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20th EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Brussels

EU and ASEAN foreign ministers met in Brussels on 23 July for their biannual meeting to review progress in their relationship. The meeting, co-chaired by the EU’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, Vietnamese foreign minister, Pham Binh Minh, agreed on a number of steps including boosting connectivity between the two regions and enhancing maritime security cooperation.

On connectivity, they agreed to concentrate on physical infrastructure and communication systems using where possible public and private partnerships. There will also be closer cooperation on aviation matters.

On the maritime side cooperation will include port security, counter-piracy, illegal fishing, the sustainable management of maritime resources, information sharing and capacity building.

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Spanish Business Presence SG

How to boost Spain’s business presence in Singapore: opportunities in the wake of the Free Trade Agreement with the EU

By Maria Garcia and Clara Portela

The recently signed Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Singapore opens up new business opportunities for Spanish companies on the island, which is already Spain’s top trading partner in South-East Asia.

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Jokowi New President

Jakarta’s governor Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has won the presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, as the the General Elections Commission announced on Tuesday. His rival, former General Prabowo Subianto, received 47 percent of the almost 135 million votes cast in the 9 July election.

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INVITATION - ASEM: Asia and Europe Working Together

The EU-Asia Centre, together with the EEAS and the European Commission, invites you to attend the conference “ASEM – Asia and Europe Working Together.” The event will be held on Tuesday, 16 September 2014, at the European Commission Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170 in Brussels, starting at 0900.

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EU-ASIA Centre is a think tank dedicated to promoting closer relations between the EU and Asia.

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