The EU Centre would like to highlight that the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are inviting undergraduate students in ASEAN of all disciplines to apply for the fourth batch of the SHARE scholarships to study at ASEAN or EU universities for one semester in the period December 2017 – August 2018. Click on the image to read more.
On Wednesday European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his State of the Union Address to the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). This week, trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström headed to the European Parliament to discuss anti-dumping reforms. In relation to developments in Asia, German chancellor Angela Merkel offered German participation in any future nuclear talks with North Korea and suggested that the 2015 agreement with Iran could serve as a model for negotiations. The call for Catalonia's independence referendum has increased political tensions between the Spanish government and Catalonia. Click on the image to read more.
Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of the EU Centre contributed an article on “ASEAN’s Cooperation with the European Union – ASEM and Beyond” to the Special Issue of Panorama, a journal published by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). This Special Issue “ASEAN at 50 – A look at its External Relations” is now available online. Click on the image to read more.
Dr David Garcia Cantalapiedra, the EU Centre Visiting fellow, will be talking about the “European Security in the Face of Russian, Terrorism and Migration Threats” at the Master’s Tea Series, hosted by NUS College of Alice & Peter Tan (CAPT) on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 (5.30pm – 7pm) at CAPT Master’s Commons (Level 2). Click on the image to read more.
The EU Centre would like to highlight the EU's Annual Education Fair, Study In Europe 2017, organised by the European Union Delegation to Singapore. It will be held on Saturday, 30 September from 10am to 5pm at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Click on the image to read more.
Prof. Luuk van Middelaar, Professor at the Europa Institute of Leiden University and formerly policy adviser and speech writer for the first President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy, gave a lecture on “Brexit, Trump and Europe's Geopolitical Awakening”. He elaborated on how the EU, seeing itself as a normative power rather than a geopolitical big player, realised the need to step up its geopolitical game, in order to defend the multilateral/liberal order, after the retreat of the US as the global champion of the free world. Click on the image to read more.