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30.04.2019
Issues on Visa Liberalisation for Citizens of Armenia with EU Discussed
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On April 30, the RA NA Standing Committee on European Integration hosted Carel Hofstra, the Team Leader of Yerevan Office of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development and the Project Officer Andrey Apoyan.

The interlocutors discussed a number of issues on the terms and conditions of the launch of the visa liberalisation dialogue for the citizens of Armenia with the EU. The guests noted that Armenia recorded a significant progress in the investment of biometrical passports, the improvement of the border control and the modernisation of the northern border checkpoints of the country. Carel Hofstra also underlined that with the support of the European Union the modernisation process of Meghri border checkpoint would begin soon.

The Committee Chair Arman Yeghoyan has noted that Armenia is not only technically ready for the launch of the visa liberalisation dialogue with the European Union, but also politically, as after the political changes of the last year our country has registered unprecedented progress in protection of the fundamental rights of the human being and the citizen, freedom of speech, press and assemblies, which is one of the main demands of the visa liberalisation action plan. He has added that the number of the citizens of Armenia asking for asylum from the European Union countries has decreased in 2018 compared with 2017 for more than three times, and if this dynamics will be preserved then we can state that there is no political obstacle for the launch of the visa liberalisation dialogue.

The sides agreed with joint efforts on one hand to raise the public awareness about the nuances of the visa liberalisation process, and on the other hand present more thoroughly the EU countries the degree of readiness of Armenia to the process.


19.05.2022
Parliament Ends Work of Extraordinary Sitting
According to the addenda to the Law on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic (Psychoactive) Substances and the RA Criminal Code, criminal responsibility will also be designed in case of illegal circulation of the derivatives of narcotic drugs and psychotropic (psychoactive) substances, consumption, theft,...

19.05.2022
NA President of Armenia Receives Parliamentary Delegation of Italy
On May 19, the RA NA President Alen Simonyan received the Delegation led by Member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of Italy, the Head of the Section of Italy-Armenia Relations functioning within the framework of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Giulio Centemero. At the meeting the further ...

19.05.2022
RA Penitentiary New Code to Replenish Complete Package of Criminal Justice Chain Reforms
In 2021, the parliament adopted the Criminal and the Criminal Procedure Codes, which will enter into force from July 1, 2022. The third important draft is the RA Penitentiary Code, which will replenish the complete package of the criminal justice chain reforms. On May 19, the at the RA NA extraordin...

19.05.2022
Grounds for Initiating Proceedings on Confiscation of Property of Illegal Origin, Period of Examination and Possibilities of Confiscation of Property Reviewed
The Government proposes amendments to the Law on Confiscation of Property of Illegal Origin aimed at detecting the property of illegal origin and returning it to the field of legality. The issue was debated in the first reading at the regular sitting of the National Assembly convened on May 19 on th...

19.05.2022
Alen Simonyan Receives Delegation Led by Jiří Růžička
On May 19, the RA NA President Alen Simonyan received the delegation of the Standing Senate Commission on Media led by the First Vice President of the Senate of the Czech Republic Jiří Růžička.The RA NA President highlighted the fact that the Czech colleagues are concerned about the m...

19.05.2022
Extraordinary Sitting of National Assembly to Be Convened
Pursuant to Article 100 of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia and Article 41 of the constitutional law of the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, on the initiative of the Government, according to the NA President’s decision, the extraordinary sitting of the National Assembly will b...



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