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#EU partnership talks with Azerbaijan and Armenia – a chance for peace and prosperity

#EU partnership talks with Azerbaijan and Armenia – a chance for peace and prosperity

| February 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

The talks between the European Union and Azerbaijan on a new partnership agreement that started on 7 February in Brussels provide a slim ray of hope that the EU will be able to persuade Baku to dismantle repressive policies against civil society and free political prisoners still held in the country’s prisons, writes Krzyszt Bobinski (Unia […]

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EU’s #Juncker says fun is over as he heads to meet Azerbaijan’s Aliyev

EU’s #Juncker says fun is over as he heads to meet Azerbaijan’s Aliyev

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker, the gaffe-prone head of the European Commission, on Monday (6 February) highlighted the difficulty the EU has in dealing with the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan with a joke at its president’s expense.  “Thank you, have a nice day,” Juncker told reporters at the end of a news conference. “I will now see […]

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#Azerbaijan: EU to launch negotiations on agreement

#Azerbaijan: EU to launch negotiations on agreement

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Council (14 November) adopted a mandate for the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to negotiate, on behalf of the EU and its member states, a comprehensive agreement with the Republic of Azerbaijan. The new agreement should replace the 1996 partnership and cooperation agreement and should take […]

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#Armenia and #Azerbaijan are calling for an end to the conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh

#Armenia and #Azerbaijan are calling for an end to the conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh

| November 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Civil society and academics from Armenia and Azerbaijan have joined forces in calling for an end to the “frozen conflict” of Nagorno-Karabakh. Six leading representatives from both sides have signed an open letter warning of the “catastrophic consequences” unless the long-running dispute is resolved.   Efforts, including by the OSCE Minsk Group, to end the […]

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#CIS: The quarter-century milestone

#CIS: The quarter-century milestone

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), writes Martin Banks. This is an association of former Soviet republics that was established in December 1991 by Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to help ease the dissolution of the Soviet Union and coordinate inter-republican affairs. Most of the former Soviet republics are […]

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#Environment: EU and Eastern Partners to step up co-operation on environment and climate action policies

#Environment: EU and Eastern Partners to step up co-operation on environment and climate action policies

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The first ever Eastern Partnership (EaP) formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change took place today, 18 October, in Luxembourg with the participation of Commissioners Karmenu Vella and Johannes Hahn. The EU and the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) adopted a Ministerial Declaration, confirming their joint commitment […]

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Polls show occupied region is main concern in #Azerbaijan

Polls show occupied region is main concern in #Azerbaijan

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

A wide-ranging survey has revealed that the Armenian-occupied area of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding provinces is the most important issue for citizens of Azerbaijan, writes Tony Mallett in the capital Baku.  The results were revealed in the week that the country went to the polls on 29 constitutional amendments.  Around five million Azerbaijanis were eligible […]

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