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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Azerbaijan: Snap elections are coming – and a new generation of politicians

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za What should the EU do about South Caucasus? Here are some proposals

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkey and Azerbaijan mark completion of TANAP pipeline to take gas to Europe

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Azerbaijan ‘discourages’ human traffickers

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za East-West corridor: ‘Hard’ versus ‘soft’ connectivity?

Turkmenistan should promote the Trans-Caspian Pipeline more actively

By |september 3rd, 2019|Azerbaijan, Iran, News, Russia, Trans Caspian pipeline, Turkmenistan|

Iran and Russia are opposing the implementation of the Trans-Caspian project, which is supported by Azerbaijan and is in the EU’s interest, writes Shahnar Hajiev.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkmenistan should promote the Trans-Caspian Pipeline more actively

Tusk hopes for ‘higher level’ of EU-Azerbaijan ties

By |julij 9th, 2019|Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Donald Tusk, Eastern Partnership, Georgia, human rights, Ilham Aliyev, Moldova, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, Southern gas corridor, Ukraine|

On a visit to Baku on Tuesday (9 July), Council President Donald Tusk said the EU and Azerbaijan were “coming closer to each other every year”, and expressed the Union’s readiness to further deepen our cooperation with Azerbaijan, including in fields such as human rights.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Tusk hopes for ‘higher level’ of EU-Azerbaijan ties

Kazakhstan calls EU’s new Central Asia strategy ‘visionary’

By |maj 29th, 2019|ASEAN, Azerbaijan, Belt and Road Initiative, Caspian Sea, Central Asia, China, EU-Central Asia Strategy, EU-Kazakhstan relations, Gas, Kassym Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev, OSCE, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Tadjikistan, Trans Caspian pipeline, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan|

Kazakhstan welcomes the EU's new vision for a stronger partnership with Central Asia, particularly as it took into account the country's proposals, its deputy foreign minister told EURACTIV and called the document, due to be adopted next month, "vision...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kazakhstan calls EU’s new Central Asia strategy ‘visionary’

Domestic challenges overshadow ten-year anniversary of EU’s Eastern Partnership

By |maj 15th, 2019|Armenia, Azerbaijan, Eastern Partnership, Georgia, Ilham Aliyev, Jean-Claude Juncker, Moldova, News, Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine|

The strategic interests of Ukraine and the EU are "exactly the same", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (14 May) on the sidelines of a jubilee summit marking a decade of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) in Brussels.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Domestic challenges overshadow ten-year anniversary of EU’s Eastern Partnership