Thank you for your interest in European-Armenian relations. Whether you are an Armenian friend of Europe or a European friend of Armenia, our organisation and this website want to help build closer connections. Armenia features higher on the European agenda than ever, but the EU and Armenia must work hard to make projects like the Eastern Partnership become a noticeable success.
Thursday 06 June 2013
The 3rd session of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly took place in Brussels
The third session of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly, forum for parliamentary debate for the Eastern Partnership, took place in Brussels on 28 - 29 May 2013. MEPs and MPs from Eastern Partnership countries discussed issues of energy, EU funding, peace and security and Belarus. Much of the debate was consecrated to the upcoming Eastern Partnership Vilnius Summit, which will take place in November 2014. The goals to reach for the Vilnius Summit have been discussed and identified in the following areas: democracy, rule of law and peace, but most of all, further efforts from governments to implement reforms. Moreover, it was decided that the next Parliamentary Assembly will take place in Yerevan in November 2014.
Friday 24 May 2013
EuFoA calls for common EU-Armenia efforts to stop waste of gasThe announcement of sharply increased gas prices for Armenia have sparked many questions about social and geo-political consequences. Discussions on the exact extent, the timing and the handling of the price increase are still on-going and will hopefully lead to a feasible solution. Meanwhile, it is worth looking at the large potential for helping Armenian citizens based on similar experiences made in other European countries. In this context, EuFoA calls upon the Armenian government and the EU to redouble their common efforts to reduce avoidable gas consumption and waste in Armenia in mainly two areas.
Monday 06 May 2013
Readmission agreement between EU and Armenia signed in BrusselsOn 19 April 2013, the Readmission Agreement between Armenia and the European Union, which should facilitate migration control and administrative measures for visa requests, was signed in Brussels. Signing of the document is part of the visa liberalisation process and the ongoing Association Agreement negotiations between the EU and Armenia. One agreement - on visa facilitation - has already been signed on 17 December 2012. The Agreement now needs to be ratified by the European Parliament.
Friday 15 February 2013
Call for free and fair presidential elections by the Europe-Armenia Advisory CouncilThe Europe-Armenia Advisory Council (EAAC) looks forward to Armenia's presidential elections of 18 February 2013. The Council shares the European Union's desire to see further progress in ensuring free, fair and transparent elections in Armenia, conducted in accordance with the democratic standards to which Armenia has signed up.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
War Rhetoric of Azerbaijani officials
Azerbaijani officials, mainly President Ilham Aliyev, are recently increasing their war rhetoric with regard to Nagorno-Karabakh, frequently threatening to take the region back by force. The document linked below is a collection of their most recent statements (2007-2013). The articles are organised in a chronological way, with the first one being the most recent.
Saturday 09 February 2013
Poll: Armenia on the Eve of Presidential ElectionsThe results of the TNS opinion survey "Poll: Armenia on the Eve of Presidential Elections" describing the voting preferences and motivations of the Armenian voters, but also their views on the on-going campaigns of the various candidates. For this TNS opinion poll, implemented together with their local partner IPSC, 1 609 face-to-face interviews were conducted in all 10 regions (marzes) and 12 communities of Yerevan between 31 January and 5 February 2013, using the highest possible standards and extensive quality control measures, as outlined below. The poll was commissioned by European Friends of Armenia in order to contribute to a factual debate ahead of the elections.
Please click here to download the methodological report.
Friday 25 January 2013
Poll: A Snapshot ahead of Armenia’s Presidential ElectionsA TNS opinion survey which describes the moods, voting preferences and motivations of the Armenian voters just before the beginning of the official electoral campaign period. For this TNS opinion poll, implemented together with their local partner IPSC, 1,607 face-to-face interviews were conducted in all 10 regions (marzes) and 12 communities of Yerevan between 15 and 20 January 2013, using the highest possible standards and extensive quality control measures, as outlined below. The poll was commissioned by European Friends of Armenia in order to contribute to a factual debate ahead of the elections.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Full Report of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Nagorno-Karabakh Presidential ElectionsOn 19 July 2012, Presidential Elections took place in Nagorno-Karabakh (NK), and a group of eight set up by ourselves was among the large number of international observers. Please find below the full report of our Observation Mission. It is based on the interim report which we published the day after the elections.
Please click here to download the document.
Friday 20 July 2012
Interim conclusion of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Nagorno-Karabakh Presidential ElectionsOn 19 July 2012, Presidential Elections took place Nagorno-Karabakh (NK). While the NK Republic is internationally not recognised, European Friends of Armenia strongly welcomes the wish of the de-facto authorities to organise local self-government based on democratic principles. This wish has been underlined by inviting a large number of international observers, including a group of eight set up by ourselves.
Saturday 28 April 2012
Poll: Last Assessment of Pre-Electoral ArmeniaThe results of the poll titled Last Assessment of Pre-Electoral Armenia. This TNS opinion supervised poll with an error margin of ±2,4% was subject to extensive quality controls and conducted by IPSC and EuFoA. The fieldwork with 1600 face-to-face interviews in all regions (marzes) of Armenia took place between 17 and 22 April 2012.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Armenia 2012: An Introduction to the political party landscapeA 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.
Thursday 22 March 2012
Poll: A Snapshot of Pre-Electoral Armenia
The results of EuFoA poll titled "Poll: A Snapshot of Pre-Electoral Armenia". The poll was conducted by Institute for Political and Sociological Consulting (IPSC) and EuFoA, with international polling company TNS opinion providing extensive quality control and supervision. The fieldwork was conducted between 29 February and 5 March 2012.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
Free trade with Europe: boosting competitiveness and growthThe shortpaper sheds light on the specific nature of the Armenian economy, trade relations with the EU and which impact the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) can have. It states that the EU seeks a long-term economic partnership to promote trade, investments, market liberalisation and growth, intellectual property rights and European market standards, while reaffirming that such a long-term development can only be successful if it is embedded in a stable system based on democracy and the rule of law.
Thursday 08 September 2011
Oil and democracy in the UK Azerbaijan relations – an opinion poll analysisThe purpose of this paper is to analyse the UK-Azerbaijan relations in light of the findings of a recent opinion poll on the importance of values in British foreign policy, commissioned by the Brussels-based European Foundation for Democracy (EFD, www.europeandemocracy.org).
Wednesday 31 August 2011
The EU’s assistance and development programmes in Armenia – an introduction with concrete examplesThis short-paper gives an overview of the EU's development projects in Armenia, with the aim of providing an introduction to understanding the EU's cooperation mechanism with its Eastern European neighbours.