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For #Armenia, an alliance that may be more trouble than it’s worth

For #Armenia, an alliance that may be more trouble than it’s worth

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan at a CSTO meeting in October 2016. Photo via Getty Images Anahit Shirinyan Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Chatham House Similar to other Eurasian regional groupings, the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is an alliance of inconvenience at best. But for Armenia, which seeks a security umbrella – and […]

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#Armenia and #Azerbaijan are calling for an end to the conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh

#Armenia and #Azerbaijan are calling for an end to the conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Civil society and academics from Armenia and Azerbaijan have joined forces in calling for an end to the “frozen conflict” of Nagorno-Karabakh. Six leading representatives from both sides have signed an open letter warning of the “catastrophic consequences” unless the long-running dispute is resolved.   Efforts, including by the OSCE Minsk Group, to end the […]

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#CIS: The quarter-century milestone

#CIS: The quarter-century milestone

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), writes Martin Banks. This is an association of former Soviet republics that was established in December 1991 by Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to help ease the dissolution of the Soviet Union and coordinate inter-republican affairs. Most of the former Soviet republics are […]

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#Environment: EU and Eastern Partners to step up co-operation on environment and climate action policies

#Environment: EU and Eastern Partners to step up co-operation on environment and climate action policies

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The first ever Eastern Partnership (EaP) formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change took place today, 18 October, in Luxembourg with the participation of Commissioners Karmenu Vella and Johannes Hahn. The EU and the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) adopted a Ministerial Declaration, confirming their joint commitment […]

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#Nagorno-Karabakh discussed in European Parliament

#Nagorno-Karabakh discussed in European Parliament

  Heidi Hautala MEP, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, gave the following speech in the European plenary on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 in Strasbourg on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. “Madam President, the only way to prevent a new outbreak of war around the line of contact and de-escalate the situation is to stop the […]

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Situation in #Nagorno-Karabakh: Statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

Situation in #Nagorno-Karabakh: Statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

“Madam President, let me start by saying I am very glad that we are having this debate tonight. The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh was probably the centre of my talks both in Armenia and Azerbaijan when I was visiting those countries last month. When I was looking at the last time this issue was discussed in […]

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#Nagorno-Karabakh: S&Ds call on Armenia and Azerbaijan to respect ceasefire and resume negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

#Nagorno-Karabakh: S&Ds call on Armenia and Azerbaijan to respect ceasefire and resume negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The S&D Group is deeply concerned about the deadly clashes that took place between Armenia and Azerbaijan from the 2nd to 5th April over the unresolved conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh.  The S&Ds deplore the loss of life; in particular the reports of civilian casualties and deaths. Following 12 April’s discussion in the European Parliament on the […]

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