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New perspectives for cooperation

25 December 2010

The first EU-Armenia “Sub-committee meeting on energy, nuclear safety, transport and environment” took place in Yerevan on 19 October. John Kjaer, the Head of Unit “Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Southern Caucasus” Directorate General for External Relations on the EU side, noted that establishment of this new subcommittee is a sign of the increasingly closer relations between the EU and Armenia, adding that it is a good opportunity for experts to exchange experience.
The agenda of the subcommittee concentrated on regional energy cooperation and nuclear safety and security issues, including steps towards the decommissioning of the Medzamor nuclear power plant, as well as sustainable energy alternatives. Measures for safe and secure power grids and the need for modernisation of the electricity and natural gas transportation network were other topics. The importance of regional cooperation and opportunities for improvement of water quality, waste management and environmental protection were also stressed during the sub-committee.

New perspectives for cooperation

The first EU-Armenia “Sub-committee meeting on energy, nuclear safety, transport and environment” took place in Yerevan on 19 October. John Kjaer, the Head of Unit "Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Southern Caucasus" Directorate General for External Relations on the EU side, noted that establishment of this new subcommittee is a sign of the increasingly closer relations between the EU and Armenia, adding that it is a good opportunity for experts to exchange experience. The agenda of the subcommittee concentrated on regional energy cooperation and nuclear safety and security issues, including steps towards the decommissioning of the Medzamor nuclear power plant, as well as sustainable energy alternatives. Measures for safe and secure power grids and the need for modernisation of the electricity and natural gas transportation network were other topics. The importance of regional cooperation and opportunities for improvement of water quality, waste management and environmental protection were also stressed during the sub-committee.