Regional Outlook, Global Perspective

CAMBODIA’S HUN SEN EASES PRESSURE ON UNIONS

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen told his ministers to ease pressure on labor union leaders after threats by the European Union to remove the Southeast Asian country’s duty-free trading access, Reuters reports. Cambodia is moving closer to losing its preferential trade terms with the EU after the bloc’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said last month that talks with Cambodian leader Hun Sen failed to assuage the EU’s human rights concerns, according to Politico. A week before the talks, Cambodia’s foreign ministry said a decision by the EU to ramp up trade pressure on the country over human rights concerns was an “extreme injustice”, adding it risked destroying decades of development in the country.

08/11/2018 in Cambodia, Daily Briefs, Regions

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