Tag: Myanmar

#Microfinancing made easy

#Microfinancing made easy

| January 28, 2020

Easy Microfinance, a top licensed microfinance institution in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, was created by Hong Kong headquartered investment firm Meridian Capital Limited in 2015. CEO Frank Snieders sat down to talk to EU Reporter. Why was Easy Microfinance created in Myanmar? What makes Myanmar special from a microfinance point of view? […]

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Chinese medical aid programme helps #Myanmar children suffering from congenital heart diseases

Chinese medical aid programme helps #Myanmar children suffering from congenital heart diseases

| January 20, 2020

“I’m so grateful to China,” said Wutyee Tun, a 13-year-old Burmese girl who received treatment from a Chinese medical program aiming to saving Burmese children suffering from congenital heart disease, write Lin Rui and Wang Hui, People’s Daily. The girl, who now has a chubby face and rosy cheeks, lives in a town of southern […]

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Ushering in a new era of relations between #China and #Myanmar

Ushering in a new era of relations between #China and #Myanmar

| January 20, 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar from Friday to Saturday (17-18 January), also Xi’s first state visit this year, will usher in a new era of China-Myanmar relations, said U Khin Maung Lynn, Joint Secretary of the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS), write Ding Zi, Zhou Zhiran and Wang Hui of […]

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#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

| October 9, 2019

Operation HYGIEA: Approximatively 200,000 pieces of counterfeit perfumes, toothpastes, cosmetics, 120 tonnes of counterfeit detergents, shampoos, diapers as well as more than 4.2 million of other counterfeit goods (battery cells, footwear, toys, tennis balls, shavers, electronic devices, etc.), 77 million cigarettes and 44 tonnes of counterfeit water pipe tobacco have been seized by the Asian […]

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EU commits €9 million in humanitarian aid for most vulnerable families in #Myanmar

EU commits €9 million in humanitarian aid for most vulnerable families in #Myanmar

| September 3, 2019

The European Commission has announced a new humanitarian aid package worth €9 million to address the needs of families affected by violence in Myanmar, particularly those living in the Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states. This includes €2 million to increase access to safe, quality primary and secondary education for children that are out of school […]

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#Myanmar – EU mission assesses human rights and labour rights situation

#Myanmar – EU mission assesses human rights and labour rights situation

| November 5, 2018

A monitoring mission of experts from the European Commission and the European External Action Service visited Myanmar from 28 to 31 October. This follows deeply worrying developments highlighted in various United Nations reports, in particular as regards human rights violations in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States and concerns around labour rights. This week’s high-level mission […]

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#Myanmar – ALDE Group calls for European Parliament to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s Sakharov Prize

#Myanmar – ALDE Group calls for European Parliament to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s Sakharov Prize

| September 3, 2018

The Liberal and Democrat group in the European Parliament calls on the House to revoke the Sakharov Prize awarded in 1990 and received in 2013 by Aung San Suu Kyi, due to her lack of moral leadership and compassion in the face of the Rohingya crisis. The report of the independent international fact-finding mission in […]

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