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#EasternPartnership – New policy objectives for beyond 2020

#EasternPartnership – New policy objectives for beyond 2020

| March 18, 2020

Today (18 March), the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening connectivity and deepening economic integration with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, strengthening democratic institutions, the […]

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What has changed in #Armenia a year after the revolution?

What has changed in #Armenia a year after the revolution?

| February 6, 2020

Most people know Armenia as a country where Kardashians descend from, some know it as an ancient country with primarily Christian churches, others for its history of the Armenian genocide, yet in May 2018 it became famous for its peaceful, no-bullet velvet revolution when hundreds of thousands people took to the streets in Armenia, rejecting […]

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#Armenia – EU puts  democratic reforms at the hear of its discussions with Armenia

#Armenia – EU puts  democratic reforms at the hear of its discussions with Armenia

| February 3, 2020

In a phone call between the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan took place today (3 February). The president of the European Council and the prime minister of Armenia discussed the EU-Armenia relations. Both parties pledged to further develop EU-Armenia bilateral cooperation, including commercial ties. Armenia’s […]

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#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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