NEW DISTINGUISHED MEMBER FROM BRUSSELS

Ms. Sofia Bobak currently serving as Counsellor to the European Commission and Chief Administrator of Protocol at the Embassy of Belize in Brussels has been approved to join AALEP.

THE EU MUST CHANGE COURSE !

 

For Europe to count it must adapt to a world where its importance has become relative. Economic power and economic opportunities have now shifted to the countries of the East and South to the emerging powers of Brazil, India, China and other parts of Asia.

WHAT IS AT STAKE IN CYPRUS?

Cyprus lies on an axis of movement, both north-south and east-west. It stands at the crossroads of three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa. It is, therefore hardly surprising that throughout history the major powers in the region have taken an interest in controlling and settling the island. Its strategic position has always ensured that Cyprus has played a key role in history, but it has also resulted in the island becoming a victim of others’ power politics.

THE FOULOY'S LOBBYING EXPLANATORY DICTIONARY SOON TO BE PUBLISHED

The Fouloy's Lobbying Explanatory Dictionary is a single, one-stop resource not available elsewhere in such a format on the subject of lobbying and advocacy.

CDSs VS. NCDSs

 

Credit Default Swaps and Negative Credit Default Swaps are one of the major causes of the financial crisis we are in, and in particular for a country like Greece since those who hold Negative Credit Default Swaps have been lobbying hard to force a default on Greece's debt by insisting on severe measures against Greece and lobbying Governments to up the interest charged on the debts that Greece owes, or on future loans they may wish to take out.

WHAT WOULD BE THE WORLD IF IT WERE A VILLAGE OF 100 PEOPLE?

What would be the world, if it were a village of 100 inhabitants? Where and how would people live? Which languages would they speak? What kind of work would they do?  How many children would they have? Where would the energy come from? Where would the waste go? And how would people get along?

AALEP APPOINTS DISTINGUISHED NEW SECRETARY GENERAL

 AALEP has appointed Mr. George Stavri as Secretary General of the Association. George, a native of Cyprus, born in 1961 completed all his academic studies at Stanford University in multiple degrees, i.e. Economics (W/Honors), Political Science (W/Honors) and International Trade and Finance. While at Stanford, George read Political Science with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State and was in the same class as H.R.H.

WHY THE GREEK RESCUE PACKAGE IS A SERIOUSLY FLAWED FINANCIAL PLAN ?

TRANSPARENCY REGISTER AND EP LONG TERM PASS

 

Although registration in the EU Transparency Register does not confer an automatic right to a long term pass to enter the premises of the European Parliament, it is nevertheless clearly stated that obtaining a long term pass presupposes prior registration in the Register.

In the United States a clear difference exists between registration and wearing a badge.

THE LOBBYISTS' REGISTER IS OUT THE EU TRANSPARENCY REGISTER IS IN

As of 23 June, you now can go online and see the NEW 'EU TRANSPARENCY REGISTER' www.europa.eu/transparency-register

The Register is Voluntary. Date of entry into force: 23 June 2011. Both organisation and individual lobbyists may register.

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