Dispatches: Is Azerbaijan the Company the EU Wants to Keep?
The European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini visits Azerbaijan today to discuss deepening cooperation between the two entities. The visit comes two months after the transfer of the leading human rights defender Leyla Yunusand her husband, Arif, from detention to house arrest for medical reasons.
Mogherini has a perfect opportunity to show the Azerbaijani leadership what kinds of partners are worthy of EU collaboration and cooperation. For the sake of human rights protection in Azerbaijan and the EU’s own integrity, I hope she uses it.