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Two EuFoA events on the upcoming parliamentary elections in Armenia

On 27 March 2012 European Friends of Armenia held two roundtables at EuFoA's office dedicated to the upcoming parliamentary elections in Armenia. During the first one, Dr Michael Kambeck, Mr Hovhannes Grigoryan (Director of IPSC) and Dr Steve Schwarzer (Methodology and Statistics Manager at TNS opinion) presented the results of the opinion poll entitled "Poll: A Snapshot of Pre-Electoral Armenia". During the second event, the German Ambassador in Armenia H.E. Mr Hans-Jochen Schmidt joined the... Read more

The Diaspora is a bridge between Armenia and Europe

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan came to Belgium on 5 March 2012 for a working visit during which he negotiated the Association Agreement (AA) and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with the European Union, as well as the visa facilitation agreement. On 5 March 2012, he met the representatives of NGOs (including EuFoA) and the Armenian community in Belgium. Armenian media were present and widely covered the event. Please click here to watch the report of Armenia TV from the... Read more

EU launches free trade negotiations with Armenia

On 21 February 2012, the EU decided to launch the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) negotiations with Armenia. The aim of these negotiations will be to achieve a closer economic integration of Armenia with the EU and to boost Armenia's economic growth and investment. This will be achieved through the tackling of market access condition and regulatory approximation.     EU launches free trade negotiations with Armenia (Source:... Read more

Armenia ranked 39th in World Economic Index, 19th in Europe

Armenia ranks 39th in the world according to the latest index of Economic Freedom released by the Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Wall Street Journal; with a score of 68.8, down by a point from last year's index. However, Armenia ranks 19th out of 43 European countries.   Down/Up: Armenia drops in Economic Freedom but excels over bordering foes (source: http://www.armenianow.com/economy/34603/armenia_economic_freedom_index)   The latest Index of Economic Freedom... Read more

The 10th round of trilateral Karabakh talks took place in Sochi

On 23 January the Presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia met in Sochi to discuss the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. This was their tenth trilateral summit. A joint statement was issued in which the leaders noted that in the aftermath of intensive negotiations a progress has been achieved in the coordination of the basic principles of Nagorno-Karabakh settlement. Below we provide you with an article by Public Radio of Armenia on the results of the meeting of the Presidents of... Read more

Why don’t the Armenian “EPP parties” do their homework?

On 17 December 2011 Mediamax news agency (mediamax.am), to which our Secretary General, Michael Kambeck, is a columnist, published his commentary on the co-operation between 4 Armenian political parties and the European People's Party (EPP).   Click here to read the column in Armenian Click here to read the column in Russian     Why don't the Armenian "EPP parties" do their homework? (Source: http://www.mediamax.am/en/column/12182/)   Last week in... Read more

Armenia hosts Junior Eurovision 2011 song contest

On 3 December 2011 Armenia hosted the Junior Eurovision 2011 song contest at the Karen Demirchyan Sport and Concert Complex in Yerevan. Participants from thirteen European countries took part in the contest. Below we provide you with an article by Panarmenian.net on the event.   Junior Eurovision 2011: Armenia can host large-scale international... Read more

Philippe Lefort discusses Karabakh conflict with Armenian officials

EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia Philippe Lefort visited Armenia on 28 November 2011. During his visit Lefort met with Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian to discuss the current stage of the Karabakh conflict settlement.   Below we provide you with an article by Azatutyun.am on Lefort's visit.   EU Envoy Discusses Karabakh Conflict in... Read more

Round-table with the Armenian Ombudsman Mr Karen Andreasyan

On 18 October 2011, European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) held a roundtable at EuFoA's Brussels office with Mr Karen Andreasyan, Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia. The briefing focused on the state of Human Rights and Democracy in Armenia in light of the upcoming parliamentary elections. Representatives from the European institutions, international organisations and NGOs were present at the event. The effective establishment and functioning of the Ombudsman institution in Armenia... Read more

Eastern Partnership Summit in Warsaw strengthens reforms in EU’s Eastern neighbourhood

On 29-30 September 2011, the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries met in Warsaw at the invitation of the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy and the Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk. The meeting was chaired by President Van Rompuy and the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso. The European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, Commissioner in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, and the President of the... Read more

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