About: Nagorno-Karabakh

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.
Global Europe 04-03-2021

Turkey has stopped insulting us but action still needed, France says

Turkey has stopped insulting France and the European Union, providing some reassurance, but ties will remain fragile until it takes concrete action, France's foreign minister said.
Armenia 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.
Armenia 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.
Global Europe 09-02-2021

Turkey’s unlikely westward turn 

Turkey's sudden desire to 'turn a new page' in its western relations comes as a surprise. But what is behind is an apparent change of heart which has to do with the country's deteriorating economy, writes Robert Ellis.
Global Europe 02-02-2021

Borrell justifies his ‘controversial’ visit to Moscow

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell admitted that his visit to Russia, scheduled for the end of the week, is seen with suspicion by some EU member states, but insisted that maintaining contacts with Moscow was the right strategy for the EU.
Global Europe 18-01-2021

Facing Biden, Erdogan extends olive branch to EU

Facing a potentially hostile US administration, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is trying to break his isolation by mending EU relations, torn by what the bloc views as his bellicose foreign policy.
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.
Global Europe 21-12-2020

How COVID changed geopolitics in 2020

Before winter holidays put an end to a very unusual year, EURACTIV takes a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the bigger picture of international relations.
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.
Global Europe 14-12-2020

Borrell dreams of ‘making multilateralism great again’

In a strategic article published on Monday, the EU chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, depicts the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on world affairs, warning of growing divergences between world players, backsliding in terms of global poverty and strengthening of the authoritarian regimes.
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.