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  • NEWS

    Yingluck's EU invite 'meant to cause a stir'

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 26/11/2015

    » An invitation for former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to visit the European Parliament was a ploy to stir up political consequences in Thailand, Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said Wednesday.

  • AUTO

    EU cars to be fitted with automatic dial for help

    Published on 29/04/2015

    » STRASBOURG — The European Parliament voted Tuesday to require all cars European Union-wide to be fitted out by 2018 with an automatic dial-up system so emergency workers can get to crash sites as swiftly as possible.

  • NEWS

    EU move fuelling unease among palm oil producers

    Spectrum, Published on 28/01/2018

    » The livelihood of as many as 300,000 oil palm farmers in Thailand could be in jeopardy after the recent decision by the European Union (EU) to look at ways of banning imports of palm oil biofuel from 2021, industry experts say.

  • BUSINESS

    Certification showdown

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 08/05/2017

    » Efforts by Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to "green" the palm oil supply chain have gathered momentum despite some hiccups. The question is whether the outcome will be in time to make a difference for the world.

  • OPINION

    Merkel, Juncker fight the dreamers

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 08/07/2016

    » It is increasingly clear that the European Union (EU) is about to waste the crisis brought on by the UK's withdrawal vote. The leaders of the nation states have no stomach for any meaningful reform of EU institutions, the bureaucrats in Brussels are forced to take a back seat, and federalist dreamers are unceremoniously shunted aside.

  • OPINION

    Generals of the elite

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/11/2017

    » The Nov 19 editorial, "Anti-poverty drive needs political will", says it all.

  • BUSINESS

    Open economy evangelist

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 14/08/2017

    » New Zealand has long been known for kiwi fruit, lamb and the invincible All Blacks, the fearsome national rugby team. But in the global economic sphere, the country is also known as a champion of open economies and free trade. Last year, the country was rated the world's second-best place to do business by Forbes magazine. That helps confirm its reputation in the field of trade -- and explains why the British government chose a New Zealander to head its post-Brexit trade negotiating team.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The bats are on the wing

    Brunch, Published on 17/07/2016

    » In last week's Green Fingers, I mentioned that my friend, who lives in California, said that US farm owners hired flocks of sheep to graze on their farms. "It's cheaper than hiring workers to clear the land of grass," he said. I thought he was pulling my leg, but just because the practice is unheard of in Thailand does not mean it's implausible. I just read that Google hires 200 goats regularly to chew away grass in its lawns rather than use lawnmowers.

  • LEARNING

    Suu Kyi's historic European tour begins

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 13/06/2012

    » Returning to Europe she will receive the Nobel Peace Prize won 20 years ago, make a speech to the UK parliament & travel to many countries.

  • NEWS

    Cyprus approves capital controls

    Bloomberg News, Published on 23/03/2013

    » Cypriot lawmakers have approved capital controls and legislation to wind down banks as they scrambled to secure a bailout and avert a financial collapse.

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