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EU Centre Singapore publication "Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on Asia-Europe Relations”

Dr Yeo Lay Hwee (Director, European Union Centre, NTU) published an article with the Asia-Europe Journal (AEJ) on “Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on Asia-Europe Relations”.

The article discusses the challenges brought by the coronavirus. In the absence of US leadership and lack of trust towards China, the article looks at what countries in Europe and Asia and regional organisations like the EU and ASEAN can do. What will be the impact of Covid-19 on Asia-Europe relations, and can the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) platform be an additional forum for dialogue and cooperation to synergize the different connectivity agendas.

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About the EU Centre Singapore

The European Union (EU) Centre Singapore was set up in response to a call for proposal by the European Union (EU) to establish the first European Union Centre in Southeast Asia to promote better understanding of the EU and raise its visibility in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ​responded jointly to the call proposing a Joint Centre with equal participation by both NUS and NTU. This led to the “founding” of the EU Centre, a joint NTU-NUS entity in June 2008, co-funded by the EU, NTU and NUS.

Since 2019, the EU Centre in Singapore is a Research Centre under the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CoHASS) at the Nanyang Technological University. With its integration into CoHASS, the EU Centre is refocusing its activities on research and teaching as well as exchange platforms.

Please visit the EU Centre's homepage for information on its activities and publications.