A French-Armenian activist highly critical of President Serzh Sarkisian’s government was barred from entering Armenia and deported back to France on Friday more than 12 hours after arriving at Yerevan airport.
Azerbaijan nearly vetoed on Friday a joint declaration adopted at the European Union’s latest summit with six ex-Soviet states because of the wording of its references to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
President Serzh Sarkisian thanked Germany’s leaders for recognizing the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey when he met with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of a European Union summit in Riga late on Thursday.
President Serzh Sarkisian has reaffirmed Armenia’s commitment to deepening ties with the European Union in a way that would not run counter to its recent accession to a Russian-led alliance of ex-Soviet states.
“Chorrord Ishkhanutyun” believes that Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian did not mean the Armenian opposition when he said on Thursday that “some forces” want his government to fail. The paper says he almost certainly referred to his rivals within the ruling Republican Party or even the government itself.
Call for applications for the 2015-2016 Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship
Mårten Ehnberg, Swedish Charge d' Affairs in Yerevan, speaks exclusively to RFE/RL Armenian Service on EU-Armenia relations ahead of EU Eastern partnership Riga Summit.
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