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25th April 2012 London, UK

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by David Lidington

Minister for Europe, London

What has been the effect of EU sanctions on Burma?

On Monday EU Foreign Ministers decided to suspend all EU sanctions against Burma, apart from the arms embargo. This extraordinary decision is very welcome. The British Government has worked tirelessly to build a solid and coherent EU foreign policy towards Burma. We believe that when a nation, like Burma, reacts to international pressure and begins […]

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27th February 2012 London, UK

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by David Lidington

Minister for Europe, London

How the EU is encouraging Arab League efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria

The situation in Syria continues to shock and appal all those who see the images on our televisions or hear and read the testimonies of those affected by the Assad regime‚Äôs brutal repression of the Syrian people. Over 6,000 people people have died in the 11 months since the uprising in Syria began and it […]

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