Tag: European Union

Ambassador Björn Häggmark heads Sweden’s development cooperation change with Cambodia

Seasoned diplomat Björn Häggmark is on his debut mission as ambassador for Sweden, which has brought him to Phnom Penh and Cambodia, a country that has been encountering many challenges in recent years, while there are also some promising signs relating to its future. H.E. Björn Häggmark, the new Swedish ambassador to Cambodia, presented his…

Norway is the latest donor to LIFT to support vulnerable groups in Myanmar

Norway has joined the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund “LIFT” as its newest donor on 24 July 2020. Norway joins the existing donors to the pooled fund, which are the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, Switzerland, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland. LIFT’s funding to date totals USD 574 million.…

Sweden and Denmark join Team EU to support Indonesia in response of Corona crisis

The Sweden embassy in Jakarta published a statement on 12 June 2020 regarding a cooperation with Denmark and fellow European Union’s countries in an initiative to assist Indonesia’s response to Corona crisis. For more information, please read here

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…