Armed with new U.S. money, NATO to strengthen Russia deterrence
Baku-APA. Backed by an increase in U.S. military spending, NATO is planning its biggest build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War to deter Russia but will reject Polish demands for permanent bases,A AP reports quoting Reuters.
22:57 05 February
Karabakh conflict should be perceived as potential crisis in EU’s immediate neighborhood - European Policy Centre
The authors of the study are Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst) and Dennis Sammut (Member of the EPC's Advisory Council; Director, LINKS).
13:48 05 February
Azerbaijani rapporteur to PACE concerned by disappearance of thousands of refugee children in Europe
“We know that criminal networks already view the migrant crisis as an opportunity for profit. It is all too easy for these children – alone and in a strange place – to fall prey to traffickers. Council of Europe member States needs to be more rigorous in tracing these children, ensuring that they are cared for properly as soon as they enter Europe, and finding ways to prevent this worrying new form of organized crime," Fataliyeva noted.
10:15 03 February
Brussels proposals to keep Britain in the EU under scrutiny
Baku-APA. A pivotal "in or out" referendum on Britain's future in the European Union moved one step closer Tuesday as British and European leaders presented new draft proposals aimed at keeping the 28-nation EU intact, APA reports quoting the Associated Press.
00:36 03 February
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape case
Baku-APA. Moscow's intervention in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russian girl has heightened suspicions in Berlin that it is trying to stir up trouble, with a view to weakening Chancellor Angela Merkel, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:09 01 February
Armenia FM, OSCE ambassadors discuss Karabakh peace process
Baku – APA. Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian on Monday had a meeting with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) member states’ ambassadors who are accredited in Armenia, and head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, Ambassador Andrey Sorokin, at the latter’s initiative.
17:29 01 February
Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration presented in Baku
The handbook was translated into Azerbaijani within the framework of the EU-funded project 'Consolidation of Migration and Border Management Capacities in Azerbaijan' carried out by the International Organization for Migration.
11:39 01 February
OSCE MG turned into useless organization: Azerbaijani official
“Nonetheless, we have to admit that the number of Azerbaijan’s friends therein has increased. As you can see, the document titled “Escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh and other occupied territories of Azerbaijan” was disapproved because of lack of 5-6 more votes, whereas the second issue — the document concerning the Sarsang reservoir — was approved, and in this document Armenia’s recognition as an invader is overtly stated,” Asgarov stressed.
15:42 30 January
Azerbaijan faces double standards in PACE – parliament vice-speaker
According to him, the recent decision of PACE once again showed the ineffectiveness of international law.
13:50 30 January
Minsk Group did utmost to prevent PACE from adopting resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh
Such an action of the Minsk Group makes the Azerbaijani side to think about the purpose of this structure, said Ahmadov.
13:40 30 January
President Ilham Aliyev: “The activities of the OSCE Minsk Group is absolutely meaningless”
Baku-APA. "The Armenian side is trying to prolong the time. I regret that the OSCE Minsk Group, which should be directly involved in the issue, did not seek to resolve, but to freeze the conflict, said President Ilham Aliyev at a meeting dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the First Youth Forum.
03:54 30 January
Egyptian resorts lose $766mn since Russian plane crash
Baku-APA. Egypt’s Red Sea resorts have incurred losses of 6 billion pounds ($766 million) since the crash of a Russian passenger plane in October, an Egyptian official said Thursday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
01:28 29 January
MP: Azerbaijan takes systematic approach to countering corruption
Q: Transparency International has published the results of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2015. What do you think of this index?
16:15 28 January
Elkhan Suleymanov: “We have witnessed great unfairness, injustice”
Strasbourg. Fuad Gulubeyli-APA. Members of the Azerbaijani Parliament’s permanent delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Elkhan Suleymanov’s interview to APA:
02:31 27 January
Turkish FM: "Ankara will boycott upcoming Geneva talks on Syria if PYD is invited"
Baku-APA. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated Tuesday that if the PYD is invited to the Syria peace talks in Geneva, Turkey will boycott the meetings, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
20:29 26 January
PACE adopts report titled ‘Inhabitants of frontier regions of Azerbaijan are deliberately deprived of water’
A total of 21 suggested annexes and amendments to the report were discussed and put to the vote. Most of the annexes and amendments had been proposed by the Armenians, who tried every way to modify the report’s content and soften it to their advantage.
15:27 26 January
President Aliyev: Southern Gas Corridor for decades to provide economic benefits to Azerbaijan
The president made the remarks at the conference dedicated to outcomes of the second year of implementation of the “State Program on socio-economic development of districts of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2014-2018”.
13:15 26 January
EU ministers openly clash over how to contain migrant flow
Baku-APA. European Union nations openly quarreled Monday over how best to tackle the migrant crisis amid the stream of new arrivals and continuing disagreements over how to seal off borders, APA reports quoting Associated Press.
03:35 26 January
Azerbaijan marks 15th anniversary of CoE membership
On 25 January 2001, Azerbaijan became a member of the Council of Europe and is now the 43rd member of the organization comprised of 47 countries overall.
18:25 25 January
PACE elects its vice-presidents
Twenty vice-presidents are elected annually at the beginning of an ordinary session and remain in office until the opening of the next session.
17:26 25 January