About: South East Asia

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 12-01-2017

Trump on collision course with China over artificial islands

US President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing yesterday (11 January), saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.
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.
Climate change 02-06-2016

Palm oil production up, as forests pay the price

Palm oil biofuels are having a disastrous impact when it comes to deforestation and carbon footprint. EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Global Europe 24-05-2016

Thailand says no EU decision taken on fishing ban

The EU has not made any decision about whether to ban fish exports from Thailand, the Thai foreign ministry said on Monday (23 May), clarifying comments made by its deputy prime minister that Bangkok had been given more time to end illegal fishing.
Trade & Society 17-03-2016

MEP Langen: Thai junta must ‘guarantee free and fair elections in 2017’

The draft of a new constitution and democratic elections in 2017 will be the benchmark for the European Union's relations with Thailand, said MEP Werner Langenin an interview with EURACTIV.com.
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 29-10-2015

Rights abuses revealed in EU free-trade candidate Malaysia

A leading candidate for a free trade agreement with the EU has been accused of a major crackdown on human rights, in what could be a test case for Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström’s new focus on an ethical dimension to FTAs.
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.
Trade & Society 29-09-2015

As TPP nears final agreement, EU needs a pivot to Asia, experts say

The Transpacific Partnership (TPP) involving the United States and eleven other Asia-Pacific countries might be concluded this week. Trade pundits say now is the time for the EU to think big on its Asian market access strategy.
Trade & Society 25-09-2015

Made in Europe: Driven by businesses or policies?

The European Commission’s call to revive European industry was affirmed by the Junker Commission’s ten priorities as ‘strengthened industrial base’. Taking the example of textiles and fashion, Serge Piolat asks whether is the EU a good place for manufacturing.
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.

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