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Avropa Parlamenti: Dağlıq Qarabağ Azərbaycanın qanunsuz işğal edilmiş ərazisidir

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 12 June 2020

Budapeşt, 12 iyun, AZƏRTAC

Avropa Parlamentinin Azərbaycan, Ermənistan və Gürcüstan üzrə Parlament Əməkdaşlıq Komitəsinin həmsədri Marina Kalyurand, Avropa Parlamentinin Azərbaycan üzrə məruzəçisi Jelena Zavko, bu qurumun Ermənistan üzrə məruzəçisi Trayan Besesku Ermənistan ilə Azərbaycanın işğal edilmiş Dağlıq Qarabağ regionu arasında yeni magistral yol tikintisi ilə əlaqədar birgə bəyanat yayıblar (bax: azertag.az/ru/xeber/1510037).

AZƏRTAC xəbər verir ki, bu sənəd...


Azerbaijan may review withdrawal from Council of Europe

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 11 June 2020

Since Azerbaijan joined the Council of Europe, this organization has been taking a biased position against it. Let me give you an example. It develops an anti-Azerbaijan document based on the denunciations of traitors in the country and those who carry out a smear campaign against Azerbaijan abroad.

Chairman of the parliamentary Committee on Defense, Security, and Anti-Corruption Ziyafat Asgarov made the remarks in an interview to Report.

"This body's position against...


European Parliament issues statement on Karabakh conflict

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 11 June 2020

The European Parliament's standing rapporteur on Azerbaijan, MEP Željana Zovko, the European Parliament's standing rapporteur on Armenia, MEP Traian Băsescu, and chair of the delegation, MEP Marina Kaljurand have issued a joint statement on the construction of a new highway between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

The statement called for the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan.

The statement reads: "Announced...


European Parliament adopts statement in support of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 11 June 2020

By Akbar Mammadov

The European Parliament (EP) adopted a joint statement condemning the construction of a new highway between Armenia and Azerbaijan’s occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region, the EP released on its website on June 10.

The joint statement has been made by the EP rapporteurs for Azerbaijan, Zhelena Zavko, for Armenia Traian Basescu and co-chair of the EP Parliamentary Cooperation Committee for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia, Maria Kalyurand.

Commenting on the...


Avropa Şurası hər zaman Azərbaycana qarşı ədalətsiz mövqe nümayiş etdirib

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 08 June 2020

Bakı, 8 iyun, Səadət Hakıyeva, AZƏRTAC

Avropa Şurası hər zaman Azərbaycana qarşı ədalətsiz mövqe nümayiş etdirib. AŞPA-da olan riyakarlığa isə dünyanın heç bir beynəlxalq platformasında rast gəlinmir. Azərbaycan Respublikasının Prezidenti İlham Əliyev həmin qurumların ölkəmizə qarşı ədalətsiz və qərəzli mövqeyi ilə bağlı Tərtər Olimpiya İdman Kompleksinin açılışındakı nitqində ətraflı danışdı və ictimaiyyətə mesajlar verdi.

Bu sözləri AZƏRTAC-a açıqlamasında Milli Məclisin...


Azerbaijan ranks seventh among 50 member-states of Council of Europe and first in CIS in fight against corruption

Economy and trade, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 05 June 2020

Information on a report by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption monitoring body 

Baku, June 5, AZERTAC

A report on the activities of the Council of Europe's anti-corruption monitoring body – the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) – in 2019 was presented in Strasbourg on 3 June 2020.

The report covers issues of corruption prevention in the activities of parliament members, judges and prosecutors.

According to the report, the Republic of Azerbaijan has...


MFA thanks EU for supporting Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, sovereignty

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 05 June 2020

 

By Akbar Mammadov

Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev discussed Azerbaijan-European Union relations with Enrique Mora, the new Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs of the European External Action Service (EEAS), the MFA’s press service reported on June 4.

During the video conference held on 3 June, Mammad-Guliyev expressed his confidence that Enrique Mora would contribute to the development of EU-Azerbaijan relations.

Mammad-G...


EU eyes creating 8 billion military fund

Justice Freedom & Security

Azerbaijan, Published on: 02 June 2020

Brussels bosses are pressing ahead with controversial €8bn plans for a European Union army despite the looming financial crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

But the military ambitions have been hit by budget battles, and two major defense projects have been earmarked for less funding than they were allocated two years ago. Officials see boosting defense capability as crucial to the bloc's ambitions for a greater geopolitical role and have ensured both programs feature in a...


Azerbaijan joins Opera Europa spring conference

Culture and Media

Azerbaijan, Published on: 01 June 2020

By Laman Ismayilova

Opera Europa spring conference has been successfully held. The conference brought together 193 members of the association.

The conference focused on topics essential to the continued health of opera companies, where sharing and common actions may deliver benefits. 

The chief conductor and music director of the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, Honored Artist Ayyub Guliyev took part in the virtual meeting. 

During the confer...


“EU Reporter” xəbər portalında Azərbaycan haqqında məqalə yerləşdirilib

Culture and Media

Azerbaijan, Published on: 29 May 2020

Brüssel, 29 may, AZƏRTAC

Avropanın nüfuzlu “EU Reporter” xəbər portalında Azərbaycan Respublikasının Avropa İttifaqı yanındakı nümayəndəsi, səfir Fuad İsgəndərovun “Azərbaycan – döyüş meydanından regionlararası layihələrin qovşağına” sərlövhəli məqaləsi dərc olunub.

