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The European Trade Policy Day took place on 23 June 2015 with a wide range of participants of high authoritative positions.

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In the last EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting held on 22 June in Luxembourg, the strategic debate on EU-Asia relations played a prominent role.

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North Korea is currently dealing with a severe drought, as the climate has remained dry for several weeks. This trend brings about detrimental consequences for the country because summer is a critical season for rice farmers in North Korea.

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The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) met with the European Union’s Directorate General of Research and Innovation (DG R&I) on 15 June 2015 in Seoul to lay out a detailed plan for a joint research project in science and technology.

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On Monday June 8, the Chinese State Council Information office released a white paper on human rights titled “Progress in China’s Human Rights in 2014”, claiming that the country is playing a constructive role in promoting development of global human rights.

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On 6 June 2015, Hungary became the first EU member state to officially commit to participating in China’s 'One Belt, One Road' initiative.

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On 19 May 2015, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission issued a joint communication to signify their intent to turn the relationship between the EU and the ASEAN into a strategic partnership.

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EIAS News

EIAS Senior Associate Mr David Fouquet was recently interviewed by Xinhua TV on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the European Union.

On 8 December the European Institute for Asian Studies, in cooperation with the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium, hosted a roundtable on “EU-Taiwan Trade and Investment Relations: State of Play and Next Steps”, to present the findings of research conducted by EIAS and ECIPE.

On 18 November, the 3rd KINU Human Rights Forum in Europe took place in Brussels. The event was co-organised by the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) and the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) and was attended by 40 experts.

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The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is launching the 6th session of its “MINERVA” EU-Japan Fellowship (1 October 2015 - 30 March 2016)

This one-day event will seek to put the EU-China strategic relationship into perspective through discussion of the opportunities and challenges, progress and setbacks that have arisen over the past four decades.

The East Asia Institute (EAI) based in Seoul, South Korea, invites applications for its Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia.