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

Considering Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union: For Azerbaijan, Disadvantages Outweigh Advantages

Considering Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union: For Azerbaijan, Disadvantages Outweigh Advantages The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is an economic integration project, similar to the European Union, proposed by the Russian Federation (RF) in late 2011. The EEU is an extension of existing integrative projects of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and other countries (namely, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Collective Security Treaty Organization... 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

PASOS Annual Conference to Start in Macedonia

PASOS Annual Conference to start in Macedonia Vugar Bayramov, CESD chairman  and PASOS Board Member, will serve as one of speakers at the conference The conference will be organized in association with the annual international think-tanks’ conference of PASOS – Policy Association for an Open Society on November 09, 2012 in Skopje, Macedonia. Leading think-tanks will co-operate to explain and influence national and international policies,... Read More

Standard & Poors Assesses CIS Economy

Standard & Poors Assesses CIS Economy The forecast of economic growth for the near future for the CIS countries exporting oil is favorable, and growth due to high oil prices to exceed four percent in 2012, said in the report of international rating agency Standard & Poors “Different procurement of natural resources and overall historic heritage determine the rating of the CIS countries “, released on March 22nd, 2012. “Increase... Read More