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21Jun
EaP Armenia-Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme was concluded
EaP Armenia-Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme was concluded

On 16 June, Gyumri hosted the conclusion of the Eastern Partnership Armenia-Georgia Territorial Cooperation Programme. The event had two parts: the final meeting of the joint decision making committee, and a final conference to present achievements and discuss the future of territorial cooperation.An exhibition of projects implemented within the pr...

18Sep
Harmonisation of Armenian statistics with EU standards
Harmonisation of Armenian statistics with EU standards

The start of a new EU twinning project in Armenia was officially announced on 15 September 2015. This project is aimed at upgrading Armenian statistics and is called “Strengthening of the National Statistical System of Armenia – Phase II”.

31Mar
Ambassador Traian Hristea’s lecture at the AUA
Ambassador Traian Hristea’s lecture at the AUA

Traian Hristea, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, delivered a lecture at the American University of Armenia (AUA) on 27 March 2015.

28Nov
Yerevan Joins the Covenant of Mayors
Yerevan Joins the Covenant of Mayors

The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea met the Mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan, on 25 November. The officials held this meeting to discuss Yerevan’s joining the Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors is a European cooperation movement involving local and regional authorities. Signatories of the Covenant of Mayors ...

29Sep
“Golden Key and Rusty Lock” awards
“Golden Key and Rusty Lock” awards

The “Golden Key and Rusty Lock” awards took place in Yerevan on 26 September dedicated to International Right to Know Day. The event was organised by the Armenian NGO “Freedom of Information Centre” in cooperation with the Armenian Young Lawyers Association, and was funded by the European Union within the scope of the “Multi-faceted Anti-corruption...

15Sep
Memorandum for social support
Memorandum for social support

The signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding on the Financing and Implementation of Community Social Projects under an EU-funded project took place at the Ministry of Territorial Administration on 10 September. The document was signed within the framework of the “Social response to Labour Migration” project, which is aimed at reducing s...

10Jul
Formal event at the Georgian Embassy
Formal event at the Georgian Embassy

On 7 July a formal event was organised on the occasion of the signing of Association Agreements (AAs) between the European Union and Georgia and Moldova, and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Ambassadors from EU member states and representatives of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present at the ev...

13Jun
EU Customs Twinning Project
EU Customs Twinning Project

On 2 June the closing ceremony of EU-funded “Customs Twinning Project” took place in “Erebuni Plaza” in Yerevan. The ceremony was aimed at summing up the outcomes of the EU-funded project after 24 months of its implementation. The ceremony was opened by the component leader, Head of the Taxpayer service and taxation procedure department Karen Be...

6Jun
Eastern Partnership seminar: Funding opportunities for local authorities and civil society
Eastern Partnership seminar: Funding opportunities for local authorities and civil society

On 30 May Jose Maria Medina Navarro, Deputy Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Armenia, presented funding opportunities for local/regional authorities and civil society under the EU financial instruments. The session took place within the “Public Administration Reforms at the Local and Regional Level Seminar for Experts from EaP Countries”...

2Jun
EaP Public Administration Reform seminar
EaP Public Administration Reform seminar

On 26 May, a 5-day seminar on Public Administration Reform at the local and regional level started at the Best Western Congress hotel in Yerevan. Expert delegations from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries were present. Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, said that the EU Delegation is highly determined to promote anti-corruption...

26May
Europe Day 2014: Roundtable Discussion with Ambassadors
Europe Day 2014: Roundtable Discussion with Ambassadors

On 24 May, a roundtable discussion with EU member states Ambassadors was organised for interested public, including the students of universities, at the Opera house. Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia Traian Hristea held a welcoming speech to open the discussion. He gave the background on Europe Day and Schuman declaration that served as a founda...

