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EUCAM Policy Brief No. 24

Ten tasks for the new EU Special Representative to Central Asia

Author:
Jos Boonstra, Vera Axyonova, Michael Denison, Jacqueline Hale, Marlene Laruelle, Erica Marat, Sebastien Peyrouse, Tika Tsertsvadze
Date:
20.06.12
Type of Publication:
Policy brief
Language: EN
EUCAM Policy Brief No. 24

The EU has a new Special Representative for Central Asia. The appointment of Patricia Flor from Germany was announced on 18 June. EUCAM proposes ten areas on which the new EUSR should focus, to make her mark in Central Asia.

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EUCAM Policy Brief No. 23

Democracy in Central Asia: Sowing in unfertile fields?

Author:
Jos Boonstra
Date:
20.06.12
Type of Publication:
Policy brief
Language: EN
EUCAM Policy Brief No. 23

International support for democracy in Central Asia despite many attempts has had little impact, and has become a secondary objective after human rights monitoring and promoting rule of law reform. Central Asian regimes see democracy as a threat to their existence but try to maintain a façade of democracy for the sake of appearances. Is Central Asia a no-go area for democracy promoters ? primarily the EU, but also the U.S., OSCE, UNDP and others ? or are there any entry points?

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EUCAM Policy Brief No. 22

EU Human Rights and Democratisation Assistance to Central Asia: In Need of Further Reform

Author:
Vera Axyonova
Date:
20.06.12
Type of Publication:
Policy brief
Language: EN
EUCAM Policy Brief No. 22

The EU seeks to promote democracy and human rights in Central Asia through three specific funding mechanisms that complement the broader Development Cooperation Instrument. Central Asia is a difficult region for the EU to promote its values. Assistance needs to be targeted and integrated to have any effect. What measures could be taken to revise and strengthen current mechanisms?

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