Commemorating the 40th anniversary of EU-ASEAN relations, the EU Centre would like to highlight 2 publications – 40 Years of EU-ASEAN Partnership and Prosperity: Trading and Investing Together, and 40 years of EU-ASEAN cooperation — 2017 edition. Click on the image to read more.
The EU Centre is co-organising the Asia-Europe Conference 2017 with Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya. It will be held on 3 & 4 August 2017 at the Auditorium of Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference will include four keynotes, with commentary on themes of inter-regional cooperation and closer Asia-Europe engagement, as well as panel discussions on comparative regionalism, soft-power, multiculturalism and economic regionalism. Click on the image to view programme details.
Do you know that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded on 8 August 1967? Ten years later in 1977, ASEAN and the European Union (EU) became full dialogue partners. As ASEAN approaches its 50th birthday we invite you to make a wish for ASEAN and its relationship with the EU. We invite you to post a photo and make a wish! The post with the most likes would stand a chance to win a $50 Amazon voucher. Your birthday wish would also be a potential theme for our EU-ASEAN conference in November 2017. Click on the image for more details.
The second round of Brexit kicked off on Monday. Brussels was frustrated over the UK’s apparent lack of preparedness for serious negotiations, especially with regards to Britain’s financial obligations to the EU budget. The EU showed strong concerns over Poland’s rule of law this week. With the recent adoption of laws putting the judiciary under political control, the European Commission is considering to trigger Article 7, which could lead to the suspension of a member state’s voting rights. Migration issues continue to dog the European Union. Italy, the main gate of entry for migrants, has accused other EU member states for not sharing the burden and therefore threatened to issue temporary visas for migrants, which would allow them to move freely within the Schengen zone. Click on the image to read more.
As mature economies with rather stable growth rates, the EU and Singapore continue to increase their commercial links - a trend highlighted by the recently published EU-Singapore Trade & Investment 2017 booklet. In effect, the European Union remains Singapore's most important trading partner when both goods and services are taken together. Click on the image to read more.
The EU Centre has published a Working Paper on “Challenges to the EU's Policies on Migrants and Asylum Seekers” by Julia Gour, Research Associate, EU Centre in Singapore. Click on the image to read more.