23May
Europe: Values Without Borders
Europe: Values Without Borders

Human rights, diversity, democracy, participation, opportunities: these are terms that are commonly invoked by Armenians who lived in Europe to describe that continent. With Europe Day approaching, young Armenians talk about European values. Source http://civilnet.am/europe-day-european-values/

23May
Public Lecture on the 10th Anniversary of the EU Enlargement
Public Lecture on the 10th Anniversary of the EU Enlargement

On 21 May a public lecture dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the EU enlargement was organised in the “Yerevan Plaza” business centre. In 2004, 10 European countries became a member of the European Union: those countries were Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. On this occasion, the s...

9May
Article for Europe Day – 9 May 2014
Article for Europe Day – 9 May 2014

Europe Day – the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration- is a wonderful occasion to celebrate how in the EU we have overcome age old differences to shape a common future. On 9 May 1950 Robert Schuman called for unification of Europe to make war on the continent impossible and spread peace and prosperity globally. Around the globe, whether in Cai...

9Apr
Inter-parliamentary Cooperation for Administrative Support
Inter-parliamentary Cooperation for Administrative Support

On 28 March 2014, a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Administrative Support for EU Integrated Tasks in National Parliaments – Experiences of the Recently Acceded EU Member States’ took place in the National Assembly of Armenia. The purpose of the discussion was to present the main administrative solutions adopted by EU member states to provide neces...

27Mar
Presenting the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument
Presenting the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument

On 12 March 2014, a conference on EU-Armenia cooperation organised at the Ministry of Economy presented EU assistance opportunities within the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. The aim of the event was to exhibit different forms of technical assistance provided to beneficiary authorities, such as government agencies and other state...

9Oct
Modernised border checkpoints
Modernised border checkpoints

The official ceremony for the EU-supported modernisation of the “Bagratashen” border checkpoint was held on 27 September. The ceremony was attended by the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, the Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, representatives of state border control bodies, as well as international and financial organ...

14May
2012 ENP Progress Report on Armenia published
2012 ENP Progress Report on Armenia published

The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, presented the annual European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Progress Report on Armenia on 15 March 2013. Hristea stressed that there had been intensified EU-Armenia political dialogue in 2012, including significant progress in negotiations over the EU-Armenia Association Agreement and the Deep...

26Jul
Open Public Consultation
Open Public Consultation

Launch of open Public Consultation on "Towards a Post-2015 Development Framework". Feedback is encouraged by 15 September 2012. http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/how/public-consultations/towards_post-2015-development-framework_en.htm

26Jun
Modernisation of the market surveillance system in Armenia
Modernisation of the market surveillance system in Armenia

On 25 June 2012 an EU-funded Twinning project entitled “Harmonisation with EU standards and institution building of the Armenian State Inspectorate for the Protection of Markets” was inaugurated in Armenia. It is aimed at strengthening the institutions in charge of standardisation, accreditation, conformity assessment, metrology and market surveill...

3Oct
Smoother, safer and more reliable: Renewed transport cooperation
Smoother, safer and more reliable: Renewed transport cooperation

The European Commission on 7 July published a new Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan to strengthen links with neighbouring regions to the East and South of the EU. The plan proposes more than 20 concrete measures to make transport connections smoother, safer and more reliable. At the same time, it will deepen market integration to the advantage of...

6May
Hello Europe
Hello Europe

Hundreds of young Armenians go abroad, mainly to European countries, to continue their education. Many others go there for tourism. However, they are often not ready for the cultural, economic and political issues they might face. To provide information on EU history, structure and EU-Armenia relations, a pilot project started in two Armenian hig...

6May
Interconnected Europe
Interconnected Europe

The European Commission has presented a new European transport plan which aims to create an integrated European transport zone by connecting Europe’s road, rail, water and air networks. The plan (with goals to be met by 2050) focuses on facilitating travel between and within cities, as well as long distance journeys. It calls for: cities to ...

18Feb
EU financial assistance aims to help Armenia weather the crisis
EU financial assistance aims to help Armenia weather the crisis

The EU has agreed a loan of up to €65 million and a grant of up to €35 million to help Armenia through the global economic crisis. This macro financial assistance (MFA) will complement sector budget support programmes financed under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). The assistance is part of a package of external financi...