Materials with tag «european union»

EU ambassador reports 11% increase in trade turnover between Uzbekistan and EU in 2023
5 June 2024, 16:20

EU ambassador reports 11% increase in trade turnover between Uzbekistan and EU in 2023

Trade turnover between Uzbekistan and the European Union in 2023 increased by 11%, and reached €5.13 billion. EU ambassador Charlotte Adriaen highlighted that the EU will continue to support Uzbekistan’s accession to the World Trade Organization.

AFD, EU and UNDP join efforts to support green financing in Uzbekistan
8 May 2024, 19:13

AFD, EU and UNDP join efforts to support green financing in Uzbekistan

EU granted €600,000 for a project, supported by Agence Française de Développement and UNDP, aimed at introducing the principles of green budgeting in Uzbekistan. The initiative implies consideration of the Sustainable Development Goals and environmental agenda in budgeting.

Uzbekistan intends to cooperate on critical raw materials with US and UK
2 May 2024, 13:30

Uzbekistan intends to cooperate on critical raw materials with US and UK

President of Uzbekistan highlighted the nation’s wealth of over 30 rare-earth metals to investors, noting ongoing negotiations for critical raw materials cooperation with the United States and the United Kingdom.

Project on rational management of hazardous chemicals launched in Uzbekistan
1 May 2024, 17:58

Project on rational management of hazardous chemicals launched in Uzbekistan

Ministry of Ecology, FAO, and EU have launched a project on rational management hazardous chemicals. In recent years, Uzbekistan has decommissioned eight pesticide burial sites, begun this process at two more, and reconstructed another storage facility.

EU grants €6 million for Uzbekistan’s agriculture development
29 April 2024, 15:44

EU grants €6 million for Uzbekistan’s agriculture development

European Union allocated a €6 million grant to Uzbekistan for adopting the National Food Security and Healthy Nutrition Strategy. In total, the EU will allocate €20 million to promote agricultural sector reforms this year and next.

Josep Borrell: “Central Asia is the cornerstone between Europe and Asia”
29 January 2024, 21:17

Josep Borrell: “Central Asia is the cornerstone between Europe and Asia”

Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell stated at the Central Asia-EU Global Gateway Investors Forum that more needs to be invested in physical connections between these regions “to overcome past dependencies and find new alternatives for transport, energy and supply chains.”

Uzbekistan, EU eager to speed up signing Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
19 January 2024, 12:43

Uzbekistan, EU eager to speed up signing Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement

Special representative of the president of Uzbekistan on foreign policy Abdulaziz Kamilov and representative of the European Commission Zivka Petkova expressed interest in promptly signing the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Uzbekistan and the EU during a meeting in Brussels.

EU Sanctions Envoy is to visit Uzbekistan on November 29−30
24 November 2023, 14:54

EU Sanctions Envoy is to visit Uzbekistan on November 29−30

EU Sanctions Envoy David O’Sullivan will visit Uzbekistan on November 29−30. This would be his second trip to Tashkent in the last seven months.

EU extends Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) for Uzbekistan until end of 2027
23 November 2023, 19:36

EU extends Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) for Uzbekistan until end of 2027

The EU decided to extend the GSP+ system of trade preferences for another four years. Uzbekistan, as a participant of the basic and then extended program, reached a four times increase in exports to the EU of €450 million by the end of 2022. MIIT expects the number to go up to $1 billion in 2023.

EU vows not to impose sanctions against Central Asia
5 June 2023, 22:23

EU vows not to impose sanctions against Central Asia

The European Union (EU) will not sanction Central Asian countries for bypassing its restrictions on Russia, European Council President Charles Michel told the leaders of the five nations. He said the sanctions would only target those “who support the Russian military machine.”

EU and AFD to support Uzbekistan’s green transition by 2030
21 May 2023, 19:59

EU and AFD to support Uzbekistan’s green transition by 2030

The EU, the AFD and the government of Uzbekistan signed an agreement to support and finance the country’s strategy for transition to a green economy by 2030.

EU may sanction Uzbek firms for aiding Russia to circumvent sanctions
10 May 2023, 15:30

EU may sanction Uzbek firms for aiding Russia to circumvent sanctions

The European Union is considering new sanctions over Russia’s war in Ukraine. According to Reuters sources, the sanctions may target companies from China, Iran, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan that help Russia circumvent sanctions already imposed.

“We are grateful Uzbekistan is against having its territory used to circumvent the sanctions” — EU Special Envoy
28 April 2023, 19:51

“We are grateful Uzbekistan is against having its territory used to circumvent the sanctions” — EU Special Envoy

EU’s Special Envoy for Sanctions visited Uzbekistan to discuss concerns regarding the potential circumvention of sanctions against Russia. He urged Uzbekistan to strengthen control measures on the movement of specific EU-made products.

“A healthy civil society is vital to make the system work better” — EU Special Representative
19 April 2023, 00:34

“A healthy civil society is vital to make the system work better” — EU Special Representative

EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, visits Uzbekistan for the first time, meeting ministers of justice, interior, and Prosecutor General, as well as the President. “ asked him about the purpose of the visit and how he assesses the human rights situation in Uzbekistan.

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