NEC helds talk with EU and Japan

The National Election Committee (NEC) of Cambodia’s senior officials held talk here this afternoon with two major donors. In early 2016, NEC will begin preparing the new voters’ list for the fourth-mandate commune/Sangkat council election in 2017 and the parliamentary election in 2018. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

EU representative says community foresters can help against global warming

The European Union ambassador on Wednesday called on the Cambodian government to help combat climate change, foremost by reducing red tape for communities who want to form groups to protect what remains of the country’s forests. ...

Hul Reaksmey

EU to raise climate change awareness in Kingdom

The European Union in Cambodia held a panel discussion about climate change on Wednesday in coordination with a United Nations-led global climate change conference to be held in Paris at the end of the year. ...

Donald Lee

EU diplomat welcomes Cambodia's disputed draft NGO bill

Outgoing ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia Jean-Francois Cautain on Tuesday welcomed the Cambodian government’s decision to establish a law on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Associations, according to a Cambodian government official. ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

EU seeks negotiation on timber agreement

As Vietnam and Laos negotiate to enter a European Union trade agreement aimed at improving forestry governance, the EU – one of the world’s top timber importers – is urging Cambodia to join the scheme. ...

Chan Muyhong

EU funding to the Kingdom rises threefold

The European Union’s delegation to Cambodia will almost triple its funding to the Kingdom over the next five years because the bloc’s aid policy has shifted its focus to least developed countries. Jean-François Cautain, ambassador for the European Union’s delegation to Cambodia, announced the EU would ...

Shaun Turton

European diplomats concerned by arrests

European diplomats called on Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday to express their concerns about the recent spate of activists’ arrests, with the minister reportedly saying that he believed a one-year sentence speedily handed down to seven Boeung Kak lake protesters last week was rather “heavy”. ...

Kevin Ponniah

EU gives $3.9 million to attract investment

The European Union will spend €3 million ($3.9 million) on a program to encourage small and medium enterprises to invest in Cambodia. Speaking at a conference yesterday in Phnom Penh, EU Ambassador to Cambodia Jean-Francois Cautain said the five-year grant – to be managed by EuroCham ...
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Italy demands ‘fairer’ rice deal

Italy has demanded that the European Union restrict Cambodia’s duty-free import status, as concerns over the survival of that country’s rice sector appear to be reaching a fever pitch. According to rice industry website Oryza, the Italian government has officially submitted a request to the EU ...

Eddie Morton

Land concession woes aired

Village representatives in Ratanakkiri yesterday shared their land grievances with the European Union ambassador, requesting he relay to the government their appeal that no further 99-year land concessions be granted to private companies. Although the Post was not permitted to attend the full two-hour meeting, NGOs present at ...

Phak Seangly

EU ban on Cambodian fish remains in place

More than one year after its fish products were banned from Europe, the industry and government has done little to ensure it will be lifted. The ban, instituted in early 2013, has hurt potential fish exports to a potentially lucrative trade partner. But EU officials say Cambodia ...

Suy Heimkhemra

Displaced communities ask EU to monitor funds

Residents of three displaced communities in Phnom Penh on Friday submitted a petition to the office of the European Union delegation, urging it to monitor funds it gives to the government. More than 50 protesters from the Boeng Kak, Borei Keila and Thmor Kol neighborhoods were met ...

Sek Odom

CNRP lawmaker files suit against official

Opposition lawmaker-elect Lim Kim-Ya filed charges with Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday morning against a government official he claims led an attack on a peaceful crowd at Freedom Park last Monday. Ket Khy, a Cambodia National Rescue Party lawyer, told the Post that Kim-Ya was seeking financial compensation ...

Chhay Channyda and Alice Cuddy

EU Ambassador Distances Local Delegation From Resolution

European Union (E.U.) Ambassador to Cambodia Jean-Francois Cautain distanced himself Monday from a European Parliament resolution calling for an independent investigation into July’s disputed national election and the killing of five striking garment workers this month. The European Parliament on Thursday passed the resolution, which urges ...

Alex Willemyns

EU resolution passed against sugar abuses

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling on the bloc’s executive body to urgently act on an EU preferential trade scheme found to have carried high risks of human rights violations in Cambodia through land evictions for industrial sugar development. In a January 16 resolution, ...

Kevin Ponniah

Opposition CNRP Leaders to Face Court Today

Opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha are due to appear before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court as scheduled this morning after retaining the services of a new lawyer, a CNRP spokesman said Monday. Mr. Rainsy and Mr. Sokha, as well as union leaders Rong Chhun ...

Eang Mengleng and Alex Willemyns

EU clarifies rice comments

While the European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht never told the Ministry of Commerce that Cambodian rice was “30 per cent” mixed with the same product from Vietnam, he did say Cambodia had to better ensure that its harvest was homegrown and not from ...

Eddie Morton and May Kunmakara

EU Fish Ban Blamed on Cambodian-Flagged Vessels

A ban on imports of Cambodian seafood proposed by the European Commission (E.C.) is in direct response to Cambodian-flagged vessels complicit in illegal fishing in international waters, Jean-Francois Cautain, European Union (E.U.) ambassador to Cambodia, said Wednesday. The E.C. on Tuesday announced that Cambodia was “non-cooperating ...

Denise Hruby

EU aids Cambodia in combating illicit trafficking, use of nuclear, radiological materials

The European Union (EU) signs Wednesday to provide Cambodia with equipment to detect illicit trafficking and criminal use of nuclear and radiological materials. The agreement was inked between EU Ambassador to Cambodia Jean Francois Cautain and Om Yentieng, vice-chairman of the Secretariat of National Counter-Terrorism Committee. Under the deal, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

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