In what could be construed as a course correction after years of taking a hands-off approach to the ethnic cleansing of Burma’s Muslim minority population, known as the Rohingyas, the European Commission announced on December 11 that it would release an additional €5 million to provide vital food assistance to Rohingya communities that remain stranded in Bangladesh after being driven from their homes.

The move signalled that Brussels is ready to take on a more active role amid the growing cho...

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