EU leaders met on 22-23 Jun a few days after the opening of Brexit negotiations. A sense of unity and confidence appeared to have set in with the leaders agreeing on historic step towards permanent structured cooperation in defence, and stepping up cooperation to counter terrorism on all fronts. In the first round of Brexit negotiations which started on 19 June, negotiators discussed the organisation and priorities for the negotiations ahead. The second round of the French Parliamentary elections took place on Sunday (18 June). As predicted, President Emmanuel Macron’s party La République En Marche won a majority with 308 seats in the 577-strong National Assembly. Greece blocked an EU statement criticising China’s human rights record at the UN last week. Click on the image to read more on this week's News and Views on Europe.
Dr Laura Allison-Reumann (Associate Fellow, EU Centre in Singapore & Research Fellow at the Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme, Nanyang Technological University) has co-written an article with Dr Philomena Murray from the University of Melbourne on “The EU and ASEAN after Brexit”. Click on the image to read more.
The Jean Monnet Chair in EU External Action of the University of Salamanca (Spain) organises in cooperation with the Centre for European Policy Studies (a Brussels think tank) a workshop on the external dimensions of EU’s migration policies. This workshop will be held in Salamanca on 19-20 October. There is a call for paper now. Proposals are expected to analyse the main issues linked to the legal, political and economic aspects of the external dimensions of EU’s migration policies. Click on the image to read more.
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) responsible for the Erasmus + programme, organised a one-day conference gathering Jean Monnet Network beneficiaries from 2014-2016. Click on the image to read more.
The EU Centre has published a Policy Brief “EU’s Strategic Autonomy and ASEAN’s Centrality – Pathways towards EU-ASEAN partnership with a strategic purpose” by Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director, EU Centre in Singapore. Click on the image to read more.
EU Centre would like to highlight the following joint EU Centres’ conference held on 16 – 18 October 2017 at RMIT City Campus, Melbourne, Australia. Click on the image to read more.