News from EIAS and its members.

Ms Theresa Fallon, Senior Associate at EIAS, has been awarded the Vietnamese Ambassador's Distinction Award for her contribution to strengthening the relationship between Vietnam and the European Union.

Ms Lin Goethals, EIAS Director for Asia and Visiting Fellow at the European Union Centre in Taiwan; and Mr Richard Turcsanyi, EIAS Associate and PhD Candidate at the Institute of Asia Studies in Slovakia; presented their research at the National Central Library of Taiwan as part of their participation in the Taiwan Fellowship programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr Chan-un Park, professor at the Hanyang University Law School visited EIAS on Wednesday, July 23.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has wrapped up a six-day trip to Britain and Greece. The visit infused fresh vigor into China's ties and cooperation with the two countries and with Europe as a whole.

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.

From 2 to 5 May 2014, the 47th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) took place in Astana, Kazakhstan. The EIAS delegation consisted of Mr Erik Famaey – Senior Associate, and Mr Axel Goethals – CEO.

EIAS Senior Associate Mr David Fouquet attended the launch conference of the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Groningen May 8-9 and delivered a paper on “Options for the EU in Asian Maritime Disputes”.

India’s mandatory CSR for corporates is a unique initiative that, if implemented well, could multiply the country's efforts to bring about economic and social inclusion. It might also set an example for other developing countries. India's corporate world should see this as an opportunity, as well as a responsibility.

On the last day of his visit to Europe, H.E. Mr Xi Jinping delivered a speech at an event organised by the College of Europe in collaboration with the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union and the Chinese Embassy to Belgium.

Former EIAS Visiting Fellow Dr Eduardo Zachary Albrecht has devised a methodology that looks at unfolding crises in Asia and the Middle East, and forecasts developments.