IRAN AND THE WEST: CHANGING RELATIONS?

IRAN AND THE WEST: CHANGING RELATIONS? After reaching an interim nuclear deal with major world powers, Iran’s government is turning its attention to mending strained relations with Western countries.Iran is enthusiastic for the United States and the Europeans to lift harsh economic sanctions near future. In some circles in the political capitals of the Europe, having a close relationship with our southern neighbor are welcomed. Of course the main... 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

Natural Gas Europe referenced CESD reports

Natural Gas Europe referenced CESD reports Natural Gas Europe published new article titled as “Kremlin’s Offer to Turkmenistan: “More Political Than Economic”. The journal referenced CESD reports and states that “If anything, Baku has been saying lately that Nabucco is too ambitious and that it will develop its Shah-Deniz II fields for smaller pipelines, the Baku-based Center for Economic and Social Development said this week”. Natural... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in 2012; expectations and challenges

Azerbaijan Economy in 2012; expectations and challenges Official forecasts for Azerbaijani economy in 2012 seem quite optimistic. According to Ministry of Economic Development reports although downturn in world economy. The Government of Azerbaijan (GoA) targets 5,7 % GDP Growth in 2012 meanwhile The Central Bank’s monetary policy is announced keeping inflation to single digits. Meanwhile, International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected at 7,1 % Azerbaijan’s... Read More