FACTORS INFLUENCING THE PERCEPTION OF AZERBAIJAN IN RELATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION

Since its independence, Azerbaijan and the EU maintained relations, which phased development. The EU developed new tools that transformed the form of these relations from purely economic to legal and had to be found within the constraints of integration. However, for the first time, this format of relations development does not suit Azerbaijan; so it is taking an initiative to create the future scenario of cooperation with this organization. This article provides analysis of the perception of Azerbaijan’s relations with the EU and the possible reasons for their development.



Since its independence, Azerbaijan and the EU maintained relations, which phased development. The EU developed new tools that transformed the form of these relations from purely economic to legal and had to be found within the constraints of integration. However, for the first time, this format of relations development does not suit Azerbaijan; so it is taking an initiative to create the future scenario of cooperation with this organization. This article provides analysis of the perception of Azerbaijan's relations with the EU and the possible reasons for their development.
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Rovshan Ibrahimov

An Associated Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea). He previously worked as the Head of Foreign Policy Analysis at Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan Republic. Dr. Ibrahimov is the expert in the number of strategic centers in Turkey, Russia, and Great Britain. Author on more than two hundreds articles and comments. Research interest: Energy policy and security, Azerbaijan Foreign Policy, International Politics, Theories of International Relations, Conflict Studies.


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