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Azerbaijan and european union

  1. 1. AZERBAIJAN AND EUROPEAN UNIONPolitical Economy of European Union RASHIDLI MAMMAD
  2. 2. CONTENTS ABOUT AZERBAIJAN INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND INTERESTS POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP REFERENCES
  3. 3. ABOUT AZERBAIJANCapital: BakuArea: 86,600 km²Population: 9,165,000 (2011 estimate)Currency: Manat
  4. 4. EUROPEANUNION ANDAZERBAIJAN
  5. 5. Current GDP: 49,2 Billions of Euros - 2011GDP per capita: 5 394,9 Euros - 2011Exports-to-GDP ratio: 39,0 % (2010)Imports-to-GDP ratio: 12,2 % (2010)Trade-to-GDP ratio: 51,1 % (2010) MANAT LOGO
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUNDGained independence from USSR in 1991Joined United Nations in 1992Formal relations with the EU began in 199643rd state to join the Council of Europe on January 25, 2001
  7. 7. INTERESTSOil Partnership European Neighborhood PolicyPolitical RelationshipEnergy PartnershipTransport
  8. 8. POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP
  9. 9. Three main issues that EU considers mostimportant in relationship with Azerbaijan:Broaden and deepen the relationship with Azerbaijan in the existing political frameworksCooperation in the energy sector receives prominent mentionAzerbaijan’s territorial integrity.
  10. 10. ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP
  11. 11. In 2011 trade with the EU represented 42.5% for Azerbaijan Azerbaijans share in total EU trade is 0.5%.Important role both in supplying energy to the EU and as a transit routeMajor supplier of oil and gas to the EU
  12. 12. Oil and gas pipelines from Azerbaijan
  13. 13. Imports and Exports of goods between EU and Azerbaijan 16 14BILLIONS OF EURO 12 10 8 14,8 Imports 6 Exports 9,7 4 7,4 2 2.3 2.9 1.6 0 2009 2010 2011 YEARS
  14. 14. Major Import Partners of EU Major Export Partners of EU1. China 1. US2. Russia 2. China3. US 3. Switzerland4. Norway 4. Russia5. Switzerland 5. Turkey25. Azerbaijan 54. Azerbaijan
  15. 15. European Union imports from Azerbaijan Mineral fuels, lubricants and 0.2 related materials Machinery and transport 0.1 equipment 0,2 Food and live animals Chemicals and related products Manufactured goods 99.5 classified chiefly by material Miscellaneous manufactured articles Crude materials, inedible, except fuels Commodities and transactions
  16. 16. European Union exports to Azerbaijan Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials Machinery and transport 2.5 equipment 20.1 Food and live animals 47.614 Chemicals and related products 9.5 Manufactured goods 4 classified chiefly by material Miscellaneous manufactured articles Crude materials, inedible, except fuels Commodities and transactions
  17. 17. REFERENCES• http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2006/september/tradoc_11334 7.pdf• http://ec.europa.eu/trade/creating-opportunities/bilateral- relations/regions/south-caucasus/• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijan%E2%80%93European_Union_r elations• http://www.iep- berlin.de/fileadmin/website/09_Publikationen/SPES_Policy_Papers/SPE S_Policy_Paper_2011__The__EUs__policy__towards_Azerbaijan_BOETTGER _FALKENHAIN.pdf
  18. 18. THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION! MAMMAD RASHIDLI mrashidli@ibs-b.hu
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