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EuFoA Director Diogo Pinto speaking at the ‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’ conference in Yerevan

On 31 May, 2017, EuFoA Director Diogo Pinto participated as a speaker in the Panel ‘The Economic, Trade, Education and Cultural Components of the future EU-Armenia Legal Basis’ of the conference ‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’ (Yerevan, Armenia), organised by the Analytical Centre on Globalisation and Regional Cooperation (ACGR), with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in South Caucasus. In his speech, Mr. Pinto underlined the... Read more

Conference ‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’ – 31 May 2017, Yerevan

EuFoA Director, Diogo Pinto, will be speaking at the conference ‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’, which will take place on 31 May in Yerevan, Armenia. The conference, organised by the Analytical Centre on Globalisation and Regional Cooperation (ACGR), with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in South Caucasus, will focus on the dynamics of EU-Armenia Cooperation as well as the developments of the Eastern European Partnership Program and the... Read more

Armenia 2017: An introduction to the party-political landscape

European Friends of Armenia (www.EuFoA.org) is proud to publish today its new guide Armenia 2017: An introduction to the party-political landscape. For five years, the first version of this guide was used extensively by EU officials, election observers, international academics and journalists. Several of these asked us to prepare a new version for the upcoming elections of 2 April, reflecting all the recent changes. Read more

Arman Tatoyan (Armenian Ombudsman): “The institution of the Ombudsman in Armenia is now strong and legally protected like no other in Eastern Europe.”

Today, in our Brussels office, Mr Arman Tatoyan, Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Armenia gave a briefing followed by a lively debate about the Human Rights situation in Armenia. He explained the new tools given to his institution, such as immunity for his members of staff, the Ombudsman's permanent representative in the Armenian Parliament, and the new forms of NGO involvement in his work.   "The institution of the Ombudsman in Armenia is now strong and legally... Read more

EU-Armenia framework agreement negotiations: big ambitions, positive atmosphere, good progresses bring sides closer to a successful conclusion

On 14 December, the European Friends of Armenia organised a Briefing to assess the current state of the play in the EU-Armenia framework agreement negotiations, one year into the process. Garegin Melkonyan, First Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of the Republic of Armenia, Dirk Schuebel, (EEAS) and Petros Sourmelis (DG TRADE) were the speakers at the Briefing, which was moderated by Dr Hrant Kostanyan, Researcher at CEPS - Centre for European Political... Read more

New report on atrocities committed by Azerbaijan during the 2016 April war

On 9 December 2016, the Ombudsman of Nagorno Karabakh has published a new report on atrocities committed by Azerbaijani forces during April 2-5, 2016 against the civilian population and soldiers of Nagorno Karabakh. According to Mr. Ruben Melikyan, Ombudsman of Nagorno Karabakh, the findings of the present report are alarming for the international community, in particular the international human rights community. The systemic and grave violations of the International Humanitarian Law in April... Read more

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