The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

OSCE to monitor border area between Azerbaijan and Armenia

OSCE to monitor border area between Azerbaijan and Armenia

The OSCE will monitor the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia on February 16, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said. The monitoring will be held under the mandate of the OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative near Kokhanabi …

Blood shouldn’t be shed anymore in Karabakh, Bundestag deputy

Blood shouldn’t be shed anymore in Karabakh, Bundestag deputy

Doris Barnett spoke in favor of a peaceful settlement of the conflict

OSCE Chairman arrives in Tbilisi today

OSCE Chairman arrives in Tbilisi today

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Foreign Minister of Austria Sebastian Kurz will start his two-day visit to Tbilisi, the press service of the Georgian Foreign Ministry said. During his visit, Kurz will hold meetings …

 Kiev: Contact Group on Donbass settlement fails to hold talks

Kiev: Contact Group on Donbass settlement fails to hold talks

Representatives of the Contact Group for the settlement in Donbass will get together in Minsk today, a spokesperson for Kiev’s envoy to the Contact Group Leonid Kuchma, Darka Olifer, said. "The …

US deeply concerned by spike in violence in eastern Ukraine

US deeply concerned by spike in violence in eastern Ukraine

The United States is "deeply concerned" with the spike in violence in Ukraine's Donbass, which has caused dozens of Ukrainian military and civilian casualties, the State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a …

Azerbaijani Parliament urges international organizations to make Armenia to return body of soldier

Azerbaijani Parliament urges international organizations to make Armenia to return body of soldier

Azerbaijan’s parliamentary Committee on Human Rights has sent an appeal to international organizations over Armenia’s reluctance to return the body of the Azerbaijani soldier killed during a provocation at the Azerbaijani-Armenia …

Kurz: Russia can be key player in resolving crises

Kurz: Russia can be key player in resolving crises

Russia can play a key role in finding peaceful solutions to crises in Europe using mechanisms of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, whose country …

OSCE/ODIHR advises to send mission to monitor Armenia parliamentary election

OSCE/ODIHR advises to send mission to monitor Armenia parliamentary election

All Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Needs Assessment Mission (OSCE/ODIHR NAM) interlocutors underscored the need for a large-scale OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission to …

OSCE chair and Lavrov to discuss Karabakh settlement

OSCE chair and Lavrov to discuss Karabakh settlement

OSCE chairperson-in-office, Austria’s foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will mull the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry …

German counterintelligence suspects Russian hackers in cyber attack on OSCE

German counterintelligence suspects Russian hackers in cyber attack on OSCE

German security chief Hans-Georg Maassen said country's counterintelligence agency suspects Russian hackers in the attack on the OSCE computers that occurred in early November. He explained that the infrastructure, …

OSCE chairman on new priorities of organization

OSCE chairman on new priorities of organization

Sebastian Kurz: a block-thinking mentality is back again

Heiko Langner sums up results of 2016

Heiko Langner sums up results of 2016

The Berlin political scientist about the peculiarities and contradictions of the German foreign policy, as well as Russia's 'unrequited love' for Germany and the ways to improve bilateral relations

 Austria assumes OSCE Chairmanship

Austria assumes OSCE Chairmanship

On January 1, 2017 OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, highlighted three key challenges facing the Organization and its participating States as Austria took over as the 2017 OSCE …

Washington’s exiguous role in the Caucasus and Europe

Washington’s exiguous role in the Caucasus and Europe

The situation of Nagorno-Karabakh must garner a special priority in the landscape of US Foreign Policy Interests

Armenia-Azerbaijan Platform for Peace. View from Europe

Armenia-Azerbaijan Platform for Peace. View from Europe

It is necessary to increase the interest of the conflicting parties in progress of the negotiations and make it difficult to sabotage peace efforts

Ali Ahmadov: OSCE MG must change its activity

Ali Ahmadov: OSCE MG must change its activity

Activity of the OSCE Minsk Group (MG) has not produced any results and in such circumstances there is a need to take drastic steps, Ali Ahmadov, Azerbaijani deputy prime minister, said, Trend reports. Ahmadov said that …

Austria to focus on defusing conflicts during its OSCE chairmanship

Austria to focus on defusing conflicts during its OSCE chairmanship

Austria will concentrate on defusing the conflicts during its chairmanship to the OSCE, Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said, Armenpress reports. "Looking forward to Austria's …

Russian, France and US ready to host meeting between Aliyev and Sargsyan

Russian, France and US ready to host meeting between Aliyev and Sargsyan

The heads of the delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries issued a joint statement, which says that they remain fully committed to a negotiated settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and ready to host a meeting of the presidents …

Lavrov, Kerry discuss Syrian conflict settlement by phone

Lavrov, Kerry discuss Syrian conflict settlement by phone

The top diplomats of Russia and the United States have discussed the Syrian conflict settlement in phone talks, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday, Sputnik reports. "Russian Foreign Minister Sergey …

Russian and Armenian FMs discuss Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement

Russian and Armenian FMs discuss Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian the prospects for resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as part of the 23rd meeting of …

OSCE concerned over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

OSCE concerned over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict depends on political will of the conflict sides, the OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier said during the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting. He stressed that the …

Lavrov to meet with his US and German counterparts in Hamburg

Lavrov to meet with his US and German counterparts in Hamburg

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry and the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Hamburg on Wednesday. Lavrov, Kerry and …

New President and Old Problems of Uzbekistan

New President and Old Problems of Uzbekistan

Shavkat Mirziyoyev faces many political, economic, geopolitical issues

Next OSCE ceasefire monitoring exercise to be conducted in Terter region

Next OSCE ceasefire monitoring exercise to be conducted in Terter region

On 28 November 2016, the Office of the Personal Representative of the OSCEChairperson-in-Office, in accordance with its mandate, plans to conduct the next ceasefire monitoring exercise on the line of confrontation, on the direction of the …

 Austria to continue its support of Karabakh peaceful settlement

Austria to continue its support of Karabakh peaceful settlement

Austria, as a future co-chair of the OSCE, stands ready to support Armenia and Azerbaijan in their search for a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz said. …

Russian electoral rights defenders unhappy about US elections

Russian electoral rights defenders unhappy about US elections

Brod does not exclude the possibility that there will be a lot of uncounted ballots, protests and provocations

OSCE to monitor contact line in Tartar district

OSCE to monitor contact line in Tartar district

The OSCE is expected to monitor the line of contact in Azerbaijan's Tartar district on November 10 under the mandate of the OSCE chairperson-in-office's personal representative, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said. The …

Azerbaijani, Italian FMs mull Karabakh conflict in Baku

Azerbaijani, Italian FMs mull Karabakh conflict in Baku

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said that he discussed the ways of settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with his Italian counterpart in Baku, Trend reports. Mammadyarov …

Austria supports peaceful settlement in Karabakh

Austria supports peaceful settlement in Karabakh

Today, Austrian Embassy in Baku hosted an event dedicated to the National Day of the Republic of Austria. In his welcoming speech, Austrian Ambassador to Baku Axel Wech said that next year Austria will chair the …

Warlick rules out Karabakh agreement without “returning of territories” to Azerbaijan

Warlick rules out Karabakh agreement without “returning of territories” to Azerbaijan

There will be no agreement without the return of occupied territories of Azerbaijan, or without talks on the status of Nagorno-Karabakh. Ambassador James Warlick, US Co-Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe …