Use trade to pressure the regime in Cambodia

Clothing store in Cambodia

Cambodia is a major exporter of textile products and H&M is one of the largest buyers.

Of: Åsa Eriksson

In recent years, Cambodia has gone against a dictatorship. Independent media have been shut down, the opposition party has been banned and critics of the regime have been imprisoned. At the same time, we import clothes and other goods cheaply from the country. It is good that the EU is now changing its favorable trade agreement with Cambodia, writes the Social Democrats' trade policy spokesperson Åsa Eriksson.

March 23, 2020, Debate

Democratic aid to Cambodia is not in vain

Civil society in Cambodia has been strengthened with the help of Swedish aid. That is the opinion of the debaters who have evaluated 20 years of aid to the country.

Of: Henny Andersen, Joakim Öjendal and Karl-Anders Larsson

Swedish democracy aid has had a positive influence in Cambodia, despite the country's government becoming increasingly authoritarian. It is written by Henny Andersen, Karl-Anders Larsson and Joakim Öjendal, authors of a unique study that looks at support over a 20-year period.

June 25, 2019, Debate

Aid does not cause corruption in Cambodia

Of: Karl-Anders Larsson

Corruption in Cambodia existed long before aid was planned, but the influx of aid funds affects corruption and its effects. Short-sightedness and a lack of understanding of power relations make development a contributing factor. But for effective and situational assistance, it is possible to contribute to the fight against corruption, writes Karl-Anders Larsson, former embassy councilor in Cambodia.

July 14, 2016, Debate