Catherine Ashton, Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, following the 20th ASEAN-EU Ministerial meeting on 22-23 July; travelled on 28 July for an official two-day vis
On 22-23 July 2014 the 20th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting (AEMM) was held in Brussels, co-chaired by Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission; and Pham Binh Minh,
On Tuesday, 22 July, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announced that an agreement had been reached for a bilateral Free Trade Agreement, after two years of negotiations.
On Tuesday 22 July 2014 the Indonesian elections results were announced, confirming the victory of the governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo. The future of Indonesia is uncertain following the elections. Under the Jokowi presidency, a new era of Indonesian politics might be on its way. The question is whether Jokowi will prove to be the right man to lead the country through its transition.
The South Korean stance on illegal fishing is turning its tide, according to the Director General of the South Korean Ministry of Ocean Fisheries, Mr Choi Wan-huyn. At the ‘2014 Korean Ocean Week’, held last week, Mr Choi admittedly pointed at the country’s ‘lukewarm’ attitudes towards International fishing standards, but reiterated that genuine improvements from South Korea are lurking on the horizon.
From July 14-16 2014, the BRICS Group – consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – held in Brazil its sixth Summit. The focus was placed primarily on themes relating to social inclusion and sustainable development.
On June 23-27 2014, EIAS, in cooperation with the European Trade Policy and Investment Support Project (EU-MUTRAP), organised a training course on 'Strengthening knowledge and understanding of trade remedy measures, the EU's competition policy and related issues' for a visiting delegation of 14 senior officials from the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The Special Issue of the International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), focusing on 'Tourism in Asia: Trends and Challenges', seeks to nurture interdisciplinary work among researchers in the field of tourism, travel, culture, consumer behaviour, leisure, marketing, hospitality and sport in Asia.
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