In our news brief this week: Ukraine's Parliament passes a new self rule law which accords ‘special status’ to rebel-held areas in the east of Ukraine, elections in Sweden and Germany see further gains for far-right and Eurosceptic parties, and the take-up of the ECB's new loans to drive down the cost of borrowing has been "disappointing. For more on these stories, please click on the featured image.
The EU Centre will host a seminar by Professor Merje Kuus (University of British Columbia) on the 13 October 2014 at NTU@one-North. Prof Kuus will examine the production of expertise in Brussels, and she will share some of her empirical findings gathered through extensive interviews to illustrate the irreducibly ambiguous, unstandardized, and open-ended character of EU policy-making in general and its external relations in particular. For more information on the seminar, please click on the featured image.
Would you like to study EU-related modules from the comfort of your home and at little or no cost? The EU Centre would like to highlight the following introductory MOOC on European Business Law (Coursera/Lund University) that will be starting in January 2015. For more information, please click on the featured image.
The EU Delegation to Singapore is organising a “Study in Europe” event on 27 September 2014, 9am to 5pm where participating European countries will showcase Europe’s excellence in higher education and research. The fair will be held at Suntec Singapore Convention Halls 307-308 and 325-326 and will provide Singapore students the opportunity to receive comprehensive information on degree programmes and research opportunities. For more information, please click on the featured picture.
EU Centre’s Associate Fellow, Richard Werly, correspondent with Swiss Paper, Le Temps, has just written an opinion piece on the new leadership appointments in the EU announced on 30 August. Current Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, will take over Herman van Rompuy as the President of the European Council, and Ms Federica Mogherini, Italian Foreign Minister for less than a year, will replace Baroness Catherine Ashton as the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. In his article, Werly expressed his reservations of what he felt would be a relatively weak EU leadership in the face of the multiple challenges that the EU is confronted with. Please click on the featured image for the article.
The EU Centre organised a seminar by Assoc Prof Lim Yee Fen Hannah (Assoc Prof, Nanyang Business School) entitled "Right to be Forgotten In The Online World on 11 September 2014, 4pm to 5.30pm at the CIT Auditorium in NUS. This seminar explored the recent ECJ decision on the "Right to Be Forgotten" and examine the legal, historical and social contexts of the decision. For more information, please click on the featured image.