Dr Yeo Lay Hwee argued in her short op-ed for BRINK Asia that the European Union (EU) and Japan are taking steps to defend the rules-based international trading regime. Both have made significant concessions in fast tracking the conclusion and signing of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in order to send a strong signal that both the EU and Japan remain open to free trade. Click on the image to read more.
You are cordially invited to a Panel Discussion on “Trade in a Multipolar World”. The event will be held on Thursday, 23 August 2018 (2.30pm – 4.30pm) at NTU @ one-north, FH1 (Level 1). Click on the image to read more.
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini was in Singapore (2-4 August) to co-chair the ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting and attend the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). This strengthening of dialogue and cooperation with Asia came at a crucial time when the EU is facing an increasingly unpredictable US and rising tensions in the transatlantic partnership. Due to the US withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal in May, the first wave of American sanctions against Iran went into force on 6 August. Brexit negotiations have continued to stall, and the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit have been described to be “60-40” and “uncomfortably high”. As Spain now takes in more migrants from the Mediterranean, the European Commission has increased their financial support for Spain. Click on the image to read more.
The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security (HR/VP), Federica Mogherini, was in Singapore for the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and also the ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting on 2-4 August. During her visit to Singapore, she was interviewed by Business Times, in which she said that she would be sending a clear message to its Asian partners at the ARF that the EU can be counted on as a reliable and constructive partner. Click on the image to read more.
On 1 Aug 2018, the European Union (EU) Centre in Singapore and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) co-organised a panel discussion and book launch on “EU Security Strategies”. Click on the image to read more.
The European Union (EU) Centre in Singapore, together with its partner universities – the University of Malaya, Universitas Indonesia and Maastricht University – successfully organised the 2018 Summer Programme. This year’s programme took place in two continents over two weeks (in Brussels from 15 – 20 July; Jakarta from 22 – 28 July) and focused on the challenges to multilateralism in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and EU. Click on the image to read more.