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  • European and Armenian parliamentarians confirm a new phase in EU-Armenia relations

    Today, on March 20, the fifteenth meeting of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC), composed of European and Armenian parliamentarians, was held in Yerevan. The PCC adopted a joint statement on the future of EU-Armenia relations, the Armenian Genocide and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

    Director of European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) Mr Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa comments: "The adoption of this text together with a deep degree of mutual understanding and collaboration by both delegations show that EU-Armenia parliamentary relations are at the highest level. In the context of the EURONEST PA that finished on Wednesday in Yerevan and the visit to Armenia of EU Commissioner Hahn, it was a very good week for EU-Armenia relations overall."

    Published on Friday 20 March 2015
  • Euronest, a Multilateral Dimension of Relations with Europe

    Ahead of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Yerevan on 16-18 March, EuFoA Director Mr Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa has been asked to write a column presenting EURONEST and Armenia's involvement within this Assembly.

    The article entitled "Euronest, a Multilateral Dimension of Relations with Europe" was published by the monthly Armenian magazine of the Economics & Law Centre. The Centre began its activities with the publication of the magazine for managers and the specialists of organization management: accountants, lawyers, auditors, tax specialists, financiers, managers, marketing specialists and others.

    Below we reprint the article with kind permission of the magazine.

    Published on Monday 16 March 2015
  • 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
  • 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 Tert.am.
    Published on Thursday 31 July 2014