Nov 28 2014 - 20:26
The vice-president of the European Commission for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič is on a visit to Azerbaijan, the EU representative office in Azerbaijan told Trend November 28.
Nov 28 2014 - 18:00
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met today with Pope Francis in the framework of the pontiff's visit to Turkey. The pope is also expected to meet with Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew,
Nov 28 2014 - 17:06
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia calls on the Council of Europe to start an investigation into cases of human rights violations in Ukraine, TASS reports on Friday.
Nov 28 2014 - 16:24
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference after a meeting with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland that Moscow was opposed to Kiev’s plans to join NATO, TASS reports.Lavrov noted that neither NATO, the Ukrainian crisis nor French Mistral ships had been subjects of discussion at his meeting with Jagland. The sides discussed problems concerning the agenda of the Council of Europe.
Nov 28 2014 - 12:27
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged countries to be patient in overcoming the Ukrainian crisis. She said at the German parliament on November 26 that she was ready for confrontation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Gazeta.ru reports.Merkel stated in her speech that Russia was a threat to the international order and international law.
Nov 28 2014 - 11:56
President of the European Commission Martin Schulz used the ceremony of the Sakharov Freedom of Thought Prize in Strasbourg for public criticism of other countries. One of his targets was Azerbaijan. Schulz demanded the immediate release of human rights activist Leyla Yunus (who was one of the candidates for the Freedom of Thought Prize with Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist from Congo, and Maidan activists).
Nov 28 2014 - 10:27
Speaker of the Serbian Parliament Maja Gojkovic will soon visit Baku to discuss interparliamentary cooperation. She will likely have meetings at the Azerbaijani parliament and government. The exact date of her visit has not been named, Trend reports.