AZƏRTAC xəbər verir ki, 28 May - Respublika Günü münasibətilə dərc edilən məqalədə Azərbaycanın tarixinə və müasir dövrünə nəzər salınır. Qeyd olunur ki, Avropa, Asiya, Yaxın Şərq regionlarının kəsişməsində və...


EU to support Azerbaijani entrepreneurs amid pandemic

Economy and trade

Azerbaijan, Published on: 29 May 2020

Small family farms in the Sheki-Zagatala economic region of Azerbaijan, as well as micro-entrepreneurs living in rural areas, will receive grants from the European Union (EU) through the EU4Business initiative, Report informs, citing the website of the initiative on Azerbaijan.

It is noted that the primary goal of EU4Business is to support small entrepreneurs, taking into account the impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-2019). It also provides loans for business through partner...


"EU supports substantive talks on Karabakh conflict"

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 28 May 2020

The European Union (EU) does not recognize the so-called "presidential elections" and "inauguration ceremony" in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, EU Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell said in a letter.

The ambassador submitted the letter in response to a statement of the Integration Center of Georgian Azerbaijanis protesting against the illegal "presidential elections" in Nagorno-Karabakh and the "oath-taking ceremony" organized in occupied Shusha, Report's local bureau says...


EU4Energy: Грузия приняла два ключевых закона об энергоэффективности

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 26 May 2020

21 мая Парламент Грузии принял ключевые правовые акты в области энергоэффективности: Закон об энергоэффективности и Закон об энергоэффективности зданий, которые транспонируют директивы ЕС в этой области. Грузия продолжала применять подзаконные акты об электроэнергии в соответствии с графиком даже во время пандемии COVID-19, передает Trend reports with reference to Reuters.

Приняв два...


«Евросоюз встал на сторону Азербайджана и дал ему карт-бланш на новую войну с Арменией»

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 23 May 2020

В этом убежден экс-глава спецслужб Армении Давид Шахназарян

Новость «Евросоюз встал на сторону Азербайджана и дал ему карт-бланш на новую войну с Арменией» впервые появилась Minval.az.


Azerbaijan reveals volume of cargo transported on Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor

Economy and trade

Azerbaijan, Published on: 21 May 2020

By Akbar Mammadov

The volume of cargo transported on the Azerbaijani part of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia transport corridor was 12,5 million tons, and the cargo turnover was 2,63 billion ton-km in January-March decreasing by 0.3 per cent and 1.0 per cent, respectively, the State Statistics Committee reported on May 18.

Thus, 8,1 million tons or 64.3 per cent of cargo was transported by road, 3,2 million tons or 25.7 per cent by rail, 1,3 million tons or 10.0 per cent by sea.

...

Евросоюз заявил о непризнании Карабаха как независимого государства

Justice Freedom & Security

Azerbaijan, Published on: 15 May 2020

«Нагорно-Карабахская Республика является непризнанной единицей, она не является субъектом международного права.

Новость Евросоюз заявил о непризнании Карабаха как независимого государства впервые появилась Minval.az.


Council of Europe weights visa liberalization talks with EaP

Mobility and migration

Azerbaijan, Published on: 15 May 2020

The Council of Europe believes that the successful implementation of existing visa liberalization action plans through continuous fulfillment of relevant benchmarks and visa readmission agreement is vital, before moving on to reach new agreements with other countries, including the Eastern Partnership members.

According to the Council of Europe, the successful implementation of existing visa liberalization action plans would ensure mobility in a secure and well-managed environment,...


Афет Гасанова: Итоговое решение Совета Евросоюза по политике "Восточного партнерства" - очередной международный успех Азербайджана

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 14 May 2020

БАКУ/Trend/ - Итоговое решение Совета Евросоюза по политике "Восточного партнерства" в период после 2020 года - очередной международный успех Азербайджана, поскольку вопросы, отраженные в решении, вполне совпадают с позицией нашей страны.

Об этом в четверг сказала Trend депутат Милли Меджлиса (парламент), член азербайджанской делегации в Межпарламентской ассамблее СНГ Афет Гасанова.

Она сообщила, что вопросы, упомянутые во втором пункте...


EU mulls abolishing visa-free regime with Eastern Partnership countries

Mobility and migration

Azerbaijan, Published on: 14 May 2020

By Ayya Lmahamad

The European Union has said that it will start negotiations on a visa-free regime with the Eastern Partnership countries, which do not yet have it, only if certain conditions are met, local media reported on May 12.

On May 11, the Council approved the regulations of the official EU position on the Eastern Partnership.

Under these regulations, the possibility to start negotiations on visa liberalization with the rest of the countries whose citizens requ...


В Азербайджане названо имя комментатора Евровидения: Europe Shine а Light (ВИДЕО)

Culture and Media

Azerbaijan, Published on: 11 May 2020

БАКУ /Trend Life/ - Популярный азербайджанский исполнитель, композитор, телеведущий и шоумен Мурад Ариф стал комментатором Eurovision: Europe Shine а Light, сообщили Trend Life в пресс-службе Общественного телевидения (İTV).

Онлайн-шоу под названием Eurovision: Europe Shine а Light (Евровидение: Европа сияет светом) выйдет в эфир 16 мая в 23.00 по бакинскому времени. Концерт будет транслироваться по İTV и на YouTube канале конкурса. Азербайджан представит певица Самира Эфенди с песней...