EuFoA Press Releases

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

European Friends of Armenia Participates in hearing about Nagorno-Karabakh in Dutch Parliament

European Friends of Armenia was part of a delegation which participated in a Dutch parliament hearing about Nagorno-Karabakh and the recent increase of violence along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. The hearing was organized by the Dutch parliamentarian Pieter Omtzigt and was attended by Dutch politicians. Mr Omtzigt invited a FAON delegation (Federation of Armenian Organisations in The Netherlands) to this hearing following a letter FAON had sent concerning recent violent escalations. The... Read more

Parliament of Aragon Adopts Resolution on Armenian Genocide

As a result of several study visits organised by EuFoA to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh with different legislators, the Parliament of Aragon has adopted a declaration recognising and condemning the Armenian Genocide. The text, which was tabled by MP Gregorio Briz Sánchez, pays homage to the over 1.5 million Armenian victims killed by the Ottoman Empire and asks all Turkish Institutions, including the government, to acknowledge this historical fact. Given that 2015 marks the centenary of the... Read more

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 the... Read more

EU-Armenia relations will benefit from new EU approach to its neighbourhood

High Representative Mogherini and Commissioner Hahn have presented the "Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)", which takes into consideration the result of public consultations carried out with stakeholders in the first half of the year. European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) was one of almost 150 European civil society actors that contributed to the Review's content. Several points of the document are relevant to Armenia and its relations with the EU. The Review underlines that... Read more

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