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Looking Beyond ZTE: How Chinese SOEs Will Learn from Adversity

Thursday, 26th July 2018

Many observers have looked with interest at the furore surrounding Chinese telecoms and mobile phone giant ZTE in the U.S. This major state-owned enterprise (SOE) has been hit by the U.S. Department of Commerce imposing a sanction that prevents any U.S. company from trading with them, resulting from an investigation that concluded ZTE had traded with North Korea and Iran. Read more...

Navigating the Next Era in New Zealand Politics with GRC Partners

Monday, 23rd July 2018

In May, Interel Global Partnership's Australian Partner GRACosway established local partner firm GRC Partners in New Zealand. GRC Partners provides strategic public policy, regulatory, issues management and government relations services across all industry sectors to New Zealand and international clients. Read more...

“Comment les députés ont découvert les lobbies?” Florence Maisel, Directrice Générale d’Interel France, citée dans un article de Contexte

Thursday, 21st June 2018

Les nouveaux députés ont fait l’objet de nombreuses sollicitations des représentants d’intérêts pressés de reconstituer leurs carnets d’adresses.
Ils ont dû apprendre à naviguer entre deux écueils : ne pas consulter les lobbyistes au risque de voir les enjeux des textes leur échapper, et s’exposer à la critique d’une opinion publique peu amène envers la profession. Read more...

Postcard from Strasbourg by Richard Steel

Friday, 15th June 2018

Dear Fred,
It was an inauspicious start to the week. The special train ferrying officials down to Strasbourg broke down for several hours in the picturesque French countryside, leading to the inevitable headlines about the gravy train being derailed and renewed complaints about the travelling circus. Read more...

Theresa May’s Brexit Showdown

Friday, 08th June 2018

Could next week signal the beginning of the end for Theresa May’s leadership of the Conservative Party?  Will she succeed in reversing the amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill made by the House of Lords; will she be forced to concede some of the amendments in order to overturn others, or will she seek to overturn them all, but fail to do so if her backbench Remain rebels play hard-ball? Read more...

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...

Tear Down the Silos

Monday, 14th May 2018

It is largely understood that with the arrival of new technologies on European soil, such as AI, blockchain, e-mobility and e-health the European Commission will need to tap fresh knowledge and expertise from industry, academics and scientific bodies in order to be properly prepared when drafting policy.

However, it takes more than that in order to tackle the technology tsunami.