This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history that has helped transform children's lives around the world for the better.
With the entry into force of the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) today - Nov 21st 2019 - companies based in Singapore enjoy greater market access into the EU, with benefits ranging from tariff elimination, reduced technical barriers to trade and increased access to the EU’s services and procurement markets. As a strategic pathfinder for an eventual EU-ASEAN FTA, the agreement will also enhance region-to-region connectivity between the EU – the world’s largest single market, and ASEAN – the fourth largest economic bloc by 2030.
In a Facebook post, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said: "Launched amid the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, and coming into force in today's uncertain global economy, the EU-Singapore FTA signals the EU and Singapore's shared conviction that open and global rules-based trade is the path to growth and prosperity."
The Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference (AESCON) is organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, the Asia-Europe Foundation, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia and the Center for China and Globalization.
It will soon be easier and more profitable to trade with Singapore. The free trade agreement (FTA) signed by the European Union and the Republic of Singapore on 19 October 2018 is due to enter into force on 21 November 2019, as a consequence of the decision adopted by the Council today on the conclusion of this agreement.
On Wednesday 6th November 2019, the European Union in Singapore and the Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore (PDPC) jointly host a conference on data protection.
The event brings together representatives from the public and private sectors to share knowledge and experiences about how companies can benefit from embracing robust data protection laws and transform it into a competitive advantage.