Four top EU jobs are up for grabs - the presidencies of the Commission, Council and Parliament, as well as the high representative for foreign affairs. Besides the race for the top positions, post-election EU is preparing a strategic agenda for the next five years. Another issue that has cropped up in the EU’s present agenda is the enlargement towards the Balkans. Besides the enlargement issue, Brexit continues to loom in the background as the race to replace Theresa May heats up. The EU Commission has moved closer to invoking disciplinary procedures against Italy for non-compliance with EU fiscal rules by failing to cut its public debt. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has yet to reveal his plans for coalition agreements to secure his reelection as Prime Minister. Click on the image to read more.
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!
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.
[By Invitation Only] The Jean Monnet Network on Challenges to Multiculturalism and Multilateralism in Europe and Southeast Asia is a network comprising the EU Centre in Singapore, Universitas Indonesia, University of Malaya and Maastricht University. This workshop in Singapore is focused on the Challenges to Multiculturalism in Europe and Southeast Asia. The papers to be presented in this workshop seek to examine the recent debates with regards to the retreat from multiculturalism and the challenges that Europe and Southeast Asia face in managing ethnic, religious and cultural diversities as the rise of identity politics began to polarize societies. The papers presented at the Workshop will be published in an edited volume as one of the deliverable of the Jean Monnet Network. Registration by invitation and prior registration only.
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.