Other documents - Azerbaijan

Proposal for a Council and Commission Decisionon the conclusion of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States of the one part, and the Republic of Azerbaijan, of the other part
27 March 1996
“1. The attached proposal for a Council and Commission Decision constitutes the legal instrument for the conclusion of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, on the one hand, and the Republic of Azerbaijan, on the other.”

RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE COOPERATION COUNCIL between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Azerbaijan, of the other part
12 October 1999
Having regard to the Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between the European Communities and their Member States of the one part, and the Republic of Azerbaijan, of the other part, signed in Luxembourg on 22 April 1996 (1),hereinafter referred to as Agreement, and in particular Articles81 to 84 thereof, Whereas that Agreement entered into force on 1 July 1999

COUNCIL AND COMMISSION DECISION on the conclusion of the Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Azerbaijan, of the other part
20 April 2004

“The Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Azerbaijan of the other part is a “mixed” agreement, which entered into force on 1 July 1999, i.e. before the enlargement of the Union to include the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic. It has therefore become necessary to draw up a protocol to the PCA to allow for the accession of the ten new Member States to the Agreement in accordance with Article 6(2) of the Act of Accession annexed to the Treaty of Accession of 16 April 2003. The Protocol also covers certain technical adjustments linked to institutional and legal developments within the European Union.”

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL European Neighbourhood Policy Recommendations for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and for Egypt and Lebanon
2 March 2005
“Taking the current political, economic and institutional context, as described in the Country Report, as a starting point, an Action Plan for Azerbaijan should provide for strengthened political dialogue; further implementation of the PCA; support for market economy reforms leading to gradual economic integration into the EU’s Internal Market; further support for economic rehabilitation of conflict zones in the context of conflict settlement; increased financial support including an extension of the EIB mandate to Azerbaijan as of 2007; enhanced financial support for regional cooperation; enhanced cooperation in the field of justice and home affairs possibly including establishment of a dialogue on visa cooperation/readmission agreement; the intensification of cooperation in the energy, electronic communications and transport, environment and public health sectors and of people-to-people contacts in particular in the area of education, training and youth; and consideration to be given, if progress is being made with the implementation of an Action Plan, to the possibility of a new enhanced agreement to replace the PCA upon its expiry.”

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Accompanying the COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSIONTO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2008
23 April 2009
“Azerbaijan and the EU first established contractual relations in 1996 through a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement which entered into force in 1999. On this basis, the EU Azerbaijan ENP Action Plan was adopted in November 2006, for a period of five years. Since then, the Commission has been closely monitoring developments in the country, including through a first Progress Report on the implementation of the ENP Action Plan, adopted in April 2008.”

Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the Union position to be adopted in the Cooperation Committee established by the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Azerbaijan, of the other part, in relation to the establishment of new subcommittees
16 November 2009
“ART 1 The Subcommittee shall discuss the implementation of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and the related EU-Azerbaijan European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan in the following areas: border management; management of legal and illegal migration (including issues related to readmission, visa, security of travel documents, asylum)”

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on ‘Involvement of civil society in the Eastern Partnership
17 November 2009
„3.4. The Eastern Partnership should be viewed as an instrument through which the EU can help Azerbaijan and, over the long term, Belarus fulfil the conditions for WTO membership. The fact that all the other countries of the Eastern Partnership have become WTO members creates an appropriate framework for establishing multilateral dialogue which focuses not only on the bilateral liberalisation of trade between the EU and individual countries but also on the regional liberalisation of trade between the Eastern Partnership countries themselves.”

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Accompanying the COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Taking stock of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 200: Progress Report Azerbaijan
12 May 2010
“The EU and Azerbaijan agreed to move forward with deepening and broadening of the EU Azerbaijan  relations. In parallel and within the Eastern Partnership framework the EU startedpreparations for upgrading contractual relations with Azerbaijan. Negotiating directives for an Association Agreement were adopted by the EU in May 2010. Overall, Azerbaijan made some progress in the implementation of the ENP Action Plan, notably in areas related to economic and social governance. It maintained a low inflation rate compared with the previous year and stable un/employment levels. The country fared comparatively well during the year despite the global financial crisis, which allowed the government to increase social spending and capital investment.”

JOINT STAFF WORKING PAPER Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2010 Country report: Azerbaijan
25 May 2011
“Azerbaijan and the EU first established contractual relations in 1996 through a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement which entered into force in 1999. On that basis, the EU Azerbaijan European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan (ENP AP) was approved in November 2006 for a period of five years. In 2010, EU-Azerbaijan meetings took place at the level of the Cooperation Council, the Cooperation Committee and the three subcommittees. The subcommittee on Justice, Freedom and Security and Human Rights and Democracy met for the first time during the year. This document reports on the progress made in implementing the EU-Azerbaijan ENP AP between 1 January and 31 December 2010, although developments outside this reporting period are also taken into consideration when deemed relevant. It is not a general review of the political and economic situation in Azerbaijan. For information on regional and multilateral sector processes, please refer to the sectoral report.”