Other documents - Armenia

PARTNERSHIP AND COOPERATION AGREEMENT between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part,
9 September 1999
“Art 1 A partnership is hereby established between the Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part. The objectives of this partnership are:
– to provide an appropriate framework for the political dialogue between the Parties allowing the development of political relations,
– to support the Republic of Armenia‘s efforts to consolidate its democracy and to develop its economy and to complete the transition into a market economy,
– to promote trade and investment and harmonious economic relations between the Parties and so to foster their sustainable economic development,
– to provide a basis for legislative, economic, social, financial, civil scientific, technological and cultural cooperation”

Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing of a Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic to the European Union
30 April 2004
On 8 December 2003, the Council authorised the Commission to open negotiations, on behalf of the Community and its Member States, with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan in order to conclude Protocols to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreements. The negotiations with the Republic of Armenia have subsequently been completed. The text of the negotiated protocol is attached.

Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION
16 December 2009
“Article 1. The Subcommittee shall discuss the implementation of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and the related EU-Armenia European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan in the following areas:
– border management;
– management of legal and illegal migration (including issues related to readmission, visa, security of travel documents, asylum)…”

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Accompanying the COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Taking stock of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2009 Progress Report Armenia,
12 May 2010
“The State Migration service commenced started work on a National action plan on migration and asylum in cooperation with civil society and, with EU support, on a draft strategy on the regulation of migration.The draft law on the regulation of labour migration, prepared in 2008, has not been adopted yet. In addition an electronic database for the monitoring of migration flows remains to be established. With support from the  OSCE and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Armenia is elaborating an action plan for the introduction of an electronic passport with biometric features and electronic ID Cards. Improvement of document security is considered by the authorities as a necessary step to benefit from visa facilitation with the EU.”

Opinion of the Committee of the Regions on ‘The implementation of the Eastern Partnership Initiative in Armenia and the development of cooperation between local and regional authorities in Armenia and the EU’ (2011/C 42/12),
10 February 2011
“20. thinks it is important that negotiations with Armenia on a visa facilitation and readmission agreement get underway soon. Cutting tariffs and simplifying visa rules make a real difference to people-to-people contacts and better relations in all areas.”