The EU Centre is pleased to announce that from 1 November 2019, we will be integrating into NTU’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CoHASS). It will also be physically moving from its current location at the Executive Centre at NTU@One North to the main campus in NTU. Click on the image to read more.
The EU Centre would like to bring your attention to a new EU-Singapore initiative funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Click on the image to read more.
The EU Centre would like to bring your attention to the call for papers for the International Conference on "Eurovision Down Under: The World’s Longest-Running Song Contest Embracing Diversity" organised by The University of Sydney. Click on the image to read more.
Cambodia will be hosting the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in 2020. Ahead of this, Dr Yeo Lay Hwee contributed a Policy Paper to the Asian Vision Institute to discuss the challenges facing ASEM and suggest ways to transform ASEM into a more dynamic and vibrant platform to connect ideas and engender actions. Click on the image to read more.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend the Parliament until 14 October was met with surprise and derision, and sparked fury amongst Members of Parliament (MPs) including those from his own Conservative Party. The first one to break the Conservative ranks was the Speaker of the House, John Bercow, who called Johnson’s move a “constitutional outrage”. Outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has been given the mandate by Italian President Sergio Mattarella to try to form a new government after a last minute deal was struck between the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD). The Lega (The League) led by Matteo Salvini, the former coalition partner of M5S, triggered the collapse of the government by pulling out of the coalition hoping to force a snap election in which pundits believed would result in a big win for the Lega. Click on the image to read more.
This background paper aims to unpack the meaning of populism by drawing from existing literature on the concept and come out with a working definition that underpins the rest of the brief. Following the brief conceptual overviews, the paper will broadly review the rise of right-wing populism in Europe and analyse the key economic, socio-cultural and political reasons for this trend. Subsequently, this paper will briefly review a selection of European countries where right wing parties have gained a foothold in parliaments before concluding on the outlook of right-wing populism in Europe. Click on the image to read more.