Germany, EU roll out funding to accelerate lower Mekong projects

Germany and the EU continue to grant new funding, worth €8.92 million ($10.15 million), to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to enhance the Mekong cross-border water cooperation among the lower Mekong countries – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, said an MRC press release The Post ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/germany-eu-roll-out-funding-accelerate-lower-mekong-projects

Government leads joint programme with EU, strengthening an education sector

The EU on Wednesday launched the new phase of a multi-agency supported programme aimed at strengthening the Kingdom’s education sector. The Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF), which was started in 2011, has entered its third and final phase which will cost $27 million over four ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-leads-joint-programme-eu-strengthening-education-sector

EBA removal won’t affect development projects: EU

The potential cancellation of the Everything-but-arms (EBA) scheme will not have an impact on development projects in Cambodia funded by the European Union, according to George Edgar, the EU Ambassador to Cambodia. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50549413/eba-removal-wont-affect-development-projects-eu/

Project aids uptick in family chicken farming

Family-based chicken farming is on the rise in Cambodia, thanks in part to a $1.35 million project funded by the EU, said an NGO, People in Need Cambodia (Pin). Pin said over the past two years, Cambodian families have raised nearly 90 per cent more ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/project-aids-uptick-family-chicken-farming

Legal policy on marginalised groups finished by gov’t, EU

Ministry of Justice and the European Union (EU) experts have finalised the draft policy to provide legal aid to marginalised groups in rural areas in the Kingdom. The ministry and the EU completed the draft during their Technical Support for Legal Aid Policy Development workshop ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/legal-policy-marginalised-groups-finished-govt-eu

EU donates €3.5M to the KR Tribunal

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) announced on Monday that the European Union (EU) has pledged a total of €3.5 million ($4.1 million) to support it in 2018, according to its press officer, Neth Peaktra. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-donates-eu35m-kr-tribunal

EU to back $100 million fisheries project

The Minister of Agriculture and the EU ambassador have met to discuss an 85 million euro ($100 million) project to develop Cambodia’s fishing industry. Minister Veng Sakhon met envoy George Edgar at the ministry on Friday. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50499423/eu-to-back-100-million-fisheries-project/

Fisheries conservation project headed to Europe for approval

The feasibility study on a promising fisheries-conservation project that will be financed by the European Union has been finished, and will now be presented to European lawmakers for approval, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50498510/fisheries-conservation-project-headed-to-europe-for-approval/

WWF gets EU funds for conservation in Mondulkiri

The European Union will be funding conservation efforts in Mondulkiri’s Srepok and Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuaries to the tune of $3.3 million over the next five years, according to a press release yesterday. The project, Advancing CSOs Capacity to Ensure Sustainability Solutions (ACCESS), will be ...

Yon Sineat
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wwf-gets-eu-funds-conservation-mondulkiri

Hun Sen brushes off end of EU election support

The EU’s decision came in response to the government’s crackdown on the Kingdom’s largest opposition party – the Cambodia National Rescue Party – which was summarily dissolved last month, a development that the EU said rendered credible elections impossible. But in a speech to garment workers ...

Ben Sokhean and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hun-sen-brushes-end-eu-election-support

NEC claims EU move to pull funding unfair

The National Election Committee’s newly minted press reaction team responded late on Wednesday to the European Union’s decision to cut funding for the 2018 election, claiming it was unfair to judge the elections before they took place. ...

Andrew Nachemson and Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/nec-claims-eu-move-pull-funding-unfair

EU pulls NEC support, saying elections ‘cannot be seen as legitimate’ after CNRP dissolution

The European Union announced yesterday that it is suspending all support for Cambodia’s National Election Committee, calling credible elections impossible in light of the government’s dissolution of the ruling party’s only legitimate competitor. ...

Leonie Kijewski and Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/eu-pulls-nec-support-saying-elections-cannot-be-seen-legitimate-after-cnrp

EU mulls over agriculture aid

George Edgar, the European Union’s ambassador to Cambodia, met with Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon on Monday to discuss possible European Union (EU) aid to help the Kingdom strengthen its agricultural sector. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28272/eu-mulls-over-agriculture-aid/

Government asks for more funds as EU mulls cuts

Lawmakers on Thursday sought additional funding from the E.U. to benefit tourism, mining and exports of rice and garments, despite calls last month by the European Parliament for aid cuts unless Cambodia shows greater respect for human rights.   ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-asks-for-more-funds-as-eu-mulls-cuts-116035/

Commission, EU to discuss subsidies

Members of the opposition will join their ruling party counterparts on the National Assembly’s (NA) Second Commission on Economics, Finance, Banking and Auditing in a meeting today with a European Union (EU) technical working group to discuss EU subsidies to Cambodia. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27759/commission--eu-to-discuss-subsidies/

EU, SIDA offer €33.1M grant for budget reform

The European Union and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have agreed to provide a grant of €33.1 million to support the third phase of Cambodia’s Public Financial Management Reform Program, state news agency AKP announced Friday.   ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eu-sida-offer-eu331m-grant-budget-reform

PM challenges EU to follow through on threat to cut aid

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday blithely brushed aside a recent threat from the European Parliament to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cambodia over human rights abuses, challenging the body to follow through. ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pm-challenges-eu-to-follow-through-on-threat-to-cut-aid-114068/

Amid turmoil, EU calls for review of aid to Cambodia

The European Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution accusing the Cambodian government of laying politically motivated charges against the opposition and calling for aid cuts if its respect for human rights fails to improve—a loud echo of a resolution it passed just six months ago. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/amid-turmoil-eu-calls-for-review-of-aid-to-cambodia-113900/

EU funds increase by nearly 50 per cent

The European Union is increasing its development grants to Cambodia by almost 50 per cent in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to a Friday statement. ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-funds-increase-nearly-50-cent

EU to provide 10 million euros for election reform, NEC still needs more

The European Union pledged €10 million in preparation of the upcoming 2017 and 2018 elections yesterday, which the National Election Committee (NEC) hopes to add to in a new budget they will be submitting to the government, according to NEC officials. ...

Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21238/eu-to-provide-10-million-euros-for-election-reform--nec-still-needs-more/

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