EuFoA Press Releases

Two European Parliament reports outline future approach to Armenia

Today, 24 October 2013, and yesterday, the Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted two reports outlining amongst others its approach towards Armenia, for the first time since the announcement of President Sargsyan to join the Russian dominated Customs Union. "There was a strange mood in the EP in recent weeks, which I have never seen before. MEPs shared a mix of worries for the independence of Armenia and disappointment after almost 4 years of successful reforms and... Read more

EU grants Armenia access to its Agencies and Programmes

Today, the 11 December, the European Parliament gave its consent to the participation of the Republic of Armenia in EU Agencies and Programmes, adopting the report drafted by MEP Tomasz Poreba on this issue, which represents the first tangible cooperation step after the EU-Armenia declaration at the recent Vilnius Summit. In particular Armenia will have access to the EU world leading programs in the fields of culture, education, environment, and science. Armenian civil servants will be... Read more

Charles Aznavour awards Baroness Cox in Geneva

On Monday, 25 November 2013, Ambassador and Maestro Charles AZNAVOUR personally awarded The Charles Aznavour Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Fostering Europe-Armenian Friendship to Baroness Caroline COX. The prize was created by the Brussels-based NGO European Friends of Armenia (www.EuFoA.org) and the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council (EAAC, www.EAAC.EuFoA.org). The EAAC chose Baroness Caroline Cox as the first recipient of the prize during its General Assembly in Yerevan on 16 February... Read more

EuFoA event on Karabakh conflict: DCFTA is key to Armenia’s survival in economic and military race with Azerbaijan

Today, 11 July 2013, European Friends of Armenia organises a panel discussion about the current situation of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process: "Looking at Europe's next avoidable war: Nagorno-Karabakh". The event starts with short presentations by the panellists followed by questions and answers from the audience and an interactive discussion. Speakers are:   • Richard Giragosian, Founding Director of the Regional Studies Center (RSC) • Christian Kolter, Conflict Researcher... Read more

EuFoA calls for common EU-Armenia efforts to stop waste of gas

The announcement of sharply increased gas prices for Armenia have sparked many questions about social and geo-political consequences. Discussions on the exact extent, the timing and the handling of the price increase are still on-going and will hopefully lead to a feasible solution. Meanwhile, it is worth looking at the large potential for helping Armenian citizens based on similar experiences made in other European countries. In this context, EuFoA calls upon the Armenian government and the... Read more

Statement by EuFoA Secretary General, Michael Kambeck

Our Secretary General, Michael Kambeck, issued the following statement in response to an article published by Nouvelles d'Arménie Magazine in their April issue (No 195) and CivilNet on 10 April:   "Having read the article published by Nouvelles d'Arménie (NdA) Magazine in their April issue (No 195) and republished by CIVILNET on 10 April (translated into Armenian and English), I retain my initial reaction (see below), which I sent by email while being on holiday and which was... Read more

Call for free and fair presidential elections by the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council

  Call for free and fair presidential elections by the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council   Yerevan, 15 February 2013   The Europe-Armenia Advisory Council (EAAC) looks forward to Armenia's presidential elections of 18 February 2013. The Council shares the European Union's desire to see further progress in ensuring free, fair and transparent elections in Armenia, conducted in accordance with the democratic standards to which Armenia has signed up. The... Read more

Voters show more trust in elections as race enters final phase – Hovhannisyan strongly gains while Sargsyan still looks most certain to win in 1st round

Please click here to download the full opinion poll report. Please click here to download this press release in PDF format. Today, 9 days before the presidential elections, TNS opinion is presenting the results of its survey "Poll: Armenia on the Eve of Presidential Elections" describing the voting preferences and motivations of the Armenian voters, but also their views on the on-going campaigns of the various candidates. For this TNS opinion poll, implemented together with their local... Read more

Armenians take elections seriously, despite clear lead of incumbent

Please click here to download the full opinion poll report. Please click here to download this press release in PDF format. Today, TNS opinion is presenting the results of its survey "Poll: A Snapshot ahead of Armenia's Presidential Elections", which describes the moods, voting preferences and motivations of the Armenian voters just before the beginning of the official electoral campaign period. For this TNS opinion poll, implemented together with their local partner IPSC, 1,607... Read more

EU and Armenia seek conclusion of Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade agreement in 1 year

European Friends of Armenia strongly supports the ambitious agenda outlined this week by Armenia and the EU, whereby the negotiations for a new Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), should be concluded before the Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Vilnius in November next year. The European Parliament and the Armenian National Assembly in their combined Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC) positively assessed the ongoing negotiations and the... Read more

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