CESD links up with foreign partners in transparency project

CESD links up with foreign partners in transparency project The Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) has launched a program with two other PASOS members to enhance the transparency of how public funds are spent on education in Azerbaijan. Joining CESD in the project “Piloting the Civic Rural and Urban Involvement in School Budgeting and Spending for Efficient Preschool and Primary School Services” are the Center for Economic Development... Read More

The European Endowment for Democracy – Support for the unsupported

The European Endowment for Democracy – Support for the unsupported Today, the European Commission allocated € 6 million to ensure the swift launch of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED). The allocation will finance the establishment and initial functioning of the Endowment, which was conceived in the framework of the renewed European Neighbourhood Policy. Its aim is to help political parties, non-registered NGOs, trade unions and other... Read More

New Hopes for Next Round of Visa talks?

New Hopes for Next Round of Visa talks? “The third round of visa talks between Azerbaijan and the European Union will be taken place in Baku on November, 6-7”; CESD sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The visa facilitation and readmission negotiations follow the political commitment taken at the Prague Eastern Partnership Summit in May 2009 regarding the improvement of people-to-people contacts. The Visa Facilitation and Readmission... 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

‘Speed of visa negotiations with EU depends on Azerbaijan’s political will’

‘Speed of visa negotiations with EU depends on Azerbaijan’s political will’ The negotiations on easing visa regime with the EU and talks on readmission depend on the political will of the partner country. The statement came from head of the EU delegation in Azerbaijan Roland Kobia. “Negotiations with some of the countries proceed  quickly and they are more slowly with others”, he said. “If Azerbaijan is ready... Read More

Next Round WTO Negotiations; No New Promises?

Next round WTO Negotiations; No New Promises? Next round negotiations of Azerbaijan’s Accession to the WTO will be at the last week of November, 2012, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev told Trend on September, 11, 2012. “We have a maximum of four to six weeks beforehand to send answers to WTO member countries’ questions, proposals for negotiations and so on. Work on the answers is almost complete and I think we... 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

‘Talks on Free Trade Zone will be launched after the membership at WTO”

‘Talks on Free Trade Zone will be launched after the membership at WTO” The European Union wants to see progress in the issue of Azerbaijan’s membership at the World Trade Organization, Roland Kobia has told journalists. The head of the EU Representation in Azerbaijan noted that EU had offered Azerbaijan to launch talks on the Free Trade Zone, Gun.Azreports. “But for this, Azerbaijan needs to be a member of the WTO. This is... Read More

Azerbaijan may join the WTO in 2013

Azerbaijan may join the WTO in 2013 If Government of Azerbaijan speed up membership negotiations If the negotiation process will continue at a pace that in 2013 Azerbaijan will become a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO)- said Vugar Bayramov, chairman of the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD). Dr. Bayramov said that after holding bilateral meetings on goods and services in the framework of the IX round of multilateral talks... Read More

EU supports Azerbaijan’s Energy Strategy

EU supports Azerbaijan’s Energy Strategy The EU released over AZN 3 million to the Government of Azerbaijan to support its renewable energy and energy efficiency reform strategy. This is the second tranche of a dedicated Budget Support Programme with overall envelope of over AZN 14 million that was agreed upon between the EU and Azerbaijan. The objective is to develop a fully coherent, integrated and transparent energy strategy focusing on renewable... Read More

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