European Parliament to elect new president on Tuesday
To win, any of the seven contenders for the highest post in the 751-seat Parliament needs to get an absolute majority. If none manages to obtain the necessary support following three rounds, the fourth round will see two most popular candidates competing simply for the highest number of votes, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
07:44 17 January
EU parliament committee approves vise-free regime with Georgia
The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament on Thursday approved visa-free access to the bloc for Georgia.
13:49 12 January
Poland's anti-government protest leader deals blow to opposition
The leader of Poland's anti-government protest movement acknowledged on Thursday taking money from the organization, dealing a blow to the parliamentary opposition, but he said the funds were for contract work he had carried out, APA reports quoting Reuters.
01:30 06 January
New UN Secretary-General takes office
António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017, the UN Baku Office told APA.
11:37 03 January
Turkey to 'never give up' on efforts for EU membership
Turkey will never step back from its efforts to become an EU member despite Europe’s lack of support for Ankara in its fight against terrorism, ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party deputy chairman said on Wednesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
00:17 29 December
Polish Govt rejects renewed pressure from EU on rights
Poland's government on Wednesday rejected renewed pressure from the European Union for the way it is consolidating power, and opposition lawmakers pushed ahead with a plan to occupy parliament all the way into the New Year, APA reports quoting the New York TImes.
03:28 22 December
Azerbaijani IDP/refugee issue raised in UK Parliament
The tragedy of the estimated one million plus Azerbaijani internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees who are the ongoing victims of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh has been highlighted in the Christmas recess debate in the Westminster Parliament, The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) told APA.
19:57 21 December
EU Tusk urges Polish authorities to respect people, constitution
European Union Council President Donald Tusk, commenting on a standoff between Poland's opposition and the ruling party, called on the country's authorities on Saturday to respect the constitution, APA reports citing Reuters.
21:45 17 December
Police break up blockade of Poland's parliament amid political crisis
Police early Saturday forcefully broke up an hours-long blockade of exits from the Polish parliament by protesters who said ruling party lawmakers violated the constitution by illegally passing the budget for next year, APA reports quoting Reuters.
20:34 17 December
Poland's parliament blocked by protesters as crisis escalates
Protesters blocked all exits from the Polish parliament on Friday after the opposition said ruling party lawmakers illegally passed the budget for next year by moving the vote outside of the main chamber of parliament, APA reports quoting Reuters.
06:29 17 December
EU planning early 2017 Turkey summit
EU institutions were given a mandate to plan a summit with Turkish officials early next year, President of the EU Council Donald Tusk said late Thursday, APA reports quoting Anadolu.
06:26 16 December
Italian PM unveils new government, but centre-right ally threatens to quit
New Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni unveiled his government on Monday, keeping almost all former ministers in place in a move aimed at reassuring financial markets, APA reports quoting Reuters.
02:22 13 December
Russia to ratify TurkStream project soon: PM Medvedev
Baku-APA. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced Tuesday that the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project would soon be ratified by Russia, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
21:35 06 December
EU not the only fish in the sea: President Erdogan
Baku-APA. Turkey has not ended its European Union accession process but the EU should not see itself as the only fish in the sea, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
20:24 29 November
New EU Parliament president to be elected in January
Baku – APA. The election of a new president of the European Parliament is due to take place on January 17, RIA Novosti reported.
13:20 28 November
Erdogan tells European Parliament: 'Know your limits'
Baku-APA. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the European Parliament to know its limits on Saturday, making it clear that the Turkish government rules the country, not the European body, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.
07:47 27 November
Tsipras: Solution needed for future of EU-Turkey ties
Baku-APA. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said late Friday that a solution is needed for the future of Turkey-EU relations, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
07:03 26 November
Scotland sets out legal case to have a say on Brexit trigger
Baku-APA. The Scottish government on Friday published legal arguments it will use to try to persuade Britain's highest court that the devolved Scottish parliament must give its approval before Prime Minister Theresa May can trigger the Brexit process APA reports quoting Reuters.
02:13 26 November
Turkey's Erdogan threatens to open borders to migrants after EU Parliament vote
Baku – APA. If the EU goes further in its policy against Turkey, Ankara will open the borders for refugees willing to enter the EU countries, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
13:18 25 November
Mevlut Cavusoglu: "European Parliament decision had no validity for Turkey"
Baku-APA. "The European Parliament decision had no validity for Turkey", - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Anadolu Agency, APA reports quoting AA.
07:28 25 November