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Resumption of international flights
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Resumption of international flights

Multiple countries are reopening their airspace for international flights, despite the continuous growth of the number of daily new COVID-19 cases. This provides ample opportunities for companies to ensure business

Availability of commercial flights
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Availability of commercial flights

Commercial flights are picking up pace again, although the availability of flights remains lower than before the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of flights has more than doubled since its low point in March. This means that business travel has become possible again in large parts of the world.

Restarting international projects
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Restarting international projects

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international business operations has been enormous. As governments implemented entry restrictions and curbed internal freedom of movement, conducting international business became extremely challenging. Unable to navigate through the complex regulations, many companies scaled down or temporarily cancelled their operations. Although the virus will not disappear anytime soon, business...

COVID-19 Support
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COVID-19 Support

In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Proximities supported clients in three main ways:  * extracting clients from all corners of the world;* briefing them about the global and local COVID-19 situation;* answering ad-hoc requests for information. As international business travel is slowly reviving, we now also provide Re-Entry Support, having already successfully assisted multiple...

Kickstart Voucher
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Kickstart Voucher

RVO & Proximities zetten zich in voor een kick-start van uw internationale ambitie met het Re-entry Power Pack!  COVID-19 blijft een grote uitdaging voor MKB- bedrijven die internationaal zaken doen. Waar kan ik nog heen, welke kansen kan ik benutten in welke landen en waar zet ik mijn beperkte personele en financiële middelen effectief &...

Three Demands of Thai Protest Movement
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Three Demands of Thai Protest Movement

In recent weeks, thousands of Thai youth have defied COVID-19 restrictions by gathering to protest against the country’s government. The demonstrations are politically motivated but have been fuelled by bleak economic prospects. Due to the impact of the coronavirus on the tourism industry, the Thai economy is expected to shrink by more than 8% this...

Lebanese Woes
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Lebanese Woes

Lebanon is facing its worst economic crisis. The country’s unemployment rate has risen above 30% and the currency has lost 80% of its value since October. This has had detrimental effects on Lebanese youth’ prospects. As a result, there have been widespread and violent protests which have elevated the security risk environment.  In order to...

The Lost Work Force
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The Lost Work Force

Hundreds of thousands of seafarers are currently estimated to be stuck on sea as a result of worldwide COVID-19 restrictions. Afraid of further spread of the virus, governments are hesitant to allow entry to the seafarers. Moreover, hampered by visa restrictions, replacement crews experience great difficulty in traveling towards ports. Due to this situation, many...

In Focus: Developments You Might Have Missed
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In Focus: Developments You Might Have Missed

Still in the midst of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the headlines continue to be dominated by virus-related developments. Due to this overwhelming amount of information, it is easy to overlook other developments in international politics.  In Latin America, for example, the US Navy conducted a ‘freedom of navigation operation’ in an area...

India & China: Brothers in Arms
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India & China: Brothers in Arms

Rivalry between China and India has flared up in recent weeks. Last week, Chinese and Indian forces engaged each other in the Galwan Valley area of Ladakh, resulting in the death of soldiers of both nuclear armed ‘big brothers of the region’. The two states have increased military expenditure over the last years and decades,...

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