The 2017 Eurovision Song Festival kicked off in Kiev Ukraine on Tuesday (9 May). Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia competed to qualify for the final of the festival. Armenia and Azerbaijan were among the ten countries that qualified. Armenia is represented by Artsvik, with the song Fly with me. Azerbaijan is represented by Diana Hajieva with her song Skeletons. Georgia did not qualify for the finals.
The finals will be held on the weekend.
The Russian Foreign Minister started a visit to the region on Sunday (19 November), with a stop in Baku for talks with the Azerbaijani leadership
The long resolution listing dozens of recommendations on future engagement between the EU and the six Eastern Partnership countries was adopted at a plenary session of the Parliament ahead of the Eastern Partnership summit scheduled for 24 November in Brussels.