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#PanamaPapers: Journalist who uncovered links between Panama accounts and senior Maltese politicians killed in explosion

#PanamaPapers: Journalist who uncovered links between Panama accounts and senior Maltese politicians killed in explosion

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prominent Maltese journalist and blogger, Daphne Caruana Galizia, has been killed in a car bomb in Bidnija. Galizia exposed links to senior Maltese politicians exposed in the Panama Papers, writes Catherine Feore. In what became known as the Panama Papers, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) carried out an unparalleled investigation that exposed how […]

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#Azerbaijan introduces its candidate for UNESCO director-general

#Azerbaijan introduces its candidate for UNESCO director-general

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Paris-based UNESCO, the international organization dedicated to co-operation in education, science and culture, is seeking a new director-general to lead it for a new four-year term beginning January 2018, writes Colin Stevens. The Republic of Azerbaijan has put forward Polad Bülbüloğlu (pictured), actor, politician, and diplomat as its candidate for the top job. Bülbüloğlu became […]

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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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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#AralSea could become major logistics hub for Central Asia

#AralSea could become major logistics hub for Central Asia

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The South Aral Sea, half of which lies in Uzbekistan, has suffered from neglect, although excess water from the North Aral Sea is now periodically allowed to flow into it. The inland sea, which was virtually lost after disastrous Soviet-era planning led to one of the world’s worst environmental disasters. The area is finally seeing […]

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