EUROPE’S CONCERNS ABOUT MALDIVES ARE GROWING

Europe has deep concerns about the situation of democracy, the rule of law, and radicalisation in the Maldives, particularly on account of the high numbers of EU tourists and business investment in the country. Hence, an unofficial delegation went to the country this month made up by three Members of the European Parliament accompanied by EAR-AER Honorary Members Madi Sharma, British European and Economic and Social Committee EESC representative, and Henri Malosse, 30th President of the EESC....
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Maldives: Rule by arbitrary law

"This month, I visited the Maldives, to meet with citizens and the opposition to look at the reality. I witnessed the Maldivian government’s lack of intention to remedy the situation, with the continued manipulations of the electoral process.  The official Elections Commission continues to obstruct any possibility of free and fair elections. The opposition is neither able to campaign, hold rallies, nor display posters. This contrary to the public demonstrations and support f...
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Regional Cooperation is a global challenge, EAR-AER Honorary Members Henri Malosse and Madi Sharma were in Maldive

EAR-AER Honorary Members Henri Malosse, 30th President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), and Madi Sharma, British EESC representative accompanied members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Tomas Zdechovsky and Ryzsard Czarnecki forfeited their vacation time in order to show their support for the Maldivian people, and to witness first-hand, the country’s slide into authoritarianism. The delegation uncovered disturbing, undemocratic trends occurring in the archipelago. Attack...
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