Fernando Hortal Foronda retro

Fernando Hortal Foronda was born in Mediterranean Sea-soaked Alicante (Spain). He's lived in Madrid, Barcelona and Essex, where he studied a BSc in PPE; and in London, where he attained a MSc in European Studies (Research) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and in Brussels. Fernando has worked as a research assistant at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI) on a project about regional nationalism in Western Europe, as a research assistant for Generation Brexit on a project on the atittudes of the youth on EU politics and Brexit and he interned at the European Parliament Research Service, where he had the chance to further delve into his Brexit obsession. He currenly works as a researcher on EU policies in Brussels. Fernando is passionate about comparative politics, nationalism, gender studies, global affairs and, above all, pandas.

The end of the Merkel era

As the last Germany Presidency of the Council of the European Union begins today, ...

Can EU-inspired ideas bring progress to the Catalan-Spanish conundrum?

The political conflict over Catalan independence that raised to prominence in 2012 has since ...

In 2020, stop using the word populism

The literature on the concept of populism is vast. From Cas Mudde to Ernesto ...

The nation on display: Europe’s past and present (counter-)narratives

E&M‘s Fernando Hortal Foronda explores how history can be (re)told and challenged on screen ...

It takes two to tango, it will take many to flamenco

Ahead of the upcoming snap elections in Spain on the 28th of April, Fernando ...