Armenia

Global Europe 12-04-2022

Can Europe and Turkey crowd Russia out of the Caucasus?

If a peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh is signed in Brussels rather than in Moscow, it will be another Russian geopolitical defeat, writes Nikola Mikovic.
07-04-2022

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree Karabakh peace talks, will discuss border

Armenia and Azerbaijan on Wednesday (6 April) agreed to peace talks to address tensions over the long-disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, which borders both nations, the office of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said.
Global Europe 28-03-2022

Russia and Azerbaijan trade barbs over Nagorno-Karabakh

Russia and Azerbaijan on Sunday (27 March) traded barbs over the movement of Azeri forces in Nagorno-Karabakh where a simmering dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan flared into a six-week war in 2020.
Azerbaijan 07-02-2022

Azerbaijan releases eight Armenian prisoners in mediation effort with France and EU

Azerbaijan has released eight Armenian prisoners in an effort to facilitate new talks with France and the European Union on the border conflict between to two central Asian countries, said European Council President Charles Michel on Monday (7 February).
20-12-2021

Azerbaijan hands over 10 prisoners to Armenia in EU-mediated deal

Azerbaijan handed over 10 captured Armenian soldiers to Armenia on Sunday (19 December) for the second time this month following talks last week between both sides and European Council President Charles Michel, the two countries said.
Azerbaijan 16-11-2021

Charles Michel demands ‘full ceasefire’ after Armenia, Azerbaijan clash

European Council President Charles Michel urged the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan on Tuesday (16 November) to call a “full ceasefire” after new border clashes erupted between the old foes. Michel said he had spoken to President Ilham Aliyev of...
Azerbaijan 20-08-2021

France: a natural mediator of rapprochement between Armenia and Azerbaijan

It is France's duty to play the role of mediator between Armenia and Azerbaijan, argues Jérôme Lambert.
Eastern Europe 19-07-2021

Charles Michel heralds more EU involvement in the South Caucasus

European Council President Charles Michel will attend a regional summit in the Georgian Black Sea city of Batumi on Monday (19 July), after a weekend visit of Armenia and Azerbaijan, in what appears as an attempt to keep the region closer to the EU. EURACTIV reports from Batumi.
17-07-2021

EU chief backs international mediation to Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

The European Union supports international efforts to ease tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan following their war last year over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, chief Charles Michel said on Saturday (17 July).
Global Europe 05-07-2021

Azerbaijan frees 15 captured Armenian troops in exchange of minefield maps

Azerbaijan on Saturday (3 July) handed over to Yerevan 15 Armenian troops captured last year in the wake of an armed conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, officials said.
21-06-2021

Armenia PM wins majority in polls despite anger over war

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday (21 June) scored a decisive victory in snap parliamentary elections, bolstering his rule after months of discontent and protests following a military defeat to Azerbaijan.
17-06-2021

Armenia, on edge after war lost, holds vote to end crisis

Armenians vote Sunday (20 June) in snap parliamentary elections called by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to end a political crisis ignited by his country's humiliating military defeat to Azerbaijan last year.
Eastern Europe 14-06-2021

Georgian mediation obtains the release of 15 Armenian POWs by Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan on Saturday (12 June) released to Armenia 15 prisoners of war captured last year during hostilities over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, under a deal mediated by Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and saluted by the US and the EU.
04-05-2021

EU lawmakers urge pressure on Azerbaijan to free Armenian POWs

More than 120 members of European Parliament have urged the EU to increase pressure on Azerbaijan to release Armenian prisoners of war captured last year in fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Global Europe 04-05-2021

Russian military in Armenia reinforce areas near Azeri border

Russia's military occupied two new sites in the south of Armenia near the Azeri border as an "additional security guarantee" following last year's conflict, Russian news agencies reported, citing Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan.
26-02-2021

EU calls on Armenian army ‘to maintain neutrality’ in political matters

After Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan accused the military of an attempted coup on Thursday (25 February), a EU spokesman called on the armed forces to "maintain neutrality in political matters" in line with Armenia's Constitution.
25-02-2021

Thousands rally in Armenia after PM warns of coup attempt

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan warned of an attempted military coup against him on Thursday (25 February), and thousands took to the streets of the capital to support him after the army demanded he and his government resign.
Disinformation 24-02-2021

Twitter removes hundreds of accounts linked to Iran, Russia, Armenia

Twitter said on Tuesday (23 February) it had taken down 373 accounts which it said had ties to Russia, Armenia and Iran and had breached its platform manipulation policies.
Azerbaijan 15-01-2021

The Nakhchivan corridor will boost connectivity in the Caucasus

From the perspective of Eurasian connectivity, the Nakhchivan corridor could become part of both north-south and east-west transport corridors that get through the South Caucasus, writes Orkhan Baghirov.
Azerbaijan 12-01-2021

A Stability Pact for the South Caucasus

The obstacle for the auspicious idea dating back to 1999 for a Pact for Stability and Cooperation for the South Caucasus has been lifted, writes Vasif Huseynov.
Azerbaijan 21-12-2020

Opportunity for durable peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan should be seized

There are already signs for the potential transformation of the conflictual environment around Nagorno-Karabakh into one of cooperation and joint projects, writes Vasif Huseynov. Vasif Huseynov is a senior adviser at the Center of Analysis of International Relations of Azerbaijan....
Azerbaijan 18-12-2020

Azerbaijani ambassador floats Southern Caucasus project inspired by EU history

Following the Russia-negotiated peace in Nagorno-Karabakh in November, Azerbaijan signals it seeks EU-style reconciliation in the region based on economic projects, while a leading MEP replied democratic reforms should come first.
Azerbaijan 18-12-2020

What role for the EU in post-war Karabakh?

The EU prestige suffered immensely as a consequence of its absence from any attempt to manage the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, write Borut Grgic and Bernhard Knoll-Tudor.
Azerbaijan 14-12-2020

Armenia, Azerbaijan blame each other for deadly post-ceasefire clashes

Clashes in the Nagorno-Karabakh region have killed four Azeri servicemen in recent weeks, Azerbaijan’s defence ministry said on Sunday (13 December), in the first report of casualties since a Russian-brokered ceasefire accord.