Category: EU

Turkish Referendum: The Price of Winning

Turkish Referendum: The Price of Winning

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — The “Yes” vote in the Turkish referendum may turn out to be a Pyrrhic victory for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Not only was the reported margin in favor of the constitutional changes far slimmer than Erdogan’s AKP party and pre-election polls had expected, with only 51.4 […]

Turkey vs. Europe: Any Lessons?

Turkey vs. Europe: Any Lessons?

By Raffi Bedrosyan Last week, for the first time in the history of the Turkish Republic, one of its ministers was declared persona non grata — an undesirable alien — and deported from Netherlands, a state which is a NATO ally of Turkey. Again, for the first time, the Turkish foreign minister was told not to […]

Turks ‘Detached from Reality’ Says EU’s Donald Tusk

Turks ‘Detached from Reality’ Says EU’s Donald Tusk

BRUSSELS (BBC) — Turkey is “completely detached from reality” in calling the Dutch fascists, European Council President Donald Tusk has said, the BBC reports. His remarks come amid a row between Turkey and European nations over campaigning for a Turkish referendum. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Dutch government of being “Nazi remnants”. He was infuriated […]

EU, Armenia Seek Closer Ties

EU, Armenia Seek Closer Ties

YEREVAN — On March 21, at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Yerevan, representatives of Armenia and the European Union signed an agreement for closer ties. Representing the Republic of Armenia were Garen Nazarian, Deputy Foreign Minister and Trade lead negotiator Garegin Melkonian, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments […]

Azerbaijan Blocks OSCE Truce Monitors in Karabakh

Azerbaijan Blocks OSCE Truce Monitors in Karabakh

BAKU (RFE/RL) — Azerbaijan has made clear that it will not allow the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to deploy monitors on the Armenian-Azerbaijani frontlines around Nagorno-Karabakh. “In the absence of withdrawal of the Armenian troops from the occupied territories, such a deployment would lead only to further consolidation of the status […]

Poland Welcomes Promising Armenian Vocalist

Poland Welcomes Promising Armenian Vocalist

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator WARSAW — “Incredible Lusine Arakelyan gave a great New Year’s concert at the Warsaw concert hall in front of 1,200 guests. Her beautiful voice and great musical experience are unforgettable. The audience gave her several standing ovations. The orchestra conductor also praised her voice and performance.” This is […]

Music for the Republican Army

Music for the Republican Army

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator FRANKFURT, Germany — If last year Armenians celebrated the silver anniversary of independence, the year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Army of the Republic of Armenia. And to kick off a series of cultural celebrations, two Armenian associations in Germany organized a concert […]

Armenian Sunday School Opens in Madrid

Armenian Sunday School Opens in Madrid

MADRID, Spain (Panorama.am) — The Mesrop Mashtots Armenian Sunday School opened its doors in Madrid, Hayern Aysor Armenian news website reported. According to the website, Armenian children living in Spain will have the opportunity to preserve the Armenian language and learn about Armenian culture and history. As the school’s teachers mentioned, the key goal is […]