Posts for Global Affairs

More Lobbying!

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

Václav Nekvapil, Managing Partner of CEC Government Relations, and President of Association of Public Affairs Agencies of the Czech Republic, discusses the need for more lobbying, particularly in the EU. Read more...

5 things you need to know about… the Chinese Liang Hui

Thursday, 09th April 2015

Mark Pinner, the head of our China practice, takes a look at the 5 things you need to know about the Chinese Liang Hui - the Chinese equivalent of the State of the Union Address in the US and the Queen's Speech in the UK. So why is it important for those working in China? Read on... Read more...

The future of public affairs in France

Tuesday, 16th December 2014

Aristide Luneau, Partner in Interel’s Paris office and author of ‘Lobbying, les coulisses de l'influence en démocratie’ looks at the challenges and opportunities for the public affairs profession in France. Read more...

What is Public Affairs in China?

Wednesday, 22nd October 2014

The idea of communicating and collaborating with the Chinese government can scare away even the most seasoned of public affairs professionals in western countries, not to mention the average businesspeople. After all, they wonder, isn’t China a monolithic, centralized, communist one-party state? How could public affairs – and its corollary, public policy – work in such an environment? Read more...

A game-changing year for British politics

Friday, 17th October 2014

The words ‘unprecedented’, ‘game-changer’ and ‘earthquake’ are often over-used in British politics, yet in many ways, these all apply the march of UKIP's People's Army which has gone from fringe insurgency to close to shattering the political consensus. Mike Blakeney goes through the looking glass... Read more...