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Conte’s Government: The “Third Republic” Begins

Friday, 08th June 2018

Three months have passed since Italy’s last general elections on March, 4. This is the first time in Italy's history that forming a government has been so delayed, resulting in a serious escalation of the crisis from the political level to the institutional level, then finally reaching its peak with threats to impeach the Head of State. But with professor Giuseppe Conte named the new Prime Minister, it seems that this phase has now ended. But what lies ahead for this new government? Gain insights on how Italy's Conte era came to be and what lies ahead for this government from our Italian IGP partners, FB & Associati. Read more...

Russia’s Counter-Sanctions Expansion Bill: Overview & Implications for Business

Thursday, 19th April 2018

On Friday April 13, the Chairman of the Russian State Duma (lower house of the Parliament) Viacheslav Volodin and heads of all four State Duma factions submitted a bill “On Measures to React (Counteract) to Unfriendly Activities of the United States of America and Other Foreign Countries." IGP Partners Kesarev Consulting provide an insightful overview of the Russian counter-sanctions expansion bill and possible implications for businesses. Read more...

Interel CEO Fredrik Lofthagen Encourages Public Affairs Professionals to Adapt & Find Opportunity in the Unpredictable “New Europe”

Wednesday, 04th April 2018

Under the shadow of the iconic Acropolis in the city that gave birth to politics, Interel CEO Fredrik Lofthagen delivered a keynote address on the “the New Europe” at the IGP EMEA Summit in Athens, Greece, hosted by IGP Partner Rollerdeck Associates. In his remarks, Fredrik cautioned against three potential threats – the stall of eurozone reform, Brexit, populism on the rise - and what impact they may have on business. But in these risks lies opportunity for public affairs. In an EU fractured by political chasms and a yearning for innovation, public affairs professionals have the opportunity to advance their clients’ interests by navigating the eurozone maze and discerning insight from disruption. Read the full speech below...
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Aftermath of the Presidential Russian Election

Monday, 26th March 2018

In a new report, IGP Partners Kesarev Consulting analyze the aftermath of the Russian Presidential election on March 18, 2018, that resulted in Vladimir Putin’s overwhelming victory and re-election to his second (fourth) and very likely to be the last term in office. The report focuses on key forthcoming developments of 2018 that will be triggered by Putin’s re-election and determine Russia’s economic policy, its impact on the regulatory environment, and key parameters of the business climate including: tax system, budget structure, public investment, and monetary policy among many other issues.
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Italian General Elections 2018: Post-Election Scenarios

Wednesday, 07th March 2018

In the second installment of "Italian General Elections 2018 - The Vote: Analysis & Outcome," Luca Gargano, Italian IGP member and partner of FB & Associati, shares detailed insights into the post-election results and what we can expect in the weeks ahead. Overall, the process to shape a new government is still ongoing and will be subject to change over the next days/weeks in the attempt to find a majority. Read more...