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Armenia official: Going to Rome for 50 euros is opportunity to change one’s worldview

Mobility and migration, Transport

Armenia, Published on: 21 February 2020


EU launches new database of the EU Election Missions

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 21 February 2020

EU Election Observation Missions are a highly visible demonstration of the EU’s commitment to supporting democratisation and promoting respect for human rights across the world. The new database will make it easier to find out and learn more about these missions.

The Database of EU Election Missions(link is external) provides easy access to final reports, mission statements and press releases of all EU missions since 2000 – around 300 missions as of today, and many more to come.

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ЕС предоставит Армении 65 млн. евро по трем соглашениям – на очистку Севана, развитие общин и энергоэффективность

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 20 February 2020

/АРКА/. Правительство Армении на заседании в четверг одобрило предложение о подписании трех финансовых соглашений с Евросоюзом.

Согласно этим документам, ЕС предоставит республике 65 млн. евро по трем программам – на энергоэффективность и окружающую среду, развитие общин и формирование инструментов по реализации расширенного и всеобъемлющего соглашения с ЕС.

Как отметил вице-премьер Мгер Григорян, соглашения являются результатом длительных обсуждений по итогам 2019 года, а...


Armenia government to pay 11,000 euros to each of 22 applicants in ECHR case

Justice Freedom & Security

Armenia, Published on: 20 February 2020


The EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, Toivo Klaar, visited Armenia

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 19 February 2020

Following his visit to Azerbaijan last week, the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, Toivo Klaar, visited Armenia on February 17-18. Accompanied by the Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, the EU Special Representative met with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Minister of Defence Davit Tonoyan.

The meetings with Armenian officials focused on the Nagorno-Karabakh peace...


Armenian finance minister receives Head of EU Delegation

Economy and trade, Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 19 February 2020


EU removes Armenia from non-cooperative tax jurisdictions' list

Economy and trade

Armenia, Published on: 19 February 2020


PM Pashinyan receives EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 19 February 2020

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar. Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Victorin was in attendance.

Pleased with the current status of EU-Armenia relations, the Prime Minister noted that the ongoing cooperation is of intensive nature. The Premier advised that our country is in the process of holding a referendum on constitutional amendments and presented its rationale and...


Никол Пашинян принял спецпредставителя ЕС по вопросам Южного Кавказа и кризиса в Грузии

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 19 February 2020

Премьер-министр Никол Пашинян принял специального представителя ЕС по вопросам Южного Кавказа и кризиса в Грузии Тойво Клаара. Как сообщает Арменпресс со ссылкой на пресс-службу премьер-министра Армении, на встрече также присутствовала руководитель делегации ЕС в Армении, посол Андреа Викторин.

Премьер-министр выразил удовлетворение развитием отношений Армения-ЕС и отметил, что двустороннее сотрудничество носит интенсивный характер. Премьер-министр отметил, что в настоящее время наша...


EU announces call for proposals for partnerships for sustainable cities

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 18 February 2020

EU NEIGHBOURS. The European Commission has published a call for proposals for partnerships for sustainable cities. The objective is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships between local authorities in the EU Member States and the partner countries. The submission deadline is 27 March 2020, 12:00 (Brussels time).

The programme focuses on strengthening urban governance, while ensuring social inclusiveness of cities, and improving cities’ resilience, greening,...


Armenia defense minister receives EU Special Representative-led delegation

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 18 February 2020


Pashinyan and EU Special Rep Discuss Karabakh Conflict Settlement Process

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 18 February 2020

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, Toivo Klaar met in Yerevan today and discussed, among other topics, the Karabakh conflict settlement process.

Pashinyan, according to a statement released by his office, said that Armenia is committed to the conflict’s peaceful settlement within the parameters of OSCE Minsk Group co-chair format.

Pashinyan also stressed the importance of involving Artsakh...


Government discusses draft roadmap for implementation of Armenia-EU agreement

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 18 February 2020


Armenia President meets with Head of EU Delegation

Political Dialogue

Armenia, Published on: 17 February 2020


Human rights: EU adopts conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations Human Rights Fora in 2020

Political Dialogue, Civil Society & Local Authorities

Armenia, Published on: 17 February 2020

The Council today adopted conclusions on the priorities to be followed by the EU in United Nations human rights fora this year.

On the occasion of the year marking the 75th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter, the Council conclusions reaffirm EU’s commitment to the rule-based international order – human rights protection being an important part of it.

In its conclusions the Council restates its commitment to actively uphold, defend and promote the UN Human...


Athena Manukyan to Represent Armenia in Eurovision 2020

Culture and Media

Armenia, Published on: 16 February 2020

Athena Manukyan will represent Armenia in Eurovision 2020, the 65th edition of the pan-European song competition.

Manukyan will perform the song “Chains on You”.

This is the fourteenth time that Armenia will be participating in the competition.

The Netherlands will host the competition for the fifth time. This year, however, it will be held in Rotterdam.