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.
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.
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 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.
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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