About: frozen conflicts

Europe's East 21-02-2017

EU and Russia at loggerheads over Ukraine separatist passports

Russia said yesterday (20 February) that President Vladimir Putin's decision to recognise passports issued by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine complied with international law, after the move drew criticism from France, Germany and the European Union.

Armenia 21-11-2016

For Russia, some conflicts are colder than ever

The breakaway strategy should be understood as part of Russia's broader efforts to keep its sphere of influence in the former Soviet periphery intact so as to buffer against foreign rivals, writes Eugene Chausovsky.

Armenia 15-11-2016

Russia and Armenia to establish joint military force

President Vladimir Putin has approved a government proposal to create a joint Russian and Armenian military group, the media in Russia and Armenia reported, quoting from the presidential decree.

Global Europe 19-10-2016

Compromising in the Caucasus

A change in the status quo of the frozen Nagorno-Karabakh conflict would affect all regional players, writes Antonia Colibasanu.

Armenia 07-10-2016

Azerbaijan invites Brussels to help fix Nagorno-Karabakh

On a visit to Brussels, representatives of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is occupied by Armenia, have invited Belgian parliamentarians to help arrange and host the first gathering of the two communities for the last 25 years.

Armenia 03-10-2016

Pope urges ‘stable peace’ on visit to Azerbaijan

Pope Francis yesterday (2 October) called for a "stable peace" as he visited mainly Muslim Azerbaijan, several months after pushing for an end to a festering territorial feud while in arch-foe Armenia.

Armenia 30-09-2016

Azerbaijan poses as bastion against Islamophobia in Europe

The political aftermath of the refugee crisis in Europe, and the rise of far-right populism, is cause for growing concern in Azerbaijan, a country that sees itself as a bridge between the West and the Islamic world. EURACTIV reports from Baku.

Armenia 04-08-2016

War or peace: Armenia’s dead end

The escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict earlier this year has left Armenia with no option. The only way to resolve the conflict is to end the occupation and come to the negotiating table, argues Kamal Makili-Aliyev.

Global Europe 14-07-2016

Talking around the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Unless diplomacy produces tangible results, an escalation similar or more serious than the four-day war in April cannot be ruled out, writes Stratfor.

Europe's East 29-06-2016

Moldova’s foreign minister: We have been dubbed a ‘last chance government’

The new government has a clear road map of what it has to do, developed together with its EU partners, Andrei Galbur, Deputy Prime-Minister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.

Armenia 21-06-2016

Putin hosts trilateral summit over Nagorno-Karabakh

The leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia yesterday (20 June) agreed at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to bolster the number of monitors in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh in a bid to shore up a shaky ceasefire.

Global Europe 08-06-2016

Merkel rejects Turkish comments after Armenia genocide resolution

Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed as "incomprehensible" accusations levied by Turkey against German lawmakers of Turkish origin after Germany's parliament passed a resolution declaring the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a genocide.

Armenia 17-05-2016

Armenia’s recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh could trigger a war

Recent preparations by Armenia to recognise as independent the occupied Azerbaijani territory of Nagorno-Karabkh will stop the negotiation process and give free hand to Baku to take advantage of its military superiority, writes Najiba Mustafayeva.

Armenia 17-05-2016

Azerbaijan and Armenia embark on Nagorno-Karabakh peace process

Azerbaijan and Armenia took a step back from the brink of open war yesterday  (16 May) as their presidents agreed to respect a ceasefire in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Azerbaijan's Ilham Aliyev, François Hollande and Armenia's Serzh Sargsyan [French Presidency]
Armenia 13-05-2016

Armenia, Azerbaijan presidents to meet in Vienna over Nagorno-Karabakh

The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet on Monday (16 May) in Vienna to discuss the situation of Nagorno-Karabakh region after the worst clashes in decades, mediators said yesterday (12 May). The US and Russia first diplomats are expected to be present, but not the EU.

Armenia 10-05-2016

Former Armenian PM says his country has nuclear weapons

Hrant Bagratyan, a former prime minister of Armenia, has claimed that his country has nuclear weaponry. The statement raises concern, as Armenia is technically at war with Azerbaijan, over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenia 04-05-2016

Analyst: Germany has ideas for solving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

After the 4-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh at the beginning of April, we may see changes at the negotiating table, as Berlin has indicated it would like to take a stronger role, Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre (EPC), told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.

Armenia 27-04-2016

In Nagorno-Karabakh, politicking ramps up as fighting draws down

In the coming weeks, the level of diplomatic activity on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue will continue to be higher than usual, writes Stratfor.

Europe's East 19-04-2016

Analysts deplore lack of EU diplomacy in Nagorno-Karabakh

Pundits said on Monday (18 April) that the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh was potentially very dangerous, and complained of the EU's absence from efforts to defuse the tensions.

Armenia 18-04-2016

Nagorno-Karabakh: what is Russia up to?

Moscow’s successful diplomatic activity around Nagorno-Karabakh has revealed the weakness of the other intermediaries, writes Wojciech Górecki.

Armenia 11-04-2016

Armenia’s isolation laid bare

The latest phase of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is just another reminder of Armenia's unenviable geopolitical position, as significantly, its valuable alliance with Russia has not helped, writes Stratfor’s Eugene Chausovsky.

Armenia 11-04-2016

Pope will visit Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Pope Francis will visit Azerbaijan and Georgia in the autumn, the Vatican said on 9 April, one day after combatants in Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to cease fighting that has killed dozens in the past week.

Europe's East 08-04-2016

Russia styles itself lead mediator in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Russia staked out its claim yesterday (7 April) to be the lead player in brokering a settlement to the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, a role it hopes will enhance its clout in a region where it competes for influence with Washington.

Armenia 06-04-2016

The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan poses high risks to the EU

The status quo around Nagorno-Karabakh has been seriously challenged with the fighting taking place since Saturday. The EU can play an important role in changing the situation and assuring its security interests in the region, writes Licínia Simão.