Visit of President Buzek (20.05.2011)
On 20 May President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek visited Azerbaijan, as part of his official tour of the Southern Caucasus partner countries. EP President met in Baku with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, chairman of the Parliament Ogtay Asadov, parliamentary factions. President Buzek held talks as well with the civil society and opposition representatives. At the end of the visit a big press conference was organized.
Europe Day Celebrations in Baku (12.05.2011)
On 12 May the Delegation of the European Union held a number of meetings to promote the Europe Day in Azerbaijan. The day that started with an informal breakfast of the Head of Delegation Ambassador Roland Kobia with the journalists was followed by the Head of Delegation's presentation on EU structures and EU-Azerbaijan relations for students and teaching staff of the Baku based Western University. The evening finished with the Reception in which about 400 representatives of the government authorities, civil society, diplomatic corps, business communities and other partners of the European Union Delegation came together to celebrate the Europe Day. Mr. Shahin Mustafayev, Minister of the Economic Development made a speech at the event and passed the greetings from the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
Visit by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission to Azerbaijan (13-14 January 2011)
On 13-14 January H.E. Mr. José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission paid an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan. During his visit to Azerbaijan President Barroso and the Azerbaijani President Aliyev signed a Joint Declaration on the Southern Gas Corridor, with which Azerbaijan commits to supplying substantial volumes of gas over the long term to the European Union, while Europe provides access to its market for them. During the visit President Barroso received an honorary doctorate from the Baku State University.
European Movie Festival (10-16.12.2010)
The Delegation of the European Union in Azerbaijan jointly with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Embassies of the European Union (EU) member-states represented in the Republic of Azerbaijan organized the European Movie Festival. The Festival which ran from 10 to 16 December in Baku aimed at building and developing cultural links existing between the European Union countries and Azerbaijan and to contributing to better understanding of the European values, cultures through the common language of the film art. The programme of the Festival, which included screening of films from 14 European Union countries represented in Azerbaijan (Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, France, Italy, Lithuania, Hungary, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Romania, United Kingdom), attracted over 3,000 viewers.