Global Counsel’s Europe Team. Prior to joining Global Counsel, Ana reported on policy developments in the EU and its member states, and published policy recommendations on a wide range of issues including Brexit, security and defence, citizen participation and the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Ana also previously worked at the British Embassy in Spain and the European Parliament’s Directorate-General for External Policies. She has a background in journalism and has reported on international affairs for Spanish and U.S. media. Working as a freelance researcher, Ana published articles and analyses on matters concerning the EU and the Middle East for El País and Spanish think tanks.

At Global Counsel, Ana advices clients on EU public policy and political developments, including key events such as the European Parliament elections.

Articles by Ana Martínez on the GC Blog and GC analysis

Spain's European reinvention?

Author: 
Martínez
30 Nov 2018
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone

I have just spent an interesting week in Madrid talking with people from every part of the political spectrum. There was a lot of talk of Spain flexing its muscles more in Europe. In the background to these conversations, Spain was pushing hard for – and got – concessions from the UK over Gibraltar that prompted Pedro Sánchez to trail the prospect of co-sovereignty for the territory. Everyone notes that Spanish MEPs will have a uniquely strong presence across all of the main pan-European political groupings after June. The Ciudadanos centrists in particular anticipate playing a pivotal role as a broker between the ALDE and Macron’s En Marche. People point out that Spain remains exceptional in not having any significant Eurosceptic political party and some of the highest levels of pro-Europeanism in the EU. These are firm signs of a potential end to long relative marginalisation that followed the 2012 rescue package. But there are also some tests ahead for Spain.

One Eurosceptic movement, many platforms?

Author: 
Martínez
6 Sep 2018
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone

In Sweden’s general election this weekend, the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) are projected to win approximately 20% of votes. This will make them the second largest party in the country – the result of a swift rise that will dramatically impact Sweden’s political landscape. It echoes a similar surge from anti-establishment and Eurosceptic parties seen in the recent German, Austrian, Dutch and Italian elections.