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.
Dr Laura Allison-Reumann (Associate Fellow, EU Centre in Singapore & Research Fellow at the Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme, Nanyang Technological University) has co-written an article with Dr Philomena Murray from the University of Melbourne on “The EU and ASEAN after Brexit”. Click on the image to read more.
In her op-ed in the Straits Times today (31 May) http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/merkels-speech-signals-turning-point-for-europe Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of the EU Centre wrote about the winds of change in Europe. While acknowledging that the European Union (EU) continued to face several challenges, she listed a confluence of factors that have led to a shift in mood from gloom to optimism. Click on the image to read more.
Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of the European Union Centre in Singapore and Senior Research Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, recently published an article “Will troubled waters spoil ASEAN’s celebrations?” in Europe’s World, an independent Europe-wide policy journal. Click on the image to read more.
Dr Antonio de Lecea, EU Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy recently published an article in the OMFIF bulletin dissecting the two narratives of globalization in the East and West. The prevalent view in the West now is to blame globalization for the loss of jobs and perceived loss of control. The other narrative often heard in Asia is to point to poor domestic policy-making and political short-termism as the chief cause of discontent, and calls for political leadership to communicate more effectively the benefits of globalization and reaffirm the need for further globalization. Both narratives according to Dr de Lecea are incomplete. He argued that globalization can offer benefits to all countries, as long as it is accompanied by principles that ensure all participants follow the same rules. Click on the image to read more.
EU Centre Associate Dr Özgün Sarımehmet Duman (Lecturer at İpek Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey) has recently published a paper in the European Journal of Industrial Relations on “The Rise and Consolidation of Neoliberalism in the European Union: A comparative analysis of social and employment policies in Greece and Turkey”. For more information on this paper, please click on the featured image.