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Armenian President: "EU and NATO’s voices are not heard enough”

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 13 October 2020

The President said this at the meeting with European reporters, speaking about the military aggression unleashed against Artsakh by Azerbaijan.”

 

“France represents Europe in the OSCE Minsk Group, but we hear France’s voice more than Europe’s,” said Sarkissian.

 

Speaking about Turkey’s role in the war, Armen Sarkissian said:

 

“A NATO member state cannot be involved in a conflict that has nothing to do with NATO, using NATO-trained troops, state-...


“I supposedly have found the motive for EU leaders to finally promote ceasefire agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh”

Gender issues

Armenia, Published on: 13 October 2020

“I supposedly have found the motive for EU leaders to finally promote ceasefire agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh.

As humanitarian aspects seem not convincing enough for them let’s try ecological one.
The agreement inter alia calls for the return of the bodies of those killed in and around Nagorno-Karabakh. Hundreds of soldiers and civilians have been killed.
These casualties, if not berried properly, will provide huge emissions of CO2 and pollutions, harming the environment...


Environmental destruction in times of coronavirus: a new study brings cases from Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia to light

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 12 October 2020

PRAGUE – Changing the law in favour of investors, sudden approval of controversial projects, unlawful construction of hydropower plants, illegal logging, or persecution of activists. These are some of the cases of accelerated undermining of human rights and destruction of the environment during the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Czech non-governmental organization Arnika and its partners from the region have published a new study, Environmental destruction in times of...


Borrell: EU to continue cooperation with Moscow on NK settlement

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 12 October 2020

Following the meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg, Borrell was asked about EU-Russia relations in the light of Alexei Navalny’s poisoning and possible sanctions. He said that EU and Russia cooperate on various issues.

 

“For example, Russia is one of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, and President Macron should talk to President Putin if we want to establish a ceasefire. We are not going to stop it because of the Navalny case,” said Josep Borrell.


Евросоюз призывает Армению и Азербайджан соблюдать перемирие: Жозеп Боррель

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 12 October 2020

Deutsche Welle. В Брюсселе озабочены несоблюдением режима прекращения огня в зоне конфликта в Нагорном Карабахе. ЕС «с крайней обеспокоенностью следит за сообщениями о продолжающихся военных действиях, в том числе в отношении гражданских целей, и о жертвах среди гражданского населения», заявил в воскресенье, 11 октября, верховный представитель ЕС по иностранным делам и политике безопасности Жозеп Боррель.

Он призвал конфликтующие стороны неукоснительно соблюдать соглашение о перемирии...


EU HR’s declaration on Artsakh

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 11 October 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union

The EU welcomes the agreement reached on 10 October on a humanitarian ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The EU urges the sides to strictly abide by this agreement and calls on all actors,...


The EU calls upon the sides to engage in substantive negotiations without delay under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, without preconditions and on the basis of the agreed upon principles

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 11 October 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union

The EU welcomes the agreement reached on 10 October on a humanitarian ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The EU urges the sides to strictly abide by this agreement and calls on all actors, including external parties, to refrain from any actions that may lead to further casualties. In this respect, we note with extreme concern the reports of continued military activities, including against...


World Day against the Death Penalty, 10 October 2020: Joint Declaration by EU High Representative and Council of Europe Secretary General

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 10 October 2020

Today on the World and European Day Against the Death Penalty, the European Union and the Council of Europe reaffirm their opposition to the use of capital punishment in all circumstances and call for the universal abolition of the death penalty. We welcome the continued decline in the use of the death penalty, confirming the overall trend towards universal abolition. In 2019, for a second consecutive year, executions were carried out in only 20 countries around the world. This is a historic...


Rik Daems: ‘The death penalty is an inhuman and degrading punishment and its prohibition is a fundamental principle of the Council of Europe’

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 10 October 2020

On the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty (10 October), PACE President Rik Daems made the following statement:

“To date more than two-thirds of countries worldwide, 142 countries, have abolished the death penalty in law or no longer apply it, whereas 56 countries continue to use it. I deplore the fact that several States or entities associated with the Council of Europe – the United States, Japan, Jordan and Morocco and Palestine, as well as Belarus – continue to hand...


