BP’s Azeri Oil Output Declined

BP’s Azeri Oil Output Declined Output from Azerbaijan’s Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oilfields declined to an average 656,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the first half of 2014 from 672,000 bpd in the same period last year, BP-Azerbaijan said in a statement. BP said earlier this year that oil production at the ACG fields might be slightly lower than in 2013 as the company planned maintenance work at the Central Azeri and West Azeri platforms,... Read More

Invitation to submit expressions of interest to participate in the sixth annual meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Tbilisi, Georgia, 20-21 November 2014)

Invitation to submit expressions of interest to participate in the sixth annual meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Tbilisi, Georgia, 20-21 November 2014) The Steering Committee of the EaP Civil Society Forum is now inviting all interested parties to submit expressions of interest to participate in the sixth annual meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. This year the meeting will take place on 20-21 November in... Read More

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

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

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

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

Last Call for the CESD-NATO International Conference

Last Call for CESD-NATO International Conference CESD is pleased to invite all interested scholars to participate at ”Ensuring energy security in the future and NATO role in protection of critical energy infrastructure in the Caspian basin” International Conference organized by the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) and Embassy of Romania to Azerbaijan, NATO Contact Point Embassy on November, 22nd, 2012 with support of Embassy of... Read More

Call for Participation; CESD Annual International Conference

Call for Participation; CESD Annual International Conference CESD is pleased to invite all interested scholars to participate at ”Ensuring energy security in the future and NATO role in protection of critical energy infrastructure in the Caspian basin” International Conference organized by the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) on November, 21st, 2012 with support of Embassy of Romania in Azerbaijan and NATO. Confirmed participant... 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

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