“Creating a Security community for the Benefit of Everyone” – under this leitmotif, during its chairmanship, Switzerland wants to contribute to fostering security and stability, improving people’s lives and to strengthening the OSCE’s capacity to act.
Six winners of the ‘Change the World Around You!’ social entrepreneurship competition received up to $2,500 each to implement innovative projects in their communities across the Kyrgyz Republic. The winners received their awards at a ceremony at the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Bishkek on 17 January 2014.
BISHKEK, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC (17 January 2014) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Kyrgyz government have signed a financing agreement for the implementation of the reconstruction of a section of the Bishkek-Osh road that will strengthen national and regional connectivity and promote inclusive growth.
The Steering Committee of the Vienna 2 Initiative met on January 13, 2014 in Vienna to discuss the Initiative’s priorities for 2014. At the meeting, hosted and chaired by Raiffeisen Bank International, the following five priorities for the Vienna Initiative were agreed:...
Bank project numbers remain close to historic records. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development provided strong support to emerging economies in 2013 to help them back to a path of recovery, despite a difficult investment environment.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Political context. The political environment has been broadly stable, albeit the ongoing dispute with gold company Centerra is creating tensions. In September, the government and Centerra signed a memorandum of understanding which stipulated the exchange of 33 percent of the government’s share in Centerra for a 50 percent stake in Kumtor.