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A Comprehensive Biden Environmental Agenda Must Include Water

As the Biden administration prepares to take the reins in Washington, one of the sharpest policy pivots is expected to be in environmental and climate policy. Water crises, including droughts and floods intensified by climate change, are among the greatest tangible risks to business and geopolitical stability....
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What Businesses Can Expect from the Biden Administration’s First 100 Days

It’s going to be a packed first 100 days for the Biden administration, setting the tone for an eventful four years. There’s much for business leaders to be optimistic about—a return to rules-based trade; more predictability; and more balanced and less mercantilist policymaking. And while some new geo-commercial risks will undoubtedly arise, there should be tremendous opportunities for savvy cross-border trade and investment....
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First 100 Days: The Future of U.S.-EU Relations

What will or should be done in the first 100 days of the long-awaited Biden Administration vis-à-vis relations with the European Union? And what can we expect to see as a result taking place in the EU in 2021?...
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Webinar: Bringing Israel and the GCC Together

APCO convened a panel of experts to discuss how the incoming Biden administration might approach various elements of what's next in the Middle East and Israel in light of the Abraham Accords. ...
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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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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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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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Trends and Tremors Shaping our World in 2021

Smart businesses will spend next year embedding fully new structural changes, being more inclusive, and adapting to a new work mindset. While COVID-19 left an indelible mark on us all this year, 2021 will bring different, possibly greater, but certainly connected challenges....
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Looking Ahead to 2021: Key Business Sectors and Issues

Looking ahead to 2021, APCO Worldwide’s business experts analyzed potential trends and provided their predictions for the new year—examining the future of hospitality, global energy, financial technology and capital markets—where all signs point to continued focus on health, tech and safety....
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Looking Ahead to 2021 in Asia

As 2020 comes to a close, APCO’s experts in Asia reveal their regional business predictions for 2021. From China and India to Southeast Asia, the forecasts point to a dynamic new year with global dialogue and market opportunities....
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