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EuFoA Response to Joint Statement on the construction of a new highway between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, issued by the Chair of the European Parliament’s South Caucasus Delegation, the European Parliament’s Standing Rapporteur on Armenia, and the European Parliament’s Standing Rapporteur on Azerbaijan

On Wednesday 10th June, a Joint Statement was issued by three Members of the European Parliament - Its South Caucasus Delegation Chair, MEP Marina Kaljurand, its Standing Rapporteur on Armenia, MEP Traian Băsescu, and its Standing Rapporteur on Azerbaijan, MEP Željana Zovko. The Joint Statement concerned the construction of a new highway between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.   We at the European Friends of Armenia are extremely disappointed by this statement and its abrupt departure from... Read more

As EU-Armenia relations reach a new stage of development, European Friends of Armenia celebrates its 10th anniversary

Brussels, 4 December 2019 - On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) hosted a cocktail reception at its premises in Brussels to celebrate its founding and to welcome some new team members.   The event was attended by several friends and partners of EuFoA, representatives of the EU institutions, civil society, the media, and the diplomatic corps, including H.E. Mr Tatoul Markarian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Belgium and Head of the Armenian... Read more

Press trip to Armenia, the Silicon Valley of the South Caucasus (17-21 July 2019)

European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA), in cooperation with WCIT2019, organised a press trip from July 17 to July 21, 2019 to Armenia, with a vision to draw international media attention to the country’s rising tech scene. Once the center of IT innovation of the USSR, Armenia has morphed into the Silicon Valley of the South Caucasus, a startup hub with a tech industry constantly growing and attracting global recognition.  A group of European journalists had the opportunity to explore and... Read more

Press Trip to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh (15-23 September 2018)

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

Press Trip to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh (3-10 May 2018)

European Friends of Armenia organised a press trip on May 3-10, 2018, with the aim of drawing the attention of international media to Armenia and Nagorno- Karabakh. The trip allowed the journalists to explore and discover Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh from an economic, social, cultural and political perspective. Both in Yerevan and Stepanakert, the journalists had the opportunity to meet and interview Armenian and Karabakhi high-level officials, locals and civil society... Read more

Diogo Pinto resigns as Director of European Friends of Armenia

Brussels, 15 March 2018 – With a mix of sadness, pride, and gratitude, European Friends of Armenia announce that Diogo Pinto has resigned from his position as Director and will leave the organisation on March 31st, to commence the next chapter of his career as Political Advisor of Maria João Rodrigues, MEP.   Former European Movement International and European Youth Forum’s Secretary General, Diogo Pinto was appointed Director of EuFoA, in September 2016, at a difficult period... 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

Armen Sarkissian’s election as President of the Republic of Armenia: an important Milestone in Armenian Politics

BRUSSELS, 2 MARCH 2018 - Today’s election of Armen Sarkissian as President of the Republic of Armenia represents an important milestone in Armenian politics. This historic moment comes after the adoption of the constitutional amendments introduced by the 2015 referendum, and completes the transition of the Republic of Armenia from a semi-presidential to a parliamentary system.   The shift to a parliamentary system, similar to those of many European Union states, has transferred the... 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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