Month: April 2010

On the Armenian Remembrance Day will Obama pronounce the word “genocide”? By Il Riformista

On 24 April, Il Riformista published an article by our Senior Research Fellow, Mr Ghazaryan, on the Armenian Remembrance day.   Here are few excerpts translated in English from the article.   (...) The first generation of survivors (of the genocide) avoided talking about the genocide for the fear of not being understood, for the lack of reference models, given the inconceivable extent of that crime. The negation of and the lack of sanctions for genocide combined with... Read more

On the Armenian Remembrance Day will Obama pronounce the word “genocide”? By Il Riformista

On 24 April, Il Riformista published an article by our Senior Research Fellow, Mr Ghazaryan, on the Armenian Remembrance day.   Here are few excerpts translated in English from the article. (...) The first generation of survivors (of the genocide) avoided talking about the genocide for the fear of not being understood, for the lack of reference models, given the inconceivable extent of that crime. The negation of and the lack of sanctions for genocide combined with the... Read more

Ashton regrets loss of momentum in Armenia-Turkey rapprochement

European Friends of Armenia welcomes the statement by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton, released yesterday 26 April on the normalisation process between Turkey and Armenia. As stressed in her declaration, the Armenian government remains committed to pursue the process of normalisation with Turkey and has not withdrawn the signature under the protocols. EuFoA interprets the suspension of the rapprochement process as a diplomatic answer... Read more

Ashton regrets loss of momentum in Armenia-Turkey rapprochement

European Friends of Armenia welcomes the statement by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton, released yesterday 26 April on the normalisation process between Turkey and Armenia. As stressed in her declaration, the Armenian government remains committed to pursue the process of normalisation with Turkey and has not withdrawn the signature under the protocols. EuFoA interprets the suspension of the rapprochement process as a diplomatic answer... Read more

Armenian President announces suspension of ratification of Armenia-Turkey protocols

On Thursday 22 April, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan gave a televised speech on the process of normalisation of relations between Armenia and Turkey, in which he announced suspension of ratification of Armenia-Turkey protocols.   French President Nicolas Sarkozy and US State Department both issued statements in which they expressed their understanding for Sargsyan's decision and applaud his commitment to normalisation of relations with Turkey.   Below you can find links to... Read more

Meeting with a French organisation « Collectif mémoire et avenir » in the European Parliament

EuFoA, represented by its Secretary General Michael Kambeck and Project Manager Lidia Gromadzka, participated in a meeting with a French organisation from Valence, « Collectif mémoire et avenir". The event took place Wednesday 14 April in the European Parliament and was organised by French MEP, Ms Michèle Rivasi. Please find below an article published in "Le Dauphiné Libéré" on Sunday 18 April and reprinted in an online newspaper "Nouvelles d'Arménie". Le Collectif Mémoire et... Read more

Meeting with a French organisation « Collectif mémoire et avenir » in the European Parliament

EuFoA, represented by its Secretary General Michael Kambeck and Project Manager Lidia Gromadzka, participated in a meeting with a French organisation from Valence, « Collectif mémoire et avenir". The event took place Wednesday 14 April in the European Parliament and was organised by French MEP, Ms Michèle Rivasi. Please find below an article published in "Le Dauphiné Libéré" on Sunday 18 April and reprinted in an online newspaper "Nouvelles d'Arménie". Le Collectif Mémoire et... Read more

EuFoA express grief at His Excellency Bishop Joseph Homeyer’s sudden death

It is with great sadness and dismay that we learned that one member of our Europe-Armenia Advisory Council, His Excellency Bishop Joseph Homeyer, bishop emeritus of Hildesheim and former head of COMECE (Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community) recently passed away. "We have met so many people who had a personal story to tell about him - both in Brussels and Armenia -, who would speak about him with sympathy and always with great respect for his reconciliation... Read more

EuFoA express grief at His Excellency Bishop Joseph Homeyer’s sudden death

It is with great sadness and dismay that we learned that one member of our Europe-Armenia Advisory Council, His Excellency Bishop Joseph Homeyer, bishop emeritus of Hildesheim and former head of COMECE (Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community) recently passed away. "We have met so many people who had a personal story to tell about him - both in Brussels and Armenia -, who would speak about him with sympathy and always with great respect for his reconciliation... Read more

EU gives new impetus for Armenia-cooperation and Turkey rapprochement

This week, the EU has strongly stepped up its support for Armenia, with a high-level visit to Yerevan by EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, and an official statement by the EU's High Representative for Foreign Policy, Catherine Ashton. Both steps were key demands expressed by EuFoA's Europe-Armenia Advisory Council (EAAC) in an Open Letter published in the European Voice on 10 February. "The EU has welcomed the submission of the protocols to the... Read more

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