Thank you everyone, keynote speakers, guests, and attendees. The policy dialogue on Collaborative Approaches to Implementing the United Nations SDG Agenda, organised by the EU Centre in Singapore together with its partners from Australia (EU Centre at RMIT and Australian National University), Scotland (Univerity of Glasgow) and New Zealand (NCRE University of Canterbury), has been a success!
As part of the the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet network activities, the Policy, Politics, Culture: EU Migration and Integration (PPCEUMI) network hosted a Migration Policy Dialogue entitled "Immigration Anxieties in Europe, Singapore and Australia: Facts and Frictions" in Singapore on 19 March, 2019. This policy note published in conjunction with our partner, Australia National University Centre for European Studies (ANUCES), is drawn from the panel discussion at the dialogue, focusing on migration and integration policies in Singapore. Our researcher Jasmine Khin gives a summary on the differentiated policy approaches taken by the Singapore government to manage migration and diversities and to integrate new immigrants. Click on the image to read more.
The European Council meeting on 19-20 June ended with no agreement on the top jobs. EU leaders would meet again on 30 June to decide on the “full package” that will reflect the diversity of the EU. Climate action was also one of the key priorities in the Summit agenda. Ahead of the EU summit, the Commission published an appraisal that show national efforts to meet the bloc’s joint commitments for the 2030 energy and climate targets are insufficient. Following the EU Council Summit, the EU will attend the G20 Summit next week, where world leaders will discuss strengthening the global economy amidst trade tensions between China and the US. EU has stuck to the script of multilateralism when dealing with US and China individually as well as in negotiating the tension between the two. Former Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș is on track to lead a new centrist-liberal Renew Europe group in the European Parliament after winning the endorsement of its joint venture partners. French President Emmanuel Macron, in particular, is determined to use the new group to push for a more integrated EU, especially on financial and economic issues. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has played down a declaration issued by Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency that it would breach uranium stockpile limits set out in the 2015 nuclear deal. Click on the image to read more.
The joint symposium on “Europe in the Indo-Pacific: Moving from Periphery to the Centre?” kicked off with opening remarks from Institute of South Asian Studies Director Professor C Raja Mohan and Swedish Institute of International Affairs Research Fellow Dr Henrik Chetan Aspengren. Warmly welcoming participants to the symposium, Professor Mohan and Dr Aspengren outlined the burgeoning debate on the concept of an “Indo-Pacific” region and the role of Europe in this region. Click on the image to read more.
The talk by His Excellency Mr George Katrougalos on the Future of the EU from a Greek Perspective was timely in view of the recent 2019 European Parliament elections which His Excellency spoke about. He viewed the outcome of the election as generally positive as the voter participation was above 50 percent for the first time in 20 years. Click on the image to read more.
This background brief provides fast facts about the European Parliament, a quick overview of the 2019 Elections Results and their Implications as well as highlighting the results for the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy. Click on the image to read more.