Foreign relations of Azerbaijan

Global Awareness Initiative Reports an Analysis Proves Execution of Armenian Prisoners of War Are Real

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 4:30am

The analysis was released by an ex-British Army officer and open source analystNick Watersin an investigative journalist article forbellingcat.

Key Points: 
  • The analysis was released by an ex-British Army officer and open source analystNick Watersin an investigative journalist article forbellingcat.
  • This video was initially posted onAzerbaijaniTelegram channels alongside a description stating that the two men captured were Armenian soldiers.
  • This comes shortly after a video was leaked where Azerbaijani soldiers brutally killed two handcuffed and unarmed Armenian prisoners of war and beheaded a soldier.
  • Some of them mentioned that had they killed babies in the 90s war, there would be no Armenians to fight today.

Remarks by President Charles Michel after the Eastern Partnership leaders' video conference

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 8:01am

Because of the COVID-19, it was impossible to have a physical meeting with the Eastern Partnership countries, but we had a video conference and we discussed different topics today.

Key Points: 
  • Because of the COVID-19, it was impossible to have a physical meeting with the Eastern Partnership countries, but we had a video conference and we discussed different topics today.
  • The second one is the strategic partnership, and the third one is the future of our partnership.
  • About the strategic partnership: this strong European support clearly shows the importance we give to the Eastern Partnership.
  • The EU is the number one trading partner for four Eastern Partnership countries and the second trading partner for the other two.

Article - Parliament this week: Covid-19 exit strategy and neighbourhood policy

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:08am

On Monday, the internal market committee will discuss the EU coronavirus exit strategy with Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton.

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  • On Monday, the internal market committee will discuss the EU coronavirus exit strategy with Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton.
  • Neighbourhood policy

    The foreign affairs committee will on Tuesday exchange views with Olivr Vrhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, on the Eastern Partnership policy and vote on a report.

  • The policy concerns six countries from the EUs neighbourhood: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukrain.
  • Catherine De Bolle, executive director at Europol, will also give a presentation on her agencys work in combatting Covid-19 pandemic-induced criminal behaviour.

Highlights - COVID-19 support to EU's Neighbourhood and Turkey: committee debates - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:02am

COVID-19 support to EU's Neighbourhood and Turkey: committee debates

Key Points: 
  • COVID-19 support to EU's Neighbourhood and Turkey: committee debates
    COVID-19 support to EU's Neighbourhood and Turkey: committee debates
    The Committee on Foreign Affairs will look into the recently published Commission Communication on the Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020, on 19 May.
  • The debate will take place with Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivr Vrhelyi.
  • They will also discuss EU assistance reoriented towards fighting the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Eastern and the Southern Neighbourhood, and in Turkey.

Article - Parliament this week: Covid-19 exit strategy and neighbourhood policy

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:02am

On Monday, the internal market committee will discuss the EU coronavirus exit strategy with Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton.

Key Points: 
  • On Monday, the internal market committee will discuss the EU coronavirus exit strategy with Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton.
  • Neighbourhood policy

    The foreign affairs committee will on Tuesday exchange views with Olivr Vrhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, on the Eastern Partnership policy and vote on a report.

  • The policy concerns six countries from the EUs neighbourhood: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukrain.
  • Catherine De Bolle, executive director at Europol, will also give a presentation on her agencys work in combatting Covid-19 pandemic-induced criminal behaviour.

Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020: Council approves conclusions

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 8:02am

The Council today approved conclusions on the Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020, reaffirming its strategic importance, and the joint commitment to building a common area of shared democracy, prosperity and stability.

Key Points: 
  • The Council today approved conclusions on the Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020, reaffirming its strategic importance, and the joint commitment to building a common area of shared democracy, prosperity and stability.
  • Today's Council conclusions follow up on the conclusions of the European Council of 20 June 2019, which marked the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, and the joint communication: "Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020: Reinforcing Resilience an Eastern Partnership that delivers for all" of 18 March 2020.
  • In its conclusions the Council welcomes the significant achievements of the Eastern Partnership to date, and reiterates its incentive- and conditionality-based approach as a means to encourage Eastern partner countries to continue engaging in reforms and increasing efforts in this regard.
  • The conclusions call firmly for a renewed commitment to the fundamentals of the Eastern Partnership.