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On 10 December, an illegal protest by around a thousand people took place in Baku in front of the headquarters of the Ministry of Education against the de facto ban on wearing the hijab in schools. The immediate cause of…
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On 19 November in Lisbon at the NATO summit a meeting was held between US President Barack Obama and the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, the first one since Obama took the office in January 2009. The long-awaited meeting and…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
Baku has given up even the appearance of democracy, something which puts the EU, above all, in a difficult situation; on the one hand it wants to intensify its cooperation with Azerbaijan, but on the other, it does not have the tools…
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On 3-4 November, Iran’s foreign minister Manushehr Mottaki visited Georgia,. The most important result of the visit was the signing of an agreement on visa-free travel, the opening of an Iranian consulate in Batumi, and an agreement…
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On 22 October, the parliament of Azerbaijan confirmed its budget plan for 2011, foreseeing a near-doubling in growth of expenditure on defence. The decision to increase the military budget of Azerbaijan in a period of heightened…
Analyses | | Marek Matusiak
These changes, in the direction of limiting presidential power and strengthening the powers of parliament and government, were proposed by the West, and have mostly encountered the approval of the Venice Commission (VC, an advisory…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

For the first time in its history, Azerbaijan will de facto have a chance to sell its gas on European markets (Greece, Bulgaria) and in the Near East (Syria).

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On 1 October, NATO’s secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Georgia, where he opened a NATO liaison bureau in Tbilisi for the South Caucasus region. The visit is an expression of the Alliance’s political support in questions…
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On 14 September, during a meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Romania in Baku, representatives of the national energy companies signed a memorandum to create a joint venture group as part of the AGRI project, creating…
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On 31 August and 4 September, Azerbaijan fired shots at and made sorties towards the forces of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. The limited character of the clashes and the personnel losses, which were mainly borne by…