Tension between the UK and Russia has risen in the latest case involving the use of a deadly nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy on British soil. As the EU stood “shoulder-to-shoulder” with the UK on the “confrontation” with Russia, Brexit negotiations entered a period of greater clarity with regards to the Brexit bill. The EU teamed up with Japan to try and seek clarity from the US over Trump’s imposition of steel and aluminium tariffs. In an effort to boost tourism but at the same time better protect the border against security threats and irregular migrants, the EU Commission has proposed an overhaul of its visa application system. Click on the image to read more.
The EU Centre would like to highlight the International Masters Programmes organised by the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, one of our partners in the Jean Monnet Network on Challenges to Multilateralism and Multiculturalism. There are 2 available programmes, International Masters in ASEAN Studies (IMAS) and International Masters in European Regional Integration (IMERI). Click on the image to read more.
The EU Centre would like to highlight a talk and book launch event organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Embassy of Hungary to Singapore. The talk on "Complexity in Connectivity - Europe and Asia in the New Geopolitical Order", by Norbert CSIZMADIA and the launch of his book titled, "GeoFusion: Mapping the 21st Century" will be held on Thursday 22 March 2018, 6pm at 31 Heng Mui Keng Terrace Singapore 119595. Click on the image to read more.
The EU Centre together with its partners in the Jean Monnet Network on Challenges to Multiculturalism and Multilateralism are organizing a 2-week Summer Programme in Brussels and Jakarta from 15 – 28 July 2018. We welcome all matriculated students (advanced undergrads – 3rd or 4th year, and Master’s students) from Singaporean, ASEAN and EU member states universities to apply. Participation in the Summer Programme is FREE for all accepted applicants. Deadline for application is 30 March 2018. Click on the image to read more.
To celebrate 40 years of EU-ASEAN partnership, the EU and ASEAN organised two flagship events in Brussels to reflect on what the partnership has achieved so far and to look ahead and discuss the prospects for closer cooperation in the years to come. The EU-ASEAN Young Leaders Forum was held on 26 February, and the EU-ASEAN Strategic Thinkers’ Forum was held on 27-28 February. Click on the image to read more.
The talk by Dr Heribert Dieter on Limits of Globalisation and European integration was timely in view of the rising discontents against globalisation and populist backlash seen in several OECD countries. Dr Dieter began his talk on this by pointing to the current and recurrent rhetorics of globalization coming to an end. Click on the image to read more.