Civil Society – the EU’s best partner in Central Asia

By |februar 21st, 2020|Central Asia, civil society, News|

The EU needs to put civil society at the heart of its strategy to rebuild its political presence in Central Asia, writes Barbara von Ow-Freytag.

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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

Europe’s Southern Gas Corridor ‘almost ready’, says Azebaijan’s SOCAR

By |februar 13th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Caspian Sea, Central Asia, gazprom, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, News, oil prices, pipeline politics, Rosneft, Shah Deniz II, Southern gas corridor, TANAP, TAP, Third energy package, Turkey, Turkmenistan, US sanctions|

A 25-year supply contract has been signed with Italy, and the first Azeri gas is expected to start flowing before the end of 2020, said Vitaly Baylarbayov, deputy vice president of SOCAR, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan.

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Uzbekistan resists as US seeks to rally Central Asians against China

By |februar 4th, 2020|Central Asia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mike Pompeo, News, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uighurs, United States, Uzbekistan|

Uzbekistan on Monday (3 February) gently resisted Washington’s efforts to rally China’s central Asian neighbors against Beijing over its treatment of Muslim minorities, a contentious issue for the region which has close economic ties to China.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Uzbekistan resists as US seeks to rally Central Asians against China

Germany launches ‘Green Central Asia’ initiative

By |januar 28th, 2020|Afghanistan, Central Asia, Climate Change, EU strategy for Central Asia, European Green Deal, Heiko Maas, Josep Borrell, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, water resources|

A high-level ministerial conference in Berlin launched on Tuesday (28 January) the ‘Green Central Asia’ initiative, intended to support regional integration between the five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who hosted the conference, stressed that...

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Uzbekistan is open for ‘conscientious foreign investors’, seeks ‘honesty vaccine’

By |januar 27th, 2020|anti-corruption, Central Asia, Eurasian economic union, human rights, News, NGOs, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan|

The president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, addressed the newly formed parliament on Friday (24 January), laying out his plans for the next five years. The banking sector, fighting corruption, foreign direct investment, poverty reduction and inter...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Uzbekistan is open for ‘conscientious foreign investors’, seeks ‘honesty vaccine’

Kazakhstan-EU relations entering a new stage

By |januar 17th, 2020|Central Asia, democratisation, EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, EU-Kazakhstan relations, human rights, Kassym Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev|

This New Year marks the start of a fresh chapter in the relationship between the European Union and Kazakhstan and on 20 January, the EU-Kazakhstan Cooperation Council will discuss the state of play, writes Mukhtar Tileuberdi.

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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).

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The Year in Review: Challenges and Choices of 2019

By |december 20th, 2019|5G, Article 50, Best of 2019, Brexit, Central Asia, China, Climate Change, commissioner hearings, copyright directive, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement, EU budget, European Commission, European Green Deal, European Parliament, MFF, Nato, News, Ukraine, Ursula von der Leyen, Western Balkans|

It’s been a very busy European election year and most of us are heading for a well-deserved Christmas break. Meanwhile, if you do fire up your browser, here you can catch up on our 30 most read stories that made waves in 2019.

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Uzbekistan holds first legislative polls under pro-reform leader

By |december 20th, 2019|Central Asia, democratisation, elections, News, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan|

Uzbekistan votes Sunday (22 December) in the former Soviet republic's first parliamentary elections since a new leader ushered in an era of reform after years of isolation and stagnation, yet voters' choices remain highly restricted.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Uzbekistan holds first legislative polls under pro-reform leader