Cambodia says responds to EU over human rights concern

Cambodia’s government said on Thursday it had responded to the European Union over human rights and political concerns and urged the bloc to consider that nearly one million female workers would be affected if it suspended trade benefits.

The EU has threatened to suspend its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme with Cambodia after a European Commission report found that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government has cracked down on the opposition, civil society groups and the media.

It has given Cambodia a Thursday deadline to respond to the allegations and a final decision whether or not to suspend the EBA will be made in February next year.

In full: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-eu/cambodia-says-responds-to-eu-over-human-rights-concern-idUSKBN1YG0ZJ

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