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 "As for the foreign policy significance, this document will regulate Armenia-EU relations, the old agreement is very outdated.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.
ArmInfo.Director of the Institute of the Caucasus Alexander Iskandaryan does not rule out the start of the second round of talks on visa liberalization between Armenia and the European Union after the Eastern Partnership Summit in November.
ArmInfo. European Union is ready to sign an agreement on an expanded and comprehensive partnership with Armenia in November this year at the Eastern Partnership summit, and today there are no circumstances that can prevent it. On September 12, in Yerevan in an interview with journalists, German Ambassador to Armenia Matthias Kiesler stated.
ArmInfo. After Armenia signs a framework agreement with the European Union, and for all preconditions, it will become the only state that, as a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, has signed an agreement on cooperation with the EU. French Ambassador to Yerevan Jean-Francois Charpentier told journalists in Yerevan on September 12, referring to the statement of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan regarding the fact that the European Union announced in 2013 that it is impossible to continue the interaction after Yerevan announced its intention to join the EEU. The diplomat urged not to look back and look towards the future. "Naturally, one can not be simultaneously in two completely different integration projects. However, this does not mean that an independent and sovereign state can not make its own independent choice of the way of its development. But I want to emphasize one thing, on the day when the Armenia-EU framework agreement is signed, and I believe that there are all prerequisites for this, the RA will become the only state that, being a member of the EEA, signed an agreement on cooperation with the EU. And the new Armenia-EU agreement is ambitious enough and opens wide opportunities for Yerevan, "the diplomat said.
ArmInfo. The EU does not see any signals from the Armenian side, indicating a possible abandonment of the commitments undertaken earlier by Yerevan to sign the new framework agreement Armenia-EU. Commenting on the possibility of Yerevan's refusal to sign the agreement under Moscow's pressure, the head of the EU delegation in Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski, told journalists in Yerevan on September 11.
ArmInfo. "The signing of the new agreement between Armenia and the European Union will be a new stage of bilateral cooperation," the head of EU delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski, stated at a meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan on September 8.
ArmInfo. The European Union is preparing to sign an agreement with Armenia on an expanded and comprehensive partnership. This was announced by the Head of the EU Delegation in Armenia Piotr Switalski on September 6 in Yerevan on the margins of the presentation of the Erasmus + program.
ArmInfo.Armenia will sign an agreement in the fall of this year on an expanded and comprehensive partnership with the European Union. Answering the question of the participants of the all-Armenian youth gathering "Baze" in Tsaghkadzor, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan stated.
ArmInfo.Armenia and the European Union, most likely, in November this year at the Brussels summit of the Eastern Partnership will sign an agreement on an expanded and comprehensive partnership. This was announced on August 28 at the press conference in Yerevan by the director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan.
ArmInfo.EU delegation head in Armenia Piotr Switalski does not see obstacles in signing agreement on integral and extended partnership between Armenia and EU.
ArmInfo. Political expert Aghasi Yenoqyan is sure that Armenia- EU new agreement will never contradict Yerevan Russian-oriented policy
ArmInfo. Ambassador of France to Armenia Jean-Francois Charpentier found it difficult to name the terms of the beginning of the dialogue about liberalization of the visa regime between Armenia and European Union.
ArmInfo. I am sure that the agreement on deep and extended partnership between Armenia and EU will be signed in November summit of Eastern Partnership in Brussels, Jean-Francois Charpentier, France Ambassador to Armenia stated during the press conference on June 1.
ArmInfo.Despite the membership in the EEU, the way to Europe for Armenia is still uncontested and irreversible, Edmond Marukyan, a member of the Yelq parliamentary fraction, said at the conference "Armenia-EU Relations and Their Prospects" in Yerevan.