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European approach to Armenian issues

The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) is a grassroots organization, representing the European citizens of Armenian origin. It is the main interlocutor promoting the Armenian issues in the European Union and international organizations, such as the Council of Europe and the OSCE.

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European approach to Armenian issues

The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) is a grassroots organization, representing the European citizens of Armenian origin. It is the main interlocutor promoting the Armenian issues in the European Union and international organizations, such as the Council of Europe and the OSCE.

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Brussels, 3 August 2022

Azerbaijan’s attack is an attempt to take control of Berdzor (Lachin) corridor and leave Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh in complete isolation

On August 3, at 09:00, Azerbaijani units grossly violated the ceasefire by using grenade launchers and UAVs in the direction of the positions of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army in Yeghtsahogh, 1.5-2 km away from the Berdzor (Lachin) corridor, which ...

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Brussels 20 July 2022

EAFJD meets Javier Morreno Sanchez MEP from the S&D Group and Leader of the Spanish delegation of socialists

Recently Vice President of Socialist International Mario Nalpatian, EAFJD President Kaspar Karampetian and EAFJD Executive Director Heghine Evinyan met with Javier Morreno Sanchez, MEP from the S&D Group and Leader of the Spanish delegation of socialists. During the meeting ...

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Brussels, 11 July 2022

EAFJD meets the President of the Belgian Socialist party (Parti Socialiste -PS ) Paul Magnette

On 11 July 2022, Vice President of Socialist International Mario Nalpatian, EAFJD President Kaspar Karampetian and EAFJD Executive Director Heghine Evinyan met the President of the Belgian Socialist party (Parti Socialiste (PS)) – Paul Magnette. The meeting focused primarily on ...

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Brussels, 27 June 2022

EAFJD meets the President of Mouvement Réformateur (MR)

EAFJD President Kaspar Karampetian and Executive Director Heghine Evinyan had a meeting with the President of Movement reformateur (MR) Georges-Louis Bouchez. The main subject of the meeting was the situation in the South Caucasus, notably ...

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Brussels, 16 June 2022

More than 90 European organizations address a letter to Charles Michel on his mediation concerning the Nagorno Karabakh conflict

On the initiative of the EAFJD, 91 organizations active in the EU Member states sent a letter to the President of the European Council Charles Michel, expressing profound discontent with his statement following the trilateral meeting with the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev dating to 23 May 2022. The organizations ...

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Brussels, 8 June 2022

“The European Parliament should have clearly criticised Turkey’s destructive role in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict,’’ – EAFJD

The European Parliament (EP) adopted its annual progress report on Turkey. As in the past 6 years, the EP calls on Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide, referring to its resolution adopted on 15 April 2015 on the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. Thus, the European Parliament ...

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Brussels, 25 May 2022

It is unacceptable for an EU leader to mediate for peace by sacrificing the fundamental rights and needs of the oppressed side

Mediating for peace is necessary and welcome. Nevertheless, it is essential to ensure that peace is negotiated based on justice and not by cornering the side that has been a victim of vicious aggression of the tandem of two authoritarian regimes, such as Azerbaijan and Turkey which ...

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ARTSAKH

Karabakh has always been an integral part of Armenia. The annexation of Karabakh to Azerbaijan was a result of arbitrary machinations by Stalin in the early 1920s and the people of Karabakh have never accepted that arrangement. During Soviet rule, at every opportunity, and most recently in 1988, the majority of the population of Karabakh had peacefully raised their quest for reunification with Armenia; Azerbaijan responded by violence not only in Karabakh, but all over Azerbaijan. In Karabakh, Armenians defended themselves and in 1991, declared the formation of the Mountainous Karabakh Republic. A just and lasting resolution of the Karabakh conflict should guarantee security and viability for Karabakh and Armenia.

The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy has always defended the right of the people of the Republic of Mountainous Karabakh (MKR) to determine their own destiny. 

ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Since its inception in 2002 the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (or EAFJD) has been advocating for the condemnation and recognition of the Armenian Genocide by various European states and institutions. Through its continuous active advocacy of more than a decade the Federation prepared a fertile soil and significantly contributed to the adoption of the resolution on the centenary of the Genocide by the European Parliament (EP) on 15. April, 2015.

With this resolution the European Parliament officially recognizes and condemns the Armenian Genocide and “in the spirit of European solidarity and justice … pays tribute to the memory of 1,5 million innocent Armenian victims, who perished in the Ottoman Empire”. The European Parliament also calls on Turkey to come to terms with its past, fulfil its obligations to the protection of Armenian cultural heritage in the country and pave a way for a genuine reconciliation. In its annual report on human rights adopted in March 2015, the EP also encourages the EU Member states and institutions to contribute further to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide…

EU-Armenia Relations

As a grassroots organization, representing a significant part of the Armenian diaspora in Europe, the EAFJD is engaged in a continuous dialogue with the EU decision-makers, in particular with the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The organization frequently holds informative meetings with European parliamentarians in order to sensitize them on the concerns of its supporters and chapters across Europe, the current developments in Armenia as well as in the region of the South Caucasus in general…

Armenian Communities

The European Armenian Federation (EAFJD) is an umbrella organization that regulates activities of 13 member organizations across Europe; Sweden, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Austria, and the United Kingdom. The member organizations, also called committees of the defense of Armenian cause (ANCs) are groups of specialists, experts, and active citizens of their countries that advocate for the issues of Armenian community.

The ANCs are grassroot non-governmental community based organizations that represents the citizens of Europe of Armenian origin and are working on the issues of concern of the Armenian communities in their respective countries…

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