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  • Largest European party condemns violent clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Yesterday (4 April), the European People's Party (EPP) has adopted an emergency resolution regarding the outbreak of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, expressing its "deep concern by recent disturbing news from the Line of Contact between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan".
    European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) welcomes this document. "First of all, it is a very important signal that the largest European party took such a swift and clear stance on the conflict, and we hope that other pan-European organizations and institutions will follow suit", comments EuFoA Director, Mr Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa. "In our opinion, this is a positive message in the good direction. We believe in the importance of including Nagorno-Karabakh in the negotiations for a peaceful solution to the conflict."
    Published on Tuesday 5 April 2016
  • Interview: It's time to use international sanctions against Azerbaijan

    In an interview with the state news agency Armenpress on the recent clashes in Nagorno Karabakh, Mr. Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa, EuFoA Director, stressed that the lack of respect of international law and the basic principle of non-use of force has resulted in the gravest military escalation since the cease-fire was signed.
    Published on Monday 4 April 2016
  • Conference Minutes: ‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’

    EuFoA and MEP Michèle Rivasi have jointly organized a conference 'European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead', which took place on 3 December in the European Parliament.
    Published on Tuesday 15 December 2015
  • ‘European Union & Armenia: Relations and the Way Ahead’ Conference Held in European Parliament

    A conference on the institutional relations between the European Union and Armenia took place in the European Parliament yesterday. The event was jointly organized by MEP Michèle Rivasi and European Friends of Armenia. It featured a very diverse selection of keynote speakers, including the main officials that will be involved in the upcoming EU-Armenia negotiations that will start next week.

    Published on Friday 4 December 2015
  • European Friends of Armenia Participates in hearing about Nagorno-Karabakh in Dutch Parliament

    European Friends of Armenia was part of a delegation which participated in a Dutch parliament hearing about Nagorno-Karabakh and the recent increase of violence along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. The hearing was organized by the Dutch parliamentarian Pieter Omtzigt and was attended by Dutch politicians.
    Published on Thursday 3 December 2015
  • Parliament of Aragon Adopts Resolution on Armenian Genocide

    As a result of several study visits organised by EuFoA to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh with different legislators, the Parliament of Aragon has adopted a declaration recognising and condemning the Armenian Genocide. The text, which was tabled by MP Gregorio Briz Sánchez, pays homage to the over 1.5 million Armenian victims killed by the Ottoman Empire and asks all Turkish Institutions, including the government, to acknowledge this historical fact.

    Published on Wednesday 2 December 2015
  • MEP Engel Asks European Commission about Exclusion of Karabakhi Students

    Frank Engel has asked the European Commission in a written question about the exclusion of Karabakhi students and teachers from education programmes sponsored by the European Union.  Students from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic cannot take part in these exchanges that are also available for the youth of any neighbour country, including the eastern Partnership area. Mr Engel wants to know exactly on what basis they are being excluded.

    Published on Thursday 19 November 2015
  • EU-Armenia relations will benefit from new EU approach to its neighbourhood

    Today, High Representative Mogherini and Commissioner Hahn have presented the "Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)", which takes into consideration the result of public consultations carried out with stakeholders in the first half of the year. European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) was one of almost 150 European civil society actors that contributed to the Review's content. Several points of the document are relevant to Armenia and its relations with the EU.
    Published on Wednesday 18 November 2015
  • European Green Party Adopts Resolution on Armenian Genocide

    A resolution on the Armenian Genocide has been adopted by a large majority at the 23rd European Green Party Council in Lyon. The text acknowledges that the Ottoman Empire perpetrated Genocide against the Armenian people. It also calls on Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide and work towards reconciliation with the Armenia and its people.

    Published on Monday 16 November 2015
  • European Friends of Armenia publishes paper on European values and the Syrian exodus

    European Friends of Armenia published a paper which analyses the response of the European Union, Armenia and countries in the Middle East to the Syrian refugee crisis. The study shows that by basing its approach on solidarity Armenia has demonstrated it truly does embody European values.

    Published on Thursday 15 October 2015