Kazakhstan will remain ‘locomotive’ of Eurasian integration – President

By |februar 17th, 2020|Afghanistan, Belt and Road Initiative, Central Asia, China, EU-Kazakhstan relations, Eurasian economic union, foreign fighters, Kassym Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, News, Russia, United States|

Kazakhstan and Russia, which are among the founders of the EAEU, will continue to remain the “locomotives” of Eurasian integration, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said at the Munich Security Conference on Friday (15 February). Tokayev, who was elected last June...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kazakhstan will remain ‘locomotive’ of Eurasian integration – President

Norway’s ‘northernmost Chinatown’ eyes Beijing’s Arctic investments

By |januar 30th, 2020|Arctic circle, Belt and Road Initiative, China, News, Northern Sea Route, Norway|

Each year, during the Lunar New Year celebrations, a small Arctic Chinatown takes shape near Norway's border with Russia and Finland. It's an indication of how China, though a non-Arctic state, is increasingly eyeing opportunities in the region.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Norway’s ‘northernmost Chinatown’ eyes Beijing’s Arctic investments

European firms get ‘crumbs’ from China’s Belt and Road

By |januar 16th, 2020|Belt and Road Initiative, Central Asia, China, News|

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an investment plan aiming to connect Europe with Asia, is sidelining European companies and Brussels should review its competition law to level the playing field, a business lobby said on Thursday (16 January).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za European firms get ‘crumbs’ from China’s Belt and Road

We welcome Chinese investment, Greece’s digital minister says

By |december 4th, 2019|5G, Belt and Road Initiative, China, Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Kyriakos Pierrakakis, News|

The Greek government is open to the idea of further Chinese investment into a range of public and private sectors, including in the field of telecommunications, the country's digital minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis, told EURACTIV on Tuesday (3 December).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za We welcome Chinese investment, Greece’s digital minister says

EU almost invisible at major Silk Road forum in Georgia

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|Belt and Road Initiative, China, Georgia, New Silk Road, News|

No high-level EU Commission official was to be found at the opening of a two-day Silk Road Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday (22 October), which was attended by 2,000 delegates from some 60 countries, including several EU member states. 

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU almost invisible at major Silk Road forum in Georgia

‘Almost impossible’ to rival China’s business clout in Central Asia

By |oktober 11th, 2019|Belt and Road Initiative, Central Asia, China, EIB, EU strategy for Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, Peter Burian, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan|

“China is coming with an offer nobody can refuse, while the EU is coming with an offer nobody can understand." For many in Central Asia, that phrase – although intended as a joke – best summarises the European way of doing business.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za ‘Almost impossible’ to rival China’s business clout in Central Asia

East-West corridor: ‘Hard’ versus ‘soft’ connectivity?

By |oktober 10th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Belt and Road Initiative, Central Asia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, News, Uzbekistan|

A conference organised by EURACTIV on ‘Global Eurasia – connectivity as a driver for peace, stability and security’ raised questions such as “greener” connectivity, in line with Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s priorities. But diplomats from the region were more focused on infrastructure.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za East-West corridor: ‘Hard’ versus ‘soft’ connectivity?

Eurasia comes together in Nur-Sultan, but differences are still big

By |september 25th, 2019|Belt and Road Initiative, Central Asia, China, Eurasian Union, Kazakhstan, New Silk Road, News, Russia|

The 21st century should be defined by cooperation between Europe and Asia. That was the message of the fourth Eurasian conference, held in Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan on Tuesday (24 September). However, differences among participants prevented it from achieving concrete results.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Eurasia comes together in Nur-Sultan, but differences are still big

Chinese ambassador asks EU for evidence that Huawei is a ‘security threat‘

By |september 19th, 2019|5G, Belt and Road Initiative, Hong Kong, Hong Kong protests, Huawei, News|

The European Union needs to show “concrete evidence” that the Chinese tech giant Huawei is a security threat, China’s Ambassador to Slovakia Lin Lin told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Chinese ambassador asks EU for evidence that Huawei is a ‘security threat‘

Kazakhstan’s new president vows to pursue controlled democratisation

By |september 3rd, 2019|Belt and Road Initiative, China, democratisation, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, News, reform|

Kazakhstan’s new President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev delivered on Monday (2 September) his first major speech following his election last June, defining his policies in all fields of the economy and society.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kazakhstan’s new president vows to pursue controlled democratisation