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Public Policy & Politics


The Kyrgyz government has sent an official letter to the Turkish side with the requirement for pecuniary damage, which was caused by the crash of the Boeing-747 in the settlement of Dachi SU on January 16, 2017. First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Muhammetkaly Abulgazi reported the news at a meeting with residents of the village on February 20. According to the press service of the Kyrgyz government, the damage was estimated at KGS195 million.



Uzbekistan plans to launch 18 new public services based on the 'one stop' principle before the end of 2017. According to the press service of the “E-government” Center, the proposal was put forward at the recent meeting of representatives of the legal services and experts in the field of information and communication technologies of various ministries and government agencies. The event took place at the Department of Forecasting and Strategic Planning.



President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov named Russia the main strategic partners of the republic. He said so at the government meeting on February 17, which was the first after his re-election for the third term as president. Based on the results of the meeting, the Head of State approved the Concept of foreign policy of Turkmenistan for the next seven years.



The President of Turkmenistan has named the main challenges in the coming seven years of his presidential terms. This was said during the first government meeting since his re-election as the head of state, and the meeting of the State Security Council. “I am encouraged and inspired by the fact that my own people gave me their votes and elected me as their president once again. Such trust of the people inspires to do great things for the welfare and happiness of the nation, in the name of prosperity of our country,” the president said.



On February 16, during a working visit of President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev to Belgium, a number of agreements were signed. According to them, within the next seven years, the European Union will provide the Government of the Republic with grant funds totaling EUR72 million. The amount of the first tranche will be EUR12 million, which will be used for the purpose of reforming the Kyrgyz national judicial system. In addition, EUR10 million are intended to implement a number of projects aimed at development of the agricultural sector in Jalal-Abad Province of Kyrgyzstan.


This year, the special services of the CIS countries will hold large-scale exercises, the purpose of which is to identify recruiters of terrorists in the social networks, as well as various emissaries of international terrorist organizations. The news was announced by head of the Antiterrorist Center of the Commonwealth, Colonel General Andrei Novikov at the tenth meeting of the heads of national anti-terrorist centers of the CIS countries.


Head of the National Bank of Kazakhstan Daniyar Akishev promised to eliminate the previously identified deficiencies in the work of the ENPF (Single accumulative pension fund), through restoring competition in the sphere of pension assets. This was said during an interview to the media on February 15. D. Akishev also admits that the public is now demonstrating skepticism towards the pension system.



The elections of the next president of Kyrgyzstan will be held on November 19, 2017, in accordance with the national legislation of the country. This became known after the meeting of President Almazbek Atambayev with Chairperson of the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda Nurjan Shayldabekovoy. According to the press service of the Kyrgyz President, the Head of the Central Election Commission informed him about the ongoing activities of her department, and the measures taken to further improve the national electoral system.



In 2016, the birth rate fell to 25.9 percent in Kyrgyzstan, despite the fact that it amounted to 27.4 percent in 2015. As for mortality, it also declined during the specified period to a level of 5.4 per 1,000 inhabitants. Elena Bayalinova, a consultant of the press center of the Ministry of Health reported the figures on February 10.


By the end of 2017, Uzbekistan plans to finalize and adopt the law “On mediation.” According to the lower house of the national parliament, experts believe that the legislation will be able to greatly relieve the civil and commercial courts of the Republic, which are currently suffering from the influx of cases. For comparison, it is worth saying that 95 percent of cases that go through mediation are not brought to court, and in Germany there more than 90 percent of such cases.