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Roundtable Briefing with Mr Artak Zakaryan MP

On 16 October, EuFoA hosted a roundtable briefing with Mr Artak Zakaryan MP, Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Armenian Parliament, and head of the Armenian delegation to the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly. Read more

Basque Parliament recognises Nagorno-Karabakh self-determination

On Friday, September 12, 2014, a European Union regional parliament has, for the first time in history, adopted a motion supporting the self-determination of Nagorno-Karabakh following several official visits to the region that were organized by European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) and the commitment of EuFoA contacts' network.The motion adopted today by the Basque Parliament praises the strong determination of the Nagorno-Karabakh people in their choice for democracy, despite the hard and difficult situation. Read more

Interview: Armenia needs new type of EU Association Agreement

What should be the nature of a new Association Agreement between Armenia and the European Union? What are the future relations between the Union, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh going to be like? Our Director, Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa, provided answers to these questions through an interview with the Armenian online newspaper Tert.am. Read more

Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the EU and Eastern Partnership states

On July 22 in Brussels Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian took part in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the EU and Eastern Partnership states, that was also attended by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle. Delivering a speech at the meeting, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian mentioned that Armenia desires to develop its cooperation with EU, based on the results and progress achieved over the last years. Read more

Parliament of Spanish autonomous community of Navarre recognises Armenian Genocide

As a result of several study visits organised by EuFoA to Armenia and NK with different parliamentarians, the Parliament of Navarre has adopted yesterday (23 June 2014) a declaration recognising the Armenian Genocide. The declaration, adopted by the unicameral Parliament on 23 June 2014, reads that "in accordance with the resolution of the European Parliament of June 1987, reaffirmed by subsequent resolutions (February 28, 2002 and April 1, 2004), the events suffered by the Armenian people... Read more

European Parliament Vice President Jacek Protasiewicz visited Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh in June 2014

With his trip to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, the European Parliament Vice President Jacek Protasiewicz is following the ENP Progress Report's recommendations (Armenia, 2013) and European Parliament resolutions asking Armenia and Azerbaijan to ensure unimpeded access for representatives of the EU to Nagorno-Karabakh in support of conflict transformation activities in full complementarity with the efforts of the Minsk Group. EuFoA organised this trip at short notice and is proud to have... Read more

“Competence and experience” in the South Caucasus; Interview of former Ambassador of Germany to Armenia, Mr Hans-Jochen Schmidt

Here is a short interview given by Hans-Jochen Schmidt, member of EuFoA's Europe Armenia Advisory Council (EAAC) and former Ambassador of Germany to Armenia. Mr Schmidt comments on the appointment of Ambassador Salbert as the new EUSR for the South Caucasus. Ambassador Herbert Salber has been nominated following a proposal by Catherine Ashton and after the EU Member States have given him their political endorsement. Please click here to learn more about Ambassador Herber Salber's previous... Read more

Ambassador Herbert Salber appointed as next EU Special Representative for South Caucasus and crisis in Georgia

Ambassador Herbert Salber has been appointed as the EU Special Representative for South Caucasus and crisis in  Georgia following a proposal made by Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and the political endorsement to his nomination by the EU Member States. Following a senior level career in the German Foreign Service, which included postings in Belgrade, Vienna and Moscow, Ambassador Salber has served amongst others as Head of the OSCE Centre in... Read more

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

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