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Franţa, Germania şi Italia au cumpărat în avans 400 de milioane de doze de vaccin anti-COVID

Health, Justice Freedom & Security

Moldova, Published on: 14 June 2020

Conform informaţiilor preluate de Reuters, vaccinul a fost creat de Universitatea Oxford şi este în fază experimentală avansată, care se va încheia la toamnă. Primele doze de vaccin vor fi disponibile înainte de sfârşitul anului.

Dozele vor fi distribuite și în alte state, iar numărul lor va fi condiționat în funcție de numărul de locuitori. Toate țările din blocul comunitar pot fi incluse în acest program, precizează dpa.

Guvernele statelor membre ale Uniunii Europene au...


Franţa şi Germania ridică restricţiile pentru călătorii care vin din UE

Information Society, Mobility and migration

Moldova, Published on: 13 June 2020

Franţa şi Germania ridică de săptămâna viitoare restricţiile pentru călătorii care vin din Uniunea Europeană. Brazilia a devenit a doua ţară din lume după Statele Unite ca număr de morţi din cauza Coronavirusului, depăşind Regatul Unit. Între timp, un studiu efectuat de un grup de cercetători americani arată că noul Coronavirus a suferit mutaţii, relatează Moldova 1.

Virtual flights with EU4Youth: Young man from Armenia implements innovative tourism project with EU support

Youth

Armenia, Published on: 13 June 2020

23-year-old Arman Gabriyelyan, a resident of the town of Ijevan in the Tavush marz (province) of Armenia, is attempting to develop virtual tourism in his native region.

Arman hopes to organise virtual flights for tourists and other guests over the Tavush Mountains and local attractions in the village of Yenokavan, and this innovative business idea has already sparked genuine interest. Arman is trying to implement his idea through the ‘https://www....


Members of the RA-EU Parliamentary Partnership Committee Criticize 3 Members of the European Parliament for Describing Nagorno-Karabakh as “Occupied” Territory

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 12 June 2020

The following statement was released today by members of the Armenia - EU Parliamentary Partnership Committee.

We, the undersigned members of the Armenia-EU Parliamentary Partnership Committee, express deep disappointment by the unconstructive and biased stance as well as harmful and misleading statement issued by three Members of the European Parliament, namely Mrs. Marina Kaljurand, the Co-Chair of the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, Mr. Traian Basescu, Standing...


The Eastern Partnership is at the heart of EU foreign policy

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 12 June 2020

The EU has a strategic interest in having stable and successful neighbours: we can only be secure and thrive if our neighbours do. With the current coronavirus crisis, it is now more relevant than ever to be able to support our partners to build more resilient and democratic societies.

Reform agenda and territorial conflicts

Since eleven years, the Eastern Partnership (EaP) has played an important role in strengthening cooperation between the EU and our six partners (Armenia,...


‘Any one-sided and irresponsible statement that does not reflect the truth put the European Parliament’s and EU’s impartiality under doubt in the eyes of the Armenian society’: Samvel Farmanyan

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 12 June 2020

I have sent a letter today to the authors of yesterday’s unacceptable statement by the Members of European Parliament. I have copied it to Ambassador Victorin, Head of EU delegation to Armenia. Below, is the text of my letter. ———————– MEP, Marina Kaljurand, Chair of EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee MEP, Trian Basescu, European Parliament’s Standing …


Hungarian Minister urges signing of EU-Azerbaijan comprehensive partnership deal

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 12 June 2020

By Trend

European Union’s comprehensive partnership agreement with Azerbaijan should be signed, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said, Trend reports with reference to Daily News Hungary news agency.

Szijjártó made the statement in a video posted on Facebook after a videoconference of EU foreign ministers and their counterparts representing the six Eastern Partnership countries, held on Jun. 11, 20...


Pashinyan: COVID-19 mortality rate in many European countries has been much worse than in Armenia

Civil Society & Local Authorities, Health

Armenia, Published on: 12 June 2020


Ukraine relaunching border formalities at int'l airports from June 15

Mobility and migration

Ukraine, Published on: 12 June 2020

Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has adopted a resolution on reopening border checkpoints at the country's international airports from June 15.

According to the document, checkpoints and control points will resume servicing international flights with new criteria introduced for foreigners crossing the border, an UNIAN correspondent reported following an extraordinary government meeting on June 12.

In turn, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii wrot...


Coronavirus: Commission recommends partial and gradual lifting of travel restrictions to the EU after 30 June, based on common coordinated approach

Mobility and migration

Armenia, Published on: 12 June 2020

On June 11, the Commission recommends to Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to lift internal border controls by 15 June 2020 and to prolong the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU until 30 June 2020; and sets out an approach to progressively lifting the restriction afterwards.

Given that the health situation in certain third countries remains critical, the Commission does not propose a general lifting of the travel restriction at this stage....


Avropa Parlamenti: Dağlıq Qarabağ Azərbaycanın qanunsuz işğal edilmiş ərazisidir

Justice Freedom & Security, Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 12 June 2020

Budapeşt, 12 iyun, AZƏRTAC

Avropa Parlamentinin Azərbaycan, Ermənistan və Gürcüstan üzrə Parlament Əməkdaşlıq Komitəsinin həmsədri Marina Kalyurand, Avropa Parlamentinin Azərbaycan üzrə məruzəçisi Jelena Zavko, bu qurumun Ermənistan üzrə məruzəçisi Trayan Besesku Ermənistan ilə Azərbaycanın işğal edilmiş Dağlıq Qarabağ regionu arasında yeni magistral yol tikintisi ilə əlaqədar birgə bəyanat yayıblar (bax: azertag.az/ru/xeber/1510037).

AZƏRTAC xəbər verir ki, bu sənəd...


EU to support tourism sector in Armenia during COVID-19 crisis

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 11 June 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS. On 9 June, the EU announced a call for proposals to support Armenia’s tourism industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The support is provided through the innovative tourism action grants of the ‘EU4Business’ initiative. It aims to increase tourism organisations’ productivity and competitiveness, and improve tourism entrepreneurs’ and workers’ skills and qualifications. It will also push for the development and upgrading of existing and new products and services, and...


Armenia 1st Ombudsman: European Parliament's statement poses threat to national security

Civil Society & Local Authorities, Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 11 June 2020


Когда ЕС откроет границы для украинцев

Political Dialogue

Ukraine, Published on: 11 June 2020

Рекомендации опубликованы на сайте Еврокомиссии, передает НВ.

Еврокомиссия рекомендует следовать нескольким критериям.

Во-первых, ограничения должны быть сняты для тех стран, где ситуация с коронавирусом сопоставима или лучше средней по Евросоюзу. Нужно брать во внимание число новых случаев...


EC urges all EU member states to open internal borders by June 15

Mobility and migration

Armenia, Published on: 11 June 2020


Azerbaijan may review withdrawal from Council of Europe

Political Dialogue

Azerbaijan, Published on: 11 June 2020

Since Azerbaijan joined the Council of Europe, this organization has been taking a biased position against it. Let me give you an example. It develops an anti-Azerbaijan document based on the denunciations of traitors in the country and those who carry out a smear campaign against Azerbaijan abroad.

Chairman of the parliamentary Committee on Defense, Security, and Anti-Corruption Ziyafat Asgarov made the remarks in an interview to Report.

"This body's position against...


Coronavirus: EU strengthens action to tackle disinformation

Culture and Media

Armenia, Published on: 11 June 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS. On 10 June, the European Commission and the High Representative are assessing their steps to fight disinformation around the coronavirus pandemic and are proposing a way forward.

This follows the tasking by European leaders in March 2020 to resolutely counter disinformation and reinforce resilience of European societies.

The coronavirus pandemic has been accompanied by a massive wave of false or misleading information, including attempts by foreign actors to...


Finance minister: Armenia received AMD 8.6bn in grants from EU in 2019

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 11 June 2020


How are Armenia’s visa liberalization talks with EU going?

Mobility and migration, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 11 June 2020