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

Commissioner maps out future of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Stockholm

Commissioner maps out future of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Stockholm Through the Eastern Partnership, the EU assists the six Eastern European countries in completing transformation towards democracy, providing more support to those who reform more, EU Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle told the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Stockholm on November 29th, 2012. The results of this approach are visible, Füle said,... Read More

CESD Survey; Is EU Technical Assistance Effectively Managed in Azerbaijan?

CESD Survey; Is EU Technical Assistance Effectively Managed in Azerbaijan? Estonian Center for Eastern Partnership released survey results conducted in all EaP countries including Azerbaijan. CESD was responsible for preparing Azerbaijani part of the report. The purpose of the survey was to assess how effectively the countries of the Eastern Partnership manage technical assistance rendered by the EU. This purpose was divided into the three objectives,... Read More

Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum: participants selected for Stockholm meeting in November

Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum: participants selected for Stockholm meeting in November The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum’s Steering Committee has announced its final selection of participants for the forum’s annual event in Stockholm on 29-30 November. The full list of participants and observers is available here. Of the 583 applications to participate in the forum, 202 organisations have been selected by the Steering... Read More

Interview with Commissioner Štefan Füle – EU and Neighbours: a turning point in relations

Interview with Commissioner Štefan Füle – EU and Neighbours: a turning point in relations EU relations with its Neighbours are at a turning point, says Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Commissioner Štefan Füle in an exclusive interview with the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre on the occasion of the release by the European Commission of the latest ENP Progress Reports. “The EU has been quick and determined in establishing the foundations... Read More

ENPI East: report on activities 2011 and roadmap to 2013 released

ENPI East: report on activities 2011 and roadmap to 2013 released Creating the conditions to accelerate political association and deepen economic integration between the EU and the Eastern European partner countries are among the main objectives of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), according to a set of documents released by the EU in the framework of its annual assessment of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The Report on the EaP activities in... 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

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