About: Burma

Freedom of thought 19-10-2017

From Mandela to Malala: Sakharov winners that won the Nobel Peace prize

Four laureates of the European Parliament’s Sakharov prize for freedom of thought, an award established in 1988 and named after the Soviet physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov, also won the Nobel for peace. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Global Europe 08-07-2016

EU parliament urges Myanmar to protect Rohingya minority

The European Parliament on Thursday (7 July) urged Myanmar to end what it termed "brutal repression" and "systematic persecution" against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.
Global Europe 03-11-2015

Media intimidated ahead of Myanmar election, Amnesty claims

Myanmar's government, made up of ex-generals of the former military junta, is employing tactics associated with the erstwhile dictatorship to intimidate journalists before next weekend's historic general elections, Amnesty International has said.
Global Europe 15-10-2015

Myanmar signs limited truce with rebels, but fighting persists

Myanmar today (15 October) signed a limited ceasefire with eight ethnic minority armies, in a step towards ending decades of civil war but diminished by the refusal of several other rebel groups to join the deal.
Global Europe 09-10-2015

Myanmar official accuses China of meddling in rebel peace talks

A top negotiator in Myanmar's peace talks with ethnic rebels has accused neighbouring China of derailing a nationwide ceasefire deal last week that would have brought Japan and Western nations in as observers to monitor an end to decades of conflict.
Development Policy 11-09-2015

Europe and Myanmar strengthen ties ahead of elections

Myanmar is progressing at a snail's pace towards the end of nearly half a century of military rule. The campaign for the first free elections, to be held on 8 November, started on Tuesday (September 8). EURACTIV reports from Yangon.
Development Policy 21-08-2015

EU agrees to observe historic Myanmar election

The European Union said today (21 August) that it has agreed to send observers to historic upcoming Myanmar elections in an effort to "strengthen democracy" in the former military-run nation.