An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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The European Union has invested heavily in election support in Myanmar, among other things through funding the STEP Democracy programme. An interview with EU Ambassador Roland Kobia about his expectations, the challenges and trade as a means to foster economic and political dialogue.