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European Union on the so-called "elections" in Karabakh

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 31 March 2020

EU spokesperson issued a statement on the so-called presidential and parliamentary elections in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Given the so-called 'presidential and parliamentary elections' in Nagorno-Karabakh on 31 March 2020, the European Union reiterates that it does not recognize the constitutional and legal framework within which they are being held. This event cannot prejudice the determination of the future status of Nagorno-Karabakh or the outcome of the ongoing negotiation process.

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European Commission allocates €140 million to Eastern Partner countries to fight COVID-19

Health

Azerbaijan, Published on: 31 March 2020

Baku, March 31, AZERTAC

As part of its global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission stands by Eastern Partner countries and has reallocated €140 million for the most immediate needs including Azerbaijan. In addition, the Commission will also redirect the use of existing instruments worth up to €700 million across the region to help mitigate socio-economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations...


Avropa İttifaqı ərazisinə giriş qadağan edildi

Mobility and migration

Azerbaijan, Published on: 18 March 2020

Avropa Birliyi liderləri üçüncü ölkə vətəndaşlarının İttifaq ölkələrinə və Şengen bölgəsinə “vacib olmayan” səyahətlərini məhdudlaşdıran qanun layihəsini qəbul ediblər.

“İnterfax”ın məlumatına görə, məhdudiyyətin səbəbi koronavirus təhlükəsidir və 30 günlük nəzərdə tutulub. Qanun layihəsi haqqında təklif Avropa Komissiyasının rəhbəri Ursula fon der Lyayen tərəfindən gəlib.

Kansler Angela Merkel qeyd edib ki, qanun ilk dəfə Almaniyada tətbiq olunmağa başlayacaq.


Azerbaijani embassy in Georgia ensures return of 30 more citizens from Europe

Mobility and migration

Azerbaijan, Published on: 16 March 2020

By Trend

Azerbaijan’s embassy in Georgia continues to render necessary assistance to Azerbaijani citizens, who want to return from Europe to the country through Turkey and Georgia, http://trend.az/" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: transparent; text-decoration-line: none; position: relative; padding: 0px 3px; border-bottom: 1px solid rgb(160, 8, 17...


Президент Алиев: Резолюции Европарламента смешны и вызывают улыбку

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 10 March 2020

Президент Азербайджана Ильхам Алиев заявил, что власти страны не приглашали представителей Европарламента наблюдать за досрочными парламентскими выборами 9 февраля 2020 году ввиду их предвзятой и необъективной позиции.

«Хочу коснуться вопроса наблюдателей на выборах. Всех, кого мы пригласили в качестве наблюдателей на выборах, мы увидели. Европарламенту мы приглашение не отправляли, так как, во-первых, мы не члены этой организации, а во-вторых, мы не видели в этом необходимости......


Евросоюз: лучший подарок женщинам Азербайджана – гарантировать равенство прав и возможностей – ФОТО – ВИДЕО

Azerbaijan, Published on: 06 March 2020

В пятницу, 6 марта, накануне Международного женского дня, в Баку состоялась презентация проектов Евросоюза, благодаря которым десятки женщин Азербайджана получили новые возможности развития, смогли раскрыть свои способности и таланты, укрепили


Jankauskas: EU, Azerbaijan continue negotiations on new agreement

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 06 March 2020

By Trend

The negotiations on a new agreement between Azerbaijan and the EU are underway, Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas said in Baku at the event dedicated to International Women's Day - March 8, https://en.trend.az/" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: transparent; text-decoration-line: none; position: relative; padding:...


EU-Azerbaijan Subcommittee meets in Brussels

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 06 March 2020

The 8th EU-Azerbaijan Subcommittee on Justice, Freedom, Security, and Human Rights and Democracy took place on 4 and 5 March in Brussels.

The sides informed each other about the developments that had taken place since the last meeting was held in February 2019.

EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, provided an overview of the developments related to human rights within the EU.

The EU and Azerbaijan also exchanged views on cooperation on the...


US State Dept: Southern Gas Corridor's expansion to ensure Europe's energy security

Energy

Azerbaijan, Published on: 06 March 2020

The United States Government has strongly supported the Southern Gas Corridor for more than a decade because of the contribution it will make to European energy security and to the political and economic integration of the Caspian region with the West, Nathan Reich, Energy Diplomacy Officer, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State, told local media.

He pointed out that by just about any standard, the project is a major political and commercial accomplishment.

"Once...


EU ready to foster enhancing cybersecurity in Azerbaijan

Justice Freedom & Security

Azerbaijan, Published on: 05 March 2020

Azerbaijan is making efforts to protect its security in cyberspace. However, some problems arise in this regard, and these issues are becoming more complicated every day, Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas said.

He made the remark at the event "Digital Law: Protection of Personal Data" in Baku, Report says.

Jankauskas noted that this includes not only PCs and phones but also cybersecurity of companies and compliance of internet providers with certain...


EU ambassador: Azerbaijan, EU keep working on new agreement

Economy and trade, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 05 March 2020

Azerbaijan and the European Union plan to set a date for the next round of negotiations soon.

The head of the EU delegation in Azerbaijan, Ambassador Kestutis Jankauskas, made the statement, commenting on whether the parties would be able to adopt the text of the agreement ahead of the next Eastern Partnership summit.

"June 19 is the date of the next Eastern Partnership summit. It's going to take place in Brussels. We hope to adopt new frameworks for the Eastern Partnership for...


