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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…
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 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 | | 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).

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 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…
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On 5 September in Baku, Gazprom signed an agreement under which the Russian monopoly will increase its purchases from Azerbaijan from 1 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2010 to 2 bcm of gas in 2011. This agreement, which is not…
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On 7 June in Istanbul, in the presence of the president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev and the prime minister of Turkey Recep Erdogan, a range of documents was signed concerning bilateral gas cooperation. This represents significant progress…

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On 24 May an informal summit of foreign ministers from the Eastern Partnership (EaP) took place in Sopot. The initiators of the meeting were Spain and Poland; by this action, the latter is aiming to activate this EU initiative…