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 Wednesday, September 13 2017 17:50
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Political scientist: There is no need to overestimate the importance  of the Armenia-EU framework agreement

Political scientist: There is no need to overestimate the importance  of the Armenia-EU framework agreement

ArmInfo.To date, there are no major obstacles to the signing of a framework agreement  between Armenia and the European Union. This was announced on September 13 in Yerevan by the director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan.  <The document is ready for signing, otherwise it would not have been initialed. The EU gave its consent, there are no obstacles from the Armenian side either. The possibility of  signing an agreement in Brussels in November is great, "the expert said.

The political scientist noted that the document from the domestic  political point of view is of great importance. "As for the foreign  policy significance, this document will regulate Armenia-EU  relations, the old agreement is very outdated. But you do not need to  overestimate the importance of this document, since after signing it  the world will not turn over. Three countries have already signed the  agreement - Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, and as you know, they did  not turn sharply into Switzerland. This will be a step towards the  development of our bilateral relations, "the expert said.

Iskandaryan is also convinced that Armenia's membership in the  Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC) creates obstacles to the signing of  this document. The political scientist recalled that the new  agreement was developed on the basis of the old (Association  Agreement-Ed.) And it took into account all the contradictions that  were in 2013, after Yerevan decided to join the EAEC.

Answering the question about the likelihood of Armenia's withdrawal  from the EAE, initiated by the parliamentary faction of the Yelk, the  political scientist noted that it is obvious to all that Armenia will  not leave the …Ђќ‘. <And understand the meaning of this <media  bubble>. Minority parties that got into parliament as a result of a  number of circumstances and possessing a small electoral resource  should get access to voters. And this is one of such access tools -  voicing questions that cause a violent reaction in society and  thereby attract the attention of the voter, "Iskandaryan concluded.





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