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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Lithuania celebrated Feb. 16 its 100th anniversary of independence restored after World War I. To highlight the date, Lithuanian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Vytautas Nauduzas told The Astana Times about the relationship between the countries, prospects for deepening cooperation and his opinion on Kazakhstan’s development. “A few days ago, Lithuania commemorated its 100th anniversary… The post People are Kazakhstan’s greatest asset, says Lithuanian ambassador appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. 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 has about 50,000 followers on her… The post One of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces introduces new breast cancer diagnosis, treatment methods appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. 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 of diplomatic relations between the… The post We want to continue to be real partner for Central Asia, says EU Special Representative appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. 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, as a result of inspections conducted… The post Kazakh company to export feathers to Europe appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. 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 Asia. “The ranking is undoubtedly important… The post Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies climbs 7 spots in global think tank ranking appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. 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 building large complexes at the ski… The post Ski resort to be built in Bayanaul tourist zone appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. 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 National Bureau of Anti-Corruption to combat… The post Kazakh authorities detain suspected members of eight organised crime groups appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Kazakhstan is set to sell 877 companies, including 215 assets of the Samruk Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund, through the 2016 to 2020 second wave of privatisation of state-owned companies, according to official data. Following the results of the first wave of privatisation in 2014 and 2015, 37 facilities were sold. The starting price… The post Second wave of privatisation: three most profitable companies unveiled appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Kazakh government officials and representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) discussed mitigating the effects of the shrinking Aral Sea during a Feb. 19 symposium in Astana. Over the past 40-45 years, the level of the sea has declined 22 metres, the water volume has decreased tenfold and the salinity has reached… The post Aral Sea revival challenges discussed in Astana appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The Kazakh state revenue committee investigation department has determined the largest supply channel of counterfeit products is the internet, reported expert officer Elmira Kalygulova at roundtable on combating counterfeit product distribution issues. “We discovered illegal issues that infringe upon trademarks in the course of operational-search measures. There are counterfeit tobacco products, soccer balls,… The post Most counterfeit products sold in Kazakhstan advertised via internet appeared first on The Astana Times.