Sarkissian Finally Explains His EU Association U-Turn by Playing Naive

France -- Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan addresses the plenary session of PACE, Strasbourg, 02Oct2013

France — Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan addresses the plenary session of PACE, Strasbourg, 02Oct2013

Armenian President Serzh Sarkissian used the opportunity to make a speech during the plenary session of PACE to finally give some sort of an explanation about his decision to join the Russia-led Customs Union effectively blocking the way to the  Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and the EU Association agreement that came with it. Continue reading

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Tsarukian Signals Commitment to Putin’s Eurasian Union Plan

One of Armenia’s wealthiest businessman and leader of “Bargavach Hayastan” (Prosperous Armenia) party Gagik Tsarukian has backed the initiative of his party’s youth wing to hold the First Eurasian Youth Conference in the Armenian resort town of Tsakhadzor on August 22-27. Continue reading

Anonymous warns Europe against “indulgence” in Armenian policy

Armenia -- Businessman Gagik Tsarukian receives the title of Armenia's 'best European of the year' from Henrik Kroener, secretary general of the European Movement International

Armenia -- Businessman Gagik Tsarukian receives the title of Armenia's 'best European of the year' from Henrik Kroener, secretary general of the European Movement International

Someone well versed in Armenian politics has published a stark warning against holding a major conference of the European Movement in Yerevan in October 2011, attended by Catherine Ashton (the European Union’s foreign-policy high representative), Armenia’s president and other dignitaries. The author’s name is Armen Haykyan, which is a nickname sounding like “Armenian Armenian”. But the identity of the author is not really relevant. The warning is and I urge you to read it.

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EU welcomes recent developments in Armenia

The OSCE Permanent Council at the Hofburg in Vienna, 29 January 2009.

The OSCE Permanent Council at the Hofburg in Vienna, 29 January 2009.

A statement has been publicized during an OSCE Permanent Council meeting in Vienna, in which the European Union “takes note of recent positive political developments in Armenia.” Continue reading

Wikileaks. Benefits Armenia could get from EU’s Eastern Partnership

Painted orange - the area covered by EU's Eastern Partnership program

Access to the European markets, extending Schengen area into this area and aid to develop civil society, are some of the benefits which Armenia and 5 other former Soviet countries included in European Unions Eastern partnership program would get. Continue reading