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BlueStar Strategies

18/04/2024

Election Update: Slovakia

Overview On April 6, 2024, Slovakia conducted the second round of its presidential elections. Although [...]

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BlueStar Strategies

18/04/2024

The World Bank Group and IMF Spring Meetings 2024

This year, 2024, commemorates the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Bretton Woods Institutions—the [...]

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BlueStar Strategies

18/04/2024

Opinion: Reflections From Berlin

The last few days I have been in Berlin, Germany for business. Unlike other business trips, [...]

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BlueStar Strategies

18/04/2024

New Book in an Old Cover: Change after the June European Elections

Between June 6-9, 2024, European voters—battered by a pandemic, an economic downturn, and two still [...]

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BlueStar Strategies

21/03/2024

Election Updates: Belarus & Russia

Belarus Overview: Parliamentary elections were conducted in Belarus on February 24, 2024, marking the first [...]

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BlueStar Strategies

21/03/2024

Why Germany’s Coalition Woes Are Also Brussels’ Problem

In recent months, Germany’s stance in the European Union, characterized by indecisiveness, unpredictability, even a [...]

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BlueStar Strategies

21/03/2024

75 Years of NATO: Strengthening Global Security Through Unity and Cooperation

This summer marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of NATO, the most successful military [...]

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BlueStar Strategies

21/03/2024

Victorious But Not Unscarred: Corporate Sustainability Directive Finally Adopted in the EU

Introduction This update follows on from our earlier piece about the inception and subsequent progress [...]

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BlueStar Strategies

21/03/2024

U.S. State of the Union Address & President Biden’s Budget

Prior to President Biden presenting the State of the Union, much was said about Biden’s [...]

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Feb 2024

Elections Update: El Salvador, Azerbaijan, Finland

El Salvador Overview: El Salvador’s congressional and presidential elections took place on February 4th, where the [...]

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Feb 2024

Red light for the European Green Deal?

The European Green Deal is facing mounting resistance within EU member states and at the [...]

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Feb 2024

2024 U.S. Presidential Election Update: Court Cases

There are many questions and some confusion about the pending court cases involving former President [...]

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Feb 2024

The U.S. & Climate Change

On this side of the Atlantic, the latest news is that John Podesta—presently overseeing the [...]

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Jan 2024

U.S. Update: Congress & Presidential Elections

It has been an exciting 2024 in the United States and we are only two [...]

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Jan 2024

No time to sigh: Belgium takes over the Presidency of the EU Council

On January 1st, Belgium took over the six-month rotating presidency of the EU Council. Coming [...]

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Jan 2024

President Macron Reshuffles French Government Ahead of Key European Vote

To breathe new life into his turbulent second term and to limit likely gains for [...]

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Nov 2023

Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity: Is Washington finally taking the Americas seriously?

On November 3, 2023, U.S. President Joseph Biden convened the inaugural Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (APEP) [...]

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Nov 2023

U.S. Perspective on Immigration

For years, immigration in the United States has been a “political football.” Unfortunately, the failure [...]

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Nov 2023

European Perspective on Inmigration: Europe grapples with immigration in a changing world

European Perspective on Inmigration: Europe grapples with immigration in a changing world. [...]

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October 2023

U.S. Update: 2023 Off Year Elections

Update on Off year Elections in the U.S. [...]

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October 2023

European Perspective on Transatlantic Relations: The Calm Before the Vote?

On 20 October 2023, U.S. President Joe Biden, Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen and [...]

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October 2023

Moving Beyond Crisis: Creating a More Prosperous and Resilient Europe

Hosted in Slovakia’s Tatra mountains, the forum serves as a key convener for EU policymakers [...]

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October 2023

Election Update: Poland Parliamentary Elections

On October 15, Poland held parliamentary elections that stunned officials with a 73% voter turnout, [...]

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September 2023

Welcome New Team Member

We are excited to welcome Alban Sadorge-Hardy as an Associate in our Paris office. Prior [...]

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September 2023

Global Vision for Investor Action on Biodiversity

Jesica Lindgren and Julieta Gomez attended the Inter-American Business & Nature Forum hosted by the [...]

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September 2023

The Role of the Mountain West in the Global Energy Transition

Join our Jeremiah Baronberg for a discussion on The Role of the Mountain West in [...]

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September 2023

EU Update: A Reshuffled European Commission for Ursula Von der Leyen’s Last Year

Under the leadership of Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission has entered its final [...]

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September 2023

European Perspective on the 2023 G20 New Delhi Summit

The G20 has proven valuable as an informal international forum for agenda-setting on various global [...]

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September 2023

U.S. Perspective on the 2023 G20 New Delhi Summit

The 2023 G20 Summit held in India from September 9-10 marked a significant moment in [...]

