Events

EU-Armenia relations in the CEPA era: What’s Next?

On 5 December 2017, in its office in Brussels, European Friends of Armenia hosted an exclusive briefing on EU-Armenia relations with Armen Ashotyan, Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, and Head of the Armenian delegations to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Eastern Partnership (Euronest).   This event, which took place against the background of the recent... Read more

President Sargsyan joined EuFoA Honorary Council Inaugural Meeting

On 23 November 2017, President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan joined the Inaugural Meeting of European Friends of Armenia’s Honorary Council.   Greeting the President and the members of the newly established Council, EuFoA Director Diogo Pinto stressed the importance of the Eastern Partnership Summit for the development of EU- Armenia relations. “Many say this will be a low-key summit, but for us here and millions of Armenians it will be a historical one, marking the... Read more

EuFoA launches its Honorary Council in Brussels

On 23 November 2017, European Friends of Armenia hosts the Inaugural Meeting of its newly established Honorary Council in Brussels.   The inaugural meeting is set against the background of the Eastern Partnership Summit, and the historical signature of the new EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA).   Since the organisation’s re-activation after the 2016 April Four Days war in Nagorno-Karabakh, and after Diogo Pinto took the helm as Director... Read more

EU Engagement could contribute to lasting peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

BRUSSELS, 20 October 2017 - This morning, European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) organised a comprehensive briefing on Nagorno-Karabakh, with the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Masis Mayilian, and Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan.   This briefing was moderated by Diogo Pinto, Director of EuFoA, and attended by more than 30 representatives of the EU institutions, diplomatic corps, international NGOs, research community and media.   Mr... Read more

Media Trip to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh (16-23 September 2017)

European Friends of Armenia organised a media trip on September 16-23, 2017, with the aim of drawing the attention of international media to Armenia and Nagorno- Karabakh. The trip allowed the journalists to explore and discover Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh from an economic, social, cultural and political perspective. On their way to Nagorno-Karabakh, the journalists visited the Tatev monastery and, on their way back to Armenia, they paid a visit to Armenian monastery of Dadivank in the... Read more

Conference ‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’ – 31 May 2017, Yerevan

EuFoA Director, Diogo Pinto, will be speaking at the conference ‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’, which will take place on 31 May in Yerevan, Armenia. The conference, organised by the Analytical Centre on Globalisation and Regional Cooperation (ACGR), with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in South Caucasus, will focus on the dynamics of EU-Armenia Cooperation as well as the developments of the Eastern European Partnership Program and the... Read more

Arman Tatoyan (Armenian Ombudsman): “The institution of the Ombudsman in Armenia is now strong and legally protected like no other in Eastern Europe.”

Today, in our Brussels office, Mr Arman Tatoyan, Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Armenia gave a briefing followed by a lively debate about the Human Rights situation in Armenia. He explained the new tools given to his institution, such as immunity for his members of staff, the Ombudsman's permanent representative in the Armenian Parliament, and the new forms of NGO involvement in his work.   "The institution of the Ombudsman in Armenia is now strong and legally... Read more

EU-Armenia framework agreement negotiations: big ambitions, positive atmosphere, good progresses bring sides closer to a successful conclusion

On 14 December, the European Friends of Armenia organised a Briefing to assess the current state of the play in the EU-Armenia framework agreement negotiations, one year into the process. Garegin Melkonyan, First Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of the Republic of Armenia, Dirk Schuebel, (EEAS) and Petros Sourmelis (DG TRADE) were the speakers at the Briefing, which was moderated by Dr Hrant Kostanyan, Researcher at CEPS - Centre for European Political... Read more

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