For the first time, European and Southeast Asian leaders will gather in Brussels on December 14th for a bloc-to-bloc summit. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is now the EU’s 3rd largest trading partner outside Europe, after China and the US. Bilateral trade in goods was worth €215.9 billion last year. And the… Continue reading CEIAS CONSIDERS: What To Expect From The EU-ASEAN Summit?
Former security chief John Lee Ka-chiu will take office as Hong Kong’s next leader next month. What will it mean for Hong Kong? Martin Šebeňa Research Fellow at CEIAS @MartinSebena One of the most important challenges for the incoming Chief Executive will be navigating Hong Kong on its journey into the post-pandemic world. This… Continue reading CEIAS CONSIDERS: What to expect from Hong Kong’s new leader John Lee?
Will the newly-launched Global Gateway investment scheme boost EU’s soft power globally? On December 1st, the European Union launched its new Global Gateway scheme, an investment initiative that aims to “boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport and strengthen health, education and research systems across the world.” Global Gateway plans to… Continue reading CEIAS CONSIDERS: Can EU’s Global Gateway compete with China’s BRI?