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The EU Strategy for Central Asia @ Year One. EUCAM Policy Brief No. 1, 8 October 2008

Melvin, Neil and Boonstra, Jos. (2008) The EU Strategy for Central Asia @ Year One. EUCAM Policy Brief No. 1, 8 October 2008. [Policy Paper]

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    In July 2007, the Council of the European Union adopted “The EU and Central Asia: Strategy for a New Partnership” signaling the EU’s ambition to initiate a fundamental shift in its relations with Central Asia through, for the first time, linking general political goals to a concrete working prospectus in the region. The Strategy sets itself a high bar for achievement, identifying a broad range of priorities for the future relationship between the EU and the states of region. This Policy Brief, the first in a new publication series, assesses the progress made in implementing the Strategy one year on from its adoption. The author, Neil Melvin, finds that the EU has made important progress in strengthening political contacts with Central Asia, but that the Strategy has yet to deliver on its promise to foster a broad range of engagements. Moreover, considerable questions remain about the political direction of the EU’s approach to Central Asia and about the methods that have been employed to promote the Strategy.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Asia-general > Central Asia
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > EUCAM Policy Brief
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 23 May 2009
    Page Range: p. 10
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:12

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