March 2018

EU, Kazakh officials call for stronger cooperation at Brussels forum

Kazakh government officials and high representatives of European Union institutions discussed prospects for Kazakhstan-EU cooperation in light of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) signed in 2015 and the EU’s long-term foreign policy for Central Asia during a Feb. 26 roundtable at the offices of Euractiv, a Brussels-based online media resource covering the European Union.

A bridge  between the Visegrád countries and Central Asia

The first meeting of the Visegrad Group (V4) and Central Asia was devoted to the issues of interregional interaction New EU strategy for CA reflects new technologies and digital transformation The new format of cooperation was initiated by Hungarian chairmanship in Visegrad group which is ongoing under the motto "V4 Connects" setting the goal to strengthen interaction with the partner countries outside the European continent.

The Struggle Between the Balkans' Alfa [Fe]Male Leaders


By Milos Ciric

It has been an exhausting month for Serbia's indefatigable Aleksandar Vucic, with a pointless trip to Zagreb, a national holiday to oversee – and a Kosovo anniversary to try to spoil.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar in February.
There is a widely accepted misconception about “the ability” of Western Balkan countries “to produce more history than they can handle”.