Azerbaijan Archives

  • Top Russian, NATO generals choose Baku for talks on preventing military incidents

    19-04-2018

    Azerbaijan's capital Baku will host a rare meeting between top generals from Russia and NATO, who will focus on preventing military incidents “caused by a possible misinterpretation of the actions of Russia and NATO", according to the Russian television RT.

  • Armenia and Azerbaijan simultaneously re-boot their leaders

    Armenia 12-04-2018

    Armenia's Serzh Sargsyan was nominated yesterday (11 April) to be the country's prime minister, days after he stepped down as president. On the same Azerbaijan strongman Ilham Aliyev secured a fourth consecutive term in an early election.

  • Game of thrones in Armenia and Azerbaijan

    09-04-2018

    There is little doubt that the winner of the snap presidential election in Azerbaijan on Wednesday (11 April) will be its incumbent head of state, Ilham Aliyev. More interesting is the motive for such a move - which may well be the wish to counter the consolidation of power in arch-foe Armenia.

  • Ukraine says DCFTAs outdated, need deep review

    Europe's East 21-03-2018

    One of the key messages from the EURACTIV debate on the Eastern Partnership – “Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the EU: The Road to 2020” held on March 20 in Brussels was that the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with these countries need a revamp.

  • Germany provides €1.2 billion loan for Southern Gas Corridor

    06-03-2018

    The German Ministry of Finance will provide €1.2 billion to help Azerbaijan finance its part of the Southern Gas Corridor project, Deutsche Welle reported.

  • Azerbaijan opposition vows to boycott snap presidential vote

    12-02-2018

    Leaders of Azerbaijan's main opposition parties pledged on Monday (12 February) to boycott a snap presidential election which is expected to extend the autocratic rule of President Ilham Aliyev.

  • Azerbaijan-EU Council takes place after three year gap

    09-02-2018

    The European Union and Azerbaijan today (9 February) held their 15th Cooperation Council, a high point in relations intended to be held annually, after a three year gap. .

  • EU bank approves largest ever energy loan, for TAP pipeline

    Energy 07-02-2018

    The European Investment Bank on Tuesday (6 February) approved its largest ever single loan to an energy project: the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). The €1.5 billion grant will be used to bring gas from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean.

  • Azerbaijan calls snap presidential poll for April

    05-02-2018

    Azerbaijan's strongman Ilham Aliyev called on Monday (5 February) a snap presidential vote for 11 April, six months ahead of schedule, as opposition politicians slammed the surprise move.

  • EU concerned by sentencing of journalist in Azerbaijan

    Freedom of thought 15-01-2018

    The EU expressed concern on Sunday (14 January) over the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Afghan Mukhtarli to six years in prison after he had investigated high-level corruption.

  • EU bank delays decision on mega pipeline loan

    Energy 13-12-2017

    The European Investment Bank on Tuesday (12 December) delayed a decision on whether to grant a multi-billion-euro loan to a controversial pipeline, after the bank’s board insisted it needs more time to assess the project.

  • Nuclear spat at Eastern Partnership summit

    Energy 24-11-2017

    A heated exchange broke out between Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite and Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei on the issue of the controversial Astravyets nuclear power plant, during the Eastern Partnership summit on Friday (24 November).

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