EU-Azerbaijan Visa Facilitation Agreement was Signed

EU-Azerbaijan Visa Facilitation Agreement was Signed Azerbaijan and the European Union have signed an agreement on visa facilitation as a part of the 3rd summit of Eastern Partnership in Vilnius on November 29, 2013. The document was singed by Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius and EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle. The agreement was initialed... Read More

EU-AZERBAIJAN RELATIONS: CURRENT CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS FOR GROWTH

EU-AZERBAIJAN RELATIONS: CURRENT CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS FOR GROWTH “Ruskiy Vopros” Magazine has published CESD Researcher’s Paper The European Union and Azerbaijan have cooperated very closely since the independence of Azerbaijan. In the early 1990s, the fall of communism, which was fostered by national movements, reached its flourishing conclusion: independence. The EU, as always, actively supported developing countries and assisted... 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

TAP Defeated Nabuco-West

TAP Defeated Nabuco-West The Shah-Deniz Consortium will announce the decision on the development of a pipeline to transport Shah-Deniz 2 natural gas to Europe on June 28, 2012. The BP-led group developing Azerbaijan’s vast gas reserves has chosen the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (Tap) via Greece to link to Europe, defeating the Nabucco West consortium, which had backed a route to Austria. The project reflects a European Union push for alternatives... 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

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

Putin: EU should observe Russia`s stance on Trans-Caspian gas route

Putin: EU should observe Russia`s stance on Trans-Caspian gas route Any decision made by the European Union on the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline should first be adopted by the countries of the so-called “Caspian five“: Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, presidential aide Yury Ushakov said last Friday, citing Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline is designed to pump gas from the Caspian region... Read More

Nabucco Consortium submits new proposal to Shah Deniz II Consortium

Nabucco Consortium submits new proposal to Shah Deniz II Consortium The Nabucco Consortium on May 16, 2012 submitted a proposal to the Shah Deniz II Consortium for the construction of a “Nabucco West” pipeline, which would bring Caspian gas from the Bulgarian-Turkish border to Baumgarten and beyond. “We are convinced that we have submitted a competitive and comprehensive proposal to the Shah Deniz II Consortium, and that this proposal represents... 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

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