A member of the European Parliament is in Cambodia investigating agri-business firms accused of evicting hundreds of families while benefiting from a free-trade scheme with Europe worth millions of dollars, according to the NGO Equitable Cambodia. The visit from France’s Patrice Tirolien follows a resolution the European Parliament passed on January 16 urging the European Commission to act on a 2013 report by local NGOs detailing evictions and land grabs by sugar plantations profiting from duty-free export to Europe under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme. Exports to Europe through the EBA are credited with helping create
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