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EuFoA Press Releases
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
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
The European Movement International (EMI), a pan-European organisation promoting European integration, has adopted by unanimity a resolution on the Armenian Genocide during its Federal Assembly taking place in Riga on 24-25 April. With the adoption of this text, the European Movement is "joining its voice to over twenty states, a number of international organisations and institutions including the European Parliament (in 1987 and in 2015), the Council of Europe (in 2001), and EURONEST PA (in 2015) which have already recognised the Armenian Genocide."
European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) was one of the co-authors of the resolution, along with the Armenian chapter of the EMI. EuFoA Director, Mr Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa, comments: "The European Movement is an important European organisation with a magnificent history of almost 70 years of existence. We are very grateful that this organisation that has always been in the avant-garde of the European values and the EU construction has added its voice to so many others commemorating the victims of the Armenian Genocide during this special year."Published on Saturday 25 April 2015
EuFoA in the Media
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
What role does EuFoA play in Brussels? How does it work towards deepening European-Armenian relations? What relationships does our NGO have with Azerbaijani and other Armenian organisations? Our director, Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa, describes EuFoA's missions and functioning in an interview with the monthly French magazine France-Arménie.Published on Tuesday 23 September 2014
Following this summer's escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, our director, Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa, analyses the current situation in the region and the obstacles standing on the way to the resolution of the conflict in an article published by the review New Eastern Europe.Published on Monday 8 September 2014