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The European Union calls upon the Russian Federation to fully cooperate with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to ensure an impartial international investigation

Justice Freedom & Security, Gender issues

Armenia, Published on: 03 September 2020

Declaration of the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny

The European Union condemns in the strongest possible terms the assassination attempt on Alexei Navalny, who was poisoned by a military chemical nerve agent of the “Novichok” group, similar to the one used in the assassination attempt on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury on 4 March 2018.

The use of chemical weapons is completely unacceptable under any circumstances, constitutes a...


European Union and Chile: Strategic partners in the fight against climate change

Civil Society & Local Authorities

Armenia, Published on: 03 September 2020

The European Union and Chile have been working closely together in the fight against climate change and in building a more sustainable future with the common objective to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

Within the framework of the Chilean Presidency of the COP 25, the EU together with Member States have sustained an active engagement and have expanded the range of activities as well as bilateral and regional cooperation.

For instance, through the Euroclima + programme, the EU...


A virtual celebration of Europe’s heritage

Culture and Media

Armenia, Published on: 03 September 2020

Thousands of cultural sites are preparing to open their virtual doors for the first time ever as the Council of Europe and the European Union once more join forces to celebrate the annual Heritage Days.

Held since 1985, the Days give visitors a chance to see inside places of historical and cultural interest not normally open to the public. But restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have given national teams the creative challenge of bringing the rich resource online, building a...


Josep Borrell reiterated the EU’s support to an inclusive Libyan-led and Libyan-owned political resolution of the Libyan conflict and confirmed that Libya remains on top of the EU’s political agenda

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 03 September 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS . Libya: EU High Representative held talks with President Serraj and President of the House of Representatives Saleh

The EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell visited Libya on Tuesday 1st September for the first time since the beginning of his mandate, continuing EU efforts to advance the political process and resume political dialogue to end the conflict in the country.

He met with President of the Presidency Council and Prime Minister of the...


European Union’s EU4Business Initiative unveils new opportunities and markets for herbal tea producers in Armenia

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 02 September 2020

The practice of producing herbs in the Armenian Highlands dates back to ancient times. The region was home to a number of valuable herbs which were exported to different parts of the ancient world. Back in the first century Roman author Pliny the Elder praised the toning and rejuvenating properties of the then famous herb Upan (Laserpitium) used in treating tuberculosis, fever, and liver cirrhosis, among other diseases. The healing power of Armenian herbs was also described in the works of...


Նոր հնարավորություններ և շուկաներ հայաստանյան թեյարտադրողների համար Եվրոպական միության EU4Business ծրագրի շնորհիվ

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 02 September 2020

Դեռևս անհիշելի ժամանակներից Հայկական լեռնաշխարհում զբաղվում էին դեղաբույսերի մշակմամբ։ Այստեղից էին արտահանվում մի շարք արժեքավոր բույսեր, օրինակ՝ հայտնի ուպանը։ Ինչպես 1-ին դարում իր «Բնական պատմություն» աշխատության մեջ հիշատակում է հռոմեացի գրող Պլինիուս Ավագը, ուպանի տոնուսավորող և երիտասարդացնող հատկությունները բարձր էին գնահատում Հռոմում՝ օգտագործելով թոքախտի, տենդի, լյարդի ցիռոզի և մի շարք այլ հիվանդությունների բուժման համար։ Հայկական խոտաբույսերի մասին իրենց գործերում հիշատակել  են...


“Tales of Neto”: the EU-supported anti-corruption comics and game promoted creators’ professional growth

Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 01 September 2020

“We keep hearing the word ‘corruption’ but we don’t fully understand its essence. Before Tales of Neto, I had no idea that there were so many different kinds of corruption and what each of them were,” says Karina Avdalyan. Together with Shushanik Yesayan, they have been involved in the anti-corruption project Tales of Neto for two and a half years.

With the support of the European Union in Armenia, 40 students at the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies and their workshop leaders...


EU envoy says Serbia and Kosovo might sign agreement in a few months

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 31 August 2020


EU Funded Project: Getting Shirak Villages on Armenia’s Tourism Map

Education, Training & Research, Environment and climate change

Armenia, Published on: 31 August 2020

The EU-funded “Citizens Voice and Actions in Consolidated Communities in Armenia” project is scheduled to be implemented in 52 consolidated communities throughout the country

The total budget of the 30-month project is €1.120 million. The EU will pick up 89$ of the cost and local communities in Armenia will cover the rest.

The project aims to address the problem of the inadequate capacity of communities to foster local development in a sustainable, participatory and accountable...


Lebanon: EU delivers additional emergency assistance following the explosion in Beirut

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 31 August 2020

Today a second European Union (EU) Humanitarian Air bridge flight lands in Beirut, Lebanon, delivering 12 tonnes of essential humanitarian supplies and medical equipment, including a mobile hospital and face masks. The transportation cost of the flight is fully covered by the EU, while the cargo was provided by the Spanish authorities, the Philips Foundation and the University of Antwerp.

Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, said: “The EU continues to support Lebanon...


How to ensure rapid development in the IT sector? EU4Digital highlights women as the key to growth

Information Society

Armenia, Published on: 30 August 2020

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is one of the fastest growing sectors in Armenia. In 2018, Software and Services and Internet Service Providers accounted for 7.4% of Armenia’s GDP of $12.4 billion, up from 3.6% of GDP in 2013.

As one of the most effective engines of the economy, Armenia’s increasingly significant IT agenda receives strong support from the European Union. The harmonisation of digital markets is one of the EU’s key policies in the region, channelled...


European states must no longer procrastinate on the duty to establish the truth concerning missing persons

Gender issues

Armenia, Published on: 28 August 2020

“The lack of truth and justice for thousands of missing persons remains a serious human rights issue in Europe. So many families of missing persons in Council of Europe member states, including in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries in the Balkans, Cyprus, Georgia, Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine have been demanding to know the whereabouts of their loved ones for years, sometimes even decades. Enforced ...


The rentrée of 2020: decision time for EU foreign policy

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 27 August 2020

From the blog by EU High Representative Josep Borrell

Foreign policy never stops. But the summer of 2020 has been exceptionally busy, with a seemingly never-ending series of crises: in Lebanon, Belarus, Mali and the Eastern Mediterranean. At the informal Gymnich meeting in Berlin (27-28 August) we must forge a common way forward. It is both urgent and feasible to strengthen Europe’s international clout.

One of the summer’s big events was the devastating bomb blast in Lebanon on...


Протесты в Беларуси потеряли остроту, Лукашенко контратакует: «Европейская правда»

Culture and Media

Armenia, Published on: 27 August 2020

«Европейская правда». На второй неделе протесты в Беларуси потеряли остроту. Это позволило власти мобилизоваться и перейти в контрнаступление.

Как изменились протесты в Минске и других городах Беларуси? На что в новых условиях может рассчитывать Лукашенко, а на что – оппозиция?

И кого можно назвать главным бенефициаром событий в Беларуси?

1. Массовость протестов сохраняется, но она идёт на спад.

Видимо, сказываются несколько факторов: усталость, демонстрация силы...


WHO: Europe enters a 'tricky moment' with new school year

Health, Youth

Armenia, Published on: 27 August 2020