EIAS Participation in the online seminar “The potential of EU-Kazakhstan cooperation in a changing geopolitical context – what lies ahead?”

On 24 January 2023 EIAS Director Lin Goethals contributed to this online seminar organised by the Hanns Seidel Foundation Brussels Office, sharing her views on EU-Kazakhstan Relations, in particular on how the EU and Kazakhstan can increase their economic partnership and cooperation, connectivity and how the EU can increase its soft power and presence on the ground, while addressing and engaging Kazakhstan’s Youth and younger generations.

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EU Energy Security and Kazakhstan’s Position on the Middle Corridor

Before the 24th of February 2022, freight through the New Eurasian Land Bridge (NELB) or so-called ‘Northern Corridor’ —with Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine as its most critical components— showed great promise. However, the war in Ukraine and the related Western sanctions against Russia and Belarus have created significant shifts in global geo-economics and supply chains. This has heavily affected various sectors such as global energy markets, transportation, and logistics, alongside infrastructural connectivity initiatives.

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s 22nd Annual Summit: A Timely Reminder of the Importance of Central Asia’s Role in Geopolitics

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) held its 22nd annual summit on 15-16 September 2022 in Uzbekistan’s historical city of Samarkand. The summit gathered its member’s leaders in person for the first time since 2019. In light of the current global political and economic uncertainties, the gathering attracted worldwide attention while hitting the international headlines.

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