Category: Europe

Four French-Armenians Elected to Parliament

Four French-Armenians Elected to Parliament

PARIS (armenews) — The second round of the legislative election on June 18, which elected the deputies of the National Assembly (Parliament) for 5 year terms, ended with a clear victory of President Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche party, which garnered more than 49 percent of the votes. Four Armenians were elected to the parliament. They […]

Erdogan’s Referendum and Germany’s Dilemma

Erdogan’s Referendum and Germany’s Dilemma

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator FRANKFURT, Germany — Turkish citizens who went to the polls on April 16 were saying “yes” or “no” not only to a new constitution but to the future of relations with Europe. This was the interpretation offered at a public debate organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, a […]

Mkhitaryan Wins Goal of the Season Award

Mkhitaryan Wins Goal of the Season Award

MANCHESTER, UK (Public Radio of Armenia) — Henrikh Mkhitaryan has won Manchester United’s Goal of the Season Award on May 118. The stunning effort against Sunderland secured a landslide win for the Armenian, whose remarkable scorpion kick picked up 57 per cent of the votes. On receiving the award, Mkhitaryan said of his goal: “To be honest, […]

Turkey Blocks NATO Partnerships in Row with Austria

Turkey Blocks NATO Partnerships in Row with Austria

BERLIN (Telegraph) — Turkey is blocking NATO cooperation with more than 40 partner countries in a diplomatic row with Austria, it has emerged. Austria has been prevented from taking part in exercises or future operations with the alliance despite the fact it has more than 400 troops serving alongside NATO forces in Kosovo. Other partner […]

Armenia’s Heart: Poems … and Nothing More

Armenia’s Heart: Poems … and Nothing More

Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator GYUMRI — Anyone who knows anything about Armenians is aware of the special role their language plays in their history and culture, and nowhere is this more obvious than in their rich poetical tradition. In Germany, this tradition is not unknown; in the 1970s and 1980s, through cooperation between […]

Swiss-Armenian Lobbied for Billions Owed to Holocaust Survivors

Swiss-Armenian Lobbied for Billions Owed to Holocaust Survivors

By Sadie Cruz PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Press-Republican) — Millions of dormant accounts owned by Jewish people during the Holocaust still rested in Swiss banks in the late 1990s. That’s when a scandal broke, revealing that the monies were never returned, which led to a lawsuit that eventually issued $1.24 billion to Holocaust survivors and their heirs. […]

Turkey Bans German Parliamentarians from Visiting Incirlik

Turkey Bans German Parliamentarians from Visiting Incirlik

ISTANBUL (Public Radio of Armenia) — Turkey has prohibited several German members of parliament from visiting German soldiers stationed at Turkey’s Incirlik air base, people familiar with the matter told DPA on Monday, May 15. As a result, the German federal government is considering removing its soldiers from the base, according to information given to members of […]

Malta’s PM under Pressure from MEPs over Corruption Claims Tied to Azeri First Family

Malta’s PM under Pressure from MEPs over Corruption Claims Tied to Azeri First Family

VALLETTA, Malta (Guardian) — Malta’s embattled prime minister, Joseph Muscat, is facing a growing rebellion in Brussels, where Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are openly calling for his departure amid a growing corruption scandal involving his wife, a Panamanian shell company and alleged payments from the president of Azerbaijan’s daughter. The Mediterranean island state’s presidency […]