13 Mar '18, 12pm

[Mothership] ASEAN is not EU, unlikely to have a Brexit situation: PM Lee

Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong gave a lecture today (Mar 13) at the 50th anniversary of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute — a research institute located in Singapore. He started off by talking about the origins of the research institute, saying that despite Singapore’s economic and social issues in the 1960s, it was still established in order to promote understanding of the region. In his lecture, PM Lee also brought the European Union (EU) into the conversation, comparing ASEAN to the political and economic union of the 28 member states which are located primarily in Europe. Advertisement Here is what he has to say about ASEAN and EU: ASEAN is not EU ASEAN will continue to “pursue closer integration” under the framework of 3 pillars: economic, political-security, and socio-cultural. However, PM Lee emphasised that ASEAN “will not become an ASEAN Union, like the Europea...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/03/asean-eu-different/

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