LOBBYING FOR JOBS!

According to the latest Eurostat report for January, there are currently 16.92 million people unemployed in the eurozone. This represents 10.7% of the active working population. 1. Spain (23.3%) 1 person out of 4 is without work 2. Greece (20%) 1 person out of 5 is without work 3. Ireland and Portugal (14.8%) 1 person out of 7 is without work 4. France (10%) 1 person out of 10 is without work 5. Italy (9.2%) 6. Germany (5.8%) 7. Luxembourg (5.1%) 8. Netherlands (5.0%) 9. Austria (4.0%).

THE RUSSIAN CONCEPT OF SOVEREIGN DEMOCRACY

The Russian concept of sovereign democracy is centred around two core ideas. First is the idea of sovereignty. This concept is understood as non-interference from the West. Second is the idea that Russia has its own set of values. These values are democratic but they emerge from Russia's unique historical experience, and they are distinct from what the West understands as democracy. Thus, Russia's democracy should not necessarily corresponds to Western standards of democracy. The idea of 'sovereign democracy' has a number of functions.

WILL ENGLISH STAY AS THE LINGUA FRANCA ?

Ironically, European integration has further driven acceptance of English as the de facto lingua franca in Europe. Nominally, all EU languages have equal status, but there is now no chance of any of them replacing English. Also, English's Germanic base and largely Romance upper vocabulary make it sort of compromise between the Romance and Germanic language families, though this is not what drove adoption; economics and politics did.

TWELVE REASONS FOR ENGAGING IN EFFECTIVE GR IN EMERGING MARKETS

Here below are twelve reasons for engaging in effective government relations in emerging markets:

1. An effective strategy for success in emerging markets must be based on a company's business objectives. Achieving those objectives demands careful planning and attention to the political environment and key policies. It also requires professional team members and significant resources.

UNIDO AND NGOs INCREASINGLY WORK TOGETHER

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and NGOs constitute a complementary and powerful force aiming at their achievement of their common objectives in promoting and assisting industrialization. The contribution of industrial and business associations and chambers of commerce and cooperatives to industrial development are equally important as the contribution of development NGOs, technical and professional associations such as AALEP, trade and consumer unions, public interest groups, research and development institutions, foundations and universities.

TASKS TO EXPECT FROM AN EFFECTIVE GRP

 

GRP stands for Government Relations Professional. The work of a GRP involves three key aspects:

1. Monitoring: Continuous and close attention to the law and the rule-making processes at the local, national, European and international level providing the client the most up-to-date information potentially affecting their business environment.

NEW INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE IN EMERGING MARKETS NECESSITATES A RETHINK!

Emerging markets are growing rapidly as a share of global GDP. Between 2012 and 2015, global economic outlook is forecast to rise by $ 8.5 trillion. Emerging markets are expected to account for about 62 percent of that growth. In other words, emerging markets aren't just growing faster than developed markets; they are set to contribute a greater share to the absolute expansion of the global economy than developed nations. As an illustration, India will contribute more growth in the next five years that either Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, France or Canada.

COMPETING ON RISK MANAGEMENT IN EMERGING MARKETS

Major multinational companies are now looking on how they can diversify in emerging developing markets be it in Africa, the Middle Esat, Asia, Latin America, Russia. High performers excel at identifying and managing risks; in fact they increasingly use risk management as a competitive differentiator.

THREE POSSIBLE MODELS FOR EUROPE'S FUTURE

The EU has three options. Either it turns into a con-federal or federal union. Or it reverts to a largely economic construct centred on free trade and a dose of common regulation. Or else it continues to forge a political system sui generis with hybrid institutions that reflect its idiosyncratic character and unique outlook.

1. Commonwealth of Europe

EC FORECAST NEGATIVE GROWTH FOR 9 EU COUNTRIES IN 2012

The European Commission is forecasting a negative growth for 9 EU countries in 2012. Belgium (-0.1%); Cyprus (-0.5%); Greece (-4.4%); Hungary (-0.1%); Italy (-1.3%); Netherlands (-0.9%); Portugal (-3.3%); Slovenia (-0.1%) and Spain (-1.0%).

Technically, BELGIUM, ITALY, NETERLANDS, GREECE AND PORTUGAL are now in recession.

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