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INTERVIEW WITH

RAMÓN GIL-CASARES

SATRÚSTEGUI, SPANISH

AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S.

1.

What is the current perception of Spain in the U.S.? What would you say to an American considering the possibility of investing in Spain?

2.

How would you rate the King and Queen’s first visit to Washington? Do you think that the visit helped to strengthen the relationship between the two countries?

3.

As Spanish Ambassador to the U.S., how do American economists perceive the EU’s position in the TTIP negotiations? Are there any significant obstacles which you feel are hindering this treaty from being signed?

4.

What is your opinion regarding the status of the approval of the Double Taxation Treaty and the lifting of the blockade in the U.S.?

5.

AmChamSpain is an institution which was founded in 1917. From a business perspective, how would you rate its role in the promotion of good relations between Spain and the U.S.?