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ASEF Lecture: Future Relations Between The European Union And Asia

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26 Jul 00 - 26 Jul 00 Asia-Europe Foundation Governance & Economy Department ASEF Lecture Economy



This fourth instalment of the Asia-Europe Lecture series was attended by 150 professionals from the diplomatic corps, academia, think-tanks, business community, and the media.

The European Union's Javier Solana delivered the lecture, where he explained several important developments in Europe today:

- The challenges and opportunities of EU enlargement

- Monetary union

- The new economy in the old continent

- How the European Security and Defence Policy intends to respond to global security challenges

Solana also explained how Europe and Asia can and should act together in the global world: “People want to exchange ideas, to learn together, and to support those both in their own country and elsewhere who are unable to support themselves.”


H.E. Dr. Javier Solana, High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, European Union


The Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore

The European Policy Centre, Brussels, Belgium


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore