Tag: European Union

EU committee voted in favour of free trade agreement to Vietnam

The EU Committee on International Trade decided to back the free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Vietnam on 21 January 2020. According to Europarl, the official statement said: “The committee gave its consent to the free trade agreement by 29 votes, six votes against and five abstentions and recommends that EP…

Swedish education specialist visited rural cities in Cambodia for better understanding of the situation and how to improve it

The Steering Committee of the Swedish Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) went on a field visit and study tour to Mondulkiri province in Cambodia from the 10th to 13th December 2019. One of the main objectives was to get a better understanding of education challenges for indigenous people in the province. This was partly done…

EU Ambassador met with Cambodian premier to further strengthen relationship

European Union Ambassador to Cambodia, Ms. Carmen Moreno told Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen that the EU will continue to be a development partner of the kingdom, assisting Cambodia’s sustainable economic development during a courtesy call on the premier at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on 2nd December 2019. Eang Sophalleth, Prime minister Hun…

Cambodian government reserved $3billion in case EU withdraws EBA agreement

The Cambodian government has reserved around $3 billion to cope with a possible suspension of the Kingdom’s access to the EU’s preferential “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement. “The government did not spend all of the revenue collected from taxes. The state has enough savings to deal with any possible crisis in the future.” Mr. Hav…

EU addresses the conviction of human rights activists in China

The European Union has issued a statement on the conviction of four Chinese lawyers and human rights activists accused of state subversion in China. The sentences ranged from suspended prison terms to seven years of prison. The statement was made on 5 August and was also released by the Danish Embassy in Beijing. “The conviction this week of Zhai…

Danish Enterprise won’t subject to Human Rights rules in Myanmar

The transition from military dictatorship to democracy has put Myanmar up for grasp in a global clash between foreign investors. China is already liable for third of the investments in Myanmar while Thailand counts 20 percent. At the moment the EU progress to foray into the market negotiating an investment protection agreement with Myanmar. But the way to enter…