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#Kazakhstan foreign minister welcomes EU strategy on Central Asia

#Kazakhstan foreign minister welcomes EU strategy on Central Asia

| January 22, 2020

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi (pictured, centre) has welcomed the EU Strategy on Central Asia, saying it will pave the way for better co-operation and improved regional relations, writes Martin Banks. Speaking in Brussels on Monday (20 January), he said the strategy “provides the overall framework for regional engagement”. The strategy should support, among other […]

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#BOLDT sponsors stunning exhibition of De Bock photography

#BOLDT sponsors stunning exhibition of De Bock photography

| December 5, 2019

© Jimmy De Bock The way we see the world is often best captured by a photograph. Iconic images of mankind’s plight and triumphs have over and over again been seared into our collective memory, writes Martin Banks.   In this spirit, on Tuesday, 3 December, BOLDT – in co-operation with Fondation Franz Weber – sponsored […]

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Asian #Transjakarta cited as model for Europe and rest of world

Asian #Transjakarta cited as model for Europe and rest of world

| October 24, 2019

A major conference in Brussels was told that an innovative public transportation system in Asia can be a model for Europe and the rest of the world. Jakarta Public Transportation is pioneering integrated and environmental-friendly transport, the International Bus Conference was told, writes Martin Banks. The three-day conference ran from 21-23 October and attracted scores […]

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Mediation needed to save Georgia’s #Anaklia port opportunity

Mediation needed to save Georgia’s #Anaklia port opportunity

| October 17, 2019

A consortium planning to build a major port on Georgia’s Black Sea coast has been given until the end of the year to secure financing for the project, writes Martin Banks. The deadline was announced by Georgia’s Regional Development and Infrastructure Minister Maia Tskitishvili. It extends a deadline originally set for earlier this week. Anaklia Development […]

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#Clinclowns cocktail festival comes to #Belgium

#Clinclowns cocktail festival comes to #Belgium

| October 12, 2019

Belgian bartenders have joined forces to organize a two-week cocktail festival across the country from 14-31 October, writes Martin Banks. The aim is to show that drinking a good (non) alcoholic cocktail in a cocktail bar can be fun for everyone. But there’s a more serious side to the event too: all the participating bars […]

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Brussels sees launch of new #Monopoly

Brussels sees launch of new #Monopoly

| September 27, 2019

Here’s an offer you might find hard to resist – buying the European Parliament and NATO’s new state-of-the-art HQ in Brussels, writes Martin Banks. Both are up for grabs – at least on the new Monopoly board which has just been launched. A brand new Brussels version of the kids’ favourite  features some of the city’s […]

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Seaside birth of a new #Georgia political movement

Seaside birth of a new #Georgia political movement

| September 16, 2019

Mamuka Khazaradze, founder of TBC Bank and the Anaklia Development Consortium, this week launched a new political movement called “Lelo” in Anaklia , a coastal down in Georgia. The movement is drawing comparisons with President Macron’s French ‘En Marche’ initiative and is tipped to have a similar momentum and cause a similar upset in the […]

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