Posts for Global Affairs

Conservative party conference: a tale of two Tories

Monday, 05th October 2015

Conservative party members and activists will be dusting off their blue ties for conference this weekend. With the Tories securing a majority in the Commons for the first time since 1992, conference is sure to be surrounded by an air of jubilation. David Cameron’s well-oiled PR machine will be in full throttle and he will be hoping this conference is a stage-managed exercise in demonstrating the Government’s successes to party members and the general public. Read more...

Brexit and business: fight or flee?

Monday, 03rd August 2015

We were delighted to have Andrew Lansley, former Cabinet Member, as a speaker at a recent breakfast event to discuss Brexit and the possible fall out. With the newly newly elected Conservative Government committing to have an in/out referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, it's been a much debated topic in Europe and was the subject of a recent Interel Breakfast Briefing called ‘Brexit and Business: Fight or Flee?’ Read more...

L’Analyse du mois de Florence Maisel – Juin 2015

Monday, 06th July 2015

Le mois de juin a été marqué par la volonté de l’exécutif d’afficher fermement le maintien de sa ligne politique, en dépit des critiques qui s’expriment dans son propre camp. Un remaniement « technique » a fait entrer au gouvernement deux secrétaires d’État proches de François Hollande, mais pas de frondeurs ni d’écologistes, signifiant ainsi la continuité ...read more → Read more...

Andrzej Duda wins Polish Presidential election

Tuesday, 26th May 2015

Marek Matraszeck, Founding Partner of CEC Government Relations in Poland, gives us his view of the most recent Polish elections, which saw Andrzej Duda win by achieving 52% of the vote. It was a close-fought campaign, which saw pollsters misjudge the vote a fortnight ago. Ultimately, Duda's grass roots campaign, which saw him meet voters that were usually neglected in parts of the country, paid off; with Komorowski's defeat a huge shock to those who keep a watchful eye on the Polish political arena. Read more...

Brexit – Keep Calm and Find a Deal

Friday, 08th May 2015

Brussels –the city of deals, and it will need the mother of all deals to prevent the UK drifting off into the mid-Atlantic and leaving the EU. The Brexit question is firmly centre stage following David Cameron’s surprise election victory and the question is no longer if but when. Cameron has pledged an in-out referendum by 2017 and there may well be pressures to bring this forward to 2016 to avoid a long drawn out campaign which risks paralysing government for two years. Read more...

Interel shortlisted for two SABRE Awards

Wednesday, 06th May 2015

2015 has got off to a flying start for Interel – we have been shortlisted for the SABRE Awards for the only two categories for public affairs agencies – campaign of the year and consultancy of the year! Read more...