Why TAP?

Why TAP? CESD: TAP will contribute to EU Energy Security but Russian monopoly in Central and Eastern Europe will remain BP and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan signed an agreement to deliver Azerbaijan’s gas to Europe via the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) rather than the competing Nabucco West project at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baku on June 28th, 2013 TAP is a consortium established by Norway’s Statoil (42.5%), Swiss’s Axpo (42.5%),... 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

CESD Seminar on Local Development

CESD Seminar on Local Development Professor Leonidas  A. Papakonstantinidis,  from School of Management and Economics, Technological Educational Institute of Kalamata, GREECE had his presentation on Local Economic Development: Analysis, Practices and Globalization in the CESD office with participation of representatives from international organizations, embassies, government agencies, universities, think tank,  NGOs and private companies on September... Read More

CESD Seminar on Local Economic Development: Analysis, Practices and Globalization

CESD Seminar on Local Economic Development: Analysis, Practices and Globalization Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Azerbaijan is pleased to invite all interested scholars to attend next CESD Seminar on Local Economic Development: Analysis, Practices and Globalization at 6.o0 p.m. on September 25th, 2012 in the CESD office (Dilara Aliyeva 115, Baku). Speaker of next seminar is Professor Leonidas  A. Papakonstantinidis,  from School... Read More

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Manager; Good chances to win Shah Deniz bid

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Manager; Good chances to win Shah Deniz bid Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has very good chances to be the winner in Shah Deniz consortium`s route selection process, TAP Managing Director Kjetil Tungland said in an interview with Trend news agency in Baku. “I am confident that TAP will be selected as the final route to transport Azerbaijani gas to Europe,“ Tungland said. According to him, TAP has several advantages... 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

Is South Stream Aganist Nabucco?

Is South Stream Aganist Nabucco? ‘Nabucco is a unique European-Turkish project and not affected by other project proposals’, said the spokesperson for Nabucco Christian Dolezal. He says that, South Stream was a rout substitute while Nabucco opened a new corridor with diversified gas supply for Turkey and Europe: “Nabucco has a very strong legal framework with all transit countries and Turkey in form of the Intergovernmental Agreement... Read More

Opportunities to supply gas to Europe

Opportunities to supply gas to Europe Azerbaijan has all opportunities for supplying gas to Europe, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov said in an interview to the Wall Street Journal. He explained that one idea to bring his country’s gas to Europe is to build a dedicated pipeline across Turkey to the border with the EU. It would then split up in two branches, one toward Greece and one to Bulgaria, where it would split... Read More