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EU-Central Asia discuss security challenges, joint cooperation

The European Union and the five Central Asian Deputy Foreign Ministers discussed common security challenges and joint cooperation to deepen ties between the two...

Navigating the climate challenges for COP29

The impacts of climate change have become more evident as greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from human activities cause increased heat, drought, floods etc. Changes...

Pro-nuclear leaders push atomic energy to cut CO2 emissions, boost security of supply

A global push to expand nuclear power continued recently as world leaders from more than 30 countries and the European Union met at the...

Kazakhstan leads regional cooperation to save the Aral Sea

In 2024, Kazakhstan will play a prominent role in international affairs, hosting several representative summits and forums, as well as taking the helm of...

Vatican, Kazakhstan encourage interfaith dialogue

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited Italy last week where he signed several agreements and made his first official visit to the Vatican to meet...

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...

Central Asia’s leaders get into specifics on trade-boosting initiatives

In the collective daydreams of Central Asian presidents, there is no end to the possibilities for regional integration.The ideas came thick and fast at...

Turkmenistan signals major change in energy-export stance

A big shift is brewing for Caspian Basin energy exports. In a diplomatic about-face, Turkmenistan has signaled its readiness to develop a Trans-Caspian pipeline...

Kazakhstan’s Deputy FM says EU & US ties remain strong as Central Asia’s largest country emerges as regional power

In the three-plus decades since Kazakhstan emerged as an independent nation from the ashes of the Soviet Union's 1991 collapse, the Central Asian giant...

Astana International Forum addresses climate change, energy security, green transition

As many countries are planning sustainability and decarbonization strategies to meet climate targets, Kazakhstan, one of the world’s largest energy producers, wants to be...

Central Asian countries boost green energy transition

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Kazakhstan’s government has set an ambitious goal of reaching net-zero emission by 2060, planning to gradually reduce its reliance on coal,...

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...

Mongolia advances renewable energy resources through a green hydrogen project

Mongolia is attractive for deploying green hydrogen production and more renewable energy projects can be developed in the Central Asian region, Elixir Energy Managing...

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 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,...

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...

After Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, TAPI is more of a pipe dream

The regime change in Afghanistan and the removal of Western political influence will probably make the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline even...

Europe willingly forfeited a leadership role in Afghanistan

If Winston Churchill were alive today, I imagine he might have said something like “Never in the history of human conflict have so few...

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...

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...

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...

Afghanistan: No peace without a clear vision

Peace is the absence of war, while war is the absence of peace! A negotiated peace in Afghanistan presents a number of challenges. 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)...

INTERVIEW: Uzbek Deputy PM Aziz Abdukhakimov

With Italy's famed lagoon city of Venice opening its doors for the 17th Architecture Biennale, New Europe had the pleasure to speak, in an...

Eriell Group, Uzbekneftegas brings new gas wells online in Uzbekistan

Eriell Group, an international oilfield services group providing well construction and workover services to major oil and gas companies in Central Asia, Russia, and...

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