Economic realities of the Russian-Ukraine conflict

Economic realities of the Russian-Ukraine conflict Getting into the Crimea, Russia did settle not only “va-bank” in the geopolitical relations with The West but also tried to create new game rules on the economic plane in the region. Of course, Moscow was warned beforehand it would face economic and as well as political sanctions. Though the West repeatedly informed Russia about such issues before the conflict even started Moscow initiated such... Read More

Eastern Partnership Visa Liberalisation Index Is Available

Eastern Partnership Visa Liberalisation Index Is Available CESD produces monitoring findings of visa facilitation process in Azerbaijan The liberalisation of the European Union visa regime is one of the priorities of the EU Eastern Partnership initiative covering Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Achieving visa-free travel for short-term trips between the EU and its Eastern neighbours is important not only for the Eastern... Read More

Some take advantage of war, some just want peace

Some take advantage of war, some just want peace There was said a lot about the fact that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is going on. Because of this conflict, the development of the entire region has been hindered, and apparently, this conflict is profitable for someone. However, the economic side of the issue has been discussed but a little since the conflict. The question of what Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the entire South Caucasus have lost due to... Read More

New WTO Accession Negotiations: New Hopes?

New WTO Accession Negotiations: New Hopes? The next round of bilateral consultations between World Trade Organization (WTO) and Azerbaijan started in Geneva on June 03, 2013. The negotiation round will be completed on June 07, 2013 . “They are expected to involve representatives from 10-12 countries. Full-fledged bilateral negotiations will be held with some of them and talks on specific issues with others”- Ministry of Foreign Affairs... Read More

Visa Liberalization Process in EaP Countries

Visa Liberalization Process in EaP Countries CESD is part of visa facilitation process in Eastern Partnership countries Batory Foundation (Poland), Visa Free Europe Coalition together with local partners realized its last quarterly report on visa facilitation. The liberalisation of the European Union visa regime is one of the priorities of the EU Eastern Partnership initiative covering Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Achieving... Read More

Multipolarity is key: Assessing Azerbaijan’s foreign policy

Multipolarity is key: Assessing Azerbaijan’s foreign policy This paper seeks to outline how Azerbaijan should manage the numerous foreign policy challenges it faces due to its strategic location, wealth in resources, neighbors and surrounding conflicts. As a small state, Baku should seek to balance interests and pursue a path of multipolarity, without however forfeiting a strong stance towards governments that threaten its status quo. Russia,... Read More

EU issues € 10 mln to support small business in Eastern Partnership states

EU issues € 10 mln to support small business in Eastern Partnership states European Union has allocated € 10 mln to support small business in EBRD’s Eastern Partnership States, bank’s press service reported. This allowance will be spent to financing of 60+ projects within Enterprises Growth Program (EGP) in Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Belarus and Moldova and 600+ projects within Business Advices Service (BAS). The BAS Programme... Read More