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Why the EU matters to ASEAN



Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director of EU Centre, contributed a short commentary on “Why the EU matters to ASEAN” to the Special August Issue of ASEAN Focus, published by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

In her commentary, Dr Yeo argued that in the midst of a series of crises that the EU is facing, and with Brexit, it is easy to forget that the EU remains a formidable Union with substantive economic prowess. A successful EU-ASEAN partnership that delivers on socioeconomic benefits and better opportunities for the peoples of Europe and Southeast Asia can be a strong bulwark against the anti-globalisation forces.

This Special Issue contains many other interesting articles and commentaries that examine ASEAN and the EU in the post-Brexit world.