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‘CEPA must be saved and signed as soon as possible’ – EuFoA Director Diogo Pinto’s interview for 1in.am

In his interview to Aram Sargsyan from Armenian news agency 1in.am, EuFoA Director Diogo Pinto talks about the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit and the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA).   Just one week left until the Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, where  the Armenian side is expected to sign the CEPA document with the EU. During the last weeks we were discussing the a delay in the signing of the Agreement  due to some technical... Read more

EU Engagement could contribute to lasting peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

BRUSSELS, 20 October 2017 - This morning, European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) organised a comprehensive briefing on Nagorno-Karabakh, with the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Masis Mayilian, and Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan.   This briefing was moderated by Diogo Pinto, Director of EuFoA, and attended by more than 30 representatives of the EU institutions, diplomatic corps, international NGOs, research community and media.   Mr... Read more

Collection of war threat statements by Azerbaijani officials

Azerbaijani officials, mainly the President Ilham Aliyev, have been consistent in their war rhetoric with regard to Nagorno-Karabakh, frequently threatening to take the region back by military force. The document you can find below is a collection of their war threats and hate speeches. The first version was presented by EuFoA in 2015. We have recently updated the collection and now it goes until September 30 2017. The articles are organised in a chronological way, with the first one being... Read more

Media Trip to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh (16-23 September 2017)

European Friends of Armenia organised a media trip on September 16-23, 2017, 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. On their way to Nagorno-Karabakh, the journalists visited the Tatev monastery and, on their way back to Armenia, they paid a visit to Armenian monastery of Dadivank in the... Read more

Joint Statement by EuFoA Director and MEPs on the recent conflict escalation in the Line of Contact in Nagorno-Karabakh – Brussels, 10 July 2017

The recent conflict escalation in the Line of Contact between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan, which has yet again led to the regrettable death of civilians, is a matter of great concern to all of us who believe in the values of peace and understanding. In this regard, we would like to offer our condolences and express our deepest sympathy to the relatives and friends of the victims.   Zahra Guliyeva and her grandmother Sahiba are the most recent victims of the repeated violations of... Read more

Collection of war threat statements by Azerbaijani officials

Azerbaijani officials, mainly the President Ilham Aliyev, have been consistent in their war rhetoric with regard to Nagorno-Karabakh, frequently threatening to take the region back by military force. The document you can find below is a collection of their war threats and hate speeches. The first version was presented by EuFoA in 2015. We have recently updated the collection and now it goes until June 30 2017. The articles are organised in a chronological way, with the first one being the... Read more

Will Nagorno Karabakh conflict have an impact on the process leading to the signing of EU-Armenia Agreement? – EuFoA Director Diogo Pinto’s Interview with 1in.am

One of the main reasons of the tense situation created in Nagorno-Karbakh conflict is Azerbaijan's aggressive behaviour. In certain sense Nagorno-Karabakh has become a platform for Aliyev's personal ambitions. Aliyev wants to strengthen his power  by portraying Nagorno-Karbakh and Armenian people  as the  "foreign enemy". EuFoA Director Diogo Pinto has answered our questions concerning this topic   Diogo, my first question is about Europe and European problems now. After elections... Read more

Interview of EuFoA’s director Diogo Pinto: “Armenia is reforming and modernising itself, thus making EU efforts effective and truly valuable”

In an interview to Bridging Europe the director of EuFoA Diogo Pinto talked about EU-Armenia relations. "​European Friends of Armenia remains available to help the EU audiences understand the problems and grievances of the Armenian people. ​In that sense, the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the ongoing dispute around Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) are two good examples of issues in which we want to help our Armenian friends...",-said Mr. Pinto. The full version of the article... Read more

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