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