EU calls on UK to leave as soon as possible
Baku – APA. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Mark Rutte, holder of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission made a joint statement on the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum.
16:02 24 June
European Commission expected to receive mandate in 2016 to start talks with Azerbaijan on strategic partnership agreement
He made the remarks at the International Conference “Mobility Partnership in Azerbaijan” held in Baku on June 23.
10:14 23 June
Erdogan slams Juncker over EU visa 'warning'
Baku-APA. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday following the latter’s remarks that Erdogan would need to make an explanation to Turks if a visa-liberalization deal fails, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
00:11 23 June
EU extends sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea until mid-2017
Baku - APA. The European Union extended for a year on Friday a ban on business dealings with the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014 in a move that has not been internationally recognized, Reuters reported.
15:53 17 June
British PM Cameron’s historic Gibraltar visit cut short
Baku-APA. British Prime Minister David Cameron landed in Gibraltar Thursday afternoon, but due to the shocking murder of the British Labour MP Jo Cox, his historic visit was cut short, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
00:43 17 June
Europe is most reliable market: Azerbaijani energy minister:
Baku. Agshin Rafigoglu - APA-Economics. Shahdeniz field has gas reserves more than volume to meet demand of domestic market and neighbour countries, Azerbaijani energy minister Natig Aliyev said in his interview to Italy’s AGI information agency.
15:59 16 June
International Economic Forum kicks off in St. Petersburg
Moscow. Farid Akberov – APA-Economics. The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) has kicked off. The motto for SPIEF 2016 is “Capitalizing on the New Global Economic Reality”.
14:31 16 June
Baku hosts seminar on transparency in political party financing
The seminar was attended by CEC Chairman Mazahir Panahov, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Baku Dragana Filipovic and Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Malena Mard.
11:52 07 June
Obama to travel to Poland, Spain next month
Baku-APA. U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Poland for this year's NATO summit from July 7 to 9 and visit Spain from July 9 to 11, the White House said Monday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
00:29 07 June
Poland dismisses EU criticism as unwarranted, non-binding
Baku-APA. The Polish government on Thursday rejected a critical assessment of its first months in office from the European Union, arguing that the bloc's complaints were unauthorized and non-binding, APA reports quoting the Associated Press.
20:51 02 June
President Aliyev: Some top officials of European parliament want to spoil Europe-Azerbaijan ties
The head of state said the European Parliament’s resolutions on Azerbaijan played a central role in the relations between the country and the organization. President Ilham Aliyev said relations between Azerbaijan and the European Parliament were cut off because of the organization’s adopting absolutely groundless resolutions on Azerbaijan, which were full of insults. “Azerbaijan and the European Parliament do not have any relations now, and Azerbaijan is not to blame for this. Our country just defended its just position.” The head of state said the top officials of the organization – its president and vice-president – in fact, were part of the anti-Azerbaijani force, adding that their insulting statements, attacks and slander questioned the prospects of Azerbaijan-European Parliament relations.
18:13 02 June
Int’l NGO coalition ‘Stop Metsamor’ established
A conference was held in Baku June 2 in connection with the establishment of the coalition.
13:16 02 June
EU must hold firm on Russia sanctions: senior Ukraine official
Baku-APA. The European Union must prolong its sanctions on Russia this month because the crisis in Ukraine is far from being resolved despite a Franco-German push to implement a peace deal, Ukraine's new Europe minister said on Wednesday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:33 02 June
Reason behind Venice Commission’s negative opinion about Azerbaijan’s draft law on defamation unclear – MP
Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloglu – APA. The reason behind the Venice Commission’s negative opinion about the draft law “On defamation” submitted by Azerbaijan is unclear, said Ali Huseynli, Azerbaijani MP, chairman of the parliamentary Committee on law policy and state building.
13:11 31 May
Top Azerbaijani official: Provisions on slander and insult still remain in legislation of leading states
Hasanov said that the event on defamation held today is an issue that has long been discussed in Azerbaijan.
11:50 31 May
Baku hosts roundtable discussion within joint EU/CoE project
Delivering a speech at the event, Ali Hasanov, the Azerbaijani president's aide for public and political affairs, said that after Azerbaijan's gaining independence, ensuring the freedom of expression and media, creation of independent media outlets has always been in the limelight of the state as one of the main directions of creating a civil society and democratization process.
10:41 31 May
EU: Hungary must stop discriminating against Roma children
Baku-APA. The European Union issued a warning to Hungary on Thursday about discrimination against Roma children in the country's education system, APA reports quoting the Associated Press.
22:51 26 May
FM insists Turkey won't revise anti-terror law
Baku-APA. Turkey’s top diplomat has reiterated that Ankara will not change its counter-terrorism law, charging that EU pressure on the issue constitutes “support for terrorism”, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
06:17 18 May
Turkey remains committed to supporting TAP and TANAP till end - UPDATED-2
The minister noted that the TAP and TANAP are only way for creation of chain of a safe transnational value: “By this way, it will be possible to have competitive, dynamic, effective and sustainable energy markets within the cooperation and partnership. Turkey is ready to discuss all economic projects to diversify the supply, as well as strengthen energy security”.
18:04 17 May
Azerbaijan is key partner in SGC - Maroš Šefčovič
Baku - APA-Economics. The vice-president of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič has today held a breakfast meeting with Azerbaijani delegation - Deputy Prime Minister Yagub Eyyubov, Energy Minister Natig Aliyev and SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev in Thessaloniki.
14:15 17 May