Opinion

Cambodia’s Democracy and EU Trade Privileges: Taking a Long-Term View

Withdrawing Cambodia’s EBA privileges might not do more harm than good.

EU-Cambodia relations continued their downward spiral following the official announcement that the European Union (EU) would begin the process of suspending the Everything but Arms (EBA) trade scheme with Cambodia, highlighting the deterioration of democracy, respect for human rights, and the rule of law in Cambodia. Despite improvements by the Cambodian government over the past few months in response to the EU’s concerns, the EU’s strong-handed approach in reprimanding Cambodia is unlikely to improve the current political situation.

In full: https://thediplomat.com/2019/02/cambodias-democracy-and-eu-trade-privileges-taking-a-long-term-view/

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