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  • Largest European political party recognises Armenian Genocide and commemorates its 100th anniversary

    On 3 March, the European People's Party (EPP) adopted a resolution recognising and condemning the Armenian Genocide as well as paying tribute to the victims in the 100th anniversary. The EPP, which is the largest European political party, has adopted the resolution following the initiative of its sister parties from Armenia.

    European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) welcomes this resolution. EuFoA Director, Mr Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa, comments: "This text is meant not only as a tribute, but also as a call for both historical justice and historical reconciliation."

    Published on Tuesday 3 March 2015
  • EP Foreign Affairs Committee states Armenian Genocide is a human rights issue

    This week the Foreign Affairs standing committee of the European Parliament adopted its annual report on "human rights and democracy in the world" with several paragraphs related to Armenia. Most importantly, it underlines a clear approach towards genocides and genocide denials, among other issues.

    Published on Thursday 12 February 2015
  • Cooperation Council EU-Armenia: good progress towards a deepened cooperation

    On 20 January the Cooperation Council between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Armenia held its fifteenth meeting in Brussels.

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandian, the Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs, representing the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn took part in that session. They discussed the development of Europe-Armenia relations. Please see several articles on the subject below.

    Published on Tuesday 27 January 2015
  • EuFoA wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

    To all our friends celebrating these most beautiful holidays, the EuFoA team wishes you a joyful Christmas and a successful New Year!

    Happy holidays, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noël, Frohe Festtage, Wesołych Świąt, Buon Natale!

    Published on Thursday 18 December 2014
  • Renewal of the European Commission: renewal of the EU foreign relations?

    The new members of the European Commission will take office from 1st November. They will work under the direction of Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, nominated, for the first time, according to the results of the European parliament elections. Ms Federica Mogherini, former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Italy, has been appointed High-Representative of the Union for foreign affairs and security policy and Vice-President of the European Commission (HR/VP). The European Neighbourhood policy and Enlargement negotiations portfolio has been assigned to Mr Johannes Hahn.
    Published on Thursday 23 October 2014
  • 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.
    Published on Thursday 16 October 2014
  • 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.
    Published on Friday 12 September 2014
  • Gipuzkoa President recognises Nagorno-Karabakh

    Initiated by European Friends of Armenia, the Nagorno-Karabakh Foreign Minister Karen Mirzoyan visited the Basque Country and met with high officials throughout the region.
    On Thursday, Mr Mirzoyan met with the Gipuzkoa Province President Martin Garitano in San Sebastian to discuss further cooperation between Nagorno-Karabakh and the Basque Country.
    Published on Friday 12 September 2014
  • Interview: Armenia needs a new type of 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
    Published on Thursday 31 July 2014
  • 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.

    Published on Thursday 24 July 2014