"Europe must stop being moralistic over Indonesian palm oil" - With Siwage Negara.
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Siwage Negara is a Senior Fellow at ISEAS and  Co-coordinator of the Indonesia Studies Programme. Siwage believes that Jokowi will be capable to unleash Indonesia's full economic potential in his last term, by lowering hight taxation and reducing the staggering national bureaucracy. Speaking about European engagement and FDI in Southeast Asia, Siwage admitted that most of the European investments are flooding in Singapore and Vietnam, the new rising star of the region. However, he believes that if the EU stops with its moralistic approach over Indonesian palm oil, the relationship between the biggest economy on SEA and EU can flourish and can be brought to a new level.
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