|Author (Corporate)||European Union, Government of Armenia|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 23, Pages 4-446|
|Content Type||Legislation, News, Overview, Policy-making|
Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) signed between the European Union (EU) and Armenia. It formally entered into force on 1 March 2021.
Bilateral relations are rooted in the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) which entered into force in July 1999 for an initial 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 Agreement was signed in November 2017 and substantial parts have been provisionally applied since 1 June 2018. It formally entered into force on 1 March 2021, following ratification by Armenia, all EU Member States and the European Parliament.
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.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Bilateral Relations, European Neighbourhood Policy [ENP]|
|Countries / Regions||Armenia|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|