EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY

Uranium production legacy in Central Asia tackled with international assistance

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A joint mission of the European Commission (EC) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) visited Kyrgyzstan March 28-31 with the aim of solving the problems the uranium production legacy poses to the country’s environment. Min-Kush, Shekaftar and Mailuu-Suu were defined as top priority sites for environmental remediation.

A complex elements of the most successful experience of other states

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By Kim Shtern

Kazakhstan is embarking on a technological revolution, some aspects of which in the post-Soviet space were not realized before. Ubiquitous automation, robotization, the development of artificial intelligence and the international technology park of start-ups - that for most of the neighbors of the Central Asian republic there are still episodes from fantastic films, for Kazakhstan, obviously, is already a near future. Very close. To transfer the economy of the country to new rails, President Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed until 2025.

To ensure security, Central Asian countries need to strengthen cooperation within region and beyond, scholar says

Central Asia is a historically important region comprised of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Mongolia, the north-western part of China and some regions of the Russian Federation are also designated as part of the Central Asian region. Geographically it is located between Europe and Asia, rapidly-developing China with a population of almost 1.5 billion, Middle Eastern countries and Russia.