Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

EU – AZERBAIJAN PRESENTATION. What is the European Union ? 27 countries 23 official languages 500 million people Biggest trade power and Largest development.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "EU – AZERBAIJAN PRESENTATION. What is the European Union ? 27 countries 23 official languages 500 million people Biggest trade power and Largest development."— Presentation transcript:

1 EU – AZERBAIJAN PRESENTATION

2 What is the European Union ? 27 countries 23 official languages 500 million people Biggest trade power and Largest development assistance provider

3 The EU symbols The European flag The European anthem L. Van Beethoven Ode to Joy Europe Day, 9 May The motto: United in diversity

4 EU history 1952 - 6 countries merge their Coal and Steel Industries under a common management Countries decided on their own account to work together 1958 – European Economic Community (EEC) – same 6 countries expand their cooperation to single market and cooperation in nuclear power 1973 – UK, Ireland and Denmark joined 1980 – 1984 – Greece, Spain and Portugal 1995 – Sweden, Finland and Austria 2004 – Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Malta, Cyprus 2007 – Bulgaria, Romania 2002 – Maastricht Treaty (creation of the EU) 2009 – Lisbon Treaty (Strengthening of the EU external aspects)

5 The Single European Market: freedom of choice Four freedoms of movement within the EU: goods services people capital © Getty Images The Single European Market has led to: Significant reductions in the price of most products and services Millions of new jobs New opportunities for the EU citizens and firms

6 Free movement in the European Union Schengen regime in the EU: No police or customs checks at borders between most EU countries Controls strengthened at EU external borders More cooperation between police from different EU countries You can buy and bring back any goods for personal use when you travel between EU countries © Corbis

7 The Euro – a single currency for Europeans EU countries using the euro EU countries not using the euro 2 nd largest reserve currency Coins: one side with national symbols, one side common Notes: no national side

8 European Neighborhood Policy and Eastern Partnership -1992 – 2004 – TACIS and other instruments (Total :410 mln euros) -From 2004 – European Neighborhood Policy (EU enlarged, Azerbaijan became border country to the EU so it gets better treatment) -From 2008 – Eastern Partnership (closer cooperation between eastern countries and the EU). Negotiation of the Association Agreement – free trade zone/visa facilitation

9 EU-Azerbaijani relations: Prospects for future cooperation Ilham Aliyev Jos é Manuel Barroso President of the Republic of Azerbaijan President of European Commission Ambassador Roland KOBIA Head of EU Delegation to Azerbaijan

10 Further achievements 2006 Memorandum of Understanding on Energy EU Black Sea Synergy South Caucasus Integrated Border Management Programme EU Delegation to Azerbaijan in 2008

11 Budget Support Programmes 2007 – Energy sector – signed in December 2008. The 1st Tranche in September 2010; 2008 – Justice sector – signed in November 2009. 1st Tranche not requested yet; 2009 – Agriculture and Rural Development –signed in August 2010. 1st Tranche not requested yet; 2010 – Budget Support deferred to 2011; 2011 – Regional Development – Identification being completed; 2012 – Fiscal Policy Reform (focused on PFM). Approval by Azerbaijan pending (Nov 2010)

12 Twinning Programme Twinning is the institutional building instrument: cooperation between public administrations of an EU Member State and Azerbaijan. Overall budget allocated for twinning operations is 30 million EURO since 2006. (2009 – 6 mln and 2010 – 7 mln). Twinning is the most attractive instrument by the Government bodies and can be considered successful.

13 Twinning Programme Examples of Twinning Projects Milli Mejlis (Parliament) (legal approximation to the EU) Support to social protection policy Support to the State Statistical Committee Support to the Ministry of Energy (MOU 2006) Improving Food Quality and Safety Assurance for Fishery Products

14 Twinning Programme The beneficiaries of the Twinning Programme: Milli Mejlis Ministry of Industry and Energy State Anti-monopoly Policy Service State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patents Anti-Corruption Department with the Prosecutor General Ministry of Labour & Social Protection of Population State Statistical Committee Ministry of Taxes State Veterinary Service State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Office of the Ombudsman Copyright Agency Ministry of Education Ministry of Finance …

15 EIDHR Supporting democracy and the rule of law and promoting and protecting all human rights and fundamental freedoms. In 2007-2008 : 1.5 million and 9 projects. In 2010 : 1.2 million, call for proposals in November 2010. EIDHR partners are mainly civil society organisations

16 European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Support to disabled children and their families Preparation and monitoring of 2009 and 2010 elections and protection of election rights Support to protection of internally displaced persons mobilization of media on human rights issues Leadership school for young women in the rural areas TV and radio broadcasting monitoring Legal aid to victims of trafficking in human beings EIDHR Projects in Azerbaijan

17 Non State Actors in Development Poverty reduction and sustainable development (MDG) : participation to policy making process and delivery basic services to the poorest peoples. Azerbaijan is one of few countries selected for Country-Specific Calls for Proposals. NSA Specific Objective for Azerbaijan is to promote an inclusive and empowered society, to facilitate NSA and local authorities' participation in poverty reduction initiative. In 2007 : 0.9 million for 3 projects in 2008-2009 - 2.3 million for 8 projects in 2010 - 0.7 million, call for proposals in 2010

18 NSA NSA Projects in Azerbaijan Work with municipalities to improve social and environmental rights Work with municipalities to improve social and environmental rights Youth employment resource centre Youth employment resource centre Improve capability to provide safe water Improve capability to provide safe water supply Garabakh region (central supply Garabakh region (central Azerbaijan) Azerbaijan) Support to children with special needs Support to children with special needs Develop cooperation between LA and Develop cooperation between LA and NSA on family support services NSA on family support services


Download ppt "EU – AZERBAIJAN PRESENTATION. What is the European Union ? 27 countries 23 official languages 500 million people Biggest trade power and Largest development."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google