In the lead-up to the 8th ASEM Summit, ASEF organised the 5th Asia-Europe Editors’ Roundtable as an opportunity for 17 eminent editors and senior journalists from Asia and Europe to participate in a focused discussion on rethinking necessary international mechanisms and institutions for credible and effective global governance.
We live in an era of profound transition. Change is occurring rapidly and unpredictably. Challenges and risks are increasingly inter-connected across borders as well as across sectors. In the aftermath of the international financial and economic crisis, and with lessons drawn from the UNFCCC COP15 in Copenhagen, there is widespread recognition that there are serious shortcomings in the present global architecture for responding to these new challenges.
– What are the lessons from the Eurozone crisis for Asia and Europe?
– How can Asia and Europe co-operate to ensure long-term stability of the international financial architecture?
Mr. Steven Vanackere, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium