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Tenge slides 100% in 5 months; what next for Kazakhstan?

Amid falling oil prices and tenge exchange rate fluctuations, experts are wary to predict Kazakhstan's future.

Tenge slides 100% in 5 months; what next for Kazakhstan?
Hungary accuses Austria of 'stupidity' in refugee crisis
Hungary accuses Austria of 'stupidity' in refugee crisis

Hungary accused Austria of confusing 'solidarity and stupidity' after Vienna said that nations which do not accept refugees under European Union quotas should face sanctions.

Hungary accuses Austria of 'stupidity' in refugee crisis
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Russia moves forward with common currency for EEU despite Kazakhstan's opposition

Russia is considering a common unit of account and currency for the EEU, while Kazakhstan is not eager to move forward with this project.

Russia moves forward with common currency for EEU despite Kazakhstan's opposition
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Russia-Kazakhstan exchange rate policy implications discussed in Astana

Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Karim Massimov described the implications of the Russian ruble's devaluation in fall 2014 for the Kazakh economy.

Russia-Kazakhstan exchange rate policy implications discussed in Astana
Russian delegation led by Vladimir Putin to arrive in Astana

President of Russia Vladimir Putin is arriving to Kazakhstan with an official visit on October 15.

Russian delegation led by Vladimir Putin to arrive in Astana
Kazakh experts Marat Shibutov, Yerlan Karin and Dosym Satpayev ©Tengrinews.kz
Advantages and disadvantages of Kyrgyzstan's accession into EEU

Kazakhstani political analysts discuss advantages and disadvantages of Kyrgyzstan's accession into the Eurasian Economic Union.

Advantages and disadvantages of Kyrgyzstan's accession into EEU
Heads of the EEU member states: Serj Sargsyan, Alexander Lukashenko, Nursulatn Nazarbayev, Almazbek Atambayev and Vladimir Putin. Photo © kremlin.ru
Kazakh-Kyrgyz boarders opened with Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU

The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Almazbek Atambayev, President of Kyrgyzstan, have opened the customs border between the two countries.

Kazakh-Kyrgyz boarders opened with Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU
Serzh Sargsyan, Aleksandr Lukashenko, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Almazbek Atambayev, Vladimir Putin. Photo courtesy of kremlin.ru
Kyrgyzstan becomes full-fledged member of Eurasian Economic Union

Accession opens new opportunities for Kyrgyzstan. There are no longer any barriers to free movement of goods, services, capital and workforce.

Kyrgyzstan becomes full-fledged member of Eurasian Economic Union
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Nazarbayev ratifies Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed the ratification of the agreement on Kyrgyzstan's joining to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

Nazarbayev ratifies Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU
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Over 30 countries interested in signing free trade agreement with EEU

Over 30 countries want to create a free-trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

Over 30 countries interested in signing free trade agreement with EEU
Leaders at BRICS summit in Ufa. ©brics2015.ru
Shanghai spirit becomes a symbol of new Eurasia: President Nazarbayev

According to Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev, Shanghai spirit has become a symbol of new Eurasia.

Shanghai spirit becomes a symbol of new Eurasia: President Nazarbayev
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Nazarbayev predicts rapprochement between EEU and EU

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is sure rapprochement between the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan and and the 28-nation European Union is going to take place.

Nazarbayev predicts rapprochement between EEU and EU
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Nursultan Nazarbayev hails Eurasian integration

Nursultan Nazarbayev says Eurasian integration is the way of progress and success.

Nursultan Nazarbayev hails Eurasian integration
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Kyrgyzstan fears outflow of doctors to Kazakhstan, Russia

Accession to the Eurasian Union is having a negative effect on Kyrgyzstan's healthcare system.

Kyrgyzstan fears outflow of doctors to Kazakhstan, Russia
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Kyrgyzstan ascends EEU, Kazakh-Kyrgyz border to open in Fall

Kyrgyzstan joined the Eurasian Economic Union on May 8 in spite of the fears that the accession could be delayed until the end of May because of fundamental differences between Kyrgyzstan's national interests and EEU regulations

Kyrgyzstan ascends EEU, Kazakh-Kyrgyz border to open in Fall
Nursultan Nazarbayev ©Turar Kazangapov
We will be bound by special relations with EEU: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan will step up efforts to help settle conflicts in the Islamic World and the post-Soviet space.

We will be bound by special relations with EEU: Nazarbayev
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Vladimir Putin suggests considering currency union within Eurasian Economic Union

According to him, it’s easier to respond to external financial and economic threats and defend the common market if we all work shoulder to shoulder.

Vladimir Putin suggests considering currency union within Eurasian Economic Union
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Trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Russia 20% down

Among the negative factors driving the economy slowdown we can name falling prices for oil and gas, our major commodities: President Nazarbayev.

Trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Russia 20% down
Vladimir Makei and Yergali Bulegenov. Photo courtesy of the press service of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Kazakhstan
Possibility of Nazarbayev, Putin, Lukashenko meeting discussed in Minsk

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Belarus and Belorussian Foreign Minister met to discuss a possibility of talks between presidents of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus.

Possibility of Nazarbayev, Putin, Lukashenko meeting discussed in Minsk
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Kazakhstan may restrict Russian imports: media

Media reports suggest that Kazakhstan may resort to restricting Russian imports due to the pressure its domestic market from the significantly cheaper products offered by its Northern neighbour.

Kazakhstan may restrict Russian imports: media