Month: March 2018

Diogo Pinto resigns as Director of European Friends of Armenia

Brussels, 15 March 2018 – With a mix of sadness, pride, and gratitude, European Friends of Armenia announce that Diogo Pinto has resigned from his position as Director and will leave the organisation on March 31st, to commence the next chapter of his career as Political Advisor of Maria João Rodrigues, MEP.   Former European Movement International and European Youth Forum’s Secretary General, Diogo Pinto was appointed Director of EuFoA, in September 2016, at a difficult period... Read more

EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski: “Armenia has all the ingredients for growth and prosperity”

Brussels, 7 March 2018 – Today, in their office in Brussels, European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) hosted an exclusive briefing on EU-Armenia relations with EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski.   The briefing, which took place against the background of the recent signing of the EU-Armenia Partnership Priorities, was moderated by Diogo Pinto, Director of EuFoA, and attended by over 40 representatives of the EU institutions, diplomatic corps, international NGOs, research... Read more

Armen Sarkissian’s election as President of the Republic of Armenia: an important Milestone in Armenian Politics

BRUSSELS, 2 MARCH 2018 - Today’s election of Armen Sarkissian as President of the Republic of Armenia represents an important milestone in Armenian politics. This historic moment comes after the adoption of the constitutional amendments introduced by the 2015 referendum, and completes the transition of the Republic of Armenia from a semi-presidential to a parliamentary system.   The shift to a parliamentary system, similar to those of many European Union states, has transferred the... Read more

Taking stock of 30 years of EU policy on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: How can the EU contribute to peace in Nagorno-Karabakh?

Brussels, 1 March 2018 - On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Karabakh Movement, European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Europe organised a conference on the 28 February in the European Parliament where Members of the Parliament and experts on the subject discussed the past and future of EU engagement with Nagorno-Karabakh and possible proposals to enhance the EU’s impact in the area.   The conference, hosted by MEP... Read more

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