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Statement by Diogo Pinto, Director of European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA), on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Armenia

BRUSSELS, 20/09/2016 - On behalf of the European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA), I extend my warmest congratulations to the Armenian people as it celebrates the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, on September 21st.   On this special day, I reaffirm EuFoA's unwavering and steadfast commitments to strengthen Armenia's independence, and to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Armenia in their quest for democracy, justice and prosperity, and their... Read more

Diogo Pinto takes the helm as Director of European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA)

PRESS RELEASE     BRUSSELS, 01/09/2016 - Former European Movement International and European Youth Forum's Secretary General, Diogo Pinto, has been appointed as the new Director of the European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA). For more than 10 years, Diogo Pinto provided strong and efficient leadership to two large European NGOs - the European Youth Forum and the European Movement International - and he was until recently Secretary General of Fondation EurActiv, dealing with... Read more

Statement by European Friends of Armenia on the stand-off and hostage crisis at the Erebuni District Police Station

  The European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) follows with attention and deep concern the events that have been unfolding since July 17 in and around the Erebuni District Police Station, in Yerevan, and it deplores the loss of one life and the wounds suffered by several other people involved. Our thoughts are with their families and friends. EuFoA acknowledges the existence of serious frustrations and legitimate expectations within the Armenian society, which can justify protests against... Read more

Largest European party condemns violent clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh

Yesterday (4 April), the European People's Party (EPP) has adopted an emergency resolution regarding the outbreak of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, expressing its "deep concern by recent disturbing news from the Line of Contact between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan". European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) welcomes this document. "First of all, it is a very important signal that the largest European party took such a swift and clear stance on the conflict, and we hope that other pan-European... Read more

Interview: It’s time to use international sanctions against Azerbaijan

In an interview with the state news agency Armenpress on the recent clashes in Nagorno Karabakh, Mr. Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa, EuFoA Director, stressed that the lack of respect of international law and the basic principle of non-use of force has resulted in the gravest military escalation since the cease-fire was signed. (source: http://armenpress.am/eng/news/841896/eduardo-lorenzo-ochoa-it's-time-to-use-international-sanctions-against-azerbaijan.html)   Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa: It's... Read more

Conference Minutes: ‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’

EuFoA and MEP Michèle Rivasi have jointly organized a conference 'European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead', which took place on 3 December in the European Parliament.   The event focused on the institutional relations between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia and was an occasion to take stock of the current level of EU-Armenia cooperation. It highlighted possible future developments brought about by the negotiations of a new legal framework which... Read more

‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’ Conference Held in European Parliament

A conference on the institutional relations between the European Union and Armenia took place in the European Parliament yesterday. The event was jointly organized by MEP Michèle Rivasi and European Friends of Armenia. It featured a very diverse selection of keynote speakers, including the main officials that will be involved in the upcoming EU-Armenia negotiations that will start next week.   The event was introduced by Michèle Rivasi, Vice-Chair of the Greens/ European Free... Read more

European Friends of Armenia Participates in hearing about Nagorno-Karabakh in Dutch Parliament

European Friends of Armenia was part of a delegation which participated in a Dutch parliament hearing about Nagorno-Karabakh and the recent increase of violence along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. The hearing was organized by the Dutch parliamentarian Pieter Omtzigt and was attended by Dutch politicians. Mr Omtzigt invited a FAON delegation (Federation of Armenian Organisations in The Netherlands) to this hearing following a letter FAON had sent concerning recent violent escalations. The... Read more

Parliament of Aragon Adopts Resolution on Armenian Genocide

As a result of several study visits organised by EuFoA to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh with different legislators, the Parliament of Aragon has adopted a declaration recognising and condemning the Armenian Genocide. The text, which was tabled by MP Gregorio Briz Sánchez, pays homage to the over 1.5 million Armenian victims killed by the Ottoman Empire and asks all Turkish Institutions, including the government, to acknowledge this historical fact. Given that 2015 marks the centenary of the... Read more

MEP Engel Asks European Commission about Exclusion of Karabakhi Students

Frank Engel has asked the European Commission in a written question about the exclusion of Karabakhi students and teachers from education programmes sponsored by the European Union.  Students from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic cannot take part in these exchanges that are also available for the youth of any neighbour country, including the eastern Partnership area. Mr Engel wants to know exactly on what basis they are being excluded. The European Commission is also a full member of the... Read more

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