Security and Development – key in new EUCAM programme

Security and development key in new EUCAM programme It is a pleasure to introduce a new EUCAM Watch as part of the new Europe-Central Asia Monitoring programme. Much has happened...

Harvesting the ‘White Gold’

Check your sweater How do you know that your sweater has not been made of cotton harvested by Uzbek children or produced by their counterparts in a Bangladeshi workshop? You...

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...

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...

Getting to know each other: the EU and civil society in Central Asia

Forging links between European civil society organisations and their counterparts in Central Asia is no easy task. Delivering on EU fnancial support to NGOs and other civil groupings would...

East Meets West – Reorienting the EU’s Central Asia Strategy

The European Union approved its frst Central Asia strategy document in June 2007 for the period 2007-2013. From the EU’s perspective, the Central Asia Strategy (CAS) rounded out the...

The Energy Problematique in EU-Central Asia relations

In discussing the opportunities for importing Central Asian energy opinion and policymakers can be divided in two groups. Those that are gloomy and sceptic on the prospects of Central...

Czech Presidency overwhelmed by challenges: Is Central Asia one of them?

Editorial Every member state that chairs the EU Council must strike a balance between the policies it wants to develop and the immediate crises that need to be dealt with....

The Launch of EU Central Asia Monitoring

Editorial Following the launch of the EU Strategy for Central Asia in 2007, relations with the countries of the region have at last been acknowledged as a priority for Brussels...