OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF EUROCHAM LIBYA

EUROCHAM-LIBYA (The European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Libya) is officially being launched to advance the interests of European companies in Libya.

EU NEEDS STRONG VISIONARY LEADERS MORE THAN EVER!

Today, the EU is facing multiple-crises concurrently. On the one hand, there is a financial crisis which severely shakes the very fundamentals of the European Economic and Monetary Union. On the other hand, the EU is encountering domestic and international legitimacy problems. The EU-US relations are at a very unsatisfactory level; the EU-Russian relations are fragmented and polarizing; the EU-China relations are not pleasing even the minimalists, the EU-Turkey relations have plunged into a standstill.

GROWTH, GROWTH, GROWTH

While the debates in Europe are all about budget cutting, bailouts, austerity programmes, rules, sanctions, one doesn't hear much about real reforms aimed at generating gowth. The lack of growth is what got Europe with debt trouble in the first place. Since the inception of the euro, the eurozone has averaged an annual GDP growth rate of 1.5%. In the second quarter of this year, France the second largest economy in the eurozone after Geermany recorded zero growth.

AALEP LAUNCHES NEW PUBLISHING DIVISION

AALEP Publishing (AP), is a division of the Association of Accredited Lobbyists to the European Union with headquarters in Brussels. Its purpose is twofold: to serve as distributor of books and other publications of the Association as well as offer authoritative, up-to-date and affordable information geared to lobbyists, advocates, public affairs professionals and the general public.

25 GENERAL LESSONS FOR LIBYA'S RECONTRUCTION

The lessons here below are extracted from a report prepared by The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2004.

The TNC needs to create an optimal reconstruction effort, one that will delineate precisely the policies, laws, institutions, practices and individuals that will determine the context in which Libya’s economic activity takes place. An important question for the TNC is to organize and structure the reconstruction assistance. Does it have the capabilities and the resources (human, financial, technical) to do so??

EUROCHAM-LIBYA TO BE FORMED

As European companies, namely from France, Italy, Britain and Germany are rushing to Libya to get a slice of the reconstruction pie and sign up contracts with the TNC, a new Association under the acronym EUROCHAM-LIBYA (European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Libya) is currently in the making in order to provide a strong coordinated body for Libyan Pan-European cooperation at the non-governmental level.

LIBYA'S RECONSTRUCTION AND THE TOUGH ROAD AHEAD

The economic, social, and political challenges in the aftermath of the conflict and the removal of Qadhafi are enormous.

LET'S GO BACK TO A KEYNESIAN APPROACH BEFORE THE BOAT SINK!

At the outbreak of the financial crisis, a consensus existed that the correct way to spur economic growth was through massive government intervention to prop up sagging demand- A Keynesian approach. However, the Greek debt crisis and continuing concerns that sovereign debt defaulst could spark throughout the eurozone have struck fear and in response European governments are now moving into fiscal retrenchment which is NOT the solution.

WHY EUROPE'S DEBT CRISIS IS NOT OVER

This article was written by Michael Schuman  a correspondent at TIME

“Anyone who thinks Europe has solved its debt crisis is deluding themselves.

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.

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