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Bu il Avropa ölkələrindən Azərbaycana gələn turistlərin sayı 25 faiz artıb

Economy and trade

Azerbaijan, Published on: 13 November 2019

Vyana, 13 noyabr, AZƏRTAC

Bu il Avropa ölkələrindən Azərbaycana səfər edən turistlərin sayı ötən illə müqayisədə 25 faiz artıb.

AZƏRTAC xəbər verir ki, bunu Azərbaycan Turizm Bürosunun baş icraçı direktoru Florian Zenqstşmid ölkəmizin turizm imkanlarından danışarkən bildirib.

O deyib ki, bir sıra turizm istiqamətləri üzrə artım daha yüksəkdir. Misal üçün UEFA Avropa Liqasının oyunları ilə bağlı ölkəyə gələnlərin sayı kəskin artsa da, bu, statistikada nəzərə alınmayıb....


Swedish MP: "Azerbaijan is a strategic point for Europe in the South Caucasus"

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 12 November 2019

"Azerbaijan is a strategic point for Europe in the South Caucasus which is always in the spotlight," Jan Björklund, Member of the Swedish Parliament told the European bureau of Report. According to him, post-Soviet countries are a potential source of research for European institutions: “Among them, the South Caucasus is a strategic region. We know that Azerbaijan is rich in underground resources. In addition, the people of this country are multicultural and diverse. From this perspective,...


Евросоюз выделит 1 трлн евро на защиту климата

Environment and climate change

Azerbaijan, Published on: 10 November 2019

Евросоюз выделит 1 трлн евро на защиту климата. С таким заявлением выступила в Берлине новая глава Еврокомиссии, экс-министр обороны Германии Урсула фон дер Ляйен, сообщает Trend со ссылкой на Белта.

По словам Урсулы фон дер Ляйен, эта сумма будет выделена в течение следующих 10 лет, чтобы Евросоюз стал климатически нейтральным к 2050 году. Это означает экономическую деятельность с нулевыми выбросами парниковых газов.

Европейская комиссия представила долгосрочную стратегическую...


Minister: EU Azerbaijan’s leading trading, investment partner

Economy and trade

Azerbaijan, Published on: 09 November 2019

By Ofeliya Afandiyeva

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister has said that the European Union is Azerbaijan’s number one trading and investment partner, in a speech where he also said that Baku seeks to become Eurasia’s logistic hub.

Mammadyarov made the speech during the High-Level Ministerial Seminar on “A New Political vision for Eastern Partnership held in Stockholm on November 5 in connection with the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership.

“Azerbaijan is an investor-f...


Future head of European Commission expects new Eastern Partnership goals until mid-2020

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 08 November 2019

The European Commission (EC) expects from the new prospective European Commissioner for Neighborhood and the Expansion Olivér Várhelyi new political goals for the Eastern Partnership until mid-2020.

Report informs citing the Deutsche Welle that this is stated in a letter to the future head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to Várhelyi.

According to von der Leyen, the European Commission should not only accelerate the implementation of the EU Association...


Latvian MP: Cooperation between EU countries and Azerbaijan is developing actively

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 08 November 2019

"Azerbaijan is always a friendly country for Latvia, which stands out in its progressive way among the post-Soviet countries," Deputy of the Latvian Saeima Artuss Kaimiņš told European Bureau of Report.

According to him, today, among the post-Soviet countries, Azerbaijan is one of the countries showing the greatest attention to European values: "From this point of view, cooperation between the EU countries and Azerbaijan is developing actively."

Kaimiņš said that the relations...


EU, UNDP introduce modernised vocational education workshop in Jalilabad

Education, Training & Research, Youth

Azerbaijan, Published on: 05 November 2019

The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Education and the State Agency on Vocational Education opened a newly reconstructed vocational education workshop in Jalilabad, in continuing their support for the enhancement of vocational education and development capacity in the country, Report informs.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Ambassador Kestutis Jankauskas, Resident...


EU, Azerbaijan to mull visa facilitation issues

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 05 November 2019

By Trend

Azerbaijan and the EU will discuss visa facilitation issues as part of the next meeting of the joint committee, Denis Daniilidis, the head of the department for political and social issues and public relations of the EU mission in Azerbaijan, told Trend.

Daniilidis said that the meeting will be hel...


Azerbaijan-EU Committee to convene in Baku for visa facilitation this week

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 04 November 2019

The next meeting of the Azerbaijan-EU Joint Committee on visa facilitation will be held in Baku on November 6, Report informs citing an informed source.

Notably, Azerbaijan and the EU held a meeting of the Joint Readmission Committee in September.

On November 29, 2013, the European Union and Azerbaijan signed an agreement on visa facilitation within the framework of the EU Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius. On 28 February 2014, the EU and Azerbaijan signed a readmission...


Azerbaijan-related projects in EU’s Projects of Common Interest list

Energy

Azerbaijan, Published on: 03 November 2019

By Rasana Gasimova

Several energy projects that envisage transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe have been included in the European Commission’s fourth list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI), local media reported, citing the European Commission.

The European Commission adopted the fourth list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) for implementing cross-border energy infrastructure in the EU on October 31. In general, the number of gas projects on the list has decreased f...


EU, UNDP, Government of Azerbaijan promote inclusive education through traditional arts

Culture and Media

Azerbaijan, Published on: 02 November 2019

Baku, November 2, AZERTAC

The European Union (EU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Administration of the Icherisheher State Historical-Architectural Reserve under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan organized a press day today at the Inclusive Vocational Arts and Crafts Training Centre in Baku’s historic Old City. The press day marks the launch of the first inclusive vocational education programme in arts and creative cultural expression as part...


EU special representative hails EU-Azerbaijan cooperation

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 01 November 2019

Baku, November 1, AZERTAC

EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar has hailed the organization`s cooperation with Azerbaijan as he met with Chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Rovshan Rzayev.

Rzayev highlighted the current state of negotiations on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He said more than one million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced persons in their...


Azerbaijan`s defense minister meets with EU Special Representative

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 31 October 2019

Azerbaijan`s Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has met with a delegation led by EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar.
The sides discussed the current situation on the front line and on the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border


Azerbaijani FM meets with EU Special Representative

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 31 October 2019

Baku, October 31, AZERTAC

Azerbaıjan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov has met with the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar.

Toivo Klaar congratulated Azerbaijan on successfully hosting the Non-Aligned Movement Summit.

Minister Elmar Mammadyarov emphasized the importance of the provision of the Final Document of the 18th Baku Summit of the NAM about the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict...


EU Delegation in Azerbaijan: We do not support 'street fighting scenario' for Baku

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 31 October 2019

The European Union Delegation in Azerbaijan absolutely refutes the allegations made recently in certain media according to which “EU ambassador would prepare street fighting scenario' for Baku",  the EU delegation to Azerbaijan said in a statement, according to Report.

"Azerbaijan is an important partner of the EU, a participant in the Eastern Partnership as well our strategic partner in the field of energy. The EU also supports Azerbaijan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial...


Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov receives EU Special Representative

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 31 October 2019

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov held a meeting with the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and crisis in Georgia, Toivo Klaar.

Report informs citing the press service of the Foreign Ministry that Klaar congratulated Azerbaijan with successfully hosting the Non-Aligned Movement Summit.

Minister Elmar Mammadyarov emphasized the importance of the provision of the Final Document of the 18th Baku Summit of the NAM about the settlement of the Armenia-...


Xarici İşlər naziri Elmar Məmmədyarov Avropa İttifaqının xüsusi nümayəndəsi ilə görüşüb

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 31 October 2019

Bakı, 31 oktyabr, AZƏRTAC

Azərbaycan Respublikasının Xarici İşlər naziri Elmar Məmmədyarov Avropa İttifaqının Cənubi Qafqaz və Gürcüstan böhranı üzrə xüsusi nümayəndəsi Toivo Klaar ilə görüşüb.

Xarici İşlər Nazirliyinin mətbuat xidməti idarəsindən AZƏRTAC-a bildirilib ki, T.Klaar Azərbaycanın Qoşulmama Hərəkatının XVIII Zirvə Görüşünə yüksək səviyyədə ev sahibliyi etməsinə görə təbriklərini çatdırıb.

Nazir Elmar Məmmədyarov Qoşulmama Hərəkatının Bakı Zirvəsinin yekun...


President Aliyev receives delegation led by EU Special Representative

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 30 October 2019

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar.

The head of state reiterated Azerbaijan’s position on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, emphasizing that the conflict must be settled only within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.

The sides also exchanged views on Azerbaijan-EU relations.

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European Union to conduct Cultural Heritage Festival

Culture and Media

Azerbaijan, Published on: 25 October 2019

Baku, October 25, AZERTAC

The European Union Delegation to Azerbaijan will hold the 2nd edition of “Fantazia” Cultural Heritage Festival from November 1-15 in Baku, Ganja and Nij village of Gabala. The purpose of the “Fantazia” Festival, named after Baku's famous bath house protected building, is to raise awareness on the need to showcase and to preserve cultural heritage. This year's festival coincides with the Eastern Partnership's 10th anniversary,

The Festival will be...


Azərbaycan Milli Məclisinin Sədri Avropa Şurasına üzv dövlətlərin parlament sədrlərinin konfransında çıxış edib  VİDEO

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 24 October 2019

Strasburq, 24 oktyabr, AZƏRTAC

Strasburqda Avropa Şurasına üzv dövlətlərin, eləcə də tərəfdaş, müşahidəçi qismində iştirak edən ölkələrin parlament sədrlərinin konfransında Milli Məclisin Sədri Oqtay Əsədovun rəhbərlik etdiyi nümayəndə heyəti də iştirak edib.

AZƏRTAC xəbər verir ki, Avropa Şurası Parlament Assambleyasında (AŞPA) 60 ölkənin parlament rəhbərlərinin iştirak etdiyi konfransda AŞPA-nın sədri Lilian Mori Paskye və Avropa Şurasının baş katibi Mariya Pesçinoviç Buriç...