In this week's News and Views on Europe, we bring you stories about the future of the EU, Germany/France/Italy seek stronger right of veto on state-backed takeovers, unpaid internships in the EU, as well as the world calls for China-EU-US co-leadership. Click on the image to read more about these stories.
The EU Centre is now inviting applications for the EUC Visiting Fellowship tenable in the period between Aug 2017 to Nov 2017. Supporting grants of various amounts of up to €6,000 commensurating with expertise, visiting commitments and duration will be provided for the Visiting Fellow to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence allowances. Application closes on 1 March. For more information, click on the feature image.
Dr Antonio de Lecea, EU Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy recently published an article in the OMFIF bulletin dissecting the two narratives of globalization in the East and West. The prevalent view in the West now is to blame globalization for the loss of jobs and perceived loss of control. The other narrative often heard in Asia is to point to poor domestic policy-making and political short-termism as the chief cause of discontent, and calls for political leadership to communicate more effectively the benefits of globalization and reaffirm the need for further globalization. Both narratives according to Dr de Lecea are incomplete. He argued that globalization can offer benefits to all countries, as long as it is accompanied by principles that ensure all participants follow the same rules. Click on the image to read more.
This week, we bring you stories about the summit in Malta, the migrant and refugee crisis continues to divide the EU, followed by the European Economy steadily improving, a highly controversial anti-corruption decree in Romania, as well as, working together against anti-globalisation sentiments, and lastly, about the US, EU to establish an official dialogue to address each other's legitimate concerns, says Times of India. Click on the image to read more about these stories.
The ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute organised a Seminar-cum-Book Launch on 16 January 2017. The event provided an opportunity for the author of the book The Veil of Circumstance: Technology, Values, Dehumanization and the Future of Economics and Politics, Ambassador Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller, Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS, to introduce the main themes of his book. Two panellists who joined Ambassador Møller in the discussion were Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of EU Centre, and Professor Pang Eng Fong, former Dean of the SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business. Please click on the image for the event report.
The EU Centre in Taiwan (EUTW) together with its Jean Monnet network partners, including the EU Centre of Singapore, organised an international workshop on 19-20 December in Taipei to discuss the EU new trade strategy and examine the politics behind the various trade agreements under negotiation. To read more, click on the image.