February 2018 marks thirty years since the people of Nagorno-Karabakh appealed to the Soviet authorities to exercise their right to unification with Armenia. This movement was triggered by the political uncertainty of the crumbling Soviet Union, which Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh were all part of. In 1988 and in the following years, peaceful Armenian initiatives were met with violent repression by Azerbaijani authorities. By 1992, the dispute had escalated into an all-out... Read more
Upcoming & current Events
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Berlin, the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations and the German-Armenian Society have organised a symposium to discuss the perspectives of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) for German-Armenian and European-Armenian relations, as well as for intra-Armenian developments. The symposium "The EU-Armenia Agreement: Perspectives of Cooperation" will take place on 27... Read more
EuFoA Director, Diogo Pinto, will be speaking at the conference ‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’, which will take place on 31 May in Yerevan, Armenia. The conference, organised by the Analytical Centre on Globalisation and Regional Cooperation (ACGR), with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in South Caucasus, will focus on the dynamics of EU-Armenia Cooperation as well as the developments of the Eastern European Partnership Program and the... Read more
European Friends of Armenia organised a press trip from September 15 - 23, 2018, to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), with a vision to draw international media attention to the still under-reported region. A group of European journalists had the opportunity to explore and discover Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, from the bustling city of Yerevan, to the winding mountain roads of Nagorno-Karabakh. This allowed them to see the two countries from social, economic, and political... Read more
EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski: “Armenia has all the ingredients for growth and prosperity”
Brussels, 7 March 2018 – Today, in their office in Brussels, European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) hosted an exclusive briefing on EU-Armenia relations with EU Ambassador to Armenia Piotr Świtalski. The briefing, which took place against the background of the recent signing of the EU-Armenia Partnership Priorities, was moderated by Diogo Pinto, Director of EuFoA, and attended by over 40 representatives of the EU institutions, diplomatic corps, international NGOs, research... Read more
Taking stock of 30 years of EU policy on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: How can the EU contribute to peace in Nagorno-Karabakh?
Brussels, 1 March 2018 - On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Karabakh Movement, European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Europe organised a conference on the 28 February in the European Parliament where Members of the Parliament and experts on the subject discussed the past and future of EU engagement with Nagorno-Karabakh and possible proposals to enhance the EU’s impact in the area. The conference, hosted by MEP... Read more
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