About: Nagorno-Karabakh

Europe's East 01-07-2022

Land mines: EU efforts needed across Eastern Partnership

The 2020 conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as the more recent war in Ukraine, has refocused attention on the need for enhanced EU de-mining assistance across Eastern Partnership countries, writes Samuel Doveri Vesterbye.
Europe's East 13-06-2022

The EU is stepping into Russia’s shoes in Nagorno-Karabakh

With Moscow looking increasingly unable to maintain the status quo in the Caucasus, Brussels is testing its diplomatic clout in an attempt to broker a peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan, writes Gabriel Gavin.

After Ukraine, ‘whole world’ is a customer for Turkish drone, maker says

Ukraine's destruction of Russian artillery systems and armoured vehicles with Turkish Bayraktar TB2 aerial drones has made "the whole world" a customer, according to its designer.
Azerbaijan 23-05-2022

Armenia, Azerbaijan leaders discuss ‘peace treaty’ over Nagorno-Karabakh

The leaders of arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed in a Brussels meeting Sunday (22 May) to "advance discussions" on a peace treaty over a troubled region that saw a war break out in 2020, the European Council's president said.
Global Europe 13-05-2022

Lavrov says EU becoming ‘aggressive, militant, NATO appendage’

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday (13 May) said he doubted the motives of Ukraine's intention of joining the European Union, while accusing Brussels of ambitions beyond the European continent.
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.
Armenia 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).
Armenia 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.
Europe's East 15-12-2021

EU tries to salvage Eastern Partnership ties under Russian threat

EU leaders will try to rescue their outreach to five former Soviet republics of eastern Europe on Wednesday (15 December), all of them would-be partners undermined by Russian meddling and regional strife.
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...
Eastern Europe 16-11-2021

EU meets troubled Eastern Partners in run up to leaders’ summit

Despite proclamations of “strong commitment” to Eastern partners, the EU’s reluctance to fast-track integration for its most ambitious next-door neighbours is causing increasing frustration as top diplomats met in Brussels on Monday (15 November) to chart the policy’s future. EU...
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.
Armenia 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.
Global Europe 25-06-2021

EU presses Turkey to maintain calm hoping for better ties

EU leaders on Thursday (24 June) pressed Turkey to keep de-escalating tensions with the bloc as they eyed improving ties with Ankara after a spike in tensions last year over the eastern Mediterranean.
Armenia 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.
Armenia 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.
Armenia 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.
Global Europe 06-04-2021

EU chiefs in rare Turkey visit to revamp relations

The European Union's top two officials will pay a rare visit on Tuesday (6 April) to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan aimed at testing his avowed commitment to improve uneasy ties.