Azerbaijan Applied Visa Liberalization for Eurovision

Azerbaijan Applied Visa Liberalization for Eurovision President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to simplify the visa application process for visitors to the Eurovision Song Contest in May. Under the terms of the decree, signed on 10 February, visitors to the song contest from participating countries will be able to obtain a visa at any of Azerbaijan’s international airports. To be eligible to apply for a visa on entry to an Azerbaijani airport, an applicant must have one... Read More

Next Multilateral Talks on Azerbaijan’s Accession to the WTO

Next Multilateral Talks on Azerbaijan’s Accession to the WTO “IX round of multilateral talks on Azerbaijan’s accession to the World Trade Organization is scheduled on February, 24, 2012 at the initiative of the World Trade Organization’s Secretariat”- said Vugar Bayramov, co-coordinator of Economic Integration and Convergence to EU Policies Working Group at European Union Easter Partnership Civil Society Forum. He mentioned that dates for bilateral negotiations between... Read More

Caspian ice blocks threat to oil rigs

Caspian ice blocks threat to oil rigs Ice blocks moving southward from the northern part of the Caspian Sea could pose a serious threat to oil platforms, a senior Azerbaijani scholar has told local APA news agency. “Since ice blocks are moving southward from the north, they could cut the oil platforms like a saw,” said Ramiz Mammadov of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Institute of Geography. Mammadov recalled that to prevent such a disaster, the Soviet government... Read More

Azerbaijani Taxes Ministry supports revision of income tax rate

Azerbaijani Taxes Ministry supports revision of income tax rate Income tax rate in Azerbaijan may be revised since it, according to held calculations, doesn’t affect significantly revenues of the state budget, Minister of Taxes Fazil Mammadov said on Thursday during his speech at forum entitled “Tax system of Azerbaijan: realities and prospects”. At present, the income tax rate in the country is 14 per cent with the monthly income of 2,000 manat, while the upper... Read More