Visa- Free Europe Quarterly Report

Visa- Free Europe Quarterly Report Visa-free Europe Coalition where CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development is part, distributed its quarterly report which covers the period between November and mid-December, 2014. Download Full Report Here  Read More

EU-EaP Visa Liberalisation Summary of recent developments

EU-EaP Visa Liberalisation Summary of recent developments The Eastern Partnership Visa Liberalisation Index has recently been updated with the latest version covering the period October 2013 – January 2014. Many developments took place in the period October 2013 – January 2014 under examination. These were linked to the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, held at the end of November 2013. Although assessment of the Summit was dominated by... 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

EU will facilitate Visa Regime with Azerbaijan in 2013

EU will facilitate Visa Regime with Azerbaijan in 2013 The outcomes of the last round of talks on easing visa regime between EU and Azerbaijan give the grounds to expect the signing of the relevant agreement in 2013. Th statement came from Ambassador Roland Kobia, the head of the EU delegation in Baku. “We only need to coordinate some insignificant issues. However, there are already grounds to suppose that the agreement on easing visa regime... 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

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 Recommendation on E-Visa System Approved

CESD Recommendation on E-Visa System Approved Government of Azerbaijan approved applying e-visa system based on recommendations submitted by CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development. “Azerbaijan will introduce the system of issuing electronic visas to citizens of foreign countries, soon”- the statement came from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. According to the ministry, work on the creation of this system is still actively pursued.... Read More

Visa Facilitation Negotiations between EU and Azerbaijan Started

Visa Facilitation Negotiations  between EU and Azerbaijan Started Azerbaijan and the EU begin negotiations on agreements on visa facilitation and readmission in Baku on March, 01, 2012. Azeri chief negotiator deputy foreign minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev appreciated that the beginning of this process is an important step in cooperation with the EU. The negotiations are aimed at simplifying the transit of Azerbaijan and EU citizens, the fight against... Read More

Official Respond; CESD Recommendation on On-Line Visa Will be Approved

Official Respond; CESD Recommendation on On-Line Visa Will be Approved CESD;  other recommendations should be also considered in order to simplify visa regime “A program to issue visas electronically is being drafted. Azerbaijani visas will be issued within the 15 days from on-line submission. In future, however, this period could be reduced,”- Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Republic based on policy recommendations developed... Read More

Visa Facilitation between EU and Azerbaijan Negotiations Accelerated

Visa Facilitation between EU and Azerbaijan Negotiations Accelerated European Union (EU) already submitted draft document on Visa Facilitation and Readmission to Government of Azerbaijan (GoA) last week- said Vugar Bayramov, co-coordinator of Economic Integration and Convergence Working Group at EU EaP CSF.  He mentioned that negotiations on simplifying visa regime between Azerbaijan and the European Union will be held on March 1-2, 2012. V. Bayramov... Read More

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