Peter Burian. Photo credit: European Union Delegation in Kazakhstan press service

We want to continue to be real partner for Central Asia, says EU Special Representative

ASTANA – The European Union (EU) seeks to further expand its partnership with Central Asia and refine new cooperation mechanisms to address existing and emerging security challenges, said EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian Feb. 22 during the international conference in the Kazakh capital marking the 25th anniversary …

Kazakh authorities detain suspected members of eight organised crime groups

ASTANA – Eight organised criminal groups were detained Feb. 15-16 during special large-scale operations in the Almaty, South Kazakhstan and Zhambyl regions and the city of Almaty, said Oksana Loskutova, an official spokesperson of the Kazakh Prosecutor General’s Office. The operations were organised by the National Security Committee and...

TSE Art Destination opens in Astana, holds first modern art exhibit

ASTANA – TSE Art Destination, which combines a modern art gallery, educational centre and experimental art lab, seeks to make art an indispensable part of capital life. The first exhibit featured the work of Kazakh artist Almagul Menlibayeva, who works and lives in Almaty and Berlin. It will run...

Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies climbs 7 spots in global think tank ranking

ASTANA – The Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies (KazISS), the state institution providing research and analysis to President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Kazakh government, climbed from 147th place to 140th in the 2017 Global To Go Think Tank Index Rankings. KazISS was ranked second among think tanks in Central...

We want to continue to be real partner for Central Asia, says EU Special Representative

ASTANA – The European Union (EU) seeks to further expand its partnership with Central Asia and refine new cooperation mechanisms to address existing and emerging security challenges, said EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian Feb. 22 during the international conference in the Kazakh capital marking the 25th...

Kazakh company to export feathers to Europe

ASTANA – Kostanai-based NabasFabrik will begin exporting feathers to European Union (EU) countries for the first time in the nation’s history. The regional administration is doing everything possible to reduce bureaucratic red tape and register additional companies with the right to export to the EU and China. “In June,...

Ski resort to be built in Bayanaul tourist zone

ASTANA – Tourists delight in visiting picturesque and invigorating Bayanaul in the Pavlodar region, where a ski centre offering winter getaways will be constructed on Myrzashoky Mountain. The government pays attention to the region, especially to developing tourism, said Bayanaul Deputy Akim (Mayor) Azilkhan Abuov. “We didn’t dream of...

Kazakh singer named most popular singer of the year in China

ASTANA – Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen is gaining popularity worldwide and was named Most Popular Singer of the Year for the second year in a row at the Feb. 9 Top Global Chinese Music Awards. “I love you very much, thank you for your love,” Kudaibergen wrote on his...

Kazakh figure skater participates in Olympic Channel documentary

ASTANA – Kazakh Figure skater Denis Ten, the bronze medallist at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, was the first athlete shot for the Game Breakers documentary series produced by the Olympic Channel. The film demonstrates the difficulties he faced at the Games and how his victory affected Kazakhstan’s figure skating...

One of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces introduces new breast cancer diagnosis, treatment methods

ASTANA – Dana Bashibayeva, one of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces, calls on women to put their health first and has introduced new methods of breast disease diagnosis and treatment. A supporter of preventive healthcare, she uses the power of social media to raise awareness of women’s health. She currently...

Kazakhstan’s UN Security Council presidency marks significant step in country’s development

In foreign policy terms, Kazakhstan can look back at many achievements over the last 26 years. It has forged, almost from scratch, excellent relations with nations across the world and is seen widely as a powerful model and principled campaigner against nuclear proliferation and for peace. The friendships it has built and its commitment to…

Green Bridge Partnership Programme offers tool for Paris Climate Agreement implementation

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, in his state-of-the-nation address earlier this year, as a priority, underlined the importance of increasing requirements for energy efficiency and energy saving by enterprises, as well as the environmental friendliness and efficiency of the energy producers themselves. The implementation of this objective requires the enhancement of environmental and energy programmes…