About: Thailand

Global Europe 15-09-2016

Thai expert: Junta keeping international spotlight off internal conflicts

Despite the new constitution, Thailand's military government remains merciless towards its critics. Expert Anja Bodenmüller told EURACTIV Germany that it is nearly impossible for the country to return to something resembling a democracy.
Global Europe 28-07-2016

The Thai junta expects people to ‘shut up and obey orders’

With under two weeks to go to Thailand’s crucial 7 August referendum on a new constitution, supposedly paving the way to a return to democracy, the ruling military junta in Bangkok has cracked down on dissent and press freedoms, making a free and fair vote impossible, says Sunai Phasuk.
Trade & Society 18-03-2016

Thailand: The military junta answers its critics

The military junta in Thailand says it understands the concerns raised in Europe over the constitution drafting process currently underway but says the regime intends to stick to its roadmap for a return to democracy, with elections scheduled in 2017. "The government has no desire to stay in power longer than necessary," says Sek Wannamethee, a government spokesperson.
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 12-02-2016

German MEP: EU should not deal with Thai military junta

The threat of a ban on fish imports hangs over Thailand if it does not do more to combat human trafficking, slave labour and illegal fishing. Europe must use its lucrative markets as leverage, urged Barbara Lochbihler in an interview with EURACTIV Germany. 
Development Policy 27-10-2015

Brok: ‘Thailand will take red card warning seriously’

The threat of a red card from the European Commission still hangs over Thailand's fishing industry. Elmar Brok believes the pressure will be successful. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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