The EU Delegation to Singapore invites you to a conversation between Mr Gunnar Wiegand, the Managing Director for Asia-Pacific at the European External Action Service (EEAS) and Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman of the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), and former Secretary-General of ASEAN, on what the EU and Asia can do to strengthen their partnership and manage an increasingly complex and contested world. Click on the image to read more.
After months of closed-door negotiations, the EU has formally approved the free trade agreement (FTA) directive proposed by the Commission to negotiate with Australia and New Zealand. Next, the much anticipated EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into full force on Friday (25 May). The GDPR seeks to give citizens greater control over their personal data as well as strengthen individual privacy rights. In light of the GDPR and the recent data scandal involving Facebook’s mismanagement of customer information, the “apology tour” by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Europe could not have been more timely. Finally, the coalition between Five Star Movement and The League in Italy has named a political novice to be the country’s next prime minister. Click on the image to read more.
On 21 May 2018, Euraxess ASEAN initiative “Advance your Career- Funding and Fellowship Opportunities in Europe” was held in the Auditorium at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) @ One-North Executive Centre. Supported by both NTU and the EU Centre, this information session aimed to highlight the importance of research mobility and international cooperation for enhancing both European as well as international research. Click on the image to read more.
The EU Centre would like to highlight the EU-SG Cycling Rally organised by the European Union in Singapore, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It will be held on Sunday 27 May 2018, 10am – 12pm at Empress Lawn. Click on the image to read more.
Congratulations to all the winners of the inaugural ASEF Diversity Creates Award 1997-2017 for their achievements! We are happy to share that Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, director of the EU Centre in Singapore is one of the award recipients! Click on the image to read more.
Today, 9th May, is Europe Day. The Declaration of 9th May 1950 delivered by Robert Schuman, then foreign minister of France, was considered to be the starting point of the European integration project – beginning with the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) in 1952 to what has developed into the European Union (EU) we see today. In her commentary, Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, reflected on the momentous decision taken by European leaders back then to bring about peace and reconstruction in continental Europe and contrast it with what is happening in the EU today. She believed that the EU can build on the experience and success it has achieved so far to address the fear and fury amongst European voters and create a better Europe for its citizens and for the world. Click on the image to read more.