Soccer Diplomacy May Speed Turkish-Armenian Thaw (source: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601100&sid=aI7xpNY1IA7k) By Ben Holland Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan may not mind if Turkey's soccer team thrashes Armenia this week. He has his sights set on a higher goal -- ending a century-old dispute between the two neighbors. Sargsyan is due to attend the Oct. 14 World Cup qualifier in Bursa, northwest Turkey, the first visit by an... Read more
EuFoA in the Media
On Tuesday, 13 October in Yerevan, EuFoA hosted a conference entitled "EU and NATO - how to secure stability for Armenia and the South Caucasus". The event was organized in the framework of NATO week in Armenia, and co-sponsored by NATO. Below we provide you with two articles about the event. There is lack of security guarantees in the South Caucasus (source: http://armradio.am/news/?part=pol&id=15916) 13.10.2009 16:38 - Lusine... Read more
Articles from Bloomberg.com, ANP and armtown.com, quoting EuFoA on EU role in Turkey rapprochement. EU Should Be Guarantor for Armenia-Turkey Ties, Group Says 2009-10-07 09:59:33.950 GMT By Mark Bentley Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The European Union should act as a guarantor for agreements between Armenia and Turkey designed to strengthen the countries' relations, European Friends of Armenia said. The EU "should make sure that the protocols are first ratified by both parliaments, and... Read more
Turkey, Armenia set program for establishing ties (source: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=a5CCOwe2h7.o) Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Turkey and Armenia agreed on steps toward establishing full diplomatic ties for the first time between the neighbors, divided for almost a century over the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. The countries will hold six weeks of domestic debate over the accords, drawn up under Swiss mediation, before they are submitted for... Read more
On Thursday 7 May 2009, the EU together with its Eastern neighbours officially launched the new and ambitious Eastern Partnership. This initiative will complement the existing European Neighbourhood Policy and allow countries like Armenia to co-operate more strongly with the EU. Below we provide you with a brief summary from Reuters as well as the official declaration. EU works on Eastern ties Thu May 7, 2009 3:08pm EDT (source: Reuters,... Read more
In an interview with panarmenian.net, EU Ambassador Lutzenberger, here pictured in a recent meeting with EuFoA Secretary General Michael Kambeck, describes the key elements and challenges of the new Eastern Partnership. PanARMENIAN.net writes: Eastern Partnership can help development of cooperation in South Caucasus, by Raul de Luzenberger Armenia is dynamically integrating into European structures. The inclusion of the republic in the Eastern Partnership initiative can... Read more
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