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High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini in Bangkok, #Thailand, to participate in EU-ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference and 26th #ASEAN Regional Forum

High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini in Bangkok, #Thailand, to participate in EU-ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference and 26th #ASEAN Regional Forum

| August 1, 2019

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#Thailand – European Commission removes “yellow card” to recognise return to sustainable fishing

#Thailand – European Commission removes “yellow card” to recognise return to sustainable fishing

| January 8, 2019

The European Commission has taken Thailand off its list of countries involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. As the world’s largest import market for fisheries products the EU bears particular responsibility for ensuring that fishing is carried  out in a sustainable way, writes Catherine Feore. The EU first introduced a so-called “yellow card” warning […]

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BBC credits #Taipei transport and health care for city’s growing appeal

BBC credits #Taipei transport and health care for city’s growing appeal

| September 21, 2018

On 10 September, a BBC travel article stated that Taipei is climbing in global livability rankings thanks to its high-quality health care and transportation infrastructure, spotlighting the city’s reputation as an increasingly attractive destination for business travelers and expatriates. The municipality was one of five locations selected by the British news organization as performing better […]

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#Thailand referendum: Military-written constitution approved

#Thailand referendum: Military-written constitution approved

A clear majority of Thai referendum voters have backed a draft constitution written by an army-appointed committee. Unofficial tallies show that 61.45% voted in favour. The military threw out the old constitution when it took power in 2014, after months of political instability and sporadic violence. Supporters of the new document say it will restore […]

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Senior #Thailand expert assures referendum will be ‘fair’

Senior #Thailand expert assures referendum will be ‘fair’

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

A senior figure in the Thai government has moved to allay fears that this weekend’s much-awaited referendum in the country will be rigged, writes Martin Banks. Norachit Sinhaseni said he sought to reassure the international community that the referendum will be “fair”.  The poll is on the draft constitution which was drawn up by the […]

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#Thailand government needs to clear the path back to democracy, says #Bundestag

#Thailand government needs to clear the path back to democracy, says #Bundestag

The German Bundestag raised the situation in Thailand as the first item on the agenda of the Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday.  Following their deliberations on the constitutional referendum to be held on 7 August in Thailand, the Chair, Deputy Chair and the Spokespersons of the Foreign Affairs Committee jointly noted: “Two years after it took […]

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#Thailand military junta facing ‘crisis of legitimacy’

#Thailand military junta facing ‘crisis of legitimacy’

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The military junta in Thailand is facing a “crisis of legitimacy” and lack of public  confidence among its citizens.  That was the claim made by Xavier Nuttin, a senior Asia analyst at the European Parliament at a debate in Brussels on Tuesday (21 June).  Nuttin said that, two years after a military coup that overthrew […]

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