Mission impossible: the Team Europe Initiative on Water, Energy, and Climate in Central Asia

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In November 2022, the EU launched a Team Europe Initiative on Water, Energy, and Climate. Central Asia’s environmental problems, amidst challenging economic and political contexts, raise doubts over Brussels’ capacity to have a positive impact on such broad areas with only a limited budget at its disposal. Instead, the EU should focus on a few specific tangible projects that are realistic, while ensuring that Central Asian partners continue to regard Europe as a neutral and innovative partner.

By Shyngys Zipatolla

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