As the UK came to realize the complexity of the Brexit negotiations after the first full round of negotiations last week, it has become more receptive to having a transitional deal with the EU post-Brexit. The EU and US had a spat over the US House bill passed on Tuesday that would impose new sanctions on Russia. The EU’s strained relations with Turkey are also put on display this week during a political dialogue between EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and their Turkish counterparts. The ECJ ruling that the EU's refugee relocation scheme was legal is unlikely to make Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic any more willing to participate in the scheme. Click on the image to read more on News and View on Europe this week.
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.
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.