On 15 October, the Council adopted decisions on the signature of two agreements between the EU and Singapore: a free trade agreement and an investment protection agreement. The EU and Singapore are expected to sign both agreements, as well as a partnership and cooperation agreement, on 19 October, in the margins of the ASEM summit, in Brussels.
The EU will host the 12th Summit of the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM12) in Brussels on 18-19 October 2018, with as theme “Global partners for global challenges”. The ASEM12 Summit will be chaired by the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk and the President the European Commission, as well as Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy will also be in attendance. ASEM partner countries will be represented by their Heads of State or Government as well as the other institutional partner ASEAN by its Secretary General, .
On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) reiterate their strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is an affront to human dignity. It constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and is contrary to the right to life. The death penalty has no established deterrent effect and it makes judicial errors irreversible.
We offer a post of Secretary in the Trade Section. The successful candidate will provide general secretarial tasks, as well as budget and project support. The successful candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, be a team player, have a high sense of responsibility and be able to work independently once the tasks are set.
On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and realisation of their rights and identify the actions that the world community still needs to take, so that human rights are universally applied without any discrimination.