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Central Asia 08-07-2019

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

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.
Central Europe 13-12-2018

Mussels, health, and Baltic tourism. What do they have in common?

Initiatives like the Baltic Sea Region combine the unusual and predictable in developing people’s sense of shared responsibility for the development of their home regions, writes Jerzy Kwieciński.
Central Asia 24-11-2018

Brussels ministerial paves the way to launching EU Central Asia strategy

The European Union is expected to define its strategy for Central Asia in early 2019. A preparatory meeting between the EU and the foreign ministers of the five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) took place in Brussels on Friday (23 November).
Economy & Jobs 03-10-2018

Deputy mayor: A second bridge at Ruse-Giurgiu is a priority

Strahil Karapchanski, the deputy mayor of Ruse, the largest Bulgarian city on the Danube, told EURACTIV about the history, the present and his hopes for the future of cross-border regional cooperation with Romania, which he has helped to oversee.
Global Europe 17-08-2017

Turkey proposes free movement of workers with Kazakhstan

Central Asian countries are exploring forms of integration resembling those of the European Union, the latest one being the establishment of free movement of people and workers between Turkey and Kazakhstan.
Global Europe 15-12-2016

Mediterranean Union chief: We promote regional cooperation

Following the recent political chaos in the Mediterranean region, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) group is now focussing on collaborative local projects rather than large-scale regional policy.
Azerbaijan 10-11-2016

Ziyadov: Baku will become a Dubai-like hub in Eurasia

Azerbaijan intends to build a major trading hub close to its capital as a tax-free zone, with the expectation that other countries in the region will replicate the example and give a boost to the entire Eurasia region, Taleh Ziyadov told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.
Social justice 13-04-2016

Doing regional integration differently in Africa

No country alone can solve the development challenges of a continent made up of 54 countries. Conflicts spill over boundaries. Disease is not stopped by border control. And climate change doesn’t carry a passport, write Jan Vanheukelom and Bruce Byiers.
Development Policy 08-06-2015

Africa moves towards common market

Senior officials of three African economic blocs held talks on a "one trade regime" that would forge a common market spanning the continent, at a meeting in Egypt on Sunday (7 June).
Enlargement 26-03-2015

First Serbian politician accepts invitation to Kosovo

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Da?i? became the first government official to visit Pristina at Kosovo's invitation since the territory unilaterally declared independence from Belgrade in 2008.
Development Policy 19-12-2014

Stylianides: Defeating Ebola requires stronger regional cooperation

In an interview with EURACTIV's Georgi Gotev, Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management, said that more regional cooperation is needed in West Africa in the fight against ebola.
Enlargement 19-02-2013

Belgrade and Pristina to exchange ‘ambassadors’

Ivica Da?i? and Hashim Tha?i, the prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo, are due to meet today (19 February) under the auspices of EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, to continue discussions on their future relations and to exchange envoys. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Regional Policy 04-02-2013

Northern Ireland peace fund faces EU budget uncertainty

Despite the recent sectarian violence that saw dozens of policemen injured in Northern Ireland, the EU programme for peace and reconciliation in the region could be in jeopardy, senior Irish representatives have told EURACTIV.
Enlargement 08-07-2010

New rapprochement in the Western Balkans: How to advance it?

Despite a number of unresolved issues in the region, one can see a new spirit of rapprochement and genuine cooperation in the Western Balkans and its leaders must seize the moment in order to translate this trend into an irreversible process, writes Hido Biš?evi?, secretary-general of the Regional Cooperation Council for South-East Europe, in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV.
Global Europe 24-06-2010

Slovenia surprisingly joins Balkan regional body

Slovenia, a country that since its independence from former Yugoslavia has insisted that it belongs to the Adriatic and Alpine regions, has surprisingly joined the Southeast European Cooperation Process (SEECP), a regional body centered on the Western Balkans. EURACTIV Turkey contributed to this article.

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