News round up from Central Asia:

* 🇰🇿 The Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan has begun to study the possible location of a nuclear power plant as the country looks to nuclear power amid crypto-driven energy crisis.

* 🇰🇿 Food prices have surged 11.3% since the start of the year.
* 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan’s national team's 0:8 defeat to France has left much of the country's football lovers wondering how Nur-Sultan could spend hundreds of millions of dollars on such a dismal performance.
* 🇰🇿 Chinese-Kazakh joint venture starts production of nuclear fuel assemblies

* 🇺🇿 The question of whether Uzbekistan should join the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union, with its single market of 184 million people, has provoked fierce debates.
* 🇺🇿 Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev replaced Rustam Inoyatov as his adviser on law-enforcement. Inoyatov was once considered the kingmaker of Uzbek politics.

* 🇺🇿 Uzbekistan’s national oil and gas company has successfully issued a Eurobond in London.
* 🇹🇲 State newspapers and magazines currently available free-of-charge in pdf format on government websites will go behind a paywall from 2022.

* 🇰🇬 30 women and 48 men died of HIV in 2020 in Kyrgyzstan.

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