EUCACIS Online Paper No. 7: A brief overview of the development of the EU-Azerbaijan Relations

Daniel Weißen­rieder elabo­rates in his paper the history of the 25-year relati­onship of the EU with Azerbaijan which is charac­te­rized by common interests, but also by conten­tious issues such as corruption, the human rights situation, autho­ri­tarian trends and the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Weißen­rieder also discusses the role of other actors in the region that need to be consi­dered, like Russia, China, Turkey and Iran. The paper concludes that it needs to be seen to what extend and on which fields the currently negotiated new Partnership and Coope­ration Agreement (PCA) will impact the relations and the situation in the EU’s most remote Eastern Partnership country.

EUCACIS Online Paper No. 7 can be downloaded here.