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EuFoA Press Releases
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
On 17 March, the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly (PA) adopted 4 reports and 2 urgent resolutions - one of them on the Armenian Genocide - during its fourth ordinary session taking place in Yerevan this week. The documents concern the areas of economic integration, political affairs, energy security and social issues and put forward several proposals on "Engaging in a stronger partnership between the EU and Eastern European partner countries through the European Neighbourhood Instrument for 2014-2020", "Infrastructural cooperation between the EU and Eastern Partnership countries: road, rail and air transport joint projects" or "Culture and intercultural dialogue in the context of the Eastern Partnership".Published on Tuesday 17 March 2015
European Parliament includes the Armenian Genocide and genocide denials in the EU’s Human Rights policy
Today, on 12 March, the European Parliament has adopted the Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the world 2013. Several clauses of this document are relevant to Armenia, especially the paragraph that "calls, ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, on all the Member States to acknowledge it, and encourages the Member States and the EU institutions to contribute further to its recognition."
European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) warmly welcomes this European Parliament report. EuFoA Director, Mr Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa, comments: "After a long break, the European Parliament reasserts its position on the Armenian Genocide, and again reaffirms that genocides and their denials are a human rights matter. During this special year, we are thankful for this strong signal of European solidarity with the Armenian people."Published on Thursday 12 March 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