GDP Increased, Industry Declined in Azerbaijan

GDP Increased, Industry Declined in Azerbaijan Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 2.4 % in the first 8 months of 2014, compared to the same period of 2013 and reached to 39.2 billion manat ($ 50.3 billion US)- as State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan reports. 45.0% of GDP were produced in the fields of industry, 11.8% in construction complex and 9.9% in the fields of trade and paid service, 4.9% in transport, 1.7% in information and communication enterprises, 5.1% in... Read More

The EU Barometer: Azerbaijanis have low level of trust in international institutions

The EU Barometer: Azerbaijanis have low level of trust in international institutions According to the EU Neighbourhood Barometer project, the survey, based on 1,051 interviews conducted by in the summer, 2014, finds that 42% of people asked feel the EU is an important partner, with 46% believing the EU and Azerbaijan share sufficient common values to be able to cooperate, lower than the average across the Eastern Partnership countries, 58% and 56% respectively. Forty-eight per... Read More

EDB Poll: Azerbaijan expresses the lowest support for joining the Customs Union

EDB Poll: Azerbaijan expresses the lowest support for joining the Customs Union The Centre for Integration Studies of the Eurasian Development Bank has presented the “EDB Integration Barometer – 2014” report. The report has been prepared by Eurasian Development Bank’s Centre for Integration Studies and the Eurasian Monitor International Research Agency. In 2014 over 13,000 people from ten CIS countries and Georgia (between 1,000 and 2,000 people in each country) took part... Read More

Azerbaijan: poll casts light on attitudes to the EU and how people see their lives

Azerbaijan: poll casts light on attitudes to the EU and how people see their lives Almost half of Azerbaijanis feel that relations between their country and the European Union are good, compared to just 15% of those who think they are bad. This is one of the key findings of the recently released Autumn 2013 EU Neighbourhood Barometer for Azerbaijan, conducted in the framework of an EU-funded opinion polling project for the Neighbourhood. The survey, based on 1,051 interviews conducted... Read More

EU-Azerbaijan visa facilitation enters into force

EU-Azerbaijan visa facilitation enters into force The EU-Azerbaijan Visa Facilitation and Readmission agreements entered into force today, 1 September. The agreement makes it easier and cheaper for citizens of Azerbaijan, in particular those who travel most, to acquire short-stay visas, allowing them to travel to and freely throughout most EU countries. Under the agreement, visa fees will be reduced from €60 to €35, and some categories of citizens are to be exempt from the... Read More