EuFoA Press Releases

EuFoA round-table with H.E. Karine Ghazinyan sees EU role in Turkey rapprochement

Today (6 October 2009), European Friends of Armenia held a lunchtime briefing at its Brussels office with H.E. Ms. Karine Ghazinyan, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia. The focus of H.E. Ms Ghazinyan's speech and the subsequent discussion was on current key issues of EU-Armenia Cooperation and the role of the EU in Armenia-Turkey relations. Views on the need for a stronger EU involvement in the Armenia-Turkey rapprochement were widely shared. Therefore we list below EuFoA's key... Read more

EuFoA organises a conference in the framework of NATO week in Armenia

European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) is organising a conference in the framework of NATO week in Armenia. The conference, entitled "EU and NATO - how to secure stability for Armenia and the South Caucasus" will take place on Tuesday, 13 October, at 12pm, in Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan - Queen Satenik meeting room (1. Amiryan Street, Yerevan). Registration of participants starts at 11.30am.   The speakers for this event include: H.E. Mr Samvel Mkrtchian, Armenian ambassador to... Read more

Breakthrough or diplomatic tactics? Armenia and Turkey could solve first bilateral dispute in the region

European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) sees a historic window of opportunity in the new roadmap and timeframe for the establishment of diplomatic links and open borders between Turkey and Armenia without precondition. The joint statement released yesterday evening by the two countries reinserts momentum into what could become the first peaceful settlement of a bilateral conflict in the region for many decades.   "If the two governments really manage to pull this through, their Presidents... Read more

EuFoA publishes policy paper “An EU in Change: What effects on relations with Armenia?”

Today, European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) published its latest policy paper "An EU in change: What effects on relations with Armenia?" on its website www.eufoa.org.   The paper aims at describing and clarifying the role the EU institutions have in shaping EU-Armenia relations. It analyses the current political and institutional changes in Brussels and provides guidance to decision makers and stakeholders on both sides.   "We argue that the train towards an intensified... Read more

General amnesty in Armenia: a turning point in Armenia-Europe relations?

On 19 June, the Armenian Parliament (National Assembly) has decided a General Amnesty to persons deprived of their liberty in relation with the post electoral riots on 1 March 2008.The decision resolves the key bone of contention in a debate between the Council of Europe (CoE) and Armenian authorities which has seriously burdened relations between both sides, affecting even relations with the EU. The CoE has now welcomed the move and stated that it will continue the monitoring of political... Read more

EuFoA creates Europe-Armenia Advisory Council

European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) is delighted to announce today the launch of the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council. Based in Brussels, the Council will be a unique body to promote relations between Europe and Armenia from the European side. Composed of leading representatives from the political, business and cultural spheres from across Europe, it will provide guidance on all major issues in these areas.   "I want to thank those who already agreed to join the Council, which will be... Read more

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