EU MEMBER STATES BALANCE OF TRADE WITH CHINA

EU Member States Balance of Trade in Goods (€ billion) 

  • 2005: -109.3
  • 2006: -132.1
  • 2007: -162.0
  • 2008: -170.8
  • 2009: -132.9
  • 2010: -170.5
  • 2011: -158.6
  • 2012: -147.9
  • 2013: -132.0
  • 2014: -137.5
  • 2015: -180.1
  • 2016: -174.6

Balance of Trade By Member States (2015)

AALEP MENTOR PROGRAM- LEARN, SUPPORT, GROW

AALEP’s Mentor Program offers new public policy advocates the opportunity to develop one-on-one relationships with accomplished public policy advocates and benefits from their experience. The program serves as a forum for experienced public policy advocates to share their wisdom with new public policy advocates and offer advice and guidance on public policy advocacy issues.

Younger Public Policy Advocates must maintain an active membership status in AALEP for participation in the Mentor Program.

Membership Fee for Younger Public Policy Advocates:

US TRADE POLICY AGENDA FOR 2017

The overarching purpose of US trade policyis to expand trade in a way that is freer and fairer for all Americans. Every action the US takes with respect to trade will be designed to increase US growth, promote job creation in the United States, promote reciprocity with US trading partners, strengthen US manufacturing base and US ability to defend itself, and expand its agricultural and other exports.

NGOs EU FINANCING

Source: Draft Report on Budgetray Control of Financing NGOs from the EU Budget (Committee on Budgetary Control) Markus Piper- Rapporteur

In 2015, the EU budget funded NGOs a total amount of € 1.2 billion with more than 90% allocated to the Multiannual Financing Framework (MFF) heading (Global Europe), around 4% to 'Sustainable Growth within natural resources, almost 4% dedicated to 'Security and Citizenship' and less than 0.5% to 'Smart and Inclusive Growth'.

YOUNGER PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCATES NEED A VOICE THAT CAN BE HEARD

As the older generation of public policy advocates is retiring, there is a growing number of younger people (35 and younger ) from the new generation who are shaping the future of public policy advocacy. Indeed, they are dictating the new rules of the public policy advocacy industry.

DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR BREXIT

Prepared by the President of the European Council.

31 March 2017

I. CORE PRINCIPLES

US ROLLBACK OF DIPLOMATIC AND INTERNATIONAL AID PROGRAMS

The U.S. State Department faces cuts of nearly 29 percent, with $10 billion shaved off its core program funding under proposals to eliminate climate-change initiatives and to slash foreign aid, contributions to the United Nations and cultural exchanges.

WHY THIS PARANOIA ABOUT PUTIN, RUSSIA?

Author: Jonathan Porter

"The state of being vigorously anti-Russian Vladimir Putin is becoming out of control. It is in danger of becoming pathologiccal and self-destructive. What does the West gain in the long run if it sees nothing ahead but being anti-Russian?

The West is in danger of having embarked on a journey to nowhere. Russia is not going to change significantly in the near future. The very close Putin/Dimitri Medvedev team are going to remain the saddle for a long time. If Putin is here to saty we have to deal with him in a courteous and constructive way. 

POPULARITY OF FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

28 March 2017

1st Round

Marine Le Pen

  1. 26.0% (Opinionway)
  2. 25.0% (IPSOS)
  3. 25.0% (IFOP)
  4. 20.9% (Brand Analytics)

Emmanuel Macron

  1. 25.5% (IFOP)
  2. 24.0% (IPSOS)
  3. 24.0% (Opinionway)
  4. 23.1% (Brand Analytics)

François Fillon

  1. 23.6% (Brand Analytics)
  2. 20.0% (Opinionway)
  3. 18.0% (IPSOS)
  4. 17.5% (IFOP)

Jean-Luc Melanchon

BREXIT NEGOTIATORS WHO'S WHO

1. European Commission Negotiating Team

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