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Armenia 2017: An introduction to the party-political landscape

European Friends of Armenia (www.EuFoA.org) is proud to publish today its new guide Armenia 2017: An introduction to the party-political landscape. For five years, the first version of this guide was used extensively by EU officials, election observers, international academics and journalists. Several of these asked us to prepare a new version for the upcoming elections of 2 April, reflecting all the recent changes. 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

New report on atrocities committed by Azerbaijan during the 2016 April war

On 9 December 2016, the Ombudsman of Nagorno Karabakh has published a new report on atrocities committed by Azerbaijani forces during April 2-5, 2016 against the civilian population and soldiers of Nagorno Karabakh. According to Mr. Ruben Melikyan, Ombudsman of Nagorno Karabakh, the findings of the present report are alarming for the international community, in particular the international human rights community. The systemic and grave violations of the International Humanitarian Law in April... Read more

Briefing on the new EU-Armenia Framework Agreement Negotiations

On 14 December, the European Friend of Armenia organises a briefing to assess the current state of the play in the EU-Armenia framework agreement negotiations, one year and seven rounds into the process.   The negotiations were officially launched on 7 December 2015 by the EU High Representative and the Armenian Foreign Minister and the seventh round is taking place on 13 and 14 of December in Brussels, making this event a perfect opportunity to learn about the latest developments... Read more

Roundtable briefing on the results of a new opinion poll on Nagorno-Karabakh

BRUSSELS, 11/11/2016: On 17 November, the European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) hosted a roundtable briefing on the results of a new opinion poll on socio-economic developments, public perceptions of foreign affairs, international recognition, and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution. Hovhannes Grigoryan, CEO of the Institute for Political and Sociological Consulting (IPSC), presented the results, followed by a commentary by Member of the European Parliament Frank Engel, the head of... Read more

New poll in Nagorno-Karabakh shows highest support for independence

New figures confirm that security is the main concern for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, and that combined support for independence or unification with Armenia grows from 91.7% in 2015 to 95.1% in 2016. Hovhannes Grigoryan, CEO of the Institute for Political and Sociological Consulting (IPSC), presented results of a new opinion poll on socio-economic developments, public perceptions of foreign affairs, international recognition, and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution. The poll... Read more

Statement by Diogo Pinto, Director of European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA), on the current situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh’s Line of Contact and the continued violations of the cease-fire

On behalf of the European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA), I express my deepest concern regarding the current tensions along the Line of Contact between Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, and condemn the grave violations of the cease-fire agreements perpetrated by the Azerbaijani forces since the early hours of Friday, November 11. The shelling of the military posts near Talish and Yarmja with 60mm and 82mm mortars is the most severe escalation of the fragile situation since the April Four-Day War... Read more

EuFoA’s cocktail reception

BRUSSELS, 20/09/2016: On 19 October, the European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) hosted a cocktail reception at its headquarters in Brussels, to introduce its newly appointed Director, renewed team and new office. The event was attended by around 50 friends and partners of EuFoA, representatives of the EU institutions, civil society, the media, and the diplomatic corps, including H.E. Dr Tatoul Markarian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Belgium and Head of the Armenian Mission to the... Read more

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