The European Commission is working to push forth and hasten the conclusion of its comprehensive trade agreements with Japan and Singapore, which appears to be a pattern for future global trade as markets seek to buffer themselves in the midst of uncertainty. With Brexit impending, internal alliances which involves the UK are likely to be redrawn. Amidst parliamentary going-ons, UK Independence Party (UKIP), the driving force behind Brexit, chose Gerard Batten as the new leader last Saturday. Recent reports state that EU is hoping to “revive stalled peace talks in Syria”. However there is still some pessimism with the current situation because “international support...seems dismally fractured”. Giacomo Filibeck, deputy secretary-general of the Party of European Socialists (PES) barred from entering the Philippines on Sunday (15 April) for criticizing Duterte. Click on the image to read more
The EU Centre would like to highlight the Brussels Summer School for Young Leaders organised by Global Leaders. It will be held at the Institute d'Études Européennes - Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels from 25 June – 29 June 2018. Click on the image to read more.
This article on EU-ASEAN Security Cooperation by Dr Yeo Lay Hwee is one of the chapters in the book on EU Security Strategies: Extending the EU System of Security Governance, edited by Spyros Economides and James Sperling and published by Routledge. Click on the image to read more.
The Aril 2018 issue of the quarterly newsletter, Scene@CMM is out. The highlight of this issue features the upcoming Summer Programme 2018, organised as one of the key activities under the Jean Monnet Network (JMN) funding together with our partners. The 2-week Summer Programme in Brussels and Jakarta in July 2018 introduces students to the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Click on the image to read more about the events, news, and happenings.
Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of the European Union Centre in Singapore, attended the “Asia & Europe – In search for a balance between challenges and opportunities” conference organised by the ISPI - Italian Institute for International Political Studies. Click on the image to read more.
Former EU Fellow of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), Dr Antonio de Lecea, has written an op-ed on how the EU can work with its partners in Asia to overcome the zero-sum games mindset in order to sustain economic growth and ensure continued support for globalisation. Click on the image to read more.