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July 2023

Marine Conservation Through Synthetic Drug Development

Blue Star Strategies is proud to support the Horseshoe Crab Recovery Coalition, which is urging [...]

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July 2023

Welcome New Team Members

We are excited to welcome two new team members, Erin McCoy, Senior Associate in our [...]

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July 2023

U.S. Global Leadership in Development & Diplomacy

Jeremiah Baronberg, Advisor, has been selected by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition to join its [...]

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July 2023

A Look Ahead to the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election

With the 2024 U.S. presidential election race taking shape, political strategist Doug Sosnik has released [...]

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July 2023

Corporate Social Responsibility Update

Mathilde Defarges discussed European progress on sustainability in a panel discussion hosted by ESG & [...]

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July 2023

European Perspective on 2023 Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

European perspectives on the 2023 Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, set [...]

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July 2023

Americas Perspective on 2023 Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Americas perspectives on the 2023 Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, set [...]

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June 2023

U.S. Perspective on European Union Enlargement

A Perspective from Washington on EU Policy in Light of President Macron’s Speech at GLOBSEC [...]

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June 2023

European Perspective on European Union Enlargement

" The objective of this renewed push is to strengthen the EU’s visibility and sway on [...]

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June 2023

Is There a Future for U.S. Bipartisanship?

Was it so praiseworthy to note that Speaker McCarthy allowed the legislation to come to [...]

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June 2023

TruCon 2023 National Security Conference

Blue Star Strategies was a sponsor of the TruCon 2023 national security conference in Washington, [...]

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June 2023

GLOBSEC 2023 Bratislava Forum

Sally Painter and Pero Jolevski participated in the 18th annual GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum in Slovakia, [...]

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June 2023

Global Fairness Initiative Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Global Fairness Initiative came together in New York City to celebrate the organization’s 20th [...]

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May 2023

Paraguay Elections Results

On April 30, Paraguay held general elections to elect the president, vice president, National Congress, [...]

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May 2023

Nordic Innovation & Sustainability Forum

Jesica Lindgren moderated the second annual Nordic Innovation & Sustainability Forum, hosted by the House [...]

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May 2023

United States-Dominican Republic Relations

Sally Painter was interviewed by CDN’s 55 Minutos con Julissa Céspedes on the importance of [...]

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May 2023

EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

The EU’s planned due diligence rules remain a divisive issue, especially in business circles. [...]

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May 2023

European Perspective on Labor Relations

With his divisive pension reform moving slowly into the rearview mirror, French president Emmanuel Macron [...]

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May 2023

U.S. Perspective on Labor Relations

Unions have a seat at the table and the Biden Administration is focused on creating [...]

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April 2023

Strengthening Cooperation with CAMCA Region

Strengthening Cooperation with CAMCA Region [...]

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April 2023

Political Climate in France after Pension Reform

On April 14, the French Constitutional Council approved the key provisions of the controversial pension [...]

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April 2023

European Perspective on Relations with China

Macron in China: a visit paved with good intentions [...]

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April 2023

U.S. Perspective on Relations with China

Prior to French President Emmanuel Macron's state visit to China this April, Macron and U.S. [...]

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March 2023

Cities Summit of the Americas to Convene Leaders

Cities Summit of the Americas to Convene Leaders [...]

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March 2023

Tips & Recommendations

Karen Tramontano (pictured with the author below) recommends… Time’s Undoing: A Novel, by Cheryl A. [...]

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March 2023

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Jesica Lindgren was a panelist on the Embrace Equity webinar hosted by the Carolinas, Washington, [...]

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October 2023

President Biden’s 2024 Budget Proposal

On March 9, 2023, President Biden unveiled his 2024 budget proposal in Pennsylvania, a staged [...]

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March 2023

European Perspective on The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

EU concerned by IRA [...]

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January 2023

Sweden’s Third EU Presidency – An Interview with Björn Arvidsson, Head of Trade and Economic Affairs at the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Interview with Björn Arvidsson on the Swedish government’s perspectives on some of the topics related [...]

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January 2023

Possible Next Steps: The U.S. Congress

The House of Representatives has a slim Republican majority and to become Speaker, Kevin McCarthy [...]

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March 2023

U.S. Perspective on The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes numerous provisions to address issues including gaps in [...]

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October 2023

Election Update: Slovakia Parliamentary Elections

On September 30, Slovakia held parliamentary elections to elect its fifth prime minister in four [...]

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October 2023

U.S. Perspective on Transatlantic Relations: Ukraine and the Fight for Funding?

NATO remains the most successful military alliance in history, contributing to Western prosperity and being [...]

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