About: Uzbekistan

Central Asia 22-01-2018

Guterres highlights cooperation potential of Central Asia with Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted on Friday (21 January) the potential of the five countries of Central Asia for addressing the threats of violent extremism and transnational organised crime in Afghanistan. For its part, Kazakhstan has suggested building an economic and security partnership with Afghanistan.

Central Asia 29-11-2017

‘Central Asia Spring’ hailed after Uzbekistan changed leadership

A leading MEP said on Tuesday (28 November) that regional cooperation in Central Asia was benefitting from “a new beginning” thanks to democratisation in Uzbekistan flowing the death of its first leader Islam Karimov in 2016.

Central Asia 08-09-2017

Water resources management: West Africa and Central Asia

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.

Global Europe 01-02-2017

Kazakhstan changing to secure continuity

Kazakhstan and the wider region of Central Asia are on the cusp of significant change, albeit largely unrecognised by the rest of the world, writes Kamran Bokari.

Global Europe 03-01-2017

Kazakhstan lifts visa requirements to boost tourism, investment

Kazakhstan said Tuesday (3 January) it had lifted visa requirements for citizens of the European Union, OECD countries and a number of other states in a bid to boost investment and tourism.

Enlargement 21-11-2016

Fed up with EU, Erdogan says Turkey could join ‘Shanghai Five’ bloc

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was quoted saying yesterday (20 November) that Turkey did not need to join the European Union "at all costs" and could instead become part of a security bloc dominated by China, Russia and Central Asian nations.

Energy 08-11-2016

LUKoil vice president: EU taxes are killing the refinery business

LUKoil would be delighted to sell the EU gas, but it cannot, as Gazprom has a monopoly on Russia's gas exports. However, the gas LUKoil discovered on the Romanian shelf will directly supply the EU, Leonid Fedun told EURACTIV.com.

Global Europe 02-11-2015

US seeks rapprochement with authoritarian Central Asian states

US Secretary of State John Kerry met with officials from five Central Asian states on Sunday (1 November), who are accused of being among the world’s worst offenders of human rights.

Le djihadiste britannique connu sous le nom de "John le Beatle"

Flow of European jihadis drying up

The flow of European fighters from Europe to territory held by the ultra-hardline Islamic State is drying up due to tighter restrictions imposed by European states that have prevented would-be jihadis from travelling, fighters from the group said.

Global Europe 02-03-2011

Barroso urges Kyrgyzstan to ‘stand firm’ on reforms

Receiving Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva in Brussels yesterday (1 March), European Commission President José Manuel Barroso encouraged the former Soviet republic, which is trying to build the first parliamentary democracy in Central Asia, to stand firm on economic and political reforms.

Med & South 24-01-2011

Human rights concerns overshadow EU-Uzbek ‘summit’

José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, is today (24 January) meeting Islam Karimov, president of Uzbekistan, in an unprecedented move to engage with an authoritarian leader who has been in charge since 1990 and stands accused of massive violations of human rights.

Enlargement 15-11-2005

Council imposes arms embargo on Uzbekistan

The EU has imposed a visa ban and an arms embargo on Uzbekistan. Meanwhile, the Uzbek president has signed a military co-operation agreement with Moscow.