The European Commission and Singapore completed negotiations on a trade deal in October 2014 but it is still waiting for approval from EU governments and the European Parliament.
The European Union is working to put together a blacklist of places considered to be tax havens around the world. Anti-tax avoidance is the focus as EU finance ministers are meeting in Brussels to deal with the fallout of the Panama Papers leaks.
The Dutch firm is offering shareholders of the Singapore-based company S$1.30 for each share – a 34 per cent premium over Super’s last traded price on Oct 31.
The resettlement system is opposed by countries like France which has sent around 6,000 people back to Italy, while Turkey has called on the EU to help after receiving at least 1.7 million refugees fleeing the conflict in Iraq and Syria.
The European Union has approved plans for an unprecedented joint naval mission starting next month.
The upcoming UK elections is not just about national politics this time, but could also determine the future of the European Union. The anti-EU UK Independence Party says they want to bring forward a vote on Britain's membership to the bloc.