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EU Policies on Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Sea
Feb 16, 2015

EU Policies on Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Sea

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Abstract The tragic deaths of over 300 people off the coast of Lampedusa in 2013 and many other incidents involving migrants from Middle East and North Africa (MENA) crossing the  Full Article »

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Infospective on the European Elections and the European Parliament
May 6, 2014

Infospective on the European Elections and the European Parliament

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With the 2014 European Elections just round the corner, the EU Centre has published an infospective (Background Brief 12) by Devi Shree Malarvanan and Dexter Lee (EU Centre in Singapore) entitled “Infospective on the European Elections and the European Parliament” which covers the history of the European Parliament (since the founding of the ECSC) and the European Elections (since 1979).Please click on the featured image to find the download link for this free publication.

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The European Union and global security: is the EU becoming the indispensable partner?
Apr 17, 2014

The European Union and global security: is the EU becoming the indispensable partner?

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The EU Centre has just published a background brief by Dr Cesare Onestini (EU Visiting Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy) entitled “The European Union and global security: is the EU becoming the indispensable partner?”. This paper looks at the development of the EU’s new capacity as a security actor in third countries, outlines why the EU favours working with other partners such as the UN over taking direct action, and presents a framework for the EU to strengthen cooperation and build ties in ASEAN in the area of crisis management. Please click on the featured image for the abstract and download link to this paper. Photo Source: EU Delegation to the United States

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EU citizenship: Citizenship and identity beyond national borders
Oct 16, 2013

EU citizenship: Citizenship and identity beyond national borders

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The EU Centre is proud to present a new background brief on “EU citizenship: Citizenship and identity beyond national borders” by Mr Loke Hoe Yeong (Associate, EU Centre in Singapore). This background brief discusses the evolving concept of citizenship, as well as the history and the legal status of EU citizenship. Furthermore, the paper also argues that the idea of EU citizenship has served more than just symbolic value – it is tied to the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights thus cementing political rights, and at the same time, such an idea has put pressure on the EU to address the perceived democratic deficit that it is often accused of. For more on this paper, please click on the featured image.

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A Roadmap for Strengthening International Collaboration in Research and Innovation under Horizon 2020
May 3, 2013

A Roadmap for Strengthening International Collaboration in Research and Innovation under Horizon 2020

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The EU Centre has published a background brief on A Roadmap for Strengthening International Collaboration in Research and Innovation under Horizon 2020, by Dr Özgün Sarımehmet Duman (Associate, EU Centre; Assistant  Full Abstract »

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50 years of the ‘twin engine’
Mar 20, 2013

50 years of the ‘twin engine’

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The Elysée Treaty signed in 1963 created a framework for structured cooperation between France and Germany further cementing the reconciliation process between the two that had begun with the creation  Full Abstract »

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Ageing Modernity: Growing old in the EU in the 21st Century
Dec 20, 2012

Ageing Modernity: Growing old in the EU in the 21st Century

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This background brief examines how urban growth and an ageing population affect or inform planning at the national and regional level in the European Union at a time when economic stagnation, environmental  Full Abstract »

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Euro-Mediterranean relations and the Arab Spring
Oct 20, 2011

Euro-Mediterranean relations and the Arab Spring

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This background brief examines Euro-Mediterranean relations from the 1970s to the recent uprisings in the Middle East/North Africa popularly referred to as the Arab Spring, arguing that the changes taking  Full Abstract »

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Of neighbours, partners and EU aspirants: The case of EU-Georgia relations since the 2003 Rose Revolution
Sep 20, 2011

Of neighbours, partners and EU aspirants: The case of EU-Georgia relations since the 2003 Rose Revolution

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This background brief examines the relations between the EU and its eastern neighbours through a case study of Georgia. It begins with a broad overview of the EU’s European Neighbourhood  Full Abstract »

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The EU-Korea FTA and its Implications for the Future EU-Singapore FTA
Jun 20, 2011

The EU-Korea FTA and its Implications for the Future EU-Singapore FTA

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This background brief takes an in-depth look at the EU-Korea FTA, the first the EU has concluded in Asia. Could the EU-Korea FTA be a benchmark for the FTA currently  Full Abstract »