#Euro #Burma #Office #EBO is the #main #NGO #destroyed the #unity of the #ethnic #groups.


“The Euro-Burma Office (EBO) is the main NGO that has destroyed the unity of the ethnic groups. Their money came from the European Union. Our men took that money, and the ideas of the NGOs were installed in their brains” (as we said years ago) “တုုိင္းရင္းသား အင္အား စုု ေတြ ရဲ ့စည္း လုုံး ညီညြတ္ မႈ ကိုုအဓိက ဖ ် က္ လိုုက္ တဲ့ တရား ခံက EBO ပါဘဲ” သူတိုု ့ေတြ က ဥေ၇ာပ သမဂၢက ရတဲ့ပိုုက္ဆံေတြ ကိုု ယူတယ္ NGOs ေတြ ရဲ့လုုပ္ကိုုင္ ပုုံ အေတြး အေခၚ ေတြ က ်ေတာ္လိုု ့လူေတြ ဆီမွာ စြဲကပ္ သြားတယ္” David Tharckabaw – KNU Karen Leader: ‘If They Keep Attacking Us, There Will Be No Peace’ By LAWI WENG / THE IRRAWADDY| Thursday, November 5, 2015 | ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ KNDO_2 This week, representatives of a number of Burma’s ethnic armed groups convened in Wa Special Region for a political strategy summit among those that abstained from a recent ceasefire accord with the government. Attendees met for three days with the aim of establishing a path forward between non-ceasefire groups a new government set to take power early next year, following a general election to be held on Sunday. Two participants took some observers by surprise: David Tharckabaw and Zipporah Sein, both members of the Karen National Union (KNU), which signed the ceasefire agreement with the government on Oct. 15. Both representatives attended the summit on behalf of the Karen National Defense Organization (KNDO), a non-signatory, rather than the KNU. Neither was present at the ceasefire signing ceremony, indicating a growing divide within the powerful KNU. The Irrawaddy spoke with Tharckabaw on the sidelines of the summit in the Wa capital Panghsang about the KNDO’s objectives and motivations for attending the summit, and his views on the peace deal recently signed by other factions within the Karen political leadership. We would like to know about the KNDO’s stance. The KNU has already signed the “nationwide ceasefire agreement” (NCA), so why did you come here? The stance of our KNDO is that we wanted to see a nationwide peace agreement on the right track. What’s happening now is that there was some pressure from the government, and the KNU had to sign the NCA. This was not a real nationwide ceasefire, it was a fake NCA. For our KNDO, we will continue to work with our alliance of ethnic armed forces to reach a real nationwide agreement. Continue reading “#Euro #Burma #Office #EBO is the #main #NGO #destroyed the #unity of the #ethnic #groups.”

#Thai #passport #holders #can #travel to #countries in the #European #Union, as usual.

As a stream of news that Thai passport holders can not travel to certain countries in the European Union (EU), the group later issued an official suspension of measures (the Official Visits), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would confirm that these measures only to enforce an official visit in more Ministers level only. Official passport holders, and the General passports of Thai can also travel to countries in the European Union according to the rules and regulations to obtain the immigrant (visa) of each country as ever


EU Burma to grant Generalised System of Preferences

11.12.2012 credit EMG

European Union agrees to grant Myanmar Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), the EU’s tariff preferences granted to the developing countries.

The system will take effect early next year for Myanmar exports to Europe, said a representative from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) at the workshop of Cut-Manufacture-Produce last week.

Granting GSP to Myanmar is a decision made by the European Commission, but it is still pending approval by the European Parliament.

Myanmar will benefit from the GSP once it obtains the approval.

People who have registered as import and export entrepreneurs at the Ministry of Commerce can obtain the export licences and apply for GSP if the country, to which the products are exported allows GSP benefits.

The MOC has also discussed with EU about establishing an easy trade route for fisheries, forestry products and garments.

Since the new government took office in 2011, the European Union has adopted a constructive attitude towards Myanmar and has lifted its sanctions on trade and investment.

Last September, EU announced that it would grant all made-in-Myanmar products duty-free and quota-free access to the European except for arms and ammunitions.

European Union governments will suspend sanctions against Myanmar next week, French foreign minister Alain Juppe said on Friday,

Paris: European Union governments will suspend sanctions against Myanmar next week, French foreign minister Alain Juppe said on Friday, in recognition of rapid political and economic reforms after decades of military dictatorship.


A file photo of French foreign minister Alain Juppe

A file photo of French foreign minister Alain Juppe


“Next Monday we will not lift sanctions but suspend them because we want to check that the regime is progressing on the path of democracy,” Juppe told BFM television. “There is progress but we haven’t reached the final objective yet.”


EU diplomats say sanctions are being suspended – not lifted altogether – to maintain pressure on Myanmar’s quasi-civilian government to keep up its democratic transition.

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, long an advocate of sanctions imposed for human rights abuses by Myanmar’s military rules, has spoken out in support of such an approach.


Declaration of the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

The EU expresses its strong concern following reports on the health of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League of Democracy and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and on the recent detention of her physician, Dr Tin Myo Win.

The EU calls on the authorities of Burma/Myanmar to guarantee for Ms Suu Kyi immediate and proper medical care, as well as access for her personal attorney. It furthermore recalls that her house arrest, which has been imposed in clear breach of international norms, will expire this month, and therefore again urgently calls for her unconditional release.

On the sad occasion of the anniversary of Ms Suu Kyi’s detention, the EU urges the authorities to halt systematic torture and denial of health care to prisoners and to release all political prisoners.

Jiří Beneš, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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The Council reaffirms the European Union’s unwavering commitment to the people of Burma/Myanmar in achieving a peaceful transition to a legitimate civilian system of government,

to fight poverty and to improve their social and economic conditions. The
Council recognises that the political and socio-economic challenges facing the country can
only be addressed through genuine dialogue with all stakeholders, including those from ethnic
groups. The Council notes, however, that the authorities of Burma/Myanmar have still to take
the steps necessary to make the planned 2010 elections a credible, transparent and inclusive
process, based on international standards. It calls for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
and all other political prisoners and detainees.

Another Talkclub news http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/gena/107388.pdf