On 8 March 2017, EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström shared views of the EU’s future trade policies, including plans to strengthen the EU’s relation with Singapore and ASEAN at the Singapore Management University, Presidential Distinguished Lecturer Series. Click on the image to read more on her speech.
The EU Centre would like to highlight a distinguished public lecture organised by the Embassy of Ireland (Singapore) and the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS), held on Friday, 17 March 2017 at The Regent Hotel Singapore. The topic of the public lecture is on “Ireland’s Economic Recovery and meeting the challenge of Brexit” by Mr Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance, Ireland. Click on the image for more information.
The EURAXESS ASEAN and the Science & Technology Diplomatic Circle (S&TDC) jointly present, “The state of research in ASEAN: Co-publication and co-patenting activity” (30 March 2017, 10am – 12pm). Click on the image for more information.
The EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, will be delivering a lecture at SMU (8 March 2017) to reiterate the EU’s commitment to free and fair trade in a rapidly changing environment. As the world’s largest trader, the EU remains committed to working with global partners to uphold open markets. In her lecture, the Commissioner will set out, in particular, her ambitious trade agenda, including plans to strengthen the EU’s relations with Singapore and ASEAN. Click on the image for more information.
The ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute organised a Seminar-cum-Book Launch on 16 January 2017. The event provided an opportunity for the author of the book The Veil of Circumstance: Technology, Values, Dehumanization and the Future of Economics and Politics, Ambassador Jørgen Ørstrøm Møller, Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS, to introduce the main themes of his book. Two panellists who joined Ambassador Møller in the discussion were Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of EU Centre, and Professor Pang Eng Fong, former Dean of the SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business. Please click on the image for the event report.
The EU Centre is pleased to highlight a Distinguished Public Lecture jointly organized by the Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) and the Global Asia Institute (GAI), National University of Singapore (NUS) on Family & Population by Professor Mary Briton from Havard University. It will be held on 19 January 2017 from 9.30am to 12pm at Shaw Foundation Alumni House. The topic of the Public Lecture is on Postindustrial Low Fertility in Europe and East Asia: Lessons for Singapore, and the Guest-of-Honour for the event is Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Transport. Click on the image for more information.
* Deadline Extended to 15 January 2017 * The first EU-ASEAN Youth Photography Competition is open to 15-25 year-olds from any of the ten ASEAN Member states. Capture the uniqueness of ASEAN and the spirit of upholding “Unity in Diversity” in the region, and stand to win a Professional DSLR (Canon EOS 1300D) Camera. Click on the image for more information.
The EU Centre in Taiwan (EUTW) together with its Jean Monnet network partners, including the EU Centre of Singapore, organised an international workshop on 19-20 December in Taipei to discuss the EU new trade strategy and examine the politics behind the various trade agreements under negotiation. To read more, click on the image.
Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of EU Centre was invited to share with the delegates participating in UNAS Model UN on how the Single Market of the European Union works. To read more, click on the image.
The EU Delegation Office in Singapore organised its annual Human Rights Conference on 9th December to mark International Human Rights (which falls on 10 December). This year’s Conference was focused on the topic of Freedom of Religion or Belief. In the panel on Freedom of Religion and Free Speech which was moderated by Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of the EU Centre, Dr Yeo raised a number of questions in her introductory remarks. Click on the image to read more.