EDB: The Ukrainian Crisis Caused Economic Slowdown in CIS Countries

EDB: The Ukrainian Crisis Caused Economic Slowdown in CIS Countries Growth Domestic Product (GDP) growth in CIS countries continued to go down and reached 0.9% year-on-year in the second half of 2014. This conclusion is made in the new issue of The CIS Macromonitor published by the Research Department of Eurasian Development Bank (EDB). The report states that the key factor beyond the economic slowdown in the CIS was the political crisis around... 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

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

Russia’s accession to the WTO on Azerbaijan Economy

Russia’s accession to the WTO on Azerbaijan Economy Workshop on the impact of Russia’s accession to the WTO on Azerbaijan economy was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on December, 2012 with financial and logistical support from GIZ, Germany with organizational support of Academic Director, Head of the Center for Economic Studies of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Ukraine, the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD).... Read More

$ 1100 debt per capita in Azerbaijan

$ 1100 debt per capita in Azerbaijan “There are slight restrictions in the budget of Azerbaijan for annual amount of internal and external debts. The wall for domestic debt is 1.2 billion AZN ($1,53 billion US) and 2.3 billion AZN ($ 2,95 billion US) for external one. According to official statistics, the domestic debt of Azerbaijan is more than 3 billion manat (3,85 billion US), which concerns the external debt, it is equal to about 4.7 billion... Read More

PASOS Annual Conference to Start in Macedonia

PASOS Annual Conference to start in Macedonia Vugar Bayramov, CESD chairman  and PASOS Board Member, will serve as one of speakers at the conference The conference will be organized in association with the annual international think-tanks’ conference of PASOS – Policy Association for an Open Society on November 09, 2012 in Skopje, Macedonia. Leading think-tanks will co-operate to explain and influence national and international policies,... 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

Standard & Poors Assesses CIS Economy

Standard & Poors Assesses CIS Economy The forecast of economic growth for the near future for the CIS countries exporting oil is favorable, and growth due to high oil prices to exceed four percent in 2012, said in the report of international rating agency Standard & Poors “Different procurement of natural resources and overall historic heritage determine the rating of the CIS countries “, released on March 22nd, 2012. “Increase... Read More

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