In this week's news brief before the Easter break: the European Parliament has approved the creation of a banking union that will further enhance the functioning of the Eurozone, while EU foreign ministers threaten more sanctions on Russia as Ukraine attempts to assert control in its eastern regions. For more on these stories, please click on the featured image. Photo Credit: CC BY-NC-SA 2011 Stephanie Jones
The EU Centre has just published a background brief by Dr Cesare Onestini (EU Visiting Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy) entitled “The European Union and global security: is the EU becoming the indispensable partner?”. This paper looks at the development of the EU's new capacity as a security actor in third countries, outlines why the EU favours working with other partners such as the UN over taking direct action, and presents a framework for the EU to strengthen cooperation and build ties in ASEAN in the area of crisis management. Please click on the featured image for the abstract and download link to this paper. Photo Source: EU Delegation to the United States
The EU Centre in Singapore invites you to join in our Europe Day Celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration on the 9th May 2014. This year’s Europe Day Celebration will be held at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House, 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244. Please click on the featured image to register for the event.
The EU Centre has just published “Xi Jinping’s Visit to Europe – Economic Diplomacy at its best?” a commentary on the Chinese President’s recent four-nation tour of Europe, where he met with the European Union’s key leaders and pushed for the strengthening of the economic partnership between China and the EU.. Please click on the featured picture to read the commentary. Photo: EC Audiovisual Service
The EU Centre hosted a talk by Mr Jamie Stacey (EU Centre Visiting Researcher and PhD Candidate at the University of Swansea) entitled "Contesting Human Rights – The EU model and ASEAN's response" on the 9 April 2014, 10.30am to 12pm at the CIT Auditorium, National University of Singapore. Please click on the featured image for a short report of the seminar and some pictures of the event.
The EU Centre in Singapore invites all residents of Singapore aged 16 to 25 to participate in an infographics competition entitled "The EU and Singapore: Policy Challenges and Mutual Learning" which will run till the 20th April 2014. For more details on the competition, please click on the featured image.