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Global Europe 03-02-2016

Thailand hits back: Abandoning EU free trade deal hurts Europe, too

EXCLUSIVE / Thailand has hit back in its dispute with Brussels over the shelved free trade agreement with the EU, arguing that it hurts European businesses, not just the military junta in Bangkok.
Global Europe 19-01-2016

EU team visits Thailand to assess fishing industry cleanup

A European Union delegation that is visiting Thailand to weigh its progress in battling illegal and unregulated fishing will not make a decision this week on whether to ban Thai seafood products, the government in Bangkok said on Tuesday (19 January). 
Global Europe 18-01-2016

EU labour rights activist pleads not guilty to Thai defamation charges

A UK lawyer pleaded ‘not guilty’ Monday to defamation charges which could see him spend seven years in jail for exposing alleged labour abuses in Thailand’s tinned fruit factories.
Global Europe 14-01-2016

MEPs condemn Thai ‘harassment’ of EU rights activist

MEPs have condemned as ‘harassment’ the treatment of a British lawyer in Thailand who exposed labour abuses in the country’s lucrative fruit tinning industry.
Global Europe 13-01-2016

Thai junta promises illegal fishing crackdown ahead of EU ban decision

The military junta in Thailand has gone on a last-ditch offensive to clean up its fishing industry ahead of a vital EU decision on whether to ban its exports over abuses of its fishing stocks and fleets.
Global Europe 15-12-2015

Shrimp sold by global supermarkets is peeled by slave labourers in Thailand

Every morning at 2 AM, they heard a kick on the door and a threat: get up or get beaten. For the next 16 hours, No 31 and his wife stood in the factory with their aching hands in ice water.
Transport 10-12-2015

EU warns Thailand over air safety

EU regulators on Thursday issued a special warning over travelling on airlines from Thailand but stopped short of following last week's damaging US safety downgrade for a country heavily dependent on tourism.

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