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EU proposes new policy objectives of Eastern Partnership

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 21 March 2020


Anti-racism day: Afrophobia is still rife in Europe and beyond, warns general rapporteur

Gender issues, Civil Society & Local Authorities

Armenia, Published on: 20 March 2020

“On 21 March 1960, 69 people were killed by police forces in Sharpeville, South Africa, while peacefully protesting against apartheid laws. Sixty years later, and after decades of an ever-growing body of anti-discriminatory legislation and policies, Afrophobia, or racism against people of African descent, is still rife in Europe and beyond,” said Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), the General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, on the occasion of the International Day for the...


COVID-19: Consular support to EU citizens in third countries

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 19 March 2020

High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell, supported by the EEAS, the Commission and EU Delegations around the world, is leading the work to strengthen coordination among Member States to help EU citizens who are currently stranded outside the EU

To find out more on the Coronavirus response, visit the constantly updated page of the European Commission here.

The EEAS is supporting Member States with their consular assistance to EU citizens through its network of local...


Конкурс «Евровидение-2020» в Роттердаме отменен из-за коронавируса

Culture and Media, Health

Armenia, Published on: 19 March 2020

Ежегодный конкурс песни «Евровидение» в этом году — впервые в истории существования — отменен из-за коронавируса. Об этом в среду сообщили организаторы, передает Радио Азатутюн.

«С глубоким сожалением объявляем об отмене конкурса песни в Роттердаме», — говорится в заявлении. По словам организаторов, за последние несколько недель они изучили множество альтернативных вариантов, которые позволили бы провести мероприятие, но из-за неопределенности в результате распространения COVID-19 и...


European Central Bank official: Coronavirus to have temporary impact on economy

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 18 March 2020


Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam cancelled

Culture and Media

Armenia, Published on: 18 March 2020

ԵՌԱԳՈՅՆ. The European Broadcasting Union has announced the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, Armradio reports.

“Over the past few weeks, we have explored many alternative options to allow the Eurovision Song Contest to go ahead. However, the uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19 throughout Europe – and the restrictions put in place by the governments of the participating broadcasters and the Dutch authorities – means the European Broadcasting Union...


Европейцы поддерживают Пашиняна сдержанно и с осторожностью

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 18 March 2020

В начале прошлой неделе премьер-министр Армении Никол Пашинян с рабочим визитом посетил Брюссель, структуры Европейского Союза. В Армении многие связали этот визит с намерением заручиться поддержкой европейских чиновников в проведении референдума. На встречах Пашиняна в Брюсселе прозвучали также посылы, отражающие нынешний уровень отношений Армении и ЕС. Европейцы на данном этапе подчеркивают эффективность реформ в Армении.

Пашинян обсудил широкий спектр вопросов, связанных с...


Armenian-Russian air and land communication to be limited, entering EU banned

Mobility and migration

Armenia, Published on: 18 March 2020

A joint decision made by the governments of Armenia and Russia will be put into effect. According to this decision, air and land communication between the two countries will be limited. This does not include cargo shipments. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Anna Naghdalyan, spoke about this at the Armenian Unified Infocenter. According to her, Armenian citizens, their family members, and people who are not citizens but are legally allowed to live in Armenia may return to...


EU leaders agree to close external borders

Mobility and migration

Armenia, Published on: 17 March 2020


European Court of Human Rights is taking exceptional measures

Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 17 March 2020

The European Court of Human Rights is taking a number of exceptional measures to respond to the unprecedented global health crisis, having regard to the recent decisions of the French authorities and the Council of Europe.

The Court’s essential activities will in principle be maintained and especially the handling of priority cases. For that purpose, teleworking has been put in place within the Court as a general rule, to ensure the continuity of its tasks.

Procedures have been...


EU propose banning all foreigners from entering Union for 30 days

Health

Armenia, Published on: 16 March 2020


COVID-19 Fallout: Ryanair Expects to Ground Majority of Its Fleet in Europe

Health, Transport

Armenia, Published on: 16 March 2020

The following is a Ryanair press release.

Over the past week, the spread of the Covid-19 virus and associated Government travel restrictions, many of which have been imposed without notice, have had a significant and negative impact on the schedules of all Ryanair Group Airlines.

Over the past 7 days, Italy, Malta, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Greece, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Poland, Norway and Cyprus have imposed flight bans of varying degrees, from...


WHO Director-General: Europe is now epicenter of coronavirus pandemic

Health

Armenia, Published on: 13 March 2020


Armenia’s progress in approximation to EU standards under the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 13 March 2020

The sixth EU-Armenia Subcommittee on energy, transport, environment, climate action and civil protection took place on 11-12 March and discussed EU-Armenia cooperation in the context of the EU “Green Deal”, which aims for Europe to become a carbon-neutral continent by 2050. The Subcommittee also took stock of Armenia’s progress in approximation to EU standards under …


EU project draws attention to water protection and climate change for World Water Day

Environment and climate change

Armenia, Published on: 13 March 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS. To mark World Water Day on 22 March, the project ‘European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership Countries’ (EUWI+) launched a social media campaign to draw attention to protecting water resources.

The campaign is running from 9 to 13 March and uses the hashtag #WorldWaterDay.

World Water Day is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater...


UEFA to announce EURO 2020 will be postponed, L’Equipe claims

Culture and Media

Armenia, Published on: 12 March 2020


Committee of Ministers assesses Armenia's execution of European Court’s judgments

Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 12 March 2020