Círculo de Empresarios has presented the book “How to save liberal democracies”, in whose preparation has participated a team of six experts, coordinated by professors Víctor Lapuente and Elena Costas. The presentation, which took place by videoconference, was attended by the chairman of the Círculo, John de Zulueta, the professor at the University of Gothenburg, Víctor … Continued
The Círculo de Empresarios and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have presented the report “Transformation of the Spanish production model” in which they propose 14 priorities for the necessary economic transformation of Spain. After the terrible human and economic impact of Covid-19, “we must take advantage of this crisis,” says the report, “not only to rebuild what has been destroyed, but to … Continued
In 2020, world tourist arrivals will fall by 20% to 30% annually as a result of the impact of the coronavirus. The estimated loss of revenue will be 50% and, in the case of air transport, it will be concentrated in the regions of Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Spain is one of … Continued
Círculo de Empresarios, together with a wide group of business associations from all over Spain, has published a statement on the latest economic measures adopted by the Government, with an impact on companies, as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis: Despite the herculean efforts of healthcare professionals in the public and private sector, often without … Continued
The figures for active cases and deaths continue to grow relentlessly. This is despite the praiseworthy endeavors of healthcare professionals for whom the various levels of Administration must make every effort to obtain the necessary resources to carry out essential tasks with the least possible risk to their health. With considerable donations of personal protection … Continued
The Círculo de Empresarios has appointed Mercedes Pizarro as the new Chief Economist of this business association. She replaces Alicia Coronil, who had held the position since 2013. Mercedes Pizarro Santos (Barcelona, 1972) has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Barcelona and Abat Oliba CEU. Between 2004 and 2012 she held the … Continued
In order to extricate Spain from the political deadlock in which it finds itself, the Círculo de Empresarios, a civil society organization aimed at furthering the common good, is calling upon the acting President of the Government, as well as the leaders of the PP and Ciudadanos, to begin discussions aimed at reaching a pact … Continued
The Círculo de Empresarios has launched Ten pressing issues for the Spanish Health system in 2019 today, a book that collects a series of improvement proposals in different aspects about a key pillar for our Welfare State. The presentation of this publication has been carried out by the Chairman of the Círculo de Empresarios, John … Continued
The Círculo de Empresarios has made a public Institutional Statement on the next European Elections and has highlighted the importance of the same. The Statement, entitled “European elections: A ballot that really matters“, has been developed by the Economy and European Union Committee, chaired by Juan María Nin, member of the Board of Directors.
Guntram Wolff, Director of the think tank Bruegel and member of our Advisory Board, discusses the challenges of aging demographics in Europe, the role of France, Germany and Spain after Brexit and the real significance of this political break up.
The Círculo de Empresarios (Business Round Table) has revamped its Advisory Board by incorporating international members. This renovation fits within the internationalization strategy designed by John de Zulueta, Chairman of the Círculo since March of this year. On assuming his role, he expressed his wish to raise the international outlook of this independent business association … Continued
Alongside growth and corporate responsibility, institutional quality represents one of the three centerpieces guiding the considerations of the Círculo de Empresarios. It has been a fundamental issue of our concern since the beginning of our association more than forty years ago. It can be shown empirically that the progress and well-being of society are intricately bound up with the quality … Continued
The Board of Directors of El Círculo de Empresarios, decided unanimously to name John de Zulueta as the new Chairman in its meeting on 20th March. He replaces Javier Vega de Seoane, who had presided over El Círculo for three years, and who has now been appointed Honorary Chairman. Press release John de Zulueta photographs
The socioeconomic balance is a clear reflection that Spain is a success story. Since 1977, per capita income for the Spanish has doubled in real terms and gone from 76.1% of the EU average to the current 92%. The incorporation of women in the job market is a reality – their participation has grown from … Continued
Spain needs to put together an inclusive plan that mobilises and inspires us, and that provides structure for us all. This should be along the lines of what occurred with the recovery of our freedom and democracy, the development of our welfare state, and our fully-fledged incorporation into Europe from which we had felt (to … Continued