Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Armenia

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Series Details L 23, Pages 4-446
Publication Date 26/01/2018
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Summary:

Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) signed between the European Union (EU) and Armenia. It formally entered into force on 1 March 2021.

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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.

Source Link http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.023.01.0004.01.ENG
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Commentary and Analysis
Wikipedia: Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia-EU_Comprehensive_and_Enhanced_Partnership_Agreement
EUObserver: Opinion, 24/11/2017: What Armenia's new agreement with the EU means https://euobserver.com/opinion/140017
OSW: Analyses, 29/11/2017: Armenia’s agreement with the EU – Yerevan pretends to conduct a multivectoral policy https://www.osw.waw.pl/en/publikacje/analyses/2017-11-29/armenias-agreement-eu-yerevan-pretends-to-conduct-a-multivectoral

News
RFE/RL, 01/03/2021: EU-Armenia Partnership Pact Enters Into Force https://www.rferl.org/a/eu-armenia-cepa-agreement/31126869.html

