Lisbon, bouncing back, stronger than ever

Catarina Sanjuan, Director of Canela’s office in Lisbon explains why Lisbon has emerged from the recent recession as a destination for entrepreneurs from all over the world. Lisbon, bouncing back, stronger than ever     There is a new Lisbon, no doubt. Although we´re still healing from some rough years caused by a huge economic…

Repairing broken promises

The following blog post is a guest article from Thorsten Hofmann, fellow of the Politics and Public affairs mBa at Quadriga University of applied sciences in Berlin. He is also manager of the business consultancy advice Partners and is chairman of both the Crisis Communication Task force, and the communication network eCCo International Public relations. Here he examines…

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Interview Inés Ballester

As part of our “Getting to know” series, where we interview well known journalists in Spain, here we have an interview with Inés Ballester. Inés is a well known presenter on Spanish TV and is famous for heading up, for six consecutive seasons, the morning TV programme Por la Mañana, along with the Spanish journalist Iñaki del…

Portugal Political Overview

Portugal Political Overview   After the general elections, the Socialist Party (PS) leader António Costa was appointed PM on 24th November 2015. However his “left-center” Government, who has the support in Parliament of the Communists (PCP) and the Left Bloc (BE, kind of Portuguese Syriza), is likely to face medium-term instability. While Socialists, (PS), who…

Back to school (literally) with Canela PR

Back to school (literally) with Canela PR   Ways for companies and institutions to reach new customers is forever changing and, in order stay ahead of these changes public relations is always evolving. The sector permanently requires new skills, especially amongst those who are involved in social media management. Our practitioners need to be able…

Public affairs regulation experiences boost in Portugal

Public affairs regulation experiences boost in Portugal   The year 2015 might very well end up being the best year for public affairs and lobbying in Portugal due to three significant changes.  Political landscape Lobbying is currently not regulated in Portugal. The term ‘lobbying’ is still taboo, and the same goes for ‘lobbyist’. Common citizens…