BRUSSELS, Belgium (RFE/RL) — The European Union (EU) will officially open on June 19 negotiations with Armenia on a far- reaching free-trade agreement that should significantly deepen Armenia’s integration with the 27-nation bloc, it was announced on Wednesday.
GENEVA (PanArmenian.Net) — On the 22nd anniversary of the pogroms of Armenians in Sumgait, the Switzerland-Armenia Association issued a statement reminding the public about the ongoing anti-Armenian policies of Baku and the Azerbaijani government, which resulted in 1988 in the mass murder and deportation of the Armenian population in Azerbaijan.
LIDICE, Czech Republic (PanArmenian.Net) — Armenia’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ashot Hovakimian visited the Czech village of Lidice, where the Azerbaijani Embassy jointly with the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Azer-Czech union are planning “to commemorate the Khojali events.”
By Anush Melkonian LONDON — David Miller, former British ambassador to Armenia, was one of the speakers at the London School of Economics screening on March 5 of “The Blue Book,” a British documentary about the ongoing Turkish denial of the Armenian Genocide. The film and discussion drew an audience of over 100 students and [...]
By Emil Danielyan YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — President Serge Sargisian asserted Armenia’s European vocation on Wednesday at a meeting with the visiting head of an alliance of Europe’s leading conservative parties. Sargisian and Wilfried Martens, a former Belgian prime minister leading the European People’s Party (EPP), met in Yerevan to discuss the country’s growing links with [...]
Mirror-Spectator Now Offers E-Subscriptions WATERTOWN, Mass. — Starting March 15, the Armenian Mirror-Spectator newspaper will be available to be e-mailed every Thursday, in color PDF format. The annual rate for the e-subscription is $50. To subscribe, please fill out the ad in this issue, as well as a check for $50, to the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, [...]
WASHINGTON — In commemoration of the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (DCA) reaffirmed her commitment to this critical human rights issue. “It is long past time for the president and Congress to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide,” Pelosi told the crowd gathered at an observance event on Capitol Hill. “If [...]
BURGAS, Bulgaria (The Independent) — On February 28, the Town Council of Burgas, 390 kilometers east of Sofia, adopted with an overwhelming majority of the votes, 43 against 2, recognition of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Moreover, the city will commemorate each April 24 to the memory of the Genocide’s victims and request that the [...]