Representatives of Azerbaijani Civil Society Discuss Azerbaijani Obligations before EU
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / The Azerbaijani Government fulfilled only four obligations out of 21 undertaken before the EU, Leyla Yunus, law defender, said during a meeting held by the Azadlig bloc on 18 September, Trend Agency reported.
An agreement on partnership and cooperation was signed between the EU and Azerbaijan in April 1996, and an activities plan of the EU-Azerbaijan within the framework of the European neighborhood policy in November 2006. The activities plan covers five years. The goal of strategic cooperation and obligations covers ten priority areas.
"We consider that Azerbaijan has not fulfilled all its obligations undertaken before the EU and the EU does not make enough effort in this direction," Ali Karimli, the co-chairman of the bloc said. Azadlig developed a set of proposals in two priority areas. The documents will be submitted to the EU and the Azerbaijani Government.
There are a range of statements which the Azerbaijani opposition parties demand before elections, including introducing parallel votes accounting, create conditions for free gatherings, to allocate headquarters to parties and many other issues.
Azadlig bloc unites three opposition parties, Popular Front Party, Liberal Party and Civil and Development Party.