Freedom House: Democracy Score in Central Asia continues to decline
16 April 2024, 20:53

Freedom House: Democracy Score in Central Asia continues to decline

Democratic performance in Central Europe and Central Asia continues to decline, with the war in Ukraine and other conflicts having hastened geopolitical shifts in the region, Freedom House reports. Uzbekistan’s democracy level is rated at 1.18 out of 7 points.

Uzbekistan ranks 106th in Human Development Index
15 March 2024, 18:14

Uzbekistan ranks 106th in Human Development Index

Uzbekistan has dropped one position to 106th out of 193 in the latest UN Human Development Index. The country remains categorized among those with high HDI.

U.S. sanctions companies from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
26 February 2024, 20:32

U.S. sanctions companies from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

The U.S. Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions against several companies from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan for supplying goods to Russia evading restrictions.

Russia’s MIA suggests imposing new restrictions on illegal migrants
28 November 2023, 17:37

Russia’s MIA suggests imposing new restrictions on illegal migrants

Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs proposed to introduce a controlled stay regime for illegal migrants, along with a number of bans and restrictions. Those appearing in the register will not be able to drive, transfer money or get married.

Tashkent ranks 157th in Global Liveability Index
23 June 2023, 21:54

Tashkent ranks 157th in Global Liveability Index

Tashkent was ranked 157th out of 173 cities in the Global Liveability Index 2023. The Uzbek capital lost 13 spots compared to last year’s ranking, making it one of the top 10 countries to have deteriorated the most over the past year. Vienna was voted the most livable city in the world.

Ukraine considers participation of CIS leaders in Victory Day parade as “an unfriendly act towards Ukraine”
10 May 2023, 14:47

Ukraine considers participation of CIS leaders in Victory Day parade as “an unfriendly act towards Ukraine”

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry called the participation of CIS leaders in the Victory Day parade in Moscow an “unfriendly act towards Ukraine,” whose people are “fighting for their survival and freedom.”

“There is much more in common between Ukraine and the states of Central Asia than it seems” — Andriy Yermak
28 April 2023, 16:20

“There is much more in common between Ukraine and the states of Central Asia than it seems” — Andriy Yermak

Andriy Yermak, head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, wrote an article, addressing Central Asian countries. He stressed that multi-vectorism is historically characteristic of the region’s states. Ukraine also sought to be multi-vector, until Russia forced it to make the final choice, he wrote.

Chinese Ambassador’s remarks regarding the sovereignty of former Soviet countries sparks outcry
27 April 2023, 18:13

Chinese Ambassador’s remarks regarding the sovereignty of former Soviet countries sparks outcry

A statement by the Chinese Ambassador to France questioning the sovereignty of the former Soviet Union countries provoked a diplomatic scandal. A number of European countries reacted, and China reassured that it respected the independence of all states that became independent of the Soviet Union.

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