Azerbaijan government sets up think tank in efforts to increase regional clout

By |februar 14th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, EU-Azerbaijan relations, News|

At the beginning of last year, in an effort to modernise and increase its regional and international clout, Azerbaijani government established the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) think tank.

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Europe’s Southern Gas Corridor ‘almost ready’, says Azebaijan’s SOCAR

By |februar 13th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Caspian Sea, Central Asia, gazprom, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, News, oil prices, pipeline politics, Rosneft, Shah Deniz II, Southern gas corridor, TANAP, TAP, Third energy package, Turkey, Turkmenistan, US sanctions|

A 25-year supply contract has been signed with Italy, and the first Azeri gas is expected to start flowing before the end of 2020, said Vitaly Baylarbayov, deputy vice president of SOCAR, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan.

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In snap parliamentary elections, Azeris put hopes in young candidates

By |februar 10th, 2020|Azerbaijan, elections, News|

Exit polls look good for the ruling party in Azerbaijan's snap elections, held on Sunday (9 February). The main difference compared to past elections is that many more young and Western-trained people are expected to fill the 125-seat Azeri Parliament.

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Azerbaijan: remembering red carnations and looking into the future

By |januar 21st, 2020|Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, EU-Azerbaijan relations, geopolitics, News|

Hikmat Hajiev, Head of the Foreign Affairs Department of Azerbaijan's Presidential Administration talks about the state of play of EU-Azerbaijan relations, geopolitics, trade and violent Soviet repression.

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Azerbaijan braces for early elections, banks on ‘modernisation’

By |december 9th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan elections, Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, Nagorno-Karabakh, News|

Azerbaijan will hold early elections on 9 February, eight months ahead of schedule, after President Ilham Aliyev agreed to the ruling party's request to dissolve parliament. The move is in line with a recent major government shakeup and the country's d...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Azerbaijan braces for early elections, banks on ‘modernisation’

Azerbaijan: Snap elections are coming – and a new generation of politicians

By |december 4th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan elections, democratisation, Ilham Aliyev, modernisation, News|

The expected snap parliamentary elections will likely launch a new democratic era in Azerbaijan, giving the voters a further possibility to advance the reform process, writes Dr. Ceyhun Osmanli.

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What should the EU do about South Caucasus? Here are some proposals

By |december 3rd, 2019|Abkhazia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, Federica Mogherini, Georgia, Josep Borrell, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, South Caucasus, South Ossetia, Von der Leyen Commission|

It appears the South Caucasus is not a foreign policy priority of the new European Commission. But it should be, write Dennis Sammut and Amanda Paul.

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Turkey and Azerbaijan mark completion of TANAP pipeline to take gas to Europe

By |december 2nd, 2019|Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Southern gas corridor, TANAP, TAP, Turkey, Turkish Stream|

Turkey and Azerbaijan formally marked the completion of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) on Saturday (30 November), a milestone in a major project to help reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas.

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Azerbaijan ‘discourages’ human traffickers

By |november 15th, 2019|Azerbaijan, EU-Azerbaijan relations, human trafficking, News, readmission, refugee crisis, visa facilitation|

Azerbaijan is unlikely to become a transit country for illegal migration because the authorities have “discouraged” international human trafficking rings from taking this route, Vusal Huseynov, the chief of the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan, told EURACTIV.

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East-West corridor: ‘Hard’ versus ‘soft’ connectivity?

By |oktober 10th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Belt and Road Initiative, Central Asia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, News, Uzbekistan|

A conference organised by EURACTIV on ‘Global Eurasia – connectivity as a driver for peace, stability and security’ raised questions such as “greener” connectivity, in line with Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s priorities. But diplomats from the region were more focused on infrastructure.

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