Garment sector struggles to maintain EU trade agreement

The Kingdom’s annual $7 billion garment and textile sector, which has already been hard hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, is still struggling to make up for its partial loss of a preferential zero-tax trade deal provided by the European Union due to end in August. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737960/garment-sector-struggles-to-maintain-eu-trade-agreement/

EU providing over $500 million for C-19 response

The European Union, in a statement issued yesterday, said it is mobilising about $504 million in grants and loans to work with Cambodia in fighting the global COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic and mitigate its socio-economic effects. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732907/eu-providing-over-500-million-for-c-19-response/

EU doles out $500M in economic, job aid

Team Europe – the combined efforts of the EU, its member states and their financial institutions and implementing agencies – is mobilising €443 million ($503 million) in grants and loans to work with Cambodia in fighting Covid-19 and mitigating its socio-economic impacts. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-doles-out-500m-economic-job-aid

EU to assist tourism sector post COVID-19

Cambodia has requested the European Union assist the Kingdom’s hard-hit tourism sector once the COVID-19 pandemic has been resolved and international travel begins again. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728834/eu-to-assist-tourism-sector-post-covid-19/

EU to contribute to nation’s new water treatment plant

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has said it secured a 12.7 million euro (nearly $14 million) grant from the European Union for the construction of the Bakheng Water Treatment Plant and its 500 kilometres of distribution network in Phnom Penh.​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50724747/teu-to-contribute-to-nations-new-water-treatment-plant/

EU offers grant for Kingdom’s Covid-19 fight

EU Ambassador to Cambodia Carmen Moreno applauded the country’s efforts to control the Covid-19 crisis and said the EU is transferring a €56 million ($66.7 million) grant to help restore the economy, said a Ministry of Economy and Finance press release. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-offers-grant-kingdoms-covid-19-fight

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/

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