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Understanding Armenia’s pre-electoral party landscape: EuFoA publishes Shortpaper

Today, European Friends of Armenia publishes a guide on the Armenian political parties, providing on roughly 1.5 pages per party the key facts about their alliances, poll and election data, history, leadership, political ideologies, foreign relations and European aspirations.   "This guide will serve as a useful tool to anyone interested in better understanding of the party system on the eve of the elections of 6 May", comments EuFoA's Secretary General Dr Michael Kambeck. "The whole... Read more

Stefan Fule: “We would like to see more progress”

Stefan Fule, European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, is currently on a visit to Armenia to discuss the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and the Association Agreement negotiations between Armenia and the EU. In the interview below, he outlines news, successes and challenges of this process. Click here to read the Joint Declaration between the European Commission and the Government of the Republic of Armenia (03/05/2011) Click here to read the article in... Read more

Armenia gains new support from the European Parliament

On 14 April 2011, Mediamax (mediamax.am), to which our Secretary General, Michael Kambeck, is a columnist, published an analysis of the new European Parliament (EP) resolution on the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and its meaning for Armenia.   Click here to read the article in Armenian   Click here to read the article in Russian     "Armenia gains new support from the European Parliament" (Source:... Read more

Sochi agreement is good news for refugees and IDPs

On 10 March 2011, Mediamax (mediamax.am), to which our Secretary General, Michael Kambeck, is a columnist, published an analysis about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In the article, he discusses the potential changes for refugees and IDP's after the Sochi Summit of 5 March 2011.   Click here to read the article in Armenian Click here to read the article in Russian "Sochi agreement is good news for refugees and IDPs" (Source:... Read more

Erdogan hysteric – should he resign?

On 25 January 2012 Mediamax news agency (mediamax.am), to which our Secretary General, Michael Kambeck, is a columnist, published his commentary on the reactions in Turkey regarding the French bill prohibiting the denial of the Armenian Genocide, adopted by the French Senate on 23 January 2012. Click here to read the column in Armenian Click here to read the column in Russian   Erdogan hysteric - should he resign? (Source: http://www.mediamax.am/en/column/12200/) The hysteria in... Read more

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict discussed during the OSCE Summit

On 1 and 2 December 2010, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) held its first summit in eleven years in the Kazakh capital, Astana. The summit brought together leading officials from 68 countries to discuss a range of security issues, including the unresolved conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. A Joint Statement on this issue was signed by the Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries and the Presidents of Azerbaijan and... Read more

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee acknowledges the Armenian Genocide

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee approved yesterday, 4 March, a resolution recognising the Armenian genocide and urging the Administration to do the same amid growing criticism by the Turkish government. The resolution represents an important step forward for the prevention of future crimes against humanity and more generally for the promotion of human rights. It should also be seen as a major achievement by several Armenian diaspora organisations to educate the US Congress. EuFoA... Read more

Presentation of the Armenia and the Nagorno Karabakh polling results in Brussels

On Monday 29 November 2010, EuFoA Secretary General Michael Kambeck and Andrew Cooper, CEO of the UK based opinion polling company Populus, presented the results of the Comparative Opinion Polls held in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh on Socio-Political Issues and Foreign Relations. Following the briefing, which was held at EuFoA's Brussels office, invitees had the opportunity to ask questions regarding the polling results. The polls were the first ever internationally conducted comparative... Read more

Joint EuFoA-AGBU Roundtable Briefing with the Armenian Ombudsman

On 16 November 2010, European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU, www.agbu.org) held a joint policy briefing at EuFoA's Brussels office with Mr Armen Harutyunyan, Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia and Ms Jacqueline Hale (Open Society Institute) as discussant. The NGOs and think tanks present commended the Ombudsman's contribution to the democratisation process in Armenia and his frank and credible analysis. The effective establishment and... Read more

European Commission releases a report about Turkey’s status in the accession negotiations

On Tuesday 9 November 2010, the European Commission issued a report on progress made by Turkey in preparing for EU membership. The document contained some points  regarding the relations between Turkey and its neighbour Armenia. These references mainly concerned the relationship in the sphere of human rights and foreign policy.   In accordance with the report, the human rights situation in Turkey improved in general. The freedom of assembly was granted and 24 April was marked... Read more

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