The Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) in Azerbaijan has been included in the list of host partner organisations for the Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) in the UK. Agreement was reached between CESD and CEELBAS in August 2012 (http://www.ceelbas.ac.uk/internships/).
The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) welcomes the European Commission's announcement on 23 August 2012 relating to the provision of new funding to support justice and migration in Azerbaijan. This states:
Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Energy, European Union (EU), has acknowledged the current and future importance of Azerbaijan in his declaration on the country. He said that Azerbaijan’s co-operation with the EU is built on solid principles, reflecting clear common interests. This message was communicated via Otto Hauser, Honorary Consul of Azerbaijan in Stuttgart
On 18 June, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs from Russia, France and the US met the Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers in Paris. The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) shares the disappointment expressed by the three Co-Chairing Presidents – Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama and François Hollande – at the G20 summit yesterday in Los Cabos, Mexico, and supports their recommendations.
The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) is pleased to report that a meeting of the European Parliament (EP) Friends of Azerbaijan Group took place in Brussels on 20 June. This Group gathers together those high-ranking Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) that are committed and interested in the evolution of Azerbaijan as a modern country.
The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) has partnered with German fashion house EDSOR Berlin to create an exclusive range of hand made men’s accessories – the Karabakh-Azerbaijan Collection by EDSOR Berlin.
In order to celebrate the end of the Belgian academic year, TEAS Belgium has gathered a number of Azerbaijani students for lunch in the presence of H.E. Emin Eyyubov, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium, and Head of Mission to the EU.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has acknowledged the ongoing role of Azerbaijan in ensuring the future of international energy security. The statement was issued to mark the opening of the 19th Caspian Oil and Gas Exhibition in Baku. He commented: “Azerbaijan is at the heart of a region whose energy resources will play a vital role in the world economy in the years to come. Azerbaijan has been playing a central and active part in unlocking these resources for the benefit of all.
Three magnificent Karabakh Horses participated in the Diamond Jubilee Pageant in the grounds of Windsor Castle in May, and they have subsequently featured in the leading Milan-based The Horse Luxury Magazine. The latest issue may be viewed at www.horseluxurymagazine.com (see pp.64–65).
On 17 May in Baku, Ambassador Roland Kobia, Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, held a press conference. This was dedicated to the 62nd anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, and the publication of the Progress Report on Azerbaijan within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy.
The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) welcomes the very positive statements by Ambassador Kobia, who underlined the important work and achievements undertaken by Azerbaijan within the EU–Azerbaijan Action Plan.