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View from the IAC: President Biden's First Foreign Trip

Our IAC assessed Biden’s first foreign trip and the recent meetings of the G7 and NATO and its impact on the international business community...
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UNGA Week: Geo-Commerce and China

This edition of APCO Forum focuses on the policy and geopolitical priorities of Chinese leaders at the UN General Assembly. The issues they will address support China's higher goals of national rejuvenation and to reestablish itself as a great global power...
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UNGA Week Kickoff: Introducing APCO Forum

In this edition of APCO Forum, Margery Kraus and Brad Staples join host John Defterios to preview what to look for this week at and around the 2021 UN General Assembly...
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Queen's Speech Prospects 2023 Election

Today’s Queen’s Speech made the prospects of a general election in 2023, and possibly a second Scottish independence referendum, look a lot more likely...
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EU-China CAI: Opportunities for EU Multinationals in China

On December 30, 2020, after seven years of dialogue, the European Union (EU) and China announced, the conclusion in principle of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). In a deal which is highly political in nature, which sectors of EU business stand to benefit the most?..
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COVID-19: A Sign to Address Climate Change

Although there is no country that is not experiencing the drastic effects of climate change, as a populous, tropical emerging economy, India faces a bigger challenge than others in coping with the consequences. ..
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Israeli Elections 4.0: Political and Business Implications

APCO co-sponsored a webinar with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce assessing initial takeaways of the previous day’s election in Israel, with attention to business and political implications. ..
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China’s Education Sector: Key Trends and Opportunities for Foreign Companies

China has the largest number of international students in educational institutions globally, especially in the United States, the UK, Australia and Canada. Despite many students reconsidering their study abroad plans due to the health risks and travel restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ensuing geopolitical tensions, demand for international education remains high. ..
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Portugal Prepares for the Aftermath of the Pandemic

Portugal will take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1, 2021. Lisbon is following Germany and preceding Slovenia as part of the so-called ‘GPS-presidency’ trio, marking the fourth Portuguese EU Council Presidency since the country joined the European Economic Community in 1986. The following overview has been developed in cooperation between the APCO team in Brussels and our partner agency in Portugal, ATREVIA. This Presidency Guide outlines the challenges that lie ahead and how companies can address them...
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New EU Cybersecurity Strategy: Can the European Commission Shield Europe from Cyberattacks?

“Digitalisation and cyber are two sides of the same coin,” said the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, while presenting her political priorities in July 2019. Data show that the EU has long been a primary target for cybercriminals and President von der Leyen signalled European Union’s intention to beef up its cybersecurity defence...
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