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Investors Forum brings the Middle Corridor into EU-wide focus

Huge investment numbers were thrown around in Brussels January 29-30 at the Global Gateway Investors Forum for the European Union – Central Asia Transport...

COP28 focuses on Central Asia’s sustainable future

At COP28, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Kazakhstan organized a Green Projects Pitching Event to spotlight innovative and sustainable initiatives across Central...

Sustainable tourism to help world economies, societies

NE Global sat down with Alessandra Priante, the Director of the UNWTO for Europe, the UN agency that promotes sustainable and responsible tourism, to...

Uzbekistan’s remarkable resurgence is a tale of growth, reform, potential

In an era characterized by global turbulence and uncertainty, there are few stories as compelling as that of Uzbekistan. A country that has weathered...

Uzbekistan’s Mirziyoyev re-elected

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -  As expected, Uzbekistan’s presidential elections held on July 9 were won by the incumbent, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, with 87 percent of eligible...

SCO heads gather in Uzbekistan’s cultural capital for key conference

On September 15-16, Central Asia's most populated nation, Uzbekistan, took a further step towards solidifying its place as a central regional player when it...

Alisher Usmanov: The billionaire-turned-philanthropist who is essential to Uzbekistan’s global future

Uzbek tycoon Alisher Usmanov once quipped to a Western journalist that his life story would require more than a couple of vodka bottles to...

Interview: Information Technologies to drive Uzbekistan’s development, attract foreign investors

Uzbekistan’s Development of Information Technologies Minister Shermatov Sherzod, in an exclusive interview with NE Global during the first Tashkent International Investment Forum, presented different...

Interview: Uzbekistan an active player in the global trade system

New Europe in an exclusive interview during the first Tashkent International Investment Forum, spoke to Laziz Kudratov, Uzbek first deputy minister for investment and...

First publicly tendered wind project breaks ground in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry announced on February 24 an important development at its 100 MW Nukus wind project, in conjunction with its operational partner -...

Italy’s Foreign Affairs Undersecretary discusses the importance of strengthening ties with Uzbekistan

Amid new efforts by Uzbekistan to build ties with the EU, New Europe spoke with Manlio Di Stefano, Italy's Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, about...

Are Western wealthy countries determined to starve the people of Afghanistan?

On January 11, 2022, the United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths appealed to the international community to help raise $4.4 billion for...

New railway agreements reveal the contours of Central Asia’s rapid integration

The information war is so intense nowadays that unsung melodies are often more alluring that the sung ones. The lines from English poet Shelley’s...

Uzbekistan plans to double energy production to 30 GW by 2030

Uzbekistan will announce three new international tenders, for the construction of over 400 kilometers of overhead power lines, and two other new tenders for...

Covid infections in the Eurasia region hit a new high

Infections in the Eurasia region hit a new high last week, mainly driven by Ukraine and Russia, the two biggest countries, which are having...

Uzbekistan to green its electricity sector, economy

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Following the re-election of Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on October 24, the Central Asian country has chosen the path of modern...

Uzbekistan re-elects President Mirziyoyev to second term

Uzbekistan held presidential elections on October 24, in a peaceful and secure atmosphere, with incumbent President Shavkat Mirziyoyev handily taking first place with 80.1%...

Uzbekistan to expand energy sector, renewables

The Uzbekistan government’s key priority remains the expansion of energy and, especially, in the renewables sectors, Chris Weafer, co-founder of Macro-Advisory in Moscow, said,...

Uzbekistan seeks energy hub role for Central Asia

Growing integration of national energy systems across the five nations of Central Asia is helping to ease congestion and power outages arising from peak...

Why the Taliban’s promise to stop the opium trade rings hollow

One of the first announcements the Taliban made after seizing power in Afghanistan in August was that they were going to “ban the production and sale...

Why the fall of Afghanistan sllows Iran to expand its influence

Since 2020, the United States has been working to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. The Americans' announcement emboldened the Taliban, who recently took control...

EBRD funding to bring green and reliable energy to cities

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched on September 22 its own Energy Compact to support the energy transition, focussed on investments...

Will Central Asia serve as Europe’s bridge to Afghanistan?

Just over one month on from the fall of Kabul, Europe is still grasping for answers to the question of how to engage in...

Uzbekistan announces financial proposals for 100MW wind farm in Karakalpakstan

Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry announced on September 16 the financial proposals of the investors/bidders in their contest to become the independent power producer to develop...

On 9/11, it’s time for a reckoning and reflection of decades of failed US national security policy

A reckoning with America’s failed national security policy is long overdue.Our calamitous misadventures in the Middle East and the global financial collapse of 2008...

