About: Yingluck Shinawatra

Global Europe 08-11-2016

Thai exiled activist: Royal succession is an abyss for human rights

The EU suspended Free Trade Agreement talks with Thailand after its military coup. Now into its third year under dictatorship following the coup d'état on May 22, 2014, things are likely to get worse before they get better, writes Jaran Ditapichai.
Global Europe 20-09-2016

EU activist gets 3-year Thai jail sentence for exposing labour abuses

A British lawyer who helped expose labour abuses in Thailand’s fruit factories has been handed a three-year suspended jail sentence.
Global Europe 27-07-2016

Thailand’s referendum on constitution ‘could be delayed’

EXCLUSIVE / Thailand’s make-or-break referendum next month on a new constitution could be postponed, one of the men in charge of drafting it has admitted.
Global Europe 01-07-2016

NGOs criticise US downgrade of Thai human trafficking record, ahead of referendum

NGOs have condemned as the “wrong signal” a decision by the US State Department to downgrade Thailand’s human trafficking record, a month ahead of a referendum being closely watched by the EU.
Global Europe 07-06-2016

EU warns Thailand over illegal fishing

The EU warned Thailand on Tuesday (7 June) to take "swift and determined" action against illegal fishing, or risk a European ban on its fish exports.
Global Europe 20-05-2016

EU to Thailand : ‘Free and fair elections’ or face consequences

Senior MEPs have warned the military junta ruling Thailand that the country must return to “free and fair elections” or risk the future of all EU-Thailand relations.
Global Europe 12-05-2016

Thailand’s human rights record under UN spotlight ahead of EU visit

Thailand’s human rights record under the military junta was in the dock Wednesday (11 May) at the United Nations Human Rights Council – ahead of a visit next week by EU parliamentarians to the country.
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.
Trade & Society 14-03-2016

Thailand’s rocky road back to democracy

Late last year, the chairs of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the head of its ASEAN delegation, issued an invitation to deposed Thai prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, to come to Brussels to address MEPs on the state of democracy in her country.
Global Europe 17-02-2016

Why Thailand is ripe for EU sanctions

The EU has proven itself to be flexible and effective when it comes to imposing sanctions. When it comes to the Thai military junta, the time is nigh for us to put this experience into practice, argues Willy Fautré.
Global Europe 09-12-2015

Foreign Affairs Committee insist on right to hear from deposed Thai PM

The European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs has insisted on its right to hear from the deposed Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra.
Global Europe 03-12-2015

Thai PM invite row escalates as Brok writes to ambassador

EXCLUSIVE/The heads of the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee and ASEAN delegation have written to the Thai ambassador in Brussels, as the row over an invite to deposed former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra escalated Thursday (3 December).
Development Policy 21-09-2015

EU shouldn’t turn a blind eye to Thailand’s duplicitous dictators

The EU turns a blind eye when dictators operate a subtle form of authoritarian rule in which the oppression remains under-the-surface, although it is prevailing, writes Charles Tannock.
Global Europe 07-09-2015

Thailand’s junta rejects its own draft constitution

Thailand’s military-backed legislature yesterday (6 September) rejected an unpopular draft of a new constitution, in what was described by Western media as political theatre prevailing in the country following a coup last year.
Development Policy 01-09-2015

Thailand’s junta overwhelmed by bombing investigation

Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing arrested a second foreign suspect today (1 September), Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said. But unless it can achieve an early breakthrough in the investigation, the military regime could be forced to call in outside expertise.
Global Europe 01-04-2015

EU must speak up to thwart Thailand’s backdoor dictatorship

General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s military coup in May 2014 quite rightly sparked deep concerns in Brussels. To its credit, the European Union acted swiftly with punitive measures, but the junta’s latest attempts at constitutional reform pose a long-term threat that must be addressed, argues Aron Shaviv. 

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