In terms of commercial engagements, Southeast Asia represents a region still relatively untapped by the EU– the kind of panorama that the EU craves in its road to economic recovery. Following the collapse of the EU-Asean FTA negotiations, the ongoing EU-Malaysia FTA talks evidence Brussels’ understanding of such prospective. A number of issues will be settled promptly during the negotiations: the EU is aware that there is no time to lose if it wants to bring the prosperity of Asia a ...

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