EU provides €60 million to strengthen Ukraine’s socio-economic resilience

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 07 October 2020

At the 22nd EU–Ukraine summit in Brussels, EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi and the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, Olga Stefanishina, signed three programmes worth €60 million in total, to further boost Ukraine’s resilience and address the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Commissioner Várhelyi, this support package will help Ukraine to develop a more resilient society and economy...


Members of the European Parliament strongly condemn Turkey’s involvement in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Political Dialogue, Gender issues

Armenia, Published on: 07 October 2020

Brussels- 7 October 2020 : The war imposed by Azerbaijan and Turkey on the Armenian population of Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh was on the agenda of the Plenary session of the European Parliament this morning. An exchange of views between the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the EU High Representative/Vice President of the Commission took place.

The overwhelming majority of the MEPs from all the political groups clearly and strongly condemned Turkey’s role in the escalation of...


Statement of EEAS Joseph Borell delivered in European Parliament today was quite disappointing: Armen Ashotyan

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 07 October 2020

Statement of EEAS Joseph Borell delivered in European Parliament today was quite disappointing.

EU current commission at the very beginning of its mandate pledged to be more geopolitical and proactive in Security and Foreign affairs issues around the globe. But Mr Borell on 11th day of the war had nothing to say actually, except for mantras about fake news, propaganda and “third parties”.

Mr Borell, is EEAS so weak indeed to check and to voice about involvement of islamist...


Boosting health and education spending is key to resilient post-pandemic economic recovery in emerging Europe and Central Asia

Health

Armenia, Published on: 07 October 2020

WASHINGTON, October 7, 2020 – Emerging and developing economies in the Europe and Central Asia region are on course to contract by 4.4 percent this year, the worst recession since the global financial crisis of 2008, says the latest edition of the World Bank’s Economic Update for Europe and Central Asia, released today.

Growth is expected to recover in 2021, between a range of 1.1 percent to 3.3 percent. The outlook remains highly uncertain, however, and risks are tilted to the...


If the Caucasus becomes a place like Syria, then God help everybody: Europe, Central Asia, everybody

Gender issues, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 07 October 2020

Interview of the President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian to CNN.

Becky Anderson: So, to know about the conflict we now joined the Armenian president Armen Sarkissian, he is speaking from Armenia’s capital Yerevan. He is talking about the attacks against its cities regionating from Armenia itself to Nagorno-Karabakh.

President Sarkissian: Well, unfortunately, this is a war started by Azerbaijan against the people of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh [Artsakh] and...


Head of EU Delegation to Armenia on Azerbaijan continuing to bombard settlements

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 06 October 2020


EU provides emergency aid to civilians in Nagorno–Karabakh

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 05 October 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS. Following an outbreak of fighting in Nagorno–Karabakh, on 2 October the EU announced that it will allocate emergency humanitarian aid to the civilian population affected by the conflict on both sides of the contact line.

The initial funding of €500,000 will help EU humanitarian partners, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), provide health support, medical equipment, food packages and other essential items to several thousand people.

All EU...


Trudeau sends FM to Europe to discuss the NK crisis

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 05 October 2020

“I would like Canadians to know that I have asked the Foreign Minister to travel to Europe to discuss with our allies the developments in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, particularly in Nagorno-Karabakh”, Justin Trudeau said today.


EU notes best mechanism for settlement of Karabakh conflict

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 05 October 2020


Pashinyan: "Let no one think that this is too far from Europe”

Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 05 October 2020

“This is the historical goal of Turkey,” the PM told France 24.

 

“This is the continuation of Turkey’s policy of Armenian Genocide. 100 years later Turkey is back in the South Caucasus to continue the Armenian Genocide. And, it is not just a way to take revenge on Armenians or unleash hatred for Armenians, but Armenians in the South Caucasus are the last obstacle in the way of Turkey and their expansion,” Pashinyan said.

 

When asked about the fact that Turkey...


‘If the international community fails to consider the situation accurately, Europe will have to see Turkey in to Vienna’: PM’s interview to BILD

Political Dialogue, Gender issues

Armenia, Published on: 04 October 2020

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan gave an interview to the authoritative German BILD periodical, in which he referred to the situation on the Karabakh-Azerbaijani border and the hostilities unleashed by Azerbaijan. Below is the article about the Prime Minister’s interview.

“The Prime Minister looks tense as he hosts BILD’s staff on Saturday evening in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Nikol Pashinyan hardly sleeps as he keeps receiving regular updates about the frontline situation and the...