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European Commission to support energy development of Azerbaijan

European Commission to support energy development of Azerbaijan

European Commission is ready to support Azerbaijan in further development of the energy sector, the EU Commissioner for Energy Maros Sefcovic said in a video message to the participants of the 4th Caspian Energy Forum in …

 Juncker: Brexit to bring love back to EU

Juncker: Brexit to bring love back to EU

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is not worried about other EU countries following the United Kingdom out of the EU because Brexit will show them “it’s not worth leaving”.  Asked …

 Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijani-EU deal supposed to be comprehensive

Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijani-EU deal supposed to be comprehensive

The partnership agreement, which will be signed with the European Union, will cover many spheres, including the economic cooperation, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said at a meeting with members of the Movement of the …

Europe to say #039yes#039 to Nord Stream 2

Europe to say 'yes' to Nord Stream 2

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will likely approve the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project: the decision could be announced after Germany’s general elections in September. "EU officials …

Maros Sefcovic#039s Baku program announced

Maros Sefcovic's Baku program announced

The European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic will visit Azerbaijan. He will deliver a keynote speech at the 3rd Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council to be held in …

European Parliament votes for European army and EU centralisation

European Parliament votes for European army and EU centralisation

The European Parliament adopted the resolution, suggest creating an EU finance minister, an army and giving the EU Commission the power to formulate and give effect to a common EU economic policy, backed up by a euro-area budget. …

Russia appeals to WTO over EU duties

Russia appeals to WTO over EU duties

Russia appealed to the World Trade Organization to settle a dispute with the European Union over anti-dumping duties imposed on its steelmakers, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development said. "The reason for the suit was …

EU Commission head speaks out against suspending accession talks with Turkey

EU Commission head speaks out against suspending accession talks with Turkey

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke out on Sunday against suspending negotiations with Turkey on its accession to the European Union. “In contrast to the European …

EU may decide on visa-free travel for Georgia next week

EU may decide on visa-free travel for Georgia next week

EU Council and the European Parliament agreed on a mechanism for the temporary suspension of the visa-free regime for Georgia and Ukraine, which is a prerequisite for the abolition of visas. The European Parliament is to vote on the issue next …

EU to decide on visa-free regime today

EU to decide on visa-free regime today

Leading EU institutions today will discuss a new mechanism of suspending visa-free regime, which determines the abolition of visa requirements for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia. "The Slovak presidency will convene a regular …

Hackers attack European Commission website

Hackers attack European Commission website

The European Commission was the victim of a “large scale” cyberattack Thursday, a EC spokesperson said. “The attack has so far been successfully stopped with no interruption of service, although connection speeds have …

Ukraine and EU intensify energy partnership

Ukraine and EU intensify energy partnership

The European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic and the Energy Minister of Ukraine, Ihor Nasalyk, signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on a Strategic Energy Partnership between the EU …

More Armenia small companies, farmers to set up organic production with European assistance

More Armenia small companies, farmers to set up organic production with European assistance

Thirty to forty more small companies and farmers in Armenia will receive assistance, with the support of the European Commission and the Austrian Development Agency, to transition to organic production, Deputy Minister of Agriculture …

EU, Turkey agree to abolish visa regime

EU, Turkey agree to abolish visa regime

The EU and Turkey have agreed on the abolition of visa regime, Trend reported citing Haberturk newspaper. Such an agreement has been recently reached within the framework of the EU Foreign …

European Commission hopes for gas talks with Russia and Ukraine

European Commission hopes for gas talks with Russia and Ukraine

The Vice-President for the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said that the European Commission wants to re-launch the trilateral format of gas talks involving Ukraine and Russia.  "In the past, this forum has …

European Parliament head to visit Ankara on September 1

European Parliament head to visit Ankara on September 1

The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, will visit Ankara on September 1. He will hold talks with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the relations between the European …

Italy in fightback against German-led EU austerity

Italy in fightback against German-led EU austerity

Mediterranean countries are forming a new anti-austerity alliance against Berlin

EU Council doesn#039t open further talks on Turkey#039s accession process.

EU Council doesn't open further talks on Turkey's accession process.

The European Union said it is up to the Turkish government to make progress in its talks to join the EU after Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern signaled the bloc should consider ending the negotiations with Turkey, Bloomberg …

European Commission allocates 1.4 billion euro for refugees in Turkey

European Commission allocates 1.4 billion euro for refugees in Turkey

The EU is delivering on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey bringing the total amount mobilised to more than 2 billion euro to finance actions in the field of …

Erdogan says EU is not honest

Erdogan says EU is not honest

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the EU of not paying its way under a deal to send Syrian refugees back across the Aegean. The president said the EU had promised $3 billion, but so far only paid a nominal …

 European Commission: compassion for refugees must not come at expense of security

European Commission: compassion for refugees must not come at expense of security

The European Union‘s compassion for refugees will not come at the expense of its security, the European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas warns in the wake of violence in Germany carried out by asylum seekers. …

Hahn: hope other releases of rights defenders will follow in Turkey

Hahn: hope other releases of rights defenders will follow in Turkey

The European Commission welcomes the release of the famous Turkish journalist and human rights defender, Orhan Kemal Cengiz, who was detained last week, the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Expansion Issues, …

EU Commission: Turkey not to become EU member if it reintroduces death penalty

EU Commission: Turkey not to become EU member if it reintroduces death penalty

Turkey is in no position to become a European Union member any time soon and all negotiations for it to join will stop immediately if it reintroduces the death penalty, the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said. …

European Commission Vice-President for Budget to attend SPIEF

European Commission Vice-President for Budget to attend SPIEF

European Commission Vice-President for Budget and Human. Resources, Kristalina Georgieva, and European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Guenther Oettinger, will visit St. Petersburg International …

Juncker: visit to St. Petersburg not linked to lifting of anti-Russian sanctions

Juncker: visit to St. Petersburg not linked to lifting of anti-Russian sanctions

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said his visit to St. Petersburg doesn't mean that the European Union plans to change its position in respect of anti-Russian sanctions. "My visit to St. …

Putin and Juncker to discuss cooperation between Russia and EU

Putin and Juncker to discuss cooperation between Russia and EU

During the meeting with the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Vladimir Putin will discuss the process of cooperation between the EEU and the EU, …

EU#039s Juncker plans to visit Russia in June

EU's Juncker plans to visit Russia in June

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has agreed to attend an event in Russia next month, a Commission spokeswoman said on Monday, in a move that may stir debate on the EU's fraught relations with Moscow, Reuters …

 Putin#039s aid: new gas pipeline may go through Bulgaria

Putin's aid: new gas pipeline may go through Bulgaria

A new gas pipeline from Russia to Greece may go through the territory of Bulgaria, the Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said. "There is ongoing work on the gas delivery project from Russia to Greece and Italy through third …

 Juncker calls on Turkey to stop threatening EU

Juncker calls on Turkey to stop threatening EU

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said at the start of a Group of Seven leaders summit in Japan on Thursday that Turkey must soften its stringent anti-terror law as part of 72 conditions to win visa …

SOCAR to sell 17% DESFA shares to Italian Snam

SOCAR to sell 17% DESFA shares to Italian Snam

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) will sell 17% of shares in DESFA to the Italian company Snam, the Azerbaijani Energy Minister Natig Aliyev said. According to him, Greek side has promised that the issue of DESFA will …