EUCACIS in Brief No. 9: Susann Heinecke – EU-Central Asia relations: New opportunities for a stronger partnership? Interview with Peter Burian

In June 2019, the European Council adopted the new EU strategy for Central Asia “The EU and Central Asia: New Opportunities for a Stronger Partnership”, updating its strategy with the region first set out in 2007. Since then, Central Asia as well as its regional and international surroundings have changed, and the region’s relations with the EU have developed further. In light of these developments, Dr Susann Heinecke, senior programme manager at CIFE, has conducted an interview with the EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Ambassador Peter Burian, to receive his assessment of the new EU Central Asia strategy and its implementation.

The interview was held on 11th July 2019 in Brussels. A shortened version of the interview has been published at the H2020 project “SEnECA – Strengthening and Energizing EU-Central Asia relations” website as a blog post: https://www.seneca-eu.net/blog/eu-central-asia-relations-new-opportunities-for-a-stronger-partnership/

EUCACIS in Brief No. 9 can be downloaded here.


Susann Heinecke – EU-Central Asia relations: New opportunities for a stronger partnership? Interview with Peter Burian