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The Netherlands is an important player in the field of human rights in multilateral forums and in the framework of the EU. Applying a variety of instruments, the Netherlands has contributed to the promotion of human rights. Results include the adoption of UN resolutions and EU Council decisions. A critical note can be made with regard to the degree of coherence between foreign human rights policy and economic policy.
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After the collapse of the former Soviet Union during the late 1980s and early 1990s, the already poor condition of physical transport infrastructure in the Central Asian republics continued to deteriorate.