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EU reassures NGOs over timber trade with Vietnam

The European Union has quashed concerns of several Cambodia environmental NGOs over a trade deal on tropical timber with Vietnam, saying that the scheme is to promote legally harvested timber, EU Ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar said.​ ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50541199/eu-reassures-ngos-over-timber-trade-with-vietnam/

New voters to get ID cards

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng met with European Union Ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar on Tuesday to discuss issuing identity cards for the coming national election. ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079497/new-voters-get-id-cards/

Plans for Mondolkiri road on hold, minister tells EU

Interior Minister Sar Kheng informed European Ambassador George Edgar on Tuesday that plans to construct a controversial road and border checkpoint that would have cut straight through the Mondolkiri Protected Forest had been suspended. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/plans-mondolkiri-road-hold-minister-tells-eu-116533/

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/

EU considers union appeals, urges government to respect human rights

The E.U.’s ambassador to Cambodia said he would weigh appeals from pro-government unions critical of a call by opposition party leader Sam Rainsy to push the government to improve its human rights record through increased economic pressure. ...

Khuon Narim, Khy Sovuthy and Sonia Kohlbacher
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/eu-considers-union-appeals-committed-to-human-rights-115901/

Over 4,000 people in Cambodia cycle to mark Europe day

More than 4,000 people in Cambodia cycled here on Saturday to celebrate Europe Day and to increase environmental awareness. The event was organized by the European Union (EU) in Cambodia in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, and the Phnom Penh Municipality. ...

Khmer Times Team
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24713/over-4-000-people-in-cambodia-cycle-to-mark-europe-day/

Cambodia and EU committee talks trade

The 9th session of the Cambodia-EU Joint Committee for bilateral cooperation to ensure the smooth operation and effective implement of trade and economic relations as well as the political development between the Kingdom and the EU is underway, and set to run until tomorrow. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24492/cambodia-and-eu-committee-talks-trade/

Communal land grant process too slow, says EU ambassador

European Union Ambassador yesterday criticized the slowness of the communal land title process introduced in 2001 to protect the ancestral forests and farmland of Cambodia’s indigenous groups. ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24039/communal-land-grant-process-too-slow--says-eu-ambassador/

Lack of transparency hinders budget progress

On Monday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced a new phase of the Public Financial Management Reform Program, a donor-assisted initiative established in 2004 to bolster the country’s ability to soundly manage its budget. In a speech at the launch event, he touted the government’s progress ...

Tej Parikh and Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/lack-of-transparency-hinders-budget-progress-110437/

Election-focused NGOs get big slice of EU grants

The European Union (EU) last week announced this year’s recipients of 8.2 million euros ($8.9 million) in grants to civil society, with much of the money going to nongovernmental groups whose stated goal is to make the country’s elections more open and inclusive.  ...

Maddy Crowell
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/20817/election-focused-ngos-get-big-slice-of-eu-grants/

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