This week in Europe…

 Below we would like to draw your attention to the upcoming events in Europe that directly concern or present a particular interest for Armenia. Special attention is paid to international organizations and the scheduled meetings and events in the framework of their activities.

On 14 April session of the EU Foreign Affairs Council takes place in Luxembourg chaired by High Representative Catherine Ashton. Latest developments in Ukraine are in the agenda. The Council will take stock of the situation in Syria and its regional context, as well as the humanitarian aspects of the crisis and progress on the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons.

The question of Ukraine will also be discussed in the session of EU Defence Council on April 15 in Luxembourg. During lunch, ministers will discuss the impact of the Ukrainian crisis on the common security and defense policy, in the presence of NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

On April 16 the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Štefan FÜLE will meet Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Nils Muiznieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

On April 17 quadrilateral negotiatiations between the EU, US, Russia and Ukraine are expected to held in Geneva directed to the overcoming of Ukrainian crisis.

 By Anna Karapetyan