EuFoA Press Releases

Statement by Diogo Pinto, Director of European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA), on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Armenia

BRUSSELS, 20/09/2016 - On behalf of the European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA), I extend my warmest congratulations to the Armenian people as it celebrates the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, on September 21st.   On this special day, I reaffirm EuFoA's unwavering and steadfast commitments to strengthen Armenia's independence, and to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Armenia in their quest for democracy, justice and prosperity, and their... Read more

Diogo Pinto takes the helm as Director of European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA)

PRESS RELEASE BRUSSELS, 01/09/2016 - Former European Movement International and European Youth Forum's Secretary General, Diogo Pinto, has been appointed as the new Director of the European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA). For more than 10 years, Diogo Pinto provided strong and efficient leadership to two large European NGOs - the European Youth Forum and the European Movement International - and he was until recently Secretary General of Fondation EurActiv, dealing with media issues. Speaking... Read more

Statement by European Friends of Armenia on the stand-off and hostage crisis at the Erebuni District Police Station

  The European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) follows with attention and deep concern the events that have been unfolding since July 17 in and around the Erebuni District Police Station, in Yerevan, and it deplores the loss of one life and the wounds suffered by several other people involved. Our thoughts are with their families and friends. EuFoA acknowledges the existence of serious frustrations and legitimate expectations within the Armenian society, which can justify protests against... Read more

New parliamentary enquiry on Nagorno-Karabakh’s aggression, sanctions demanded

Following the debate in the European Parliament, two members of Parliament (MEPs) from two different political groups - Salvatore Pogliese and Remo Sernagiotto - that could not participate in Tuesday's debate on Nagorno-Karabakh, have tabled a written question to Federica Mogherini, EU High-Representative/Vice-President. In the document, they underline that the Azerbaijani attacks "are accompanied by gross violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law,... Read more

Upcoming EU Parliamentary debate, political groups call for an effective peace in Karabakh

Ahead of the debate on Nagorno-Karabakh in the European Parliament (EP) this evening, several European politicians have already expressed their views on the worrisome situation in the region, calling for different measures of support to Karabakh. One of them is the Vice-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, MEP Josep-Maria Terricabras. He has already taken the floor during the European Parliament plenary opening yesterday, demanding the inclusion of Nagorno Karabakh in... Read more

More than 520 NGOs of Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia present a joint appeal to the European Parliament

On 11 April 2016 civil society representatives of Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia made a joint appeal to the European Parliament, in which they expressed their position on the large-scale military actions unleashed by Azerbaijan against Karabakh and Armenia. The joint appeal was signed by more than 520 representatives of non-governmental organizations, mass-media who worked on the Line of Contact during the days of military actions, as well as organizations representing the interests of national... Read more

Largest European party condemns violent clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh

Yesterday (4 April), the European People's Party (EPP) has adopted an emergency resolution regarding the outbreak of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, expressing its "deep concern by recent disturbing news from the Line of Contact between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan". European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) welcomes this document. "First of all, it is a very important signal that the largest European party took such a swift and clear stance on the conflict, and we hope that other pan-European... Read more

2016 starts with EU-Armenia executive and parliamentary meetings

Today, on 21 January, the sixteenth meeting of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC), composed of members of the European and the Armenian parliaments, was held in Strasbourg. It took place just 3 days after their colleagues from the executive branch held the 16th EU-Armenia Cooperation Council. Both the PCC and the Cooperation Council adopted joint statements on several relevant matters, most notably the future of EU-Armenia relations, developments within Armenia, and the... Read more

Conference Minutes: ‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’

EuFoA and MEP Michèle Rivasi have jointly organized a conference 'European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead', which took place on 3 December in the European Parliament.   The event focused on the institutional relations between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia and was an occasion to take stock of the current level of EU-Armenia cooperation. It highlighted possible future developments brought about by the negotiations of a new legal framework which... Read more

‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’ Conference Held in European Parliament

A conference on the institutional relations between the European Union and Armenia took place in the European Parliament yesterday. The event was jointly organized by MEP Michèle Rivasi and European Friends of Armenia. It featured a very diverse selection of keynote speakers, including the main officials that will be involved in the upcoming EU-Armenia negotiations that will start next week.   The event was introduced by Michèle Rivasi, Vice-Chair of the Greens/ European Free... Read more

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