Turning the Covid-19 crisis into an opportunity to reaffirm Europe as a strong and united community, the European Council in July adopted a historic and extraordinary package of 750 billion Euro, in an unprecedented effort to cope with the political, economic, and societal fallouts of the global pandemic.
What are the potentials of this fund to strengthen European economies while addressing global challenges like climate neutrality and digital transformation? What are the implications for Europe as a global actor? Will this effort affect trade policy, and if so, what would be the strategic priorities informing the new approaches to trade? What roles might ASEAN and Thailand play in that environment?
Concretely, a Free Trade Agreement between Thailand and the EU has yet to be finalized. In terms of foreign policy, Germany and the Netherlands published recently new strategies for the Indo-Pacific, after France did in 2018, raising the possibility that the EU as a whole may soon have a common strategy for the region too.
Konrad Adenauer Foundation and German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law, Thammasat University cordially invite you to explore these and related topics in the panel discussion, “Europe’s Recovery and Responsibility in the World – A Dialogue with European and Thai Partners”, live-streamed on Facebook Page: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Thailand, today (Nov 3) 3-5 pm