Press Releases


Press Release: On 26 September, Labour Party Conference delegates in Liverpool attended a fringe debate entitled Russia, Azerbaijan and the West: what does the New Great Game mean for Europe’s energy security?, organised by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), in association with Progress. The panel comprised Wayne David MP, Shadow Minister for Europe; Richard Howitt MEP; Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform; and Dennis Sammut OBE, Executive Director, LINKS. The Chairman was Mike Gapes MP.


Press Release: The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) organised a fringe drinks reception at the Liberal Democrat conference entitled From Baku to Birmingham. The speakers were H.E. Fakhraddin Gurbanov, Azerbaijani Ambassador to the UK and two members of the Azerbaijan All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) – Lord German and Stephen Gilbert, Liberal Democrat MP. The chair was Leon Cook, Head of Government Relations, TEAS.


Press Release: ZANN unites a collection of drawings and paintings by Kabira Alieva, the Azerbaijani artist, who brings her second solo show in the UK to a wide London audience in a quest to visually engage, educate, introduce and explore Azerbaijani identity, superimposed on a British cultural canvas. This exhibition is sponsored by The European Azerbaijan Society.


Press Release: A delegation of British Parliamentarians has just returned from a five-day fact-finding mission to Azerbaijan.


Press Release: With Azerbaijan increasingly registering on the world radar for its energy wealth and on-going conflict with Armenia, a group of UK Parliamentarians undertook a five-day fact-finding mission to witness the challenges and opportunities facing the country.


Press Release: Azerbaijan is riding on the crest of a wave at present, with victory in the Eurovision Song Contest coming in the year when the country celebrates the 20th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union and a decade of Council of Europe membership.


Press Release: In the week that Azerbaijan achieved Eurovision victory, Kevin Gould, the renowned travel and food writer, has written a fascinating article in The Guardian newspaper (published 21 June) entitled Baku and beyond: a road-trip around Azerbaijan.


Press Release: More than 200 speakers and delegates from across Europe, the US and Azerbaijan flocked to the IET Conference Centre in Central London on 12–13 May to attend The European Azerbaijan Society’s inaugural Business Forum. This was organised in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the UK and the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO).


Press Release: Violinist and composer Sabina Rakcheyeva, a member of the Advisory Board for The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), ranks amongst the most renowned Azerbaijani musicians. Having begun her studies at the tender age of six years, she was the first Azerbaijani to be admitted to the prestigious Juilliard School in New York. To date, she has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Azerbaijan, across Europe and the US, having played in more than 40 countries. Sabina has also appeared on the BBC, CNN, Voice of America radio and US Government Television.


Press Release: Kristiina Ojuland (ALDE) MEP, Former Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke during the European Parliament debate on the European Neighbourhood Policy on 6 April regarding the ‘frozen’ Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, reminding the Parliament and President that the region is an inseparable part of Azerbaijan.