Mr. Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.

EU Demands ‘Real, Credible’ Change From Cambodia

The European Union said Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government “must show real, credible improvement” on labor and human rights issues to avoid a withdrawal of Everything But Arms (EBA) tariff exemptions to its market.

As EU Threats Loom, Cambodia Prepares Reply to UN Rights Review

Cambodia will not accept recommendations to release opposition leader Kem Sokha from house arrest when it delivers its formal reply to the U.N.’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of its rights record later this year, an official involved in the process said, but will take on board more “general” reform advice.

Europe, Corruption and Electricity on Agenda at Gov’t-Business Forum

Top business representatives including Kith Meng and Bretton Sciaroni raised corruption, electricity prices and the potential loss of European markets for export as the most pressing concerns for Cambodian businesses during the high-level Government-Private Sector Forum with Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday.

EU Delegation Meet With Gov’t

Interior Minister Sar Kheng told visiting EU delegates that the government was working to fulfill its commitments to democracy and civil society, according to an Interior Ministry spokesman.