NEW EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT-EC TRANSPARENCY REGISTER

It used to be called 'Register of Interest Representives' at the European Commission and  'Register of Accredited Lobbyists' at the European Parliament, now  the NEW European Parliament-European Commission joint register is going to be called 'THE TRANSPARENCY REGISTER'.

ST PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM 16-18 JUNE

The XV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which is being held June 16-18, 2011, will convene under the theme 'Emerging Leadership for a New Era' in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, will give the opening remarks, and other distinguished guests will include,  Mr. Hu Jintao,  President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. José Luis Rodrigues Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain, Mr. Tarja Halonen,  President of Finland and Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF GREECE REVERTED TO THE DRACHMA?

If Athens were able to control its monetary policy, it would ostensibly be able to “solve” the two major problems currently plaguing the Greek economy. First, Athens could ease its financing problems substantially. The Greek central bank could print money and purchase government debt, bypassing the credit markets. Second, reintroducing its currency would allow Athens to then devalue it, which would stimulate external demand for Greek exports and spur economic growth.

AALEP CHAIR TO BE INVITED BY THE INTERNS OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE STATE OF BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG TO THE EU

AALEP Chairman has been invited by the Interns of the Representation of the State of  Baden-Württemberg to the EU to speak on the subject of lobbying and representation of interests. The Interns of the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU (Vertretung des Landes Baden-Württemberg bei der Europäischen Union) are holding an event entitled "Europäisches Fachgespräch" (European Policy Discussion) on 18 May, 2011 on the subject: Lobbying-the survival of the fittest?  Representation of interests in the EU!

BRUSSELS VS. WASHINGTON D.C. AS DIPLOMATIC CAPITALS

There are 200 embassies in Washington D.C.

They employ about 10,000 people- some with full diplomatic status and others- including local hires, in-lower-office jobs, including chefs and chauffeurs.

POUR UN ENGAGEMENT CLAIR ET COHERENT EN TUNISIE

Voici les mesures à court et à moyen terme qui visent à accompagner et à soutenir les processus de transition politique en Tunisie. Elles s’articulent autour des lignes d’action suivantes :

1. Aide humanitaire en faveur des personnes déplacées les plus vulnérables.

WORKING WITH FOREIGN MISSIONS TO COUNSEL THEM ON DEALING WITH THE EU

Some Foreign Missions need counselling on dealing with the EU. Here below are the core services to be provided:

THE ARAB SPRING PUTS U.S. LOBBYISTS ON HOLD

Washington lobbyists for Arab nations find themselves in a precarious spot, as they try to stay a step ahead of the fast-changing events taking place in the Arab world. For many years, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen, Egypt and other countries in the region have relied on Washington's top lobbyists and lawyers, paying them tens of millions of dollars. But some firms are now tacking toward a more progressive stance in light of what has happened , while others are dropping their clients altogether because of the tumult.

266 MILLION US$ AND 1810 LOBBYISTS HIRED

The top 20 U.S. Corporations spent together U.S.$ 266 Million and hired 1810 Lobbyists in 2010.

JAPAN NUMBER ONE IN THE U.S.A.

According to a recently completed research of FARA's (Foreign Agents Registration Act) registrants undertaken by AALEP Japan ranks Number 1 in terms of engagement in U.S. political activities i.e. influence of any agency or official of the U.S. government or any section of the public; undertaking public relations activities including furnishing, disseminating or publishing accounts, descriptions, information or data with respect to politics, economics, culture, representation of interests before the U.S. government.

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