Cover Osteuropa 8-9/2007

In Osteuropa 8-9/2007

Experience and Interest
EU Engagement in Central Asia

Gernot Erler

Deutsche Fassung


The EU has had a Central Asia strategy since June 2007. It is seeking to build on its relations to the countries in the region. The EU is interested in promoting security and stability there, improving the human rights situation, intensifying economic co-operation as well as importing energy resources from the region. The EU offers experience in bilateral co-operation and know-how. Water management is the primary field of policy where trans-national co-operation commends itself.

(Osteuropa 8-9/2007, pp. 369–376)