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Committee of the Regions Event: Local and Regional Democracy in Armenia

On 5 June 2014, the Committee of the Regions organised a "Hearing on Local and Regional Democracy in Armenia", discussing the perspectives of implementing local democracy in Armenia, as well as the role the Council of Europe and the EU can play to support the development of regions in Armenia. EuFoA's Director Mr Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa was one of the main speakers, addressing the interaction between citizen and municipalities, among others.   The event was opened by Mr Olgierd... Read more

EuFoA Event in Yerevan: “The Future of EU-Armenia Relations: What’s next?”

On 18 April 2014, the European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA), supported by the Wilfied Martens Centre for European Studies (WM CES), hosted an event at the Yerevan State University (Yerevan, Armenia) on "The Future of EU-Armenia Relations: What's next?". This event was the occasion for EuFoA to present its recently published short-paper "EU-Armenia relations: future developments and prospects" (please click here to download the English version), in order to trigger a discussion on this subject... Read more

EuFoA Rountable with Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan

Today, on Thursday, 20 March 2014, European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) organised a roundtable with Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, focusing on the prospects of EU-Armenia cooperation after the Vilnius Summit. EuFoA Director Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa welcomed the guests and gave the floor to PM Sargsyan. His brief introduction was followed by an interactive and lively discussion of all participants. The event was attended by over 30 people, representing European Institutions, diplomats,... Read more

Promising prospects for Armenia and other EaP countries, EP report confirms

Today, on Wednesday, 12 March, Pawel Kowal's report on assessing and setting priorities for EU relations with the Eastern Partnership countries was adopted by 87% of MEPs present. The European Parliament (EP) calls on the EU to promptly implement policies that will also have a positive effect on Armenia in areas such as mobility, energy and transport, as well as civil society. "In the report, the EP states that successive EU enlargements have brought Armenia closer to the EU, which means... Read more

EuFoA-supported CES event on “The Future of EU-Armenia Relations: What’s next?”

On 12 February 2014, the Centre for European Studies (CES), supported by EuFoA, hosted a lunch debate "The Future of the EU-Armenia Relations: what's next?" EuFoA's Director Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa was part of the discussion panel alongside Frank Engel (MEP and Member of the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council) and Gunnar Wiegand (Director for Russia, Eastern Neighbourhood, Central Asia and OSCE, EEAS). The discussion was moderated by Salomé Samadashvili, visiting fellow at CES and former... Read more

Historic opportunity for Nagorno Karabakh leaders present at European Free Alliance General Assembly

Mr Ashot Ghulyan, in his capacity of President of the Democratic party of Nagorno Karabakh, attended the annual European Free Alliance General Assembly, which took place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on 14 and 15 February 2014.   President Ghulyan explained how the right to self-determination was peacefully put into practice in Nagorno Karabakh in line with international law and the applicable framework back in 1991. In addition, he elaborated on how the EU model of development is... 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

Joint FPC-EuFoA event in London on Nagorno-Karabakh

On 9 October 2013, the London-based Foreign Policy Centre, jointly with EuFoA, organised a panel discussion on the current situation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, with the EUSR Ambassador Lefort as keynote speaker.   The Ambassador Philippe Lefort (EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia), Dr Laurence Broers (Caucasus Project Manager - Conciliation Resources), OBE Craig Oliphant (Senior Advisor on Europe and Central Asia - Saferworld), Con... Read more

Green light to EU-Armenia visa facilitation agreement

The European Union gave green light to the EU-Armenia visa facilitation agreement. Procedures for Armenian citizens travelling to the EU will face a quicker visa process and less bureaucracy. Below we provide you with more information.     EP ratified visa faciliation agreement (source: www.lragir.am/index/eng/0/politics/views/31064) EP Press Release - 09.10.2013 / 15:46 CET Armenian citizens will face fewer hurdles to travel to the EU for short stays, under an... Read more

EuFoA SG Michael Kambeck and MEP Elmar Brok comment on Armenia’s decision to join the Eurasian Union

EuFoA's Secretary General Michael Kambeck and MEP Elmar Brok, member of the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council and Chairman of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee, have commented on Armenia's decision to join the Eurasian Union. Below we provide you with these articles. Armenia chooses Russia over EU (source: http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/2013/september/armenia-chooses-russia-over-eu/78090.aspx) By Andrew Gardner - 03.09.2013 / 18:31 CET   Armenia says it will join the... Read more

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