Past Event: EIAS Closed Door Expert Roundtable Discussion on “EU Perspectives on the Latest Developments in Myanmar”
In view of the ongoing conflict in the country, EIAS hosted a Closed-door Expert Roundtable Discussion on “EU Perspectives on the Latest Developments in Myanmar”. The discussion took place on Tuesday, 20 September 2022, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Brussels time, GMT+2) at EIAS, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, B-1040 Brussels. The aim of the discussion was to exchange views on the current situation in Myanmar, economic developments, human rights concerns and potential political solutions. The exchange of views took place under Chatham House Rules. To start the discussion, Mr Felix Haas, Managing Director of Progress Asia Consulting Ltd. in Myanmar briefly shared his perspectives and experiences, after which the floor was be opened for further debate. The discussion was chaired by Mr Xavier Nuttin, EIAS Senior Associate and Member of the Advisory Board.
Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Brussels time (GMT+2)
Registration: Starting from 10:00 AM
Venue: EIAS, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Xavier NUTTIN, Senior Associate and Member of the Advisory Board, EIAS
Felix HAAS, Managing Director, Progress Asia Consulting Ltd. Myanmar
Closed-door EIAS Expert Roundtable Discussion on “EU Perspectives on the Latest Developments in Myanmar”
More than one year since the Tatmadaw seized power on 1 February 2021, Myanmar continues to experience unrest. The country’s governance is split between the State Administration Council, senior military officials, and the government cabinet, with Chief General Min Aung Hlaing reported to have become increasingly dominant. Since the start of the military coup, more than 2,000 civilians have been believed to be killed and more than 8,000 imprisoned in clashes between the military and pro-democracy protests. Despite having called for an “immediate cessation of the violence” through its so-called Five-Point Consensus, ASEAN has been accused of failing to take meaningful steps to respond to the crisis more effectively. At the same time, other than the several economic sanctions it imposed last year against parties associated with the military and discussions to potentially suspend its “Everything But Arms” Scheme, the EU has recently remained quiet on the ongoing crisis. This EIAS Roundtable will shed light on the evolving situation of the crisis on the ground and ongoing responses from the EU, also in view of its cooperation with ASEAN, especially in anticipation of the upcoming 45th anniversary of EU-ASEAN relations. The discussion will also assess key observations and potential future avenues on its socio-economic environment for 2023.
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