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11 July 2017

PM Lee and Dutch counterpart reaffirm excellent bilateral ties

lwx_080718g20Hamburg, 8 July 2017. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during the Group of 20 (G-20) Leaders’ Summit yesterday. Both leaders reaffirmed excellent bilateral relations, and exchanged views on regional and international developments, said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

 

PM Lee and Mr Rutte agreed to step up bilateral cooperation, including in cyber security. The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) had inked a memorandum of understanding with the Netherlands’ National Cyber Security Centre to boost cyber security cooperation in July last year. On Thursday, the CSA signed a joint declaration on cyber security cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office.

 

Mr Lee and Mr Rutte looked forward to the early ratification of the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA), which will benefit businesses on both sides, the statement said. The EUSFTA had hit a roadblock in May when the European Court of Justice ruled that it could not be concluded by the EU alone and had to be ratified by its 38 national and regional authorities to go into force.

 

Both leaders also reiterated their commitment and support for an open international trading system.

 

Mr Rutte had made an official visit to Singapore last November.

 

Source: straitstimes.com

 
 
20 June 2017

Water Convention (SIWW2018), deadline extended to August 31st

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Please submit all your abstracts for the Water Convention (SIWW2018), deadline August 31st.

 

 

 

4 themes:

1.Delivering Water from Source to Tap
2.Effective and Efficient Wastewater Value Management
3.Water for Liveability and Resilience
4.Water Quality and Health

 

Use this link for more information

http://www.siww.com.sg/water-convention

9 June 2017

Feyenoord starts Soccer Camp for kids in Singapore

Screen Shot 2017-06-09 at 6.48.04 PMJoin us at FeyenoordCamp for a unique experience and first of its kind in Singapore! Our elite Academy coaches will teach your kids the strategies and techniques of the Dutch Champions while creating memories of a lifetime. We have limited slots, so hurry up and Register now!

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9 June 2017

Singapore tops new ranking of digital competitiveness

Screen Shot 2017-06-09 at 1.50.02 PM07 June 2017.  Singapore has taken the top spot in the increasingly crucial area of digital competitiveness in a maiden global ranking of economies this year.

 

The Republic also regained third place in a related and long-running annual ranking of the world’s most competitive economies in overall terms, up from fourth last year and overtaking the United States. Hong Kong retained top spot, while Switzerland held on to second place.

 

The overall competitiveness survey is carried out by the IMD World Competitiveness Centre, which also published the digital competitiveness survey.

 

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9 June 2017

Singapore is 24th costliest city for expats

Screen Shot 2017-06-09 at 1.45.28 PM08 June 2017. The cost of living for expatriates here has fallen below that of many Asian cities, such as Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul, according to consultancy ECA International> Singapore tumbled six places from 18th last year to become the 24th most expensive location for expats worldwide, the report out yesterday noted.

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