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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

Armenian Week at Press Club Brussels Europe

o celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Armenian Independence, European Friends of Armenia organised an ‘Armenian Week' with the Press Club Brussels Europe. This new and attractive venue was inaugurated by the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barrosso, in February 2011. Throughout the week, visitors were greeted by the Armenian flag at the Press Club's entrance and introduced to one of Armenia's finest produce: its famous cognac "Ararat Nairi - 20 years". Against this... Read more

New EUSR for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia visits Armenia

On 7 September 2011, Philippe Lefort - the new European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia - was in Armenia as part of his first visit to the region. During his stay in Yerevan Lefort met with Armenian officials, including the President of the Republic of Armenia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Defense, the Secretary of the National Security Council and the Speaker of Parliament. Below we provide you with an article by... Read more

FPC-EPC joint event “Spotlight on Armenia”

On Thursday, 23 June 2011, EuFoA's Senior Counsellor Paruyr Hovhannisyan contributed in quality of a speaker to the Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) event ‘'Spotlight on Armenia'' taken place in Brussels. The conference, organised in partnership with the European Policy Centre (EPC), was the last of a series of events held in The Hague, Washington D.C. and London following the FPC homonymous publication. ‘'Spotlight on Armenia'' aimed both at outlining the main problems the country is being... Read more

Armenia’s Country Report: Implementation of the ENP in 2010

On 25 May 2011, the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published the ‘Country Report' for Armenia, about progress in the Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy for the year 2010. The document reports on Armenia's performance in the different key sectors which are highlighted in the ENP Action Plan, and does not constitute a review of the country's political and economic situation, as it is clearly... Read more

Inaugural Meeting of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly took place in Brussels

The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (Euronest) has been formally constituted on 3 May 2011 in Brussels. After intensive discussions on the modalities of participation of Belarus and on the Rules of Procedure, the Assembly held its inaugural meeting and should be ready to start working as of Autumn 2011. Euronest is now considered as the forum for parliamentary debate for all questions relating to the Eastern Partnership. Euronest is the Parliamentary component of the Eastern Partnership,... Read more

Understanding Armenia’s pre-electoral party landscape: EuFoA publishes Shortpaper

Today, European Friends of Armenia publishes a guide on the Armenian political parties, providing on roughly 1.5 pages per party the key facts about their alliances, poll and election data, history, leadership, political ideologies, foreign relations and European aspirations.   "This guide will serve as a useful tool to anyone interested in better understanding of the party system on the eve of the elections of 6 May", comments EuFoA's Secretary General Dr Michael Kambeck. "The whole... Read more

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