EU increased its financial assistance to Armenia | EUNewsletter

EU increased its financial assistance to Armenia

5 July 2012

On 3-4 July 2012, the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, was in Armenia within the framework of his regional visit to the South Caucasus. He announced that the EU had decided to top up its annual support to Armenia by €15 million for 2012 and 2013 under the Eastern Partnership Integration and Cooperation (EaPIC). This is 25% increase in the EU financial assistance to Armenia. Van Rompuy had meetings with representatives of civil society, spoke at the Armenian National Assembly, and met the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan.
In his opening speech at the ”Armenia in Europe” conference, Van Rompuy underlined the significance of civil society assistance in the regulation of the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict: ‘Without the full participation of civil society, negotiations on conflict resolution can fail and can disturb the long-lasting peace in the region’, he concluded. Referring to the parliamentary elections of 6 May, Van Rompuy encouraged the process and results: ‘These elections showed evident progress in the development of more transparent and competitive electoral system’.
Van Rompuy welcomed Armenia’s commitment to reforms based on the core values of the European Union, geared towards approximating EU standards and norms in Armenia.

EU increased its financial assistance to Armenia

On 3-4 July 2012, the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, was in Armenia within the framework of his regional visit to the South Caucasus. He announced that the EU had decided to top up its annual support to Armenia by €15 million for 2012 and 2013 under the Eastern Partnership Integration and Cooperation (EaPIC). This is 25% increase in the EU financial assistance to Armenia. Van Rompuy had meetings with representatives of civil society, spoke at the Armenian National Assembly, and met the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan. In his opening speech at the ''Armenia in Europe'' conference, Van Rompuy underlined the significance of civil society assistance in the regulation of the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict: ‘Without the full participation of civil society, negotiations on conflict resolution can fail and can disturb the long-lasting peace in the region’, he concluded. Referring to the parliamentary elections of 6 May, Van Rompuy encouraged the process and results: ‘These elections showed evident progress in the development of more transparent and competitive electoral system’. Van Rompuy welcomed Armenia’s commitment to reforms based on the core values of the European Union, geared towards approximating EU standards and norms in Armenia. [gallery link="file"]