In terms of values, Brazil and the EU are close partners. Nevertheless, they hardly ever adopt common positions on the international stage. How can this distancing be explained and how can the strategic partnership be deepened?
Mongolia is of increasing interest to the European Union because of its democratisation, its impressive economic growth and its substantial contributions to peace and security. The EU should consider including Mongolia in its Strategy for Central Asia.
With Putin back in power and the EU mired in crisis, the future of the EU-Russia partnership is uncertain.
The partnership between the EU and Russia remains a contested one despite some recent steps in the right direction.
The EU has a new Special Representative for Central Asia. The appointment of Patricia Flor from Germany was announced on 18 June. EUCAM proposes ten areas on which the new EUSR should focus, to make her mark in Central Asia.