Uzbekistan pushes back against Russian criticism over language policy

By |maj 19th, 2020|Central Asia, Eurasian economic union, News, nuclear energy, Russia, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Soviet Union, Uzbekistan|

Uzbekistan on Monday (18 May) pushed back against Russian criticism of its plans to enforce the use of the Uzbek language in the civil service, in a rare rebuke of Moscow by Tashkent amid otherwise warm ties.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Uzbekistan pushes back against Russian criticism over language policy

Kazakhstan provides humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

By |april 16th, 2020|Central Asia, China, coronavirus, economic crisis, humanitarian aid, IMF, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, Tajikistan|

In the context of the Covid-19 crisis, Kazakhstan has offered humanitarian aid to its Central Asian neighbours Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, answering a request by Bishkek and Dushanbe.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kazakhstan provides humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Civil Society – the EU’s best partner in Central Asia

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Europe’s Southern Gas Corridor ‘almost ready’, says Azebaijan’s SOCAR

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...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Germany launches ‘Green Central Asia’ initiative

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kazakhstan-EU relations entering a new stage

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