Tag: Turkmenistan

EU steps up support to prevent violent extremism and #Radicalization in #CentralAsia

EU steps up support to prevent violent extremism and #Radicalization in #CentralAsia

| September 12, 2019

The European Commission has mobilized an additional €4 million to support the media, civil society organizations, and active citizens in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to prevent violent extremism and counter radicalization. The new projects will support trainings and professionalization of local journalists, activists and press officers to produce high-quality content, while fact-checking platforms […]

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#CentralAsia – European Union matches political commitment with further concrete support

#CentralAsia – European Union matches political commitment with further concrete support

| July 9, 2019

On 7 July, at the 15th EU-Central Asia Ministerial meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/European Commission Vice President Federica Mogherini (pictured) presented a set of EU funded programmes that support all countries of the region – Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan – on environment protection, climate action, […]

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Can #Turkmenistan pay its bills?

Can #Turkmenistan pay its bills?

| February 28, 2019

A prominent Turkish investor has alleged that the Turkmenistan government “has run out of financial resources” and questioned its ability to pay its bills. Oguzhan Cakirolgu, a board member of a former Turkish investor in Turkmenistan, reportedly said the government had “run out of financial resources and it hasn’t been paying for finished contracts, let […]

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Engagement with #Turkmenistan: A step too far?

Engagement with #Turkmenistan: A step too far?

| February 23, 2019

German businessmen have always been more inclined than their counterparts elsewhere in Western Europe to look East for trade opportunities. Recent EU tensions are linked to Germany’s staunch support of the Nordstream-2 gas pipeline that will supply Russian gas to Germany (avoiding Ukraine), and in 2017 former Chancellor Schroeder was appointed to the board of […]

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#CIS: The quarter-century milestone

#CIS: The quarter-century milestone

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), writes Martin Banks. This is an association of former Soviet republics that was established in December 1991 by Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to help ease the dissolution of the Soviet Union and coordinate inter-republican affairs. Most of the former Soviet republics are […]

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#GMB slams Commission over dumping of steel from China

#GMB slams Commission over dumping of steel from China

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

GMB, the union for steel workers, commented on the discussions in the EU College of the Commission yesterday (13 January) on anti-dumping and the pushing of any decision back to at least summer 2016. GMB National Officer Dave Hulse said: “The Commission ducking the decision on Market Economy Status for China shows that deep down […]

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Opinion: Kazakhstan’s importance for Central Asia, the EU, China and Russia: Relations in progress

Opinion: Kazakhstan’s importance for Central Asia, the EU, China and Russia: Relations in progress

By Political Analyst Vira Ratsiborynska, European Parliament The Central Asian region has a strategic geopolitical location, an enormous economic and energy potential and abundant wealth of resources that represent an important factor of interest for many leading economic world powers such as the EU, Russia and China.   The Central Asian region has a rich history […]

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