‘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.

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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.

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Kazakhstan positions itself as a bridge between Asia and Europe

By |september 30th, 2019|Central Asia, Kazakhstan, News, regional cooperation, water management|

The main areas that Central Asia region wants to be focused on in the next years are environment protection and trade liberalization. EURACTIV.cz reports from Nur-Sultan. 

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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.

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Infographic: EU support for water resilience in Central Asia

By |julij 9th, 2019|Aral Sea, Central Asia, EU strategy for Central Asia, News, water management|

Central Asia is facing increasingly severe environmental challenges. The EU is offering help to the region to turn those challenges into opportunities. Enhancing environmental, climate and water resilience is a substantial element of the new EU strateg...

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Central Asia ministerial welcomes the EU’s new strategy for the region

By |julij 8th, 2019|Afghanistan, Belt and Road Initiative, Central Asia, Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, EU strategy for Central Asia, Federica Mogherini, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, regional cooperation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan|

Gathered in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on Sunday (7 July), the Foreign Ministers of the five Central Asian countries welcomed the new EU Strategy on Central Asia recently adopted by the EU.

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The EU is a natural partner for Central Asia

By |julij 4th, 2019|anti-terrorism, Central Asia, investment, News, water management, WTO|

In our highly interconnected world of today, Europe and Central Asia have never been so close, and neither have the potential benefits of working even more closely together been so evident, write Federica Mogherini and Neven Mimica.

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Is Turkey the Western anchor of the New Silk Road?

By |junij 7th, 2019|Belt and Road Initiative, Central Asia, China, Nato, New Silk Road, News, pan-Turkism, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russia, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Turkey, Uyghurs|

Despite sharing growing strategic interests with Russia and China, Ankara remains economically much more closely integrated with the West, if not even dependent, writes Nicola P. Contessi.

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Tusk tests the waters in Central Asia

By |junij 3rd, 2019|Central Asia, Climate Change, Donald Tusk, Kazakhstan, News, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, water management|

European Council President Donald Tusk did a tour of three Central Asia countries last week, including Tajikistan, where the melting Pamir Glaciers illustrate the impact of climate change and the difficulties of water management in this part of the world.

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Internet censorship eased as EU Council chief visits Tajikistan

By |maj 31st, 2019|Central Asia, democratic deficit, Donald Tusk, Emomali Rakhmon, internet censorship, News, Tajikistan|

Ex-Soviet Tajikistan appeared to unblock several popular websites and Google services during European Council President Donald Tusk’s visit to the country as part of a regional tour Thursday. Tusk was holding talks with veteran Tajik leader Emomali Rakhmon Thursday (30...

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