EU-Azerbaijan visa facilitation enters into force

EU-Azerbaijan visa facilitation enters into force The EU-Azerbaijan Visa Facilitation and Readmission agreements entered into force today, 1 September. The agreement makes it easier and cheaper for citizens of Azerbaijan, in particular those who travel most, to acquire short-stay visas, allowing them to travel to and freely throughout most EU countries. Under the agreement, visa fees will be reduced from €60 to €35, and some categories of citizens... 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

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

‘Speed of visa negotiations with EU depends on Azerbaijan’s political will’

‘Speed of visa negotiations with EU depends on Azerbaijan’s political will’ The negotiations on easing visa regime with the EU and talks on readmission depend on the political will of the partner country. The statement came from head of the EU delegation in Azerbaijan Roland Kobia. “Negotiations with some of the countries proceed  quickly and they are more slowly with others”, he said. “If Azerbaijan is ready... Read More

EU Kick-Off Visa Facilitation Negotiations with Azerbaijan

EU Kick-Off Visa Facilitation Negotiations with Azerbaijan Delegation of the European Union in Baku released information on first round of visa negotiations between EU and Azerbaijan. Press-release stated that , the European Union (EU) held its first round of the negotiations on the visa facilitation and readmission agreements with Azerbaijan on March 01-02, 2012. The visa facilitation and readmission negotiations follow the political commitment taken... 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

Visa facilitation negotiations between Azerbaijan and EU Scheduled early March

Visa facilitation negotiations between Azerbaijan and EU Scheduled early March Negotiations on simplifying visa regime between Azerbaijan and the European Union will be held on March 1-2, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev told journalists on February, 09, 2011. The first meeting on the visa facilitation between Azerbaijan and the EU was before scheduled for the mid of February. But the meeting was postponed due to snow storms... Read More

Azerbaijan holds the first round of negotiations on visa facilitation with EU

Azerbaijan holds the first round of negotiations on visa facilitation with EU The first round of negotiations on visa facilitation between Azerbaijan and the European Union is planned to be held on February 7, 2012- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan announced. The meeting is planned to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan. It should be reminded here the EU Ministerial Council issued a mandate for holding negotiations on visa facilitation with Azerbaijan... 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

EU issues mandate for negotiations on readmission and visa facilitation with Azerbaijan

EU issues mandate for negotiations on readmission and visa facilitation with Azerbaijan The European Union has issued a mandate to start negotiations on readmission and visa facilitation with Azerbaijan, the organization’s press release says on Tuesday. “The Council adopted a decision authorising the Commission to open negotiations for readmission well as visa facilitation agreements with Azerbaijan and Armenia,” the press release... Read More