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  • Collection of war threat statements by Azerbaijani officials

    Azerbaijani officials, mainly President Ilham Aliyev, are recently increasing their war rhetoric with regard to Nagorno-Karabakh, frequently threatening to take the region back by force. The document linked below is a collection of their most recent statements. The articles are organised in a chronological way, with the first one being the most recent.


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    Published on Friday 12 December 2014
  • “Neutrality as an effective myth: An analysis of Thomas de Waal’s explicit and implicit positions on the Karabakh Conflict”

    An English summary of a paper published in German, written by an independent scholar and PhD candidate Christian Kolter, who has spent one year in Stepanakert (Nagorno-Karabakh) thanks to the EuFoA-funded Karabakh Research Fellowship. In this paper he analyses Thomas de Waal's book "Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War".


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    Published on Wednesday 23 April 2014
  • EU-Armenia relations: future developments and prospects

    EuFoA's latest paper on EU-Armenia relations with a special focus on future developments. A draft version of the document has been discussed during an EuFoA-supported Centre of European Studies event "The Future of EU-Armenia relations: what's next?" on 12 February. EuFoA's Director Eduardo Lorenzo Ochoa was one of the keynote speakers alongside MEP Frank Engel (Member of the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council) and Gunnar Wiegand (Director for Russia, Eastern Neighbourhood, Central Asia and OSCE, EEAS).

    Published on Thursday 6 March 2014
  • The reopening of the Stepanakert airport (Nagorno-Karabakh): In the crosshair of Azerbaijan

    A short paper on the NK airport written by an independent scholar and PhD candidate Christian Kolter, who has spent one year in Stepanakert (Nagorno-Karabakh) thanks to the EuFoA-funded Karabakh Research Fellowship.

    Published on Tuesday 4 March 2014
  • Poll: Armenia on the Eve of Presidential Elections

    The results of the TNS opinion survey "Poll: Armenia on the Eve of Presidential Elections" describing the voting preferences and motivations of the Armenian voters, but also their views on the on-going campaigns of the various candidates. For this TNS opinion poll, implemented together with their local partner IPSC, 1 609 face-to-face interviews were conducted in all 10 regions (marzes) and 12 communities of Yerevan between 31 January and 5 February 2013, using the highest possible standards and extensive quality control measures, as outlined below. The poll was commissioned by European Friends of Armenia in order to contribute to a factual debate ahead of the elections.

    Հայերեն լեզվով կարդալու համար խնդրում ենք սեղմել այստեղ:

     

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    Published on Saturday 9 February 2013
  • Poll: A Snapshot ahead of Armenia’s Presidential Elections

    A TNS opinion survey which describes the moods, voting preferences and motivations of the Armenian voters just before the beginning of the official electoral campaign period. For this TNS opinion poll, implemented together with their local partner IPSC, 1,607 face-to-face interviews were conducted in all 10 regions (marzes) and 12 communities of Yerevan between 15 and 20 January 2013, using the highest possible standards and extensive quality control measures, as outlined below. The poll was commissioned by European Friends of Armenia in order to contribute to a factual debate ahead of the elections.

    Հայերեն լեզվով կարդալու համար խնդրում ենք սեղմել այստեղ:

     

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    Published on Friday 25 January 2013
  • Full Report of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Nagorno-Karabakh Presidential Elections

    On 19 July 2012, Presidential Elections took place in Nagorno-Karabakh (NK), and a group of eight set up by ourselves was among the large number of international observers. Please find below the full report of our Observation Mission. It is based on the interim report which we published the day after the elections.
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    Published on Tuesday 16 October 2012
  • Interim conclusion of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Nagorno-Karabakh Presidential Elections

    On 19 July 2012, Presidential Elections took place Nagorno-Karabakh (NK). While the NK Republic is internationally not recognised, European Friends of Armenia strongly welcomes the wish of the de-facto authorities to organise local self-government based on democratic principles. This wish has been underlined by inviting a large number of international observers, including a group of eight set up by ourselves.
    Published on Friday 20 July 2012
  • Armenia 2012: An Introduction to the political party landscape

    A guide on the Armenian political parties, providing on roughly 1.5 pages per party the key facts about their alliances, poll and election data, history, leadership, political ideologies, foreign relations and European aspirations. This is an updated version of the paper that includes the results of the May 2012 elections.

    Published on Monday 18 June 2012
  • Poll: Last Assessment of Pre-Electoral Armenia

    The results of the poll titled Last Assessment of Pre-Electoral Armenia. This TNS opinion supervised poll with an error margin of ±2,4% was subject to extensive quality controls and conducted by IPSC and EuFoA. The fieldwork with 1600 face-to-face interviews in all regions (marzes) of Armenia took place between 17 and 22 April 2012.



