Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of the EU Centre in Singapore wrote of her wish for “An ASEM Open and Fair Trade Area” as 53 European and Asian leaders prepare to travel to Brussels on 18-19 October to attend the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit. The ASEM platform which connects Asia and Europe is becoming ever more important as we confront a unilateral America that is quick to resort to bullying and arm-twisting tactics to get its own way. Click on the image to read more.
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.
As the European Union (EU) prepares to celebrate Europe Day on 9th May, Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has penned an op-ed in The Straits Times (5 May 2018) to look at the 41 years of dialogue partnership between the EU and ASEAN. Click on the image to read more.
This article on EU-ASEAN Security Cooperation by Dr Yeo Lay Hwee is one of the chapters in the book on EU Security Strategies: Extending the EU System of Security Governance, edited by Spyros Economides and James Sperling and published by Routledge. Click on the image to read more.
Former EU Fellow of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), Dr Antonio de Lecea, has written an op-ed on how the EU can work with its partners in Asia to overcome the zero-sum games mindset in order to sustain economic growth and ensure continued support for globalisation. Click on the image to read more.
Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of the EU Centre contributed an article on “ASEAN’s Cooperation with the European Union – ASEM and Beyond” to the Special Issue of Panorama, a journal published by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). This Special Issue “ASEAN at 50 – A look at its External Relations” is now available online. Click on the image to read more.
ASEAN celebrated its 50th anniversary on 8th August 2017. A book on 50 years of ASEAN and Singapore has just been published. Click on the image to read more.
Dr Michael Pulch, the outgoing EU ambassador to Singapore penned an op-ed to celebrate the new momentum in EU-Singapore ties. In his op-ed he also noted that the fragile international environment has led to calls for much deeper engagement between the EU and ASEAN. Click on the image to read more.
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of EU-ASEAN relations, the EU Centre would like to highlight 2 publications – 40 Years of EU-ASEAN Partnership and Prosperity: Trading and Investing Together, and 40 years of EU-ASEAN cooperation — 2017 edition. Click on the image to read more.
As mature economies with rather stable growth rates, the EU and Singapore continue to increase their commercial links – a trend highlighted by the recently published EU-Singapore Trade & Investment 2017 booklet. In effect, the European Union remains Singapore’s most important trading partner when both goods and services are taken together. Click on the image to read more.