Azerbaijan Archives

  • MEP Nicolai: European Parliament is sometimes arrogant with EU’s neighbours

    17-05-2018

    The EU has already failed in the Mediterranean and is hardly a relevant player there. Now it risks being isolated if it repeats the same mistake with its Eastern neighbours, Norica Nicolai, the European Parliament Rapporteur on the EU-Azerbaijan Comprehensive Agreement, told EURACTIV.

  • Leading MEP: EU-Azerbaijan relations ‘never better’

    Politics 17-05-2018

    EU-Azeri relations have “never been better”, says Sajjad Karim, the Conservative MEP who co-chairs the EU-Azerbaijan parliamentary co-operation committee.

  • Baku’s new silk road can connect Europe to the east

    11-05-2018

    At the heart of a 21st-century silk route connecting Asia and Europe, Baku is the natural geographic meeting point for east and west. An ancient city on the original silk road, the city now has its eyes on becoming a …

  • Lawmakers hail rebuilt EU-Azeri relations

    09-05-2018

    Lawmakers from Brussels and Azerbaijan hailed on Tuesday (8 May) the rebuilding of EU-Azeri relations, broken off almost three years ago. Following a two-day meeting of the EU-Azerbaijan Co-operation Committee, both sides voiced readiness to improve further on the political and economic front.

  • Armenia’s peaceful revolution yields new leader

    Armenia 08-05-2018

    Armenia’s parliament voted in favour of a new prime minister on Tuesday (8 May) as the romantically dubbed ‘love and solidarity revolution’ peacefully put the Caucasus republic’s opposition party in power.

  • Turkmenistan to tap into Southern Gas Corridor

    Energy 08-05-2018

    Gas swaps in which Iran plays a central role could open the door for Turkmenistan, a Central Asian country with ample gas reserves, to become an important player on the EU gas market, according to media reports.

  • 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.

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