    Published on Saturday 28 April 2012
  • Poll: A Snapshot of Pre-Electoral Armenia

    The results of EuFoA poll titled "Poll: A Snapshot of Pre-Electoral Armenia". The poll was conducted by Institute for Political and Sociological Consulting (IPSC) and EuFoA, with international polling company TNS opinion providing extensive quality control and supervision. The fieldwork was conducted between 29 February and 5 March 2012.




    Published on Thursday 22 March 2012
  • Free trade with Europe: boosting competitiveness and growth

    The shortpaper sheds light on the specific nature of the Armenian economy, trade relations with the EU and which impact the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) can have. It states that the EU seeks a long-term economic partnership to promote trade, investments, market liberalisation and growth, intellectual property rights and European market standards, while reaffirming that such a long-term development can only be successful if it is embedded in a stable system based on democracy and the rule of law.

    Published on Tuesday 6 March 2012
  • Oil and democracy in the UK Azerbaijan relations – an opinion poll analysis

    The purpose of this paper is to analyse the UK-Azerbaijan relations in light of the findings of a recent opinion poll on the importance of values in British foreign policy, commissioned by the Brussels-based European Foundation for Democracy (EFD, www.europeandemocracy.org).

    Published on Thursday 8 September 2011
  • The EU’s assistance and development programmes in Armenia – an introduction with concrete examples

    This short-paper gives an overview of the EU's development projects in Armenia, with the aim of providing an introduction to understanding the EU's cooperation mechanism with its Eastern European neighbours.


    Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011
  • EuFoA's online poll: Which factors are most important for the integration of Armenia into Europe?

    From 7 April 2009 to 10 January 2011, European Friends of Armenia posed the following question on its website: In your opinion, which factors are most important for the integration of Armenia into Europe?

    The intention of this long-term online poll was to find out what visitors to our website think about this very broad subject. Given the long time span as well as the specific profile of visitors frequenting our website, we are aware that the poll is not representative. Rather, it gives an insight into the factors people already interested in this field consider most important for Armenian integration into Europe.

     

    Published on Wednesday 19 January 2011
  • Comparative Opinion Polls in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh on Socio-Political Issues and Foreign Relations - Nagorno-Karabakh results

    The Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) poll of the first ever internationally conducted Comparative Opinion Polls in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh on Socio-Political Issues and Foreign Relations. Like in Armenia, the poll contains questions about NK's internal situation, Turkey, the NK conflict, the EU, the OSCE and other international players relevant for Armenia. Please click here to download the Executive Summary (pdf document).


    Published on Thursday 25 November 2010
  • Comparative Opinion Polls in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh on Socio-Political Issues and Foreign Relations - Armenia results

    The Armenia poll of the first ever internationally conducted Comparative Opinion Polls in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh on Socio-Political Issues and Foreign Relations. The poll in Armenia contains questions about Armenia's internal situation, Turkey, Nagorno-Karabakh, the EU, the OSCE and other international players relevant for Armenia. Please click here to download the Executive Summary (pdf document).


    Published on Tuesday 23 November 2010
  • A closer look at the EU-Armenia Association Agreement negotiations

    EuFoA's policy paper on Association Agreement negotiations between Armenia and the EU. This paper is, amongst others, the result of a round table on the Association Agreement negotiations, organised by EuFoA in July with Mr Gunnar Wiegand, Director for Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia at DG Relex in the European Commission, who is chief negotiator for the talks from the European side. Please click here to read more about the event.

    Published on Tuesday 19 October 2010
  • Europe's options in Nagorno-Karabakh. An analysis of views of the European Parliament

    A short paper by EuFoA which combines the result of a poll among 100 MEPs carried out by the British company ComRes in the European Parliament in August 2010 with wider political and policy developments to provide an insight into the views of legislators.
    Published on Thursday 16 September 2010
  • Annex to shortpaper: ComRes EuroPoll survey among MEPS about Nagorno-Karabakh

    A survey conducted by the ComRes EuroPoll panel among 100 MEPs between 19th July and 4th August 2010 regarding the potential EU role in avoiding the outbreak of war in Nagorno-Karabakh (N-K).
    Published on Wednesday 15 September 2010
  • Armenia-Turkey rapprochement: historic turning point or missed opportunity?

    This paper analyses the current stage of the Armenia-Turkey rapprochement and reflects exclusive inputs from high-ranking officials very closely involved in the process on both sides. It also provides policy recommendations for the EU's short-term action. Click here to find out more.

    Published on Wednesday 9 December 2009
  • EU and NATO – how to secure stability for Armenia and the South Caucasus

    A policy paper presented during EuFoA and NATO joint conference organised in Yerevan during the NATO week. Click here to find out more about the conference.

     

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    Published on Tuesday 20 October 2009
  • An EU in change: What effects on relations with Armenia?

    A policy paper explaining the role the EU institutions have in shaping EU-Armenia relations.

     

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    Published on Tuesday 28 July 2009
  • The depreciation of the Armenian Dram

    A short paper explaining the sudden depreciation of the Dram occurred on the 3rd April, as well as its foreseen consequences.

     

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    Published on Thursday 5 March 2009