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ENC Analysis – The Eastern Neighbourhood between Shifting Logics of Power

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ENC Analysis – The Eastern Neighbourhood between Shifting Logics of Power

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis entitled “The Eastern Neighbourhood between Shifting Logics of Power”.

The ENC Analysis is written by Dr. Kevork Oskanian, ENC Academic Council Member and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK.  This paper describes the recent evolution of the relations of power between the EU and its ‘Eastern neighbourhood’. The author argues that the european normative power has diminished in the region as it is facing severe challenges. The current crisis of liberalism has put the coherence of EU foreign policy under unprecedented threat, especially in relation to the Eastern partners, who he points out should prepare for a “worst-case” outcome of disengagement and increased incoherence.

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ENC Analysis – Renewable Energy Development in Uzbekistan

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ENC Analysis – Renewable Energy Development in Uzbekistan

The European Neighbourhood Council releases its new analysis entitled “Renewable Energy Development in Uzbekistan”.

This ENC analysis is written by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and  Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director and expert in Turkey and the Middle East. This paper reports the findings which were gathered from ENC’s in-depth field interviews during Uzbekistan’s December 2019 parliamentary elections. The purpose of this study is twofold. First, to examine the renewable energy development (including Nuclear energy) in Uzbekistan following the latest reforms in the energy sector under President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Second, to provide recommendations and support to EU/EEAS experts and policy-makers, based on ENC’s field observations and findings, for future analysis and upcoming political and security dialogue meeting(s) with Uzbekistan, focusing on the momentum gained by the latter’s openness and the new EU-Central Asia Strategy.

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ENC Analysis: “Uzbekistan: Examining the Parliamentary Elections and Mirziyoyev’s Move Towards Controlled Transition”

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ENC Analysis: “Uzbekistan: Examining the Parliamentary Elections and Mirziyoyev’s Move Towards Controlled Transition”

 This ENC analysis is written by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director and expert in Turkey and the Middle East and Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This paper reports the findings which were gathered from ENC’s electoral observation and in-depth field-interviews during Uzbekistan’s December 2019 parliamentary elections. The purpose of this study is twofold. First, to examine the first elections held under the leadership of President Mirziyoyev. Second, to provide a complimentary analysis about Uzbekistan’s controlled governance transition under President Mirziyoyev, focusing on the momentum gained by the death of long-time President Islam Karimov in 2016 and the new European Union (E.U.) Central Asia Strategy released in 2019;

ENC Analysis – One Step Forward and Two Steps Back: Legal Arguments on the Visa-Travel of Turkish Citizens to the EU

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ENC Analysis – One Step Forward and Two Steps Back: Legal Arguments on the Visa-Travel of Turkish Citizens to the EU

The European Neighbourhood Council releases its new analysis entitled “One Step Forward and Two Steps Back: Legal Arguments on the Visa-Travel of Turkish Citizens to the EU”.

This ENC analysis was written by Dr. A. Asli Bilgin (Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law in Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey) and Dr. Pierluigi Simone (lawyer and Adjunct Professor of International and European Union Law at the Department of Law, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”). In this paper, they examine whether visa-free travel for Turkish citizens is an already-acquired right stemming from the EU-Turkey Association Law or would be a favor given by the EU in exchange for signing the Readmission Agreement, via the interpretation of Article 41 (1) of the AP and Article 13 of ACD 1/80, in light of the case-law of the CJEU.

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ENC Analysis – The New EU Strategy on Central Asia Putting Renewable Energy on the Map

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ENC Analysis – The New EU Strategy on Central Asia Putting Renewable Energy on the Map

The European Neighbourhood Council releases its new analysis entitled “The New EU Strategy on Central Asia: Putting Renewable Energy on the Map”.

The ENC Analysis is co-authored by Andreas Marazis (ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe and Central Asia) and Federico Ohle (ENC Research Assistant).

The study highlights a significant shift in focus towards sustainability and development of the renewable energy sector from the 2007 to the 2019 EU Central Asia Strategy. It provides an explanation of why this might be the case and recommends future courses of action for the EU and Central Asian states towards sustainable development, clean energy and climate change.

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ENC Analysis: “Kazakhstan’s Presidential elections: field observation from the industrial heartland on the Caspian”

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ENC Analysis: “Kazakhstan’s Presidential elections: field observation from the industrial heartland on the Caspian”

The ENC Analysis is written by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director and expert in Turkey and the Middle East. He oversees ENC research projects across the neighbourhood and Central Asia. Within the context of the recent elections, Mr. Doveri Vesterbye reports on the findings from the electoral observation and field-interviews conducted at 7 out of 35 polling stations in Zhanaozen, a small de-industrialised oil-town close to the Caspian coast. In addition, a complimentary analysis about Kazakhstan’s current socio-economic situation is given, focusing particularly on the momentum gained from the signing of the EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) and the new EU-Central Asia Strategy, which was released in 2019.

ENC Analysis: Turkey and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization One Night Stand, Passing Flirt or True Love?

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ENC Analysis: Turkey and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization One Night Stand, Passing Flirt or True Love?

The European Neighbourhood Council releases its new analysis entitled “Turkey and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: One Night Stand, Passing Flirt or True Love?”.

The ENC Analysis is written by Dr. Nicola P. Contessi, ENC Academic Council Member and a specialist in international affairs. In this article, he explains Turkey’s ambiguous attitude towards the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Is Ankara drifting away from the Euro-Atlantic fold? Is it living up to the “multi-dimensional and multi-track foreign policy”? Or does Turkey rather aim to improve its bargaining leverage in the lingering negotiations on EU membership?

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ENC Analysis: Changing donor-NGO relations in Tajikistan

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ENC Analysis: Changing donor-NGO relations in Tajikistan

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis entitled “Changing donor-NGO relations in Tajikistan”.

The ENC Analysis is written by Dr. Karolina Kluczewska, ENC Academic Council Member and post-doctoral research fellow for the GLOBALCONTEST project by the CERAL research Centre at the University of Paris 13.  In this publication, she describes the evolution of the changing donor-NGO relations in Tajikstan. Eventually, the positive donor-NGO relations transformed into asymmetric power relations, characterised by subordination and exploitation of NGOs by donors. Because of these negative developments, mistrust is created between the two parties, which has significantly limited the agency of local NGOs in development work.

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ENC Analysis: Russia and Serbia: Between Brotherhood and Self-Serving Agendas

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ENC Analysis: Russia and Serbia: Between Brotherhood and Self-Serving Agendas

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis entitled “Russia and Serbia: Between Brotherhood and Self-Serving Agendas”.

The ENC Analysis is written by Dr. Radeljic, ENC Academic Council Member and Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of East London. In this article, he depicts the similarities and the differences between Russia’s and Serbia’s stance towards the Balkans and Kosovo.

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ENC Analysis – The role of Education in women’s radicalization process

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ENC Analysis – The role of Education in women’s radicalization process

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis entitled “The role of education in women’s radicalisation process“.

The ENC Analysis is written by Dr. Eva Saenz-Diez, ENC Academic Council Member and researcher at GERMAC (Study and Research Group on the Contemporary Arab World) at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL). She analyzes the role of education through the Arab world and she examines how education and religious discourse can induce to radicalization.

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