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EU action against COVID-19

Health

Armenia, Published on: 12 March 2020

Follow updates on the latest coordinated measures to contain the virus and its economic impact inside and outside EU borders

Almost three months after the first reported cases of Coronavirus infections in Wuhan (China), the outbreak of the new virus has taken a cross-border dimension that is seriously affecting global health security and economy. It is the time for rational and coordinated action based on science. Working in close cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)...


COVID-19: Statement by the President of the European Parliament and further preventive measures introduced in Council

Health, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 11 March 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS . European Parliament President David Sassoli said : “ Based on the latest situation in Italy, the European Parliament has updated its measures to protect health, while ensuring the legislative and budgetary work and internal bodies of the Parliament can continue to function. This will also ensure that Parliament is able to vote on the next steps to deal with COVID-19. The new advice introduced by the Italian government extends the protected area to the whole national territory...


Civil Society Organizations to Monitor Implementation of Armenia – EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement

Civil Society & Local Authorities

Armenia, Published on: 11 March 2020

The following is an Open Society Foundations-Armenia press release.

On March 11, the Open Society Foundations-Armenia and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Georgia and Armenia announced the official launch of the project “Enabling Civil Society’s Collective Monitoring and Advocacy to Pursue Credible and Systemic Reforms Entailed in the Armenia – EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA)”.  The project is implemented by the OSF-Armenia with the support...


EU allocates € 140 million to develop vaccine against coronavirus

Health

Armenia, Published on: 11 March 2020


How The Next Web is Shaping the European Startup Ecosystem

Information Society

Armenia, Published on: 10 March 2020

Sebastien Toupy is the head of startup relations The Next Web, or as he calls himself - The Startup Guy.

We met in Tbilisi, where Sebastien was a Jury member at the Touch Summit, and surprisingly enough I was pitching on the stage.

We share a common passion for startups, entrepreneurship and social impact, and sat down later to talk, share ideas and know more about TNW, it's numerous projects and Sebastien’s inspiring journey.

Ashot Khudgaryan: Thanks for being here,...


Armenia PM: Ex-authorities say government is pro-Western, then they run to corridors of Europe, start crying

Civil Society & Local Authorities

Armenia, Published on: 10 March 2020


Пашинян: А почему бывшие жалуются не народу, а европейцам?

Civil Society & Local Authorities

Armenia, Published on: 10 March 2020


EU to assist Armenia with forensic DNA profiling

Environment and climate change

Armenia, Published on: 10 March 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS. On 16–18 March, experts from the Netherlands will visit Armenia to evaluate the current state of forensic DNA profiling in the country.

The experts will assist in establishing the appropriate legal and procedural framework for DNA profiling laboratories to submit records to DNA databases, according to EU standards, requirements and best practices.

The visiting delegation will work with experts from the Armenian Scientific Practical Centre of Forensic Medicine to...


Armenia PM meets with European People's Party President

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 09 March 2020


Nikol Pashinyan, European Council President discuss Armenia-EU relations

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 09 March 2020


Pashinyan, In Brussels, Discusses Reform Process with European Council President Charles Michel

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 09 March 2020

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who arrived today in Brussels on a working visit, has met with European Council President Charles Michel.

The two, according to a statement released by Pashinyan’s office, discussed a wide range of issues related to EU-Armenia cooperation and focused on the reform process underway in Armenia.

 Pashinyan is said to have thanked the European Union (EU) for its support of the reforms being implemented in Armenia and expressed confidence...


EU launches new green agriculture project in Armenia

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 09 March 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS. On 4 March, the EU launched a new agriculture project in Armenia. Titled the ‘EU Green Agriculture Initiative in Armenia’ (EU-GAIA), the project will support the development of sustainable, inclusive, innovative and market-based agribusiness.

The focus will be on the northern provinces of the country – Shirak, Lori and Tavush. The project has a budget of €11.7 million and will be implemented over the course of three years.

The project is funded by the EU (€9,7...


Women’s Day: EU stands with her

Gender issues

Armenia, Published on: 09 March 2020

Women’s Day is an occasion to reflect on the progress made over the years when it comes to women. It is a day to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in their countries and communities. But it is also a chance to call for change where it is still needed. The world has indeed made remarkable developments, and yet, no country has achieved gender equality.

Despite the progress made, women are still targets of gender-based...


Armenian PM to meet with senior EU officials in Brussels

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 08 March 2020


Preventing violence and discrimination against religious minorities amongst refugees in Europe

Civil Society & Local Authorities, Mobility and migration

Armenia, Published on: 07 March 2020

Refugees and asylum seekers are entitled to adequate protection according to international humanitarian law and human rights standards. Uprooted from their home countries, cultural practices, traditions and faith may be all these migrants carry with them, so an attachment to them becomes all the more important to the preservation of their human dignity, and indeed to their physical and psychological integrity.

Unanimously adopting a resolution based on the report prepared by Egidijus...


The European Union and the Government of Armenia are working out an exemplary partnership which has already brought significant and tangible results in the regional development

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 07 March 2020

The European Union attaches great importance to the regional development in a holistic approach.

The European Union and the Government of Armenia are working out an exemplary partnership which has already brought significant and tangible results in the regional development.
Today, a Regional Development Seminar took place, which gathered around 50 participants.

During the seminar the results of the Pilot Regional Development Programme (PRDP) Grant Scheme projects were...


Europeans who make a difference and inspire us all

Civil Society & Local Authorities

Armenia, Published on: 07 March 2020

Josep Borrell . During my recent visits to the Western Balkans, I had the opportunity to meet exceptional and impressive people from all walks of life. Focus usually lies on my meetings with political leaders. But now I want to highlight the exchanges I had with the people of the region: young activists who want cleaner air and a greener region; women with the drive to achieve our joint European future and who fight for a bigger role in resolving conflicts. I hope all these people with great...


Armenia 2019: 4,360 Applied for Assylum in EU and EFTA

Mobility and migration

Armenia, Published on: 06 March 2020

Armenia’s Migration Service reports that last year, 4,360 Armenian citizens   applied for asylum within the European Union and the four countries belonging to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

The Migration Service says this number is the lowest in the last ten years.