UK's Cameron says leaving EU would be 'economic self-harm'
Baku-APA. Leaving the European Union would be an act of "economic self-harm," British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday during a televised grilling that saw him challenged on the emotive topic of immigration and accused of scaremongering about the impact of quitting the 28-nation bloc, APA reports quoting the AP.
06:51 03 June
EU Calls for Reconciliation in Turkish-Armenian Relations
Baku-APA. The European Union calls for normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia, looking for the constructive dialogue between the countries to reach full reconciliation, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini's spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic told Sputnik on Thursday, APA reports.
06:21 03 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
Slovakia, Netherlands agree on EU presidency cooperation
20:25 02 June
Turkish MPs condemns German parliament’s resolution recognizing “Armenian genocide”
He was commenting on the resolution adopted by Germany’s Bundestag (parliament) on recognizing the 1915 events as “Armenian genocide”.
19:07 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
“Civil Society Dialogue’ project presented in Baku
Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloglu – APA. Project “Civil Society Dialogue”, co-initiated by the Council of Europe and the European Union in Azerbaijan, was presented in Baku on June 2.
17:13 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
EU puts brake on visa liberalization with Georgia
Baku-APA. European Union states held off agreeing to ease travel rules for Georgia on Wednesday, and Turkey, Ukraine and Kosovo should also expect more delays in visa waiving as the bloc turns more cautious amid immigration fears, EU delegation sources said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:08 01 June
Azerbaijan holding talks to fund SGC
The Southern Gas Corridor venture plans to offer bonds by the end of this year or next year if the market is favorable, according to Afqan Isayev, head of the state-run project, said in an interview in Baku. Azerbaijan also seeks to borrow $500 million from the World Bank, he said, without elaborating on the timing.
15:39 01 June
EU does not see EaP as geopolitical game – Swedish ambassador to Azerbaijan - INTERVIEW
Q. Do you have any plan to move your residence from Stockholm to Baku?
18:08 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
Netanyahu says willing to discuss Arab initiative for peace with Palestinians
Baku-APA. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Monday of reviving a 2002 Arab peace initiative that offers Israel diplomatic recognition from Arab countries in return for a statehood deal with the Palestinians, APA reports quoting Reuters.
06:24 31 May
Russian NATO envoy says Black Sea will never be "NATO’s lake"
Baku-APA. Brussels understands it perfectly well that the Black Sea will never be a "NATO lake," Russia’s Permanent Representative to NATO Alexander Grushko said in an interview with the Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily to be published on Tuesday, APA reports quoting TASS.
22:38 30 May
Ziyafet Askerov: Deputy Secretary General of NATO said Azerbaijan’s borders cannot be changed anyway
- NATO Parliamentary Assembly`s spring session kicked off in Tirana, Albania on May 29. What issues are being discussed in the session?
19:53 30 May
At G7, Cameron keeps lid on press pack's 'Brexit' probing
Baku-APA. In Japan, ostensibly to cover Prime Minister David Cameron's talks with other G7 leaders, traveling reporters had other things on their minds -- mainly next month's vote on whether Britain should ditch its membership of the European Union, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:28 28 May
Malena Mard: Since gaining independence, Azerbaijan received €580M support from EU
She made the remarks at a press conference on the EU project "Support to Institution Building Activities in Azerbaijan” in Baku May 27.
11:37 27 May
EU has to cope with any outcome of British referendum: Schulz
Baku-APA. The European Union (EU) has to be prepared for whatever outcome the British referendum on staying in the EU will yield, announced European Parliament Chairman Martin Schulz after meeting Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico in Bratislava on Thursday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
03:28 27 May
Dozens feared drowned as latest migrant boat sinks off Libya
Baku-APA. As many as 30 migrants may have drowned when their boat sank off the coast of Libya on Thursday, the European Union's anti-trafficking naval operation said, a day after another boat capsized in the region, costing five lives, APA reports quoting CNN.
23:56 26 May