EU relations with Kazakhstan

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  • 20/01/2015
    Press release: EU and Kazakhstan initial Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement Press release: EU and Kazakhstan initial Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement <p>This agreement will greatly facilitate stronger political and economic relations between Kazakhstan and the EU.  It will increase the flow of trade, services and investment between the parties and will contribute to Kazakhstan's political and social development.<br/>The initialing of the Agreement is an important step towards its eventual signature and subsequent implementation. <br/>On the EU side the agreement was initialed by chief negotiators Mr Gunnar WIEGAND, Director for Russia, Eastern Patnership, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE at the European External Action Service and Mr Luc Pierre DEVIGNE, Head of Unit for Trade aspects of European neighbourhood policy, Trade relations with countries of the CIS and Balkans at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Trade. On the Kazakhstan side it was initialed by Mr Alexei VOLKOV, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ms Zhanar AITZHANOVA, Minister for Economic Integration.<br/><br/><br/></p> 01/20/2015 19:26:43 01/20/2015 19:26:43 01/20/2015 19:26:43 01/08/2016 19:26:43 2015012019 090126248e190ce7 N 090126248e190ce7 /statements-eeas/2015/150120_01_en.htm 11813 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150120_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150120_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150120_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150120_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Press release: EU and Kazakhstan initial Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
  • 21/11/2014
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the release of Rosa Tuletaeva, activist in Kazakhstan Statement by the Spokesperson on the release of Rosa Tuletaeva, activist in Kazakhstan <p>The release of Rosa Tuletaeva, labour rights activist in Kazakhstan who was imprisoned following the Zhanaozen events of 2011, is a positive step undertaken by Kazakhstan's authorities.</p> 11/21/2014 19:15:00 11/21/2014 19:15:00 11/21/2014 19:15:00 11/09/2015 19:15:00 2014112119 090126248d78f984 N 090126248d78f984 /statements-eeas/2014/141121_03_en.htm 9813 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141121_03_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141121_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141121_03_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141121_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the release of Rosa Tuletaeva, activist in Kazakhstan
  • 12/11/2014
    Press Release: EU-Kazakhstan Human Rights Dialogue Press Release: EU-Kazakhstan Human Rights Dialogue <p>Brussels, 12 November 2014 - The European Union and Kazakhstan held the sixth round of their annual Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels today. The Kazakh delegation was led by Mr Yogan Merkel, First Deputy Prosecutor General, who was accompanied by Mr Vyacheslav Kalyuzhnyy, Director of the National Centre for Human Rights, and other senior officials. The EU delegation was led by Mr Silvio Gonzato, Director for Human Rights and Democracy at the European External Action Service</p> 11/12/2014 20:06:32 11/12/2014 20:06:32 11/12/2014 20:06:32 11/12/2014 20:06:32 2014111220 090126248d3919fa N 090126248d3919fa /statements-eeas/2014/141112_03_en.htm 11773 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141112_03_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141112_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141112_03_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141112_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Press Release: EU-Kazakhstan Human Rights Dialogue

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Bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and the EU are governed by:

 

Funding is provided by the EU's Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI).

EU assistance to the country focuses on:

  • strengthening the capacity of regional and local government
  • supporting reform of the justice sector
  • improving the capacity of the public sector to introduce social and economic reforms.

It is planned to conclude an enhanced partnership and cooperation agreement , building on the potential for stronger EU-Kazakhstan relations.

The EU and Kazakhstan also cooperate in the framework of a regional approach, which includes all 5 Central Asian republics: the EU and Central Asia strategy for a new partnership  (2007).

As a middle-income country, Kazakhstan has graduated from bilateral grants provided under the Development Cooperation Instrument. However, the country will still participate in regional and thematic programmes.

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