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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

Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) marks a fresh start for EU-Armenia relations

Today, 24 November 2017, the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Armenia and the European Union was signed at the occasion of the 5th Eastern Partnership Summit. The Agreement, the first one signed by the EU with an EAEU member country, was thoroughly negotiated for 15 months and initialed in March 2017.   “This is a historic day for EU-Armenia relations, marking a fresh start for deepening and strengthening of relations between partners. This modern,... 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

‘CEPA must be saved and signed as soon as possible’ – EuFoA Director Diogo Pinto’s interview for 1in.am

In his interview to Aram Sargsyan from Armenian news agency 1in.am, EuFoA Director Diogo Pinto talks about the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit and the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA).   Just one week left until the Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, where  the Armenian side is expected to sign the CEPA document with the EU. During the last weeks we were discussing the a delay in the signing of the Agreement  due to some technical... 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

Collection of war threat statements by Azerbaijani officials

Azerbaijani officials, mainly the President Ilham Aliyev, have been consistent in their war rhetoric with regard to Nagorno-Karabakh, frequently threatening to take the region back by military force. The document you can find below is a collection of their war threats and hate speeches. The first version was presented by EuFoA in 2015. We have recently updated the collection and now it goes until September 30 2017. The articles are organised in a chronological way, with the first one being... Read more

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