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Perspectives for the standing committee

23 July 2014
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On 18 July a meeting of the Standing Committee on European Integration was organised at the Armenian National Assembly (NA), dedicated to the vision and perspectives for the future work of the Committee. The meeting was opened by Naira Zohrabyan, Chairwoman of the Standing Committee on European Integration, and Dirk Lorenz, Head of Political, Economic, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia.

Zohrabyan noted the importance of cooperation with the EU in fields such as the fight against corruption, human rights protection, democracy and freedom of speech: ‘Armenia will face serious obstacles in these sectors without EU support and without dialogue between Armenia and the EU and the European Community’.
Lorenz pointed out that such meetings were important in order to improve the activities of the committee, adding that Armenia could significantly benefit from communicating with similar committees in EU member countries.

Ilmar Solims, EU Advisory Group Adviser on EU Approximation and Governance, expanded on this theme, speaking on the EU integration experiences of similar committees functioning in EU member states in greater detail. He also presented his policy paper, entitled “On Improving the Role and Functioning of the Standing Committee on European Integration, taking into account EU best practices”.

Perspectives for the standing committee

On 18 July a meeting of the Standing Committee on European Integration was organised at the Armenian National Assembly (NA), dedicated to the vision and perspectives for the future work of the Committee. The meeting was opened by Naira Zohrabyan, Chairwoman of the Standing Committee on European Integration, and Dirk Lorenz, Head of Political, Economic, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia. Zohrabyan noted the importance of cooperation with the EU in fields such as the fight against corruption, human rights protection, democracy and freedom of speech: ‘Armenia will face serious obstacles in these sectors without EU support and without dialogue between Armenia and the EU and the European Community’. Lorenz pointed out that such meetings were important in order to improve the activities of the committee, adding that Armenia could significantly benefit from communicating with similar committees in EU member countries. Ilmar Solims, EU Advisory Group Adviser on EU Approximation and Governance, expanded on this theme, speaking on the EU integration experiences of similar committees functioning in EU member states in greater detail. He also presented his policy paper, entitled “On Improving the Role and Functioning of the Standing Committee on European Integration, taking into account EU best practices”.