Финансируемый Евросоюзом проект в Азербайджане показал ощутимые результаты

Economy and trade

Azerbaijan, Published on: 04 March 2020

БАКУ/Trend/ - Реализация проекта, по ускорению развития устойчивого микропредпринимательства в регионах Азербайджана, финансируемого Евросоюзом показал ощутимые результаты.

Об этом в среду сообщил Trend председатель правления Ассоциации микрофинансирования Азербайджана Джалал Алиев.

«Основная цель проекта заключается в создании и развитии основы микропредпринимательства для поддержки создания новых возможностей трудоустройства для...


Creation of new route for Azerbaijani oil supplies to Europe may be accelerated - EXCLUSIVE

Energy

Azerbaijan, Published on: 03 March 2020

The resumption of oil supplies through the Odessa-Brody pipeline may accelerate the implementation of the project for the construction of the Brody-Plock (Adam’s Gate) oil pipeline. This section is the only missing part of the Eurasian Oil Transportation Corridor, Director General at Sarmatia International Pipeline Company Sergei Skripka told Report.

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR plans to deliver two oil tankers to Belarus in March - in total, about 160,000 tons. The oil will...


Avropa Şurasının mədəni marşrutları Azərbaycanda: ən yaxşı milli təcrübələr

Culture and Media

Azerbaijan, Published on: 03 March 2020

Bakı, 3 mart, AZƏRTAC

Mədəniyyət Nazirliyinin təşkilatçılığı ilə Beynəlxalq Muğam Mərkəzində “Azərbaycanın mədəni marşrutlar potensialı” mövzusunda keçirilən respublika müşavirəsi maraqlı müzakirələrlə yadda qalıb.

Nazirlikdən AZƏRTAC-a bildirilib ki, müşavirənin ilk günü panel iclasında “Avropa Şurasının mədəni marşrutları Azərbaycanda: ən yaxşı milli təcrübələr” mövzusunda məruzələr dinlənilib.

Panel iclasda çıxış edən “Şirvan şərabları” MMC-nin satış üzrə meneceri...


Europe considers doubling natural gas purchases from Azerbaijan

Energy

Azerbaijan, Published on: 02 March 2020

Europe is considering doubling natural gas purchases from Azerbaijan to 20 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year, on expectations of new potential gas fields in the ex-Soviet country in the Caspian Sea, a senior EU official said.

Azerbaijan plans to start gas deliveries to Europe this autumn from its giant Shah Deniz field through the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), a significant step in EU efforts to secure gas supplies and reduce its dependence on existing sources such as Russia and...


Azərbaycanın təşəbbüsü ilə reallaşan enerji layihələrindən bir sıra Avropa ölkələri də faydalanırlar

Energy

Azerbaijan, Published on: 29 February 2020

Bakı, 29 fevral, AZƏRTAC

Cənub Qaz Dəhlizinə “Şahdəniz-2” qaz yatağı, Cənubi Qafqaz Boru Kəməri, TANAP və TAP layihələri daxildir. Təqribən 1,2 trilyon təbii qaz ehtiyatına malik “Şahdəniz” Azərbaycanın ən iri qaz-kondensat yatağı və Cənub Qaz Dəhlizinin hasilat mənbəyidir. Cənubi Qafqaz Boru Kəmərinin uzunluğu 691 kilometrdir. Gürcüstanın sərhədindəki Türkgözü kəndində TANAP-a birləşən boru xəttinin 443 kilometri Azərbaycandan, 248 kilometri Gürcüstandan keçir. Layihə çərçivəsində...


Azərbaycanın Mədəniyyət naziri Mədəni Marşrutlar üzrə Avropa İnstitutunun direktoru ilə görüşüb

Culture and Media

Azerbaijan, Published on: 29 February 2020

Bakı, 29 fevral, AZƏRTAC

Mədəniyyət naziri Əbülfəs Qarayev “Azərbaycanın mədəni marşrutlar potensialı” mövzusunda Respublika müşavirəsində iştirak məqsədilə ölkəmizə təşrif buyuran Avropa Şurası Demokratiya üzrə Baş Direktorluğunun Avropa Şurasının Mədəni Marşrutların Sahəvi İnkişafı üzrə Katibliyinin rəhbəri, Mədəni Marşrutlar üzrə Avropa İnstitutunun direktoru Stefano Dominioni ilə görüşüb.

Nazirlikdən AZƏRTAC-a bildirilib ki, görüşdə Avropa Şurasının Mədəni Marşrutlar...


New agreement to form legal basis for Azerbaijan-EU ties

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 27 February 2020

By Ofeliya Afandiyeva

Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) are negotiating the aspects of a new agreement, which will form the legal basis for bilateral relations, Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Leyla Abdullayeva said on February 26.

Abdullayeva said that on February 25, Minister Elmar Mammadyarov held a phone conversation with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell to discuss the agreement. 

"They also talked about holding...


UK expert: TAP project is highly significant for Italy, for whole of EU

Energy

Azerbaijan, Published on: 25 February 2020

By Trend

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project is highly significant for Italy, as well as for the whole of the EU, Ziba Norman, director of the UK Transatlantic & Caucasus Studies Institute, told https://en.trend.az/" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: transparent; text-decoration-line: none; position: relative; padding: 0px 3px; border-...


EU-wide Karabakh rally held in Berlin

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 23 February 2020

By Trend

EU-wide Karabakh rally on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of Khojaly genocide was held on Feb. 22, at 1 PM in Paris Square near Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, http://trend.az/" style="box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: transparent; text-decoration-line: none; position: relative; padding: 0px 3px; border-bottom: 1px solid rgb(160, 8, 17); border-...