Tag: Armenia

#Armenia at risk of an encroaching totalitarian regime

#Armenia at risk of an encroaching totalitarian regime

| May 21, 2019

The second president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan (pictured), was released on 18 May, on the personal guarantees of the current and former presidents of the Republic of Karabakh.  Robert Kocharyan has been held in pre-trial detention in violation of his human rights since the court of appeal decision in December 2018. On Saturday 18 May, […]

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#Armenia and #Azerbaijan – Leadership rapport is no substitute for a deepened peace process

#Armenia and #Azerbaijan – Leadership rapport is no substitute for a deepened peace process

| April 11, 2019

Positive steps towards Armenian-Azerbaijani peace do not compensate for the weaknesses of a largely de-institutionalized, top-down process. Laurence Broers Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @LaurenceBroers At their first official summit on 29 March, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan exchanged views on several key issues relating to the settlement process […]

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New research on foreign policies of #Armenia and #Azerbaijan 

New research on foreign policies of #Armenia and #Azerbaijan 

| March 19, 2019

The relative disengagement of the West – especially the US – from the South Caucasus from 2008 onwards has brought both Armenia and Azerbaijan closer to Russia. Armenia has sacrificed its foreign policy balance for the sake of hard security, yet its security has deteriorated. The country’s previous leaders have failed to gauge the extent […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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#Eastern Partnership – EU and neighbouring countries boost co-operation on #DigitalEconomy

#Eastern Partnership – EU and neighbouring countries boost co-operation on #DigitalEconomy

| June 26, 2018

The EU and the six Eastern Partner countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, have agreed to step up their co-operation on the digital economy: adopting a road map on reducing roaming charges, addressing the cybersecurity threat in a coordinated manner, and expanding e-services to create more jobs in the digital industry. Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement […]

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Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (#CEPA) marks a fresh start for EU-Armenia relations

Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (#CEPA) marks a fresh start for EU-Armenia relations

| November 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

On On 24 November, the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Armenia and the European Union was signed at the occasion of the 5th Eastern Partnership Summit. The Agreement, the first one signed by the EU with an EAEU member country, was thoroughly negotiated for 15 months and initialled in March 2017.  “This is […]

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#EU partnership talks with Azerbaijan and Armenia – a chance for peace and prosperity

#EU partnership talks with Azerbaijan and Armenia – a chance for peace and prosperity

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The talks between the European Union and Azerbaijan on a new partnership agreement that started on 7 February in Brussels provide a slim ray of hope that the EU will be able to persuade Baku to dismantle repressive policies against civil society and free political prisoners still held in the country’s prisons, writes Krzyszt Bobinski (Unia […]

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