This week ex-Prime Minister François Fillon won the right-win nomination to run for the French presidency in 2017, Belgium and the Netherlands swapped land in a historic move, and the EU put forth a new European Defence Fund to develop joint defence capabilities within the EU. To read more on these stories, please click on the feature image.
In this news summary, we bring to your news about the first Italy-ASEAN Business Forum, Indonesian-Scandinavian maritime cooperation, EU's anti-propaganda resolution, and Sino-German ties. For more on those stories, please click on the feature image.
The EU Studies Association of Asia-Pacific (EUSA-AP) Conference will be held 1-2 July 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The conference's theme is "The Roles of the EU and the Asia Pacific in the Global Era". Interested participants have till 31 December 2016 to submit a paper abstract. For more information, please click on the featured image.
Dr Yeo Lay Hwee delivered a Top Hat Lecture jointly organised by the Department of International Relations and Tallinn Law School entitled “The Asia-Pacific as a Strategic Region for the European Union” on 15 September 2016. Please click on the feature image to read a short event report.
Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of EU Centre, contributed a short commentary on “Why the EU matters to ASEAN” to the Special August Issue of ASEAN Focus, published by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. Please click on the feature image to read the commentary.
To help the business community understand some of the complexities involving Brexit, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), together with the EU Centre in Singapore, organised a talk-cum-panel-discussion on 19 July to discuss the future of UK-EU relations, how these would in turn affect Singapore’s trade and investments in the UK and EU, and other more immediate impact on the currencies and stock markets. Please click on the feature image to read the event report.