The EU’s support in Myanmar’s transition |

The EU’s support in Myanmar’s transition


Since early 2011, Myanmar has seen a remarkable departure from decades of authoritarian rule. The government has committed itself to reforms and some significant steps have been undertaken to establish a more open society. The release of a number of political prisoners, the willingness to address ecological and economic concerns voiced by civil society, easing media censorship and the passing of legislation in the field of labour law help to make the promises of reform more credible.

The prime goal of the EU is to help a legitimate, civilian government to pursue the social and economic development of the country, respecting human rights and rebuilding relations with the international community. The talk will therefore assess the support offered by the European Union to the transition under way in Myanmar. In particular, it will focus on the Myanmar-EU Task Force, which is tasked to provide comprehensive support to the transition in Myanmar by mobilising all tools and mechanisms available to the EU, political and economic including development aid, support to the peace process, and investments.


Dr Cesare Onestini, EU Visiting Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Tuesday, 26 November 2013
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Seminar Room 3-5
Manasseh Meyer, 
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, 
469C Bukit Timah Road, 
Singapore 259772

Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending at the following link to avoid disappointment.

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