PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY OF THE CITY OFFICE IN BRUSSELS

The City Office in Brussels represents the needs of an international financial marketplace. It liaises between the City and both the EU institutions and Member States – strengthening dialogue between them.

It focuses on cross-sectorial issues in which pan-EU policy making could affect the competitiveness of international financial services and therefore the EU’s economic growth. It facilitates wider City contacts by staging networking events and briefing meetings with MEPs, European Commission officials and Member States’ representatives.

Strategic aims:

AALEP STRATEGIC ALLIANCES AND PARTNERSHIPS

Through its Strategic Alliances and Partnerships Division AALEP collaborates with other organizations for the purpose of promoting the long-term development and success of each partner. Special arrangements beyond the items below may be negotiated between AALEP and any strategic partner.

In most cases:

AALEP will

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT TO RESUME WORK ON 26 AUGUST

 

Work on major issues  such as European elections, internet, personal data, data protection, Prism, NSA, biofuels, food, sustainability, EU 2020 targets, breast implants, hip implants, medical devices, mortgage, home loan, debt, economic crisis, banking system, financial supervision  will return to the European Parliament agenda at the end of August and beginning of September.

QATARI INVESTMENTS ABROAD STRATEGY AND STRUCTURE

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is Qatari's Sovereign Wealth Fund, specializing in domestic and foreign investments. It was founded in 2005 to manage the oild and natural gas surpluses by the Government of Qatar. The Qatari sovereign wealth fund is worth more than $ 100 billion, the 14th largest in the world behind those of such countries as Abu Dhabi, China, Kuwait and Russia.

THE INFLUENCE OF THE ARAB LOBBY IN EUROPE: MONEY, MEDIA AND POLITICAL FLEXIBILITY

The European political class is heavily influenced by forces outside Europe. Indeed, the influence of the “Arab Lobby” in both London and Paris is much greater than many people understand. The very large pools of liquid capital coming from the Gulf are the lifeblood of the London financial industry, and the Arab countries are vital customers and partners for the French business establishment, which is itself closely aligned with and linked to the French state.

PUBLISHED INTERVIEW OF AALEP CHAIR BY ‘DACI’ OF MONTENEGRO

On 5-6 June 2013, the Directorate for the Anti-Corruption Initiative (DACI) of Montenegro organized in Podgorica in collaboration with the Center for Security Cooperation RACVIAC a round table entitled “Prevention of corruption-the implementation of integrity plans.” The roundtable was sponsored by the Office of Technical Assistance and Information Exchange of the European Commission - TAIEX.

THIRD COUNTRY PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY IN BRUSSELS

A third country is the term used by the European Commission to define any country of the world that is NOT one of the 28 (European Union) member states and EEA-EFTA (European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway )-European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). The meaning is clearest when we are talking about relations between two EU Member States (or between the EU institutions and a Member State) and another country-literally a third country that is outside the European Union.

Third Countries include the following:

TAKING A MORE REALISTIC APPROACH TO RUSSIAN RELATIONS

The West needs to deal with the Russia that is, not the Russia it might wish for. The best thing that the West can do to promote liberty, the rule of law and good neighbourliness in Russia is to stick to its own standards. Today Russia's elite includes top officers of security services and the armed forces, the industrial military complex, state company leaders and a part of the business class.  They are a mix of statists, imperialists and nationalists. They support a future that is rooted in the imperial past and Christian orthodoxy.

AALEP AT A GLANCE

AALEP structural development reflects other work the association is doing and as the association grows and changes, it is necessary to think about its structure. As an organization with long-term goals of expansion, AALEP needed more concrete and clearer divisional responsibilities and authority hence the launch of 5 distinct Divisions:

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