EuFoA in the Media

MEP Engel Asks European Commission about Exclusion of Karabakhi Students

Frank Engel has asked the European Commission in a written question about the exclusion of Karabakhi students and teachers from education programmes sponsored by the European Union.  Students from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic cannot take part in these exchanges that are also available for the youth of any neighbour country, including the eastern Partnership area. Mr Engel wants to know exactly on what basis they are being excluded.   The European Commission is also a full member of... Read more

Euronest, a Multilateral Dimension of Relations with Europe

Ahead of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Yerevan on 16-18 March, EuFoA Director Mr Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa has been asked to write a column presenting EURONEST and Armenia's involvement within this Assembly.   The article entitled "Euronest, a Multilateral Dimension of Relations with Europe" was published by the monthly Armenian magazine of the Economics & Law Centre. The Centre began its activities with the publication of the magazine for managers and the... Read more

EP Foreign Affairs Committee states Armenian Genocide is a human rights issue

This week the Foreign Affairs standing committee of the European Parliament adopted its annual report on "human rights and democracy in the world" with several paragraphs related to Armenia. Most importantly, it underlines a clear approach towards genocides and genocide denials, among other issues.   "In particular, several new amendments voted by the committee refer to genocides as well as the 100 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and request that member states acknowledge it,... Read more

European Friends of Armenia, a bridge between Yerevan and Brussels

What role does EuFoA play in Brussels? How does it work towards deepening European-Armenian relations? What relationships does our NGO have with Azerbaijani and other Armenian organisations?   Our director, Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa, describes EuFoA's missions and functioning in an interview with the monthly French magazine France-Arménie.     Read the full article (in... Read more

NEE Article: Barriers to Resolving Nagorno-Karabakh

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was back on the front pages of the international press this summer after a deadly escalation and more than 30 casualties since the signing of the ceasefire agreement in 1994 by Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia. As usual, both sides accuse each other of having shot first and therefore being responsible for the situation. The maintenance of the world's only self-regulated ceasefire Recently, critical voices have risen regarding the work of the OSCE... Read more

Interview: Armenia needs new type of EU Association Agreement

In an interview with the state news agency Armenpress, Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa, a former senior advisor to the Armenian prime minister and current director of the Brussels-based NGO "European Friends of Armenia" (EuFoA), shared his outlook on the new type of Association Agreement to be signed between Armenia and the EU and the future of the Union's relations with Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.   The interview is presented below: (source:... Read more

Commentary: Cooperation between European Free Alliance and Democratic Party of Artsakh going rather well

Director of the European Friends of Armenia Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa has expressed a positive opinion on the cooperation prospects between the European Free Alliance and the Nagorno-Karabakh-based Democratic Party of Artsakh.   Source:   Speaking to, he shared his positive outlook on the future joint efforts between the two parties, highlighting also the importance of the Nevarre parliament's recent declaration condemning the... Read more

“The key is to be well networked”

This week Dr Sargis Ghazaryan, EuFoA Senior Research Fellow, gave an exclusive interview to an Armenian daily newspaper, CAPITAL Daily, regarding the European Parliament Resolution on the South Caucasus as well as on the prospects of Armenian policy challenges.   Azerbaijan's resources are not well spent at all (source:     -It is not a secret that Azerbaijan spends millions of dollars on making anti-Armenian resolutions... Read more

Bako Sahakyan hosts EP members

President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) Bako Sahakyan on Saturday received a delegation of European Parliament members from countries across the continent of Europe and the United Kingdom.   Source :   According to a press release by the NKR Presidential Press Office, the meeting focused on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, regional developments and bilateral relations.     The president stressed the... Read more

EuFoA Director teaches international business students at the University of Deusto

On Monday, 3 February 2014 and Tuesday, 4 February 2014, EuFoA Director Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa appeared as a guest lecturer at the University of Deusto's International Business School. His Monday lecture was titled "Effectively communicating businesses' positions in the EU: an inter-institutional approach", while his Tuesday class focused on "Business opportunities in the EU Eastern Partnership: The case of Armenia." Both lessons were relevant for the programme's current module focusing on... Read more

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November 2017