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UK Burma Advocacy Group Urges EU Not to Drop Sanctions

By The Irrawaddy 8 April 2013

Burma Campaign UK, in a statement posted on its website, said the European Union (EU) should reconsider lifting sanctions against Burma citing the deteriorating security situation in Shan State. The London-based advocacy group said in the statement the EU was ignoring the negatives of Burma’s reform process. “There is no doubt that there have been dramatic changes in Burma in the past two years, and that there is opportunity for further change which must be encouraged. However, European Union members have a tendency to highlight the positives while ignoring some important and harsh realities on the ground,” Burma campaign said.