EuFoA Press Releases

MEP Frank Engel tables urgent official enquiry over Azerbaijani attacks

Frank Engel has tabled an urgent official enquiry to the European Union foreign policy chief Frederica Morgherini following attacks by the Azerbaijani army against Armenian civilians. The aggressions on villages in Armenia, which resulted in the death of three women, have already been condemned by several members of the European Parliament last Friday. In his question, Mr Engel (MEP - EPP Group) underlines the fact that this is the second attack on civilian population perpetrated by... Read more

European politicians shocked over Azerbaijan’s shooting, demand action from EU

For the second time in September, the Azerbaijani army has shelled and shot with different calibre weapons the Republic of Armenia in the Tavush region, resulting in 3 civilian deaths and 2 seriously wounded. Many European politicians expressed their shock over Azerbaijan's brazen actions. Among members of European Friends of Armenia Advisory Council, French MEP Michèle Rivasi stated "I am scandalized by this violence. We know of the historical enmity which exists between Azerbaijan and... Read more

President of European Free Alliance visits Nagorno-Karabakh

Two representatives of a pan-European political party travelled to Nagorno-Karabakh following an invitation from the chairman of its national assembly, Ashot Gulyan. The European Free Alliance (EFA) was represented by its president, François Alfonsi and Jordi Sebastia, MEP. The visit was facilitated by the European Friends of Armenia, as part of its ongoing effort to encourage dialogue and cooperation between European and Karabakhi civil society.   The representatives of the... Read more

EP report calls for greater engagement with Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

On 9 July, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a report on the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The report, assessing the EU's approach towards its immediate neighbours, contains several points relevant to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.   Among others, it "calls for the ENP to be developed into a more tailor-made and flexible policy framework that is able to adapt to the diversity that exists among partner countries", while considering that the "EU should invite... Read more

Riga Summit strengthens EU-Armenia relations

During the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit in Riga on 22 May, the EU and the EaP countries have issued a joint declaration that reviewed the EaP achievements so far and mapped out its priorities and goals ahead of the next summit in 2017. Several points of the declaration concern Armenia and its future relations with Europe. European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) welcomes this declaration. "It seems that the EU and Armenia are working together to reach a common understanding on issues of... Read more

European Movement adopts a resolution on the Armenian Genocide

The European Movement International (EMI), a pan-European organisation promoting European integration, has adopted by unanimity a resolution on the Armenian Genocide during its Federal Assembly taking place in Riga on 24-25 April. With the adoption of this text, the European Movement is "joining its voice to over twenty states, a number of international organisations and institutions including the European Parliament (in 1987 and in 2015), the Council of Europe (in 2001), and EURONEST PA (in... Read more

Nagorno-Karabakh joins European Union political structures

On 17 April, during its annual General Assembly taking place in Bautzen, Germany, the European Free Alliance party (EFA), a pan-European political family, voted in favour of integrating the Democratic Party of Artsakh (DPA) into its ranks.   "The EFA associated membership granted today is important not only because it contributes to a further international exposure of Karabakh. It also shows that Nagorno-Karabakh's political development is in line with EU standards and that its... Read more

European Parliament commemorates the centennial of the Armenian Genocide

On 15 April 2015, the European Parliament has gathered for a mini-plenary session in Brussels. One of the texts passed was a resolution on the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Making reference to other European texts voted on the issue in the recent years, the resolution "pays tribute, on the eve of the Centenary, to the memory of the one-and-a-half million innocent Armenian victims" and calls on Turkey "to come to terms with its past, to recognise the Armenian genocide and thus pave the... Read more

European and Armenian parliamentarians confirm a new phase in EU-Armenia relations

Today, on March 20, the fifteenth meeting of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC), composed of European and Armenian parliamentarians, was held in Yerevan. The PCC adopted a joint statement on the future of EU-Armenia relations, the Armenian Genocide and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.   Director of European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) Mr Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa comments: "The adoption of this text together with a deep degree of mutual understanding and collaboration... Read more

EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly adopts 6 texts, one on the Armenian Genocide

On 17 March, the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly (PA) adopted 4 reports and 2 urgent resolutions - one of them on the Armenian Genocide - during its fourth ordinary session taking place in Yerevan this week. The documents concern the areas of economic integration, political affairs, energy security and social issues and put forward several proposals on "Engaging in a stronger partnership between the EU and Eastern European partner countries through the European Neighbourhood Instrument... Read more

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