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Macron calls for tough EU stance against Turkish provocations

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 11 September 2020

MassisPost. CORSICA — Leaders of EU countries on the Mediterranean were expected on Thursday to send a clear warning to Turkey at an emergency summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, who denounced what he called unacceptable provocations amid growing tensions with Ankara.

“Turkey is no longer a partner in the Mediterranean region” and that today’s meeting is to clarify its red lines and approach to Turkish aggression against Greece and Cyprus.

In it, the French...


Disinformation: EU assesses the Code of Practice and publishes platform reports on coronavirus related disinformation

Culture and Media, Information Society

Armenia, Published on: 10 September 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS . On 10 September, the European Commission presents the assessment of the implementation and effectiveness of the Code of Practice on Disinformation. The assessment shows that the Code has proven a very valuable instrument, the first one of its kind worldwide, and has provided a framework for a structured dialogue between relevant stakeholders to ensure greater transparency of platforms’ policies against disinformation within the EU. At the same time, the assessment highlights...


Facebook may be forced to stop sending data about its European users to US

Information Society, Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 10 September 2020


EU preparing list of sanctions against Turkey

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 10 September 2020


EU supports monitoring of Black Sea pollution

Environment and climate change, Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 10 September 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS . The Black Sea is twice as polluted as the Mediterranean – these are the findings of a large-scale monitoring recently carried out by the EU project ‘Improving environmental monitoring in the Black Sea – selected measures’ (EMBLAS Plus). The EU Delegation to Ukraine has shared a Facebook post and an article presenting the findings of this monitoring.

The project also involves work on cleaning the coastal areas in Ukraine, which includes helping to process plastic into...


EU considers legal action against UK over Brexit violation plans

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 10 September 2020


Stop islamophobic attacks in Europe, says General Rapporteur on Combating Racism

Gender issues, Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 10 September 2020

“Against a Europe-wide backdrop of increasing intolerance against Muslims, Nordic countries have in recent weeks experienced a wave of Islamophobic incidents organised by far-right supporters and groups,” said Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), General Rapporteur on Combating Racism and Intolerance of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

“On 28 August 2020 in the city of Malmö, Sweden, copies of the Quran were publicly burned at the initiative of a group...


Angola and the EU strengthen their multidimensional partnership and increase Covid-19 response by €20 million

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 09 September 2020

On Tuesday 8 September 2020, Angola and the European Union held a ministerial meeting co-chaired by the Minister for External Relations of Angola, Tete Antonio and the EU High Representative /Vice-President, Josep Borrell.

On EU side, the meeting was also attended by Executive Vice-President of the Commission for An Economy that Works for the People and interim Commissioner for Trade, Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen. On the Angolan...


Spain insists on EU harmonization of anti-coronavirus measures in tourism

Health, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 08 September 2020


The EU and WHO deliver COVID-19 tests and essential medical supplies to Armenia

Health, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 08 September 2020

The supplies, procured by WHO with EU support, will help increase testing capacity and help patients recover from severe illness due to COVID-19.

 

Oxygen concentrators are a non-invasive way of providing oxygen to patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Such supplemental oxygen is the first essential step for the treatment of patients with low blood oxygen levels due to severe COVID-19.

 

Electrocardiographs help health professionals listen to and monitor a patient...


The EU expects the Belarusian authorities to ensure the immediate release of all detained on political grounds before and after the falsified 9 August presidential elections

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 08 September 2020

Belarus: Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on arbitrary and unexplained arrests and detentions on political grounds

We strongly condemn the unabating arbitrary and unexplained arrests and detentions on political grounds in Belarus that have been taking place since the start of the pre-presidential election campaign. Most recently, Maria Kalesnikova, Andrei Yahorau, Irina Sukhiy, Anton Radniankou, and Ivan Krautsou have all been targeted, while 633...


Online outreach event for the launch of the new EU priorities for the cooperation with the Council of Europe 2020-2022

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 07 September 2020

On September 4th, the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe organised a well-attended online public event for the launch of the new EU priorities for the cooperation with the Council of Europe 2020-2022.

This timely event started with a presentation of the priorities followed by a brief presentation of the three main thematic annexes: human rights, rule of law and democracy. Our panel included a good mix of prominent speakers both from the EU and the Council of Europe. The subsequent...


Armenian official: 97% of Armenia citizens seeking asylum in Europe are rejected

Mobility and migration

Armenia, Published on: 07 September 2020


With which European countries will Armenia carry out readmission of citizens?

Mobility and migration

Armenia, Published on: 07 September 2020


EU to consider sanctions on Turkey

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 07 September 2020


Media: EU demands potential veto of post-Brexit UK laws

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 05 September 2020


The Armenian Revolution: An unfinished cable by ex-EU envoy Piotr Switalski published

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 04 September 2020

MassisPost. WARSAW — The Polish Institute of International Affairs has published the online version of Polish diplomat Piotr A. Switalski’s The Armenian Revolution: An Unfinished Cable study, where the former EU envoy to Armenia “reports in detail the course of revolutionary events as seen through the eyes of Western diplomats stationed in Yerevan”.

Switalski was the EU Ambassador to Armenia during the 2018 revolution.

“The Armenian Revolution: An Unfinished Cable provides an...