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.

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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.

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Kazakh strategist: The EU is a precious, but undervalued partner

By |december 5th, 2019|Astana process, Central Asia, China, Kazakhstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Syria war, Xinjiang|

On the sidelines of a conference dedicated to Kazakhstan’s experience with the presidential model of governance, EURACTIV spoke to Sanat Kushkumbayev, a prominent foreign policy analyst, about Kazakhstan's diplomatic and geopolitical efforts, including its relations with China and the EU.

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Central Asia leaders meet again in sign of increased regional cooperation

By |december 3rd, 2019|Central Asia, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev, regional cooperation, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan|

A five-way summit hosted by Uzbekistan’s President Shavket Mirziyoyev took place in the Kuksaroy Palace in Tashkent, the country's capital, on Friday (29 November). The second meeting of Central Asia leaders in as many years focused on geopolitics and stability, but also on environmental concerns.

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Yerman Mukhtar: We don’t build walls in the steppe

By |december 3rd, 2019|Central Asia, China, European Parliament, European Union, Kazakhstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev, regional cooperation, Russia, United States|

In a wide-ranging interview, Yerman Mukhtar, the chairman of the Kazakh parliament's committee on foreign affairs, defence and security, explains his country's foreign policy initiatives, known as 'the Three Dialogues'.

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EU-sponsored Nur-Sultan conference ‘happily coincides’ with Central Asia summit

By |november 29th, 2019|Central Asia, geopolitics, News, OECD, Uzbekistan|

A two-day conference on “Enhanced integration and Prosperity in Central Asia” opened in Kazakhstan's capital Nur-Sultan on Thursday (28 November). Incidentally, it coincided with a summit of the leaders of the five Central Asian countries on Friday in Tashkent, the capital of neighbouring Uzbekistan.

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Clear path for EU-Kazakhstan agreement to enter into full force

By |november 15th, 2019|Central Asia, EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, EU-Kazakhstan relations, Kassym Jomart Tokayev, News, regional cooperation|

Italy was the last EU country to ratify the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) with Kazakhstan, signed in 2015, paving the way for the trade deal to enter into full force.

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