Why the EU–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is such a big deal

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Why the EU–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is such a big deal

In February, the European Parliament adopted the EU–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). This is the most comprehensive and ambitious EU trade agreement with a developing country to date, the result of bilateral negotiations between the two following a failed attempt to negotiate a broader EU–Asean trade agreement. The EVFTA will be Vietnam’s next big step […]

Disappeared: Cambodia Interior Ministry blamed for missing Mexican educator Osman Karaca (video) *updated

A Mexican woman and her friends have taken to social media to try and prevent the forced deportation to Turkey of her husband following his enforced disappearance from the streets of the Cambodia capital, Phnom Penh, earlier this week. In an emotional appeal to the international community, Grace Lalrinmawii Karaca, said eight counterterrorism officers from […]

Bogus threat to suspend Cambodia’s UN seat raises PM’s hackles

Bogus threat to suspend Cambodia’s UN seat raises PM’s hackles

The European Union is not plotting to have Cambodia thrown out of the United Nations, despite what one Phnom Penh newspaper recently reported, and what the Cambodian government now believes. A story the Phnom Penh Post published on September 17 reported that a human rights-related resolution the European Parliament adopted four days earlier was threatening […]