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
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
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.
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