About: Philippines

Philippines bars EU party official critical of Duterte

The Philippines has barred entry to an EU party official critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drugs crackdown, in a move denounced by critics Monday (16 April) as a gag on dissent.
Global Europe 23-11-2017

A European view of Trump’s China visit

The ‘America First’ policy of Donald Trump leaves a big window of opportunity for the EU in Asia, writes Geoffrey Harris.
Development Policy 18-05-2017

Philippines declines aid from EU to assert independence

The Philippines' decision to stop development assistance from the European Union was a display of the country's independent foreign policy, a top aide of President Rodrigo Duterte said today (18 May).
Development Policy 28-04-2017

Malaysian PM: Uneven growth could fuel extremism in South-east Asia

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak warned today (28 April) that South-east Asian countries needed to ensure their economic growth was inclusive, or risk marginalised populations turning to violent extremism or even overturning political systems.
Global Europe 21-03-2017

Filipino president rages against ‘crazy’ MEPs

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has called European lawmakers "crazy people" after MEPs criticised his brutal war on drugs. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Global Europe 19-10-2016

Ex-VP: Taiwan must become ‘neutral Switzerland’ of Asia-Pacific

To avoid China taking over Taiwan, and ease tensions in the South China Sea, Taiwan should become a permanent neutral nation like Switzerland, former Taiwanese vice-president Annette Hsiu-lien LU told EURACTIV in an interview.
Trade & Society 18-07-2016

EU and Indonesia launch free trade talks

The EU's 28 member states agreed today (18 July) to launch free trade talks with Indonesia, despite growing public doubts in Europe about two major transatlantic deals.
Global Europe 18-02-2016

Tensions in South China Sea require more active role from Europe

Member states should use their influence in the South China Sea to ensure territorial disputes between China and its neighbours do not spill over into regional or global conflicts, writes Charles Tannock.
Climate change 09-12-2015

Below 1.5 degrees target is only way to provide a safe future

Europe must stand by vulnerable nations and support the 1.5 degrees global warming target in the Paris agreement, writes Emmanuel De Guzman.
Global Europe 23-11-2015

‘Zero chance’ of Thailand FTA under junta, Commission official says

EXCLUSIVE / The suspended Free Trade Agreement with Thailand will “never be ratified” whilst the country is under a military dictatorship, a top aide to EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom admitted on Friday (20 November).
Climate change 05-11-2015

NGOs call on German banks to stop funding coal

Environmentalists are demanding that German banks end their “irresponsible” financing of the coal industry abroad. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 17-08-2015

How developing countries are paying a high price for the global mineral boom

A 200ft deep pit gapes where three years ago stood a mountain. Fields where small farmers planted rice and grew fruit are now an industrial site.
Trade & Society 27-04-2015

EU and ASEAN to jumpstart trade agreement talks

Southeast Asia and the European Union (EU) agreed yesterday (26 April) to take steps toward resuming stalled talks on a free trade agreement between the two regions.
Development Policy 04-12-2014

We are the ‘agents of change’, says volunteer

Pauline Kibo, currently specialising in institutional capacity building in the areas of health and HIV/AIDS, shared her experiences, with entertaining and lively examples of things volunteers like her do.
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Global Europe 18-11-2013

EU increases humanitarian aid for typhoon-striken Philippines

The European Commission announced on Sunday an additional €7million euros in emergency aid for the Philippines, after typhoon Haiyan caused massive destruction across the country earlier this month. With almost 4000 people dead and up to 13 millions affected, EU officials have said that the typhoon was likely to be the biggest humanitarian aid challenge this year, together with the Syrian civil war. The extra financial help brings to €20 million the Commission's assistance to the Philippines.
Global Europe 13-11-2013

EU mobilises extra aid for typhoon-striken Philippines

The European Commission earmarked €10 million yesterday (12 November) to support the Philippines' reconstruction, adding to the €3 million announced on Sunday, after perhaps the largest storm in a century killed thousands and caused widespread destruction.
09-05-2000

Solana to intervene in Philippines hostage drama

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana will be visiting the Philippines in order to solve a complex hostage crisis

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