March 2019

EU-Kazakhstan relations evolving cooperatively, providing a model for region

The European Union is Kazakhstan’s biggest foreign investor, and Kazakhstan is the EU’s closest political and economic partner among the countries of Central Asia while EU-Kazakhstan cooperation is expanding in education, research, trade, transport, agriculture and environmental work, among many areas, the European envoy in Astana said.

Leading By Example

As part of the #WomenAreNATO initiative, Magda Jakubowska, Vice-President of the Res Publica Foundation interviewed State Secretary Pascale Baeriswyl, Switzerland’s Top-Diplomat about the country's unique approach to gender related issues.

Moldavian puzzle

By A. Dominik

Moldova after the general election is still no clear prospects for the formation of a parliamentary majority. One thing is clear: the hypothetical possibility of breaking the corrupt political system built by oligarch Plahotniuc by creating a coalition of the Socialist Party of President Dodon and the right pro-European ACUM bloc Andrei Năstase and Maia Sandu will not be realized.

Kazakh FM urges diplomatic solutions to global conflicts, highlights Kazakh initiatives at OIC meeting

Kazakh Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov stressed the need to find comprehensive solutions to the Palestinian problem, promote the Middle East peace process and stabilise Afghanistan during the March 1-2 46th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Abu Dhabi.