Taliban takeover of Afghanistan increases investment risk for Russia, Central Asia

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has sparked new fears that Islamic extremism will take hold in the country, Chris Weafer, co-founder of Macro-Advisory in...

Uzbekistan launches request for qualification stage for 3 solar PV plants

The National Grid of Uzbekistan announced on September 6 the launch of Request for Qualification stage of a tender to select independent power producers...

Uzbekistan names new Uztransgaz Chairman

The Uzbekistan government said on September 2 it has named Bekhzot Narmatov as the new chairman of the management board of Uztransgaz JSC, the...

Economic progress and political reforms give post-Soviet space reason to celebrate

On August 30th, Kazakhstan celebrated one of the country’s most important holidays—Constitution Day, which commemorates the adoption of the 1995 constitution which confirmed the...

Uzbekistan inaugurates first utility-scale 100MW solar power plant

Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry announced on August 27 the inauguration ceremony for the country’s first utility-scale solar plant - and the first successfully-financed independent power...

The EU is nothing but a feckless spectator in the unfolding Afghan crisis

The surprising speed by which the Taliban seized control, with relative ease, of the whole of Afghanistan is a major geopolitical debacle for the...

A monster miracle from a cave

In the history of sport, there have been many unforgettable victories. True testaments of teams achieving the unthinkable. The 1980 Winter Olympics men’s hockey...

How Europe risks scoring an own goal on nuclear energy

On July 14, the European Commission took up an extensive policy initiative designed to bring the European Union’s net greenhouse gas emissions down by...

Russia and China poised to gain influence in Afghanistan

Amidst the chaotic scenes that ushered in the Taliban’s take over of the Afghan capital Kabul, coupled with the West's harried exodus from the...

Uzbekistan plans 10 major projects to boost energy security

Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy announced on August 17 an update on the ten largest projects in the country’s energy sector, which cover milestones achieved...

US Balkan allies to host Afghan refugee processing operations

Even before the Taliban had completed its occupation of Kabul, American allies Albania and Kosovo told Washington that they would serve as transit countries...

A viable – and perhaps the only – path to lasting peace in Afghanistan

As each day goes by, the Taliban’s forces edge closer to controlling all of Afghanistan. In the first week of August, the Taliban swept...

Uzbekistan to increase its 2030 renewables targets

Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry said on August 10 a significant share of power generation is to be assigned to solar and wind renewable power sources.“We...

Eriell focuses on Uzbekistan and Russia, eyes Gulf region

Eriell, an international oilfield services group, presented on July 29 information on production indicators achieved in the first half of 2021 and upcoming projects.Despite...

Afghanistan and the Great Powers

Can Afghanistan's never-ending internal conflict be resolved by the efforts of great and regional powers that have numerous conflicting strategic and global goals? Is...

Making sense of the Italy-UAE rift

Earlier this month the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ordered the withdrawal of all Italian aircraft and personnel from its Al Minhad Air Force Base...

COVID-19 restrictions expand in Eurasia as vaccination rate picks up

Russian employers in the food supply, grocery service and other sectors - all of which are obliged to have 60% of their employees vaccinated...

Uzbekistan inks project deals with Masdar for 2 solar plants in Jizzakh and Samarkand

Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry announced on July 12 it has now signed project agreements with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) for the two 220...

Tribal truths: The wounds of the US’ Afghanistan exit

As a land heavily influenced by tribal practices, an Afghan proverb stating, “The wound of the sword will heal, but not that of the...

World Bank okays project to support 1,500 MW of new renewable energy in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry said on June 30 a new $380 million project to enhance the performance of the National Electric Grids of Uzbekistan (NEGU)...

Uzbek fuel industry focuses on the creation of high-tech petrochemical clusters

Uzbekistan has undergone radical reforms in the years since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev assumed power in late 2016, including the easing of conditions for foreign...

CIS Heads of Diplomatic Missions issue statement on 80th anniversary of ‘Great Patriotic War’ outbreak

The Brussels-based heads of Diplomatic Missions from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan issued a statement on June 22 to...

Uzbekistan implements large-scale reforms to strengthen energy industry

Uzbekistan’s energy sector has taken major steps towards renewable energy sources and reducing CO2 emissions, boosting cooperation with its international partners.In a recent garden...

EBRD and GCF plan new $1 bln facility targeting high-emitting industries in private sector

Scaling up green financing, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Odile Renaud-Basso and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Executive Director Yannick Glemarec...

Uzbekistan President highlights green recovery agenda

Uzbekistan’s environmental protection and green recovery are high on the Central Asian country’s priorities, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said in his speech on May 30...

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