Thailand

The Grand Palace, BangkokThe Grand Palace, Bangkok

After the military coup in September 2006, and democratic elections late 2007, the EU is seeking to increase political dialogue and cooperation with Thailand. The EU is currently negotiating a Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA) which will open up wide opportunities to develop our cooperation, so far driven by trade and investment.

The PCA will provide a comprehensive and ambitious framework for joint work with Thailand, in all key areas of EU policies. Negotiations started in 2006, several negotiation rounds have since been organized, alternately in Brussels and in Bangkok.

The domestic political situation has prevented Thailand from engaging fully in the Free Trade Agreement  discussions between ASEAN countries and the EU.

Thailand took over the chair of ASEAN in July 2008. It aims to make ASEAN more business like and bring it closer to the people. It will have an extended period of 18 months in order to oversee effectively the implementation of recent ASEAN integration initiatives. 

 


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  • 02/04/2015
    Statement by the Spokesperson on developments in Thailand Statement by the Spokesperson on developments in Thailand <p>The EU has repeatedly called for martial law to be lifted and the democratic process to be restored in Thailand. The replacement of martial law by Order Number 3/2015 does not bring Thailand closer to democratic and accountable government.</p> 04/02/2015 16:40:14 04/02/2015 16:40:14 04/02/2015 16:40:14 04/02/2015 16:40:14 2015040216 090126248ef474c2 N 090126248ef474c2 /statements-eeas/2015/150402_01_en.htm 3698 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150402_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150402_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150402_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150402_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on developments in Thailand
  • 13/02/2015
    19 25362 1 _blank Local EU Statement: The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Thailand Local EU Statement: The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Thailand /delegations/thailand/documents/news/150213_local_eu_statement_thailand_en.pdf 02/13/2015 00:00:00 02/13/2015 13:56:00 02/13/2015 00:00:00 nulldate 2015021300 090126248e5a9d12 N 090126248e5a9d12 /delegations/thailand/documents/news/150213_local_eu_statement_thailand_en.pdf 95327 pdf Y /delegations/thailand/documents/news/150213_local_eu_statement_thailand_en.pdf 2 /delegations/thailand/documents/news/150213_local_eu_statement_thailand_en.pdf /delegations/thailand/documents/news/150213_local_eu_statement_thailand_th.pdf /delegations/thailand/documents/news/150213_local_eu_statement_thailand_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Local EU Statement: The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Thailandpdf - 94 KB [94 KB] ไทย (th)
  • 14/11/2014
    298 57255 1 _blank Local EU Statement on the increasing misuse of criminal defamation laws in Thailand Local EU Statement on the increasing misuse of criminal defamation laws in Thailand /delegations/thailand/documents/news/141114_eu_homs_statement_on_misuse_of_criminal_defamation_laws_en.pdf 11/14/2014 00:00:00 11/14/2014 00:00:00 11/14/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014111400 090126248d581a21 N 090126248d581a21 /delegations/thailand/documents/news/141114_eu_homs_statement_on_misuse_of_criminal_defamation_laws_en.pdf 61060 pdf Y /delegations/thailand/documents/news/141114_eu_homs_statement_on_misuse_of_criminal_defamation_laws_en.pdf 2 /delegations/thailand/documents/news/141114_eu_homs_statement_on_misuse_of_criminal_defamation_laws_en.pdf /delegations/thailand/documents/news/141114_eu_homs_statement_on_misuse_of_criminal_defamation_laws_th.pdf /delegations/thailand/documents/news/141114_eu_homs_statement_on_misuse_of_criminal_defamation_laws_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Local EU Statement on the increasing misuse of criminal defamation laws in Thailandpdf - 60 KB [60 KB] ไทย (th)
  • 23/07/2014
    495 65744 1 _blank Co-Chairs’ Statement of the 20th EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting. Brussels, 23 July 2014 Co-Chairs’ Statement of the 20th EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting. Brussels, 23 July 2014 /statements/docs/2014/140723_03_en.pdf 07/23/2014 19:42:00 07/23/2014 19:42:00 07/23/2014 19:42:00 nulldate 2014072319 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248c59a0b5 N 090126248c5a8dd8 /statements/docs/2014/140723_03_en.pdf 358769 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140723_03_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140723_03_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140723_03_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Co-Chairs’ Statement of the 20th EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting. Brussels, 23 July 2014pdf - 351 KB [351 KB]
  • 22/07/2014
    488 65744 1 _blank Factsheet on EU-ASEAN relations Factsheet on EU-ASEAN relations /statements/docs/2014/140722_03_en.pdf 07/22/2014 12:00:00 07/22/2014 12:00:00 07/22/2014 12:00:00 nulldate 2014072212 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248c580471 N 090126248c580471 /statements/docs/2014/140722_03_en.pdf 470828 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140722_03_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140722_03_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140722_03_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140722_03_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Factsheet on EU-ASEAN relationspdf - 460 KB [460 KB] français (fr)

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