|Author (Corporate)||European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L23, 26.01.18|
The Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Armenia and the European Union aims to strengthen the political and economic partnership between the two sides.
Relations between Armenia and the EU are rooted in the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) which entered into force in July 1999 for an initital ten-year period and later automatically renewed. In September 2015, the Council of the European Union adopted a Decision authorising the launch of negotiations for a new framework agreement. Talks started in December 2015 and the text of the Agreement was initialled in March 2017.
In September 2017, the European Commission and the EU's High Representative for Foreign Policy considered that the objectives set by the Council in its negotiating guidelines had been met and proposed that the draft Agreement should be submitted for signature. The Council of the European Union adopted a Decision on the signing and provisional application of the Agreement on 20 November. The European Parliament endorsed the CEPA on 4 July 2018.
The final agreement marks a deeper political dialogue between the EU and Armenia, broadening the scope of economic cooperation and providing new opportunities for closer ties in different sectors.
|Countries / Regions||Armenia, Europe|