New round of EU sanctions targets Myanmar military’s Oil and Gas cash cow

In previous sanctions rounds against Burma by the EU, MOGE was left untouched. The new round of sanctions is a new step by the international community against the Burmese military.

Thailand’s Digital Health Pass Now Accepted in EU

Thailand is the second country in the ASEAN region to adopt this common standard for digital certification. Travelers are, however, encouraged to check with their destination countries prior to travel.

How East Asia has controlled coronavirus, and what it means for its recovery

Vietnam’s crisis response has been representative of East Asia’s impressive ability to stem the spread of COVID-19. It has reported zero deaths from COVID-19, compared to 846 confirmed deaths per million in Belgium.

ASEAN and EU conclude the world’s first bloc-to-bloc Air Transport Agreement

The AE CATA is the world’s first bloc-to-bloc air transport agreement and will bolster connectivity and economic development among the 37 member states of ASEAN and the EU.

ASEAN Overtakes EU to Become China’s Top Trading Partner in Q1 2020

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) became China’s largest trading partner in the first three months of 2020, surpassing both the EU and the United States.

EU donates €350 million to fight Covid-19 in ASEAN countries

EU mobilises €350 million to assist the ASEAN region in fight against the coronavirus

EU to revive free trade talks with Thailand

Free trade talks between Thailand and the EU started in 2013 but were put on hold after the 2014 military coup that ousted the elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra.

Commerce Ministry to revive Thai-EU FTA talks

The EU is a big market with some 513 million population, and was Thailand’s 4th biggest trading partner last year with 47 billion U.S. dollar in trade value.