In our news brief this week: Malmstrom urges MEP to back TTIP even as Commission publishes report on trade protectionism, EU proposals could punish Israel for settlements, and we have more on the challenges facing the Single European Energy Market. For more on these stories, please click on the featured image.
Building on past practice, the European Union Delegation to Singapore is organising a half-day seminar to mark and raise awareness of Human Rights Day (10 December). This year's topic is The Role of the Judiciary in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, and the seminar will be held on 4th December 2014. For more information on this seminar, please click on the featured image.
President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy was in Singapore on 17-18 November on a working visit. During his visit, the President held a dialogue at the Singapore Management University (SMU) and delivered the Schuman Lecture at the Gala dinner organized by the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. For more on these events, please click on the featured image.
The EU Centre, Singapore Institute of International Affairs and the Belgian Embassy are co-organising a public lecture by the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H. E. Didier Reynders. The Minister will speak about “Singapore and Belgium as partners in the international coalition fighting ISIS. What are the conditions for success?” This event will take place at the SIIA's premises at 60A Orchard Road, #04-03, Tower 1, The Atrium@Orchard. Please click the featured image for more information.
The EU Centre, with the support the Debate Association (Singapore), is organising a one-day debate competition for debating teams from the five polytechnics in Singapore. The debate will be held at Town Plaza, University Town, NUS on the 22 November 2014, from 9am to 4pm. For more details, please click on the featured image.
The EU Centre is the knowledge partner with leading Brussels think tank - Friends of Europe and its Debating Europe platform, has just soft launched Debating Asia Europe. This platform aims to connect Asian and European citizens and policymakers in a series of online debates on key issues facing the two continents, and we would like to invite you to send in any suggestions on the topics and issues that you would like us to put up for debates. For more information, please click on the featured image.