Central Asia Archives

  • Kazakhstan is getting closer to OECD membership

    Opinion 19-10-2017

    Next week Almaty, the financial hub of Kazakhstan, will welcome political leaders from Central Asia and OECD member states for the OECD Eurasia Week. Kazakhstan hopes that this event will further strengthen the relations between the Eurasian and the OECD countries, writes Timur Suleimenov.

  • Another environmental catastrophe looms in Central Asia

    Opinion 13-10-2017

    During the last UN session, when the media were dominated by headlines about the well-known hotbeds of tension, a strong but little noticed message came from the leader of a Central Asian Republic, writes Adrian Van der Meer.

  • Commission: Kazakhstan proves good relations with both EU and Russia are possible

    News 06-10-2017

    A Commission official said on Wednesday (4 October) that Kazakhstan was “the living proof” for Central Asia and the EU's neighborhood that it should be possible for those countries to have good relations both with Brussels and Moscow.

  • Kazakh strategist: The Eurasian union is only about economic relations

    Interview 18-09-2017

    Kazakhstan sees the Eurasian Economic Union purely as a means to develop economic relations, while it strives for much deeper integration with its Central Asian neighbours, based on the model of the European Union, Sanat Kushkumbayev told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.

  • EXPO 2017 Astana will give birth to three big projects

    Special Report |  Video 12-09-2017

    EXPO 2017 ended on 10 September, having gathered the participation of 115 countries and 22 international organisations, providing a unique platform for a debate on best technologies for the future of energy. Roman Vassilenko, Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, tells EURACTIV about his country’s plan to build on the success of the exhibition.

  • Water resources management: West Africa and Central Asia

    News 08-09-2017

    A panel discussion at the Bled Strategic Forum highlighted the experience of West Africa in the common management of the water resources over a large area and progress in improving cooperation in an even larger Central Asia.