On 28-29 November Brussels will host the EaP CSF Annual Assembly for the first time in 7 years since the meeting that marked the beginning of the Forum’s work. The 8th Annual Assembly will be held under the title “Building a Common Secure and Democratic Future” and will bring together around 200 representatives of CSOs, the EU Institutions and EaP governments for vibrant discussions at over 15 sessions. (more…)
On 14 November 2016, the Council 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. (more…)
The Eastern Partnership Youth Conference “Youth for Rights” was organised by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) under the patronage of the Slovak Presidency in the Council of the European Union on 27-28 October in Bratislava, Slovakia. (more…)
It is the duty of European institutions, especially the European parliament, to reach out to the Azerbaijani people and this can only be done if there is a sustained dialogue with the Azerbaijani government and Azerbaijani institutions.
This is a commentary prepared by the political editor of commonspace.eu
A delegation from the European parliament this week was in Azerbaijan to participate in a meeting of the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Co-operation Committee, a framework for dialogue between the European Parliament and the Parliament of Azerbaijan. Usually such meetings go unnoticed, but given the fact that relations between the EU and Azerbaijan have in recent years been strained, and those between the European Parliament and the Parliament of Azerbaijan nearly broken, the visit and the discussion held were of significant importance. (more…)
The 13th meeting of the European Union (EU)-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC) was held in Baku on 20 September. The European Parliament (EP) delegation chaired by Sajjad Karim (ECR, UK) included Heidi Hautala (Greens/EFA, FIN, co-president of EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly), Ramona Manescu (EPP, RO), Alberto Cirio (EPP, IT), Andrejs Mamikins (S&D, LV) and Iveta Grigule (ALDE, LV). (more…)
Beynəlxalq Mətbuat Mərkəzində Avropa Birliyi Şərq Tərəfdaşlığı Vətəndaş Cəmiyyəti Forumu, Azərbaycan Milli Platformasının toplantısı keçirilib. Forumun Azərbaycan üzrə əlaqələndiricisi, Humanitar Tədqiqatlar İctimai Birliyinin sədri Əvəz Həsənov məlumat verdi ki, toplantı platforma üzvləri üçün əhəmiyyətli bir gündə keçirilir. Son əfv fərmanından sonra platformanın üzvləri Anar Məmmədli, Rəsul Cəfərov və məhkəmə qərarı ilə İntiqam Əliyevin azadlığa çıxması ilə platforma tam tərkibdə fəaliyyət göstərməyə başladı.
Visits of the two high-ranking European politicians – Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and the chairman of the PACE Pedro Agramunt in Baku at the junction of February and March took place at difficult times for Azerbaijan when the country faced serious additional challenges, especially with the financial crisis.
In the words of chess, President Ilham Aliyev received European visitors in a weak position, marked by the double fall in GDP, rising unemployment, poverty, and most importantly lost the social advances that have been achieved through the fabulous incomes in the period of high oil prices.