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EU experts to help Armenia with digital archives of real estate cadastre

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 16 October 2019

EU NEIGHBOURS . On 21-23 October, experts from the Netherlands will visit Armenia to discuss the creation of digital archives for real estate cadastre. The experts will meet with the country’s Real Estate Cadastre Committee representatives to help with mapping the needs of Armenia’s Cadastre Committee in terms of archive digitisation.

The experts will also assess the current situation and suggest appropriate solutions. This includes developing a strategy and tailored methodology for...


Syria: EU condemns Turkey’s military action

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 15 October 2019

EU NEIGHBOURS. On Monday 14 October, EU foreign affairs ministers, gathered in Luxembourg for a Foreign Affairs Council, have condemned Turkey’s military action in north east Syria. “We have a common united European Union position … on the developments in the north-east of Syria … there is a clear condemnation from the European Union’s side of Turkey’s military action”, said High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Council.

High...


10 years of Eastern Partnership: Vilnius to host EU and Eastern partner leaders forum

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 15 October 2019

EU NEIGHBOURS. On 24-25 October, the Lithuanian capital Vilnius will host a forum of local leaders from the EU and its Eastern partner countries.

Titled ‘10th Anniversary of the Eastern Partnership: Localising Sustainable Development Goals in the EU and the EaP’, the event will gather 120 mayors, councilors and local government professionals from different cities and regions in the EU and its Eastern partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and...


EU joins activities in Armenia to celebrate International Day of Girl Child

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 14 October 2019

EU NEIGHBOURS. On 11 October, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia Ambassador, Andrea Wiktorin, and the country’s Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Zhanna Andreasyan, opened an open-air quiz event in front of the Small Theatre to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child.

Ambassador Wiktorin also visited an exhibition themed ‘Father and Daughter’ at the National Centre of Aesthetics named after Henry Igityan.

The event was organised as part of the EU-funded...


EU Head congratulated winners of Social Impact Award in Armenia

Civil Society & Local Authorities

Armenia, Published on: 14 October 2019

EU NEIGHBOURS. On 11 October, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia Ambassador, Andrea Wiktorin, opened the Social Impact Award 2019 ceremony and congratulated the four winners of the Social Impact Award Armenia.

The four teams will each receive €1,500 for start-up activities and an invitation to join the Global Social Impact Summit in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in December 2019.

The winners were chosen by an independent jury that evaluated the pitches of the 20 best teams. All...


EU presents interactive map of its projects in Armenia

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 12 October 2019

EU NEIGHBOURS. The spectrum of the EU-Armenia partnership and cooperation, the EU-supported projects implemented in various sectors and beneficiary stories are now available online. On 10 October, the EU launched EU4Armenia.am, an overarching platform containing this information.

The EU4Armenia.am is an electronic map showcasing the framework of the EU-Armenia cooperation and EU-funded multi-sectoral projects implemented in different regions and communities of Armenia.

It is a...


Cases of Three Defendants in EU Grant Embezzlement Scandal Sent to Court

Political Dialogue, Information Society

Armenia, Published on: 12 October 2019

The cases of another three Armenian national implicated in the EU grant embezzlement scandal that rocked Armenia when the revelations first surfaced in 2016 have been sent to court for prosecution

The amount of the EU grant money to Armenia that was initially found embezzled amounted to some € 535,000.

2015 investigations by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) uncovered a scheme through which NGOs had fraudulently pocketed  EU funds for projects that never took place,...


EU4Armenia platform launches, EU envoy delivers remarks

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 11 October 2019


Armenia: Moving academic degrees towards European standards

Education, Training & Research

Armenia, Published on: 11 October 2019

EU NEIGHBOURS . On 17-18 October, experts from Croatia and Romania will conduct a workshop in Armenia on academic degrees and bringing them in line with European standards.

The aim of the event is to share experiences and expertise on the recognition of academic degrees and ways of aligning relevant legislation in the context of the Salzburg ten basic principles (doctoral programmes for the European knowledge society), Salzburg II recommendations, as well as the European...


‘Living Smart – Empowering Youth’: Armenia hosted conference on EU assistance to youth and innovation

Political Dialogue, Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 11 October 2019

EU NEIGHBOURS. On 9 October, the Armenian capital Yerevan hosted a conference ‘Living Smart – Empowering Youth’. Organised by the Government of Armenia, in cooperation with the EU and in the presence of the country’s President, Armen Sarkissian, who also delivered a keynote speech, the event was dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of Eastern Partnership.

Luc Devigne, Deputy Managing Director for Europe, Central Asia, Eastern Partnership, Russia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE at the...


Armenia Ombudsman, Head of EU Delegation discuss judicial-legal reforms

Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 10 October 2019


Armenia Ombudsman among remarkable human rights figures in Europe

Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 10 October 2019


Европейский Союз призвал Турцию прекратить военную операцию в Сирии

Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 10 October 2019

Европейский Союз призвал Турцию прекратить одностороннюю военную операцию на северо-востоке Сирии. Об этом говорится в заявлении высокого представителя ЕС по вопросам внешней политики и политики безопасности Федерики Могерини, сообщает «Европейская правда». «В свете турецкой военной операции на северо-востоке Сирии ЕС подтверждает, что устойчивое решение сирийского конфликта не может быть достигнуто военным путем. ЕС призывает Турцию …


Armenia to get €4.65mn from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 10 October 2019


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on recent developments in north-east Syria

Political Dialogue, Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 10 October 2019

In light of the Turkish military operation in north-east Syria, the EU reaffirms that a sustainable solution to the Syrian conflict cannot be achieved militarily. The EU calls upon Turkey to cease the unilateral military action. Renewed armed hostilities in the north-east will further undermine the stability of the whole region, exacerbate civilian suffering and provoke further displacements. Prospects for the UN-led political process to achieve peace in Syria will be more difficult.

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Deputy Minister: Armenia considers relations with EU in field of value measurements

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 09 October 2019


President: Europe can copy Armenia’s advantages

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 09 October 2019


European Commission official: Europeans have high hopes for Armenia

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 09 October 2019


EU ambassador: We support and will continue to support Armenia on path to reform

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 09 October 2019


Armenia: Young European Ambassadors meet Head of EU and discuss future plans

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 08 October 2019

The YEAs were welcomed by the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin.

After an informal session with Ambassador Wiktorin, the YEAs had chance to get a closer look into the past civic engagement activities and initiatives of the YEAs network in Armenia, as well as to attend a social media training to improve their skills in digital communication.

Earlier in September, 26 young Armenians joined the 44 existing Armenian YEAs, bringing the country’s total...