Armenia-EU Cooperation In Full Momentum


28.07.2009 20:04 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) published its
latest policy paper "An EU in change: What effects on relations with
Armenia?" on its website.

The paper aims at describing and clarifying the role the EU
institutions have in shaping EU-Armenia relations. It analyses the
current political and institutional changes in Brussels and provides
guidance to decision makers and stakeholders on both sides.

"We argue that the train towards an intensified cooperation between
the EU and Armenia is in full momentum and will not be significantly
hampered by the internal political procedures of the EU. On the
contrary, it is likely that after the inward-looking phase, the EU
will have more of the tools at its disposal, which are necessary to
live up to the promises and goals of the Eastern Partnership (EaP)",
says Secretary General Michael Kambeck.

EuFoA presented a preliminary version of this paper to the Armenian
public at an international conference on European integration on
July 14 in Yerevan. Feedback from NGOs, policy-making and academic
communities is included in the paper. Finally, the content was also
discussed with EuFoA’s Europe-Armenia Advisory Council, comprised
of leading representatives from the political, business and cultural
spheres from across Europe.