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  • MEP Charles Tannock asks Frederica Mogherini about ceasefire violations

    Dr Charles Tannock, ECR group coordinator in the Foreign Affairs committee of the European Parliament, has tabled a priority question to the High Representative and Vice-president of the European Commission about the recent military escalation in the South Caucasus.  The violence has resulted in the death of three Armenian civilians and has since extended to the Nagorno-Karabakh line of contact, killing soldiers from both sides.

    Published on Wednesday 30 September 2015
  • MEP Frank Engel tables urgent official enquiry over Azerbaijani attacks

    Frank Engel, member of the European Parliament, has tabled an urgent official enquiry to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Frederica Morgherini following attacks by the Azerbaijani army against Armenian civilians.

    Published on Monday 28 September 2015
  • European politicians shocked over Azerbaijan’s shooting, demand action from EU

    Yesterday for the second time in September, Azerbaijan army has shelled and shot with different calibre weapons the Republic of Armenia in the Tavush region, resulting in 3 civilian deaths and 2 seriously wounded.
    Many European politicians expressed their shock over Azerbaijan's brazen actions.
    Published on Friday 25 September 2015
  • Director of European Friends of Armenia Talks to Future Diplomats in the European Parliament

    Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa, director of European Friends of Armenia, spoke with the students of the Diplomatic School of Armenia during their visit to the European Parliament.  The visit was part of their study tour which also includes excursions to the College of Europe, the Council of Europe and the European Commission.

    Published on Tuesday 15 September 2015
  • President of European Free Alliance visits Nagorno-Karabakh

    Two representatives of a pan-European political party travelled to Nagorno-Karabakh following an invitation from the chairman of its national assembly, Ashot Gulyan. The European Free Alliance (EFA) was represented by its president, François Alfonsi and Jordi Sebastia, MEP. The visit was facilitated by the European Friends of Armenia, as part of its ongoing effort to encourage dialogue and cooperation between European and Karabakhi civil society.

    Published on Wednesday 9 September 2015
  • EuFoA event on Nagorno-Karabakh democratic development and parliamentary elections

    On 14 July, EuFoA hosted a roundtable briefing on the Democratic development of NK and the legislative elections observation mission by the NK Group in the EP. The event's keynote speaker was Mr Frank Engel MEP, head of this EOM.
    Published on Wednesday 15 July 2015
  • Nagorno-Karabakh Parliamentary Elections - Final Report by the Artsakh Group in the European Parliament Election Observation Delegation

    Following an invitation by Mr Ashot Ghulyan, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Nagorno-Karabakh Group in the European Parliament decided to send a delegation to observe the legislative elections in Nagorno-Karabakh scheduled for 3 May 2015.
    The delegation's members conducted their activities between 2 and 4 May, and also cooperated with other present Parliamentarians from EU Member States. Their short-term observation mission was conducted in accordance with the European Parliament practices, starting with interviews to all candidates the day before the elections, then observing over 20 polling stations, including the opening of some, as well as the counting and closing.
    Please click here to read the final report of the delegation.
    Published on Tuesday 14 July 2015
  • EP report calls for greater engagement with Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

    On 9 July, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a report on the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The report, assessing the EU's approach towards its immediate neighbours, contains several points relevant to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

    Among others, it "calls for the ENP to be developed into a more tailor-made and flexible policy framework that is able to adapt to the diversity that exists among partner countries", while considering that the "EU should invite non-association partner countries to engage in sectorial cooperation, including the possibility of concluding new or reinforcing existing sectorial agreements". In addition, the report supports enhancing mobility within the neighbourhood through visa facilitation and liberalisation and requests the European Commission to offer ENP countries participation in additional EU agencies and programs such as FRONTEX, EUROPOL, or Erasmus.

    Published on Thursday 9 July 2015
  • Riga Summit strengthens EU-Armenia relations

    During the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit in Riga on 22 May, the EU and the EaP countries have issued a joint declaration that reviewed the EaP achievements so far and mapped out its priorities and goals ahead of the next summit in 2017. Several points of the declaration concern Armenia and its future relations with Europe.
    European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) welcomes this declaration. "It seems that the EU and Armenia are working together to reach a common understanding on issues of mutual interest, and this gives us hope that the negotiations for a new legal framework between both sides will be launched soon", comments EuFoA Director Mr Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa.
    Published on Saturday 23 May 2015
  • Lessons learned so far in Armenia’s search for energy efficient housing

    In June 2012 the Armenian National Social Housing Foundation (ASBA) signed up to facilitate the sustained development of energy efficient buildings. Just three years on and the energy efficient obligations are already under way in a number of new housing schemes, particularly in poor villages where housing is much needed. There are also many projects which have been implemented in Dilijan, and the success of the new energy efficient policy in building construction can be gathered from this.
    Published on Friday 15 May 2015