Uzbekistan

On How the Inclusion on EU Aviation List Spurs Reform in Central Asia

Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov announced on 3 November 2009 that the government would not issue any new licences to airlines until Kazakhstan had resolved the situation with the...

EU Assistance to Central Asia: Back to the Drawing Board?

European Union (EU) assistance in general and to Central Asia in particular is a complicated, many sided and fairly opaque business. Over a seven-year period, 719 million Euros were...

Spain and Kazakhstan in the chair

2010 promises to be an interesting year for relations between Europe and Central Asia. The EU, guided by the Spanish Presidency, plans to initiate a review of the Strategy...

Destruction of Central Asian Electricity Grid: Causes and Implications

The destruction of the Central Asia-wide electricity grid has not only demonstrated the fragility of energy arrangements in the region but also the lack of political co-operation among regional...

Optimisation of Central Asian and Eurasian Trans-Continental Land Transport Corridors

There is at present an overlapping but inadequately coordinated combination of strategic trans-continental transport corridors or axes stretching across the Eurasian landmass, centred on or around Central Asia. There...

The Growing Illiteracy in Central Asia: A Challenge for the EU

The Central Asian states have declared their interest in engaging in international cooperation in the higher education sector, but less so for primary and secondary education levels, which are...

Beyond Border Management Programme for Central Asia (BOMCA)

Introduction In 2002, Romano Prodi, then President of the European Commission, proudly announced a plan to create a unified border guard for the European Union. Police from various member states...

From Central Asia into EurAsia

Having recently spent some time in all fve states of Central Asia on the EUCAM project monitoring the EU’s strategy there I am persuaded that the regional dimension to...

The multiple paradoxes of the agriculture issue in Central Asia

Agriculture constitutes one of the main sectors in the economies of Central Asia: cotton production in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, a booming grain sector in Kazakhstan; and a long tradition...

The EU Strategy for Central Asia says ‘security’. Does this include Security Sector Reform?

Introduction Central Asia faces a broad range of security challenges.(1) Due to the region’s position at the crossroads between Russia, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and the Caspian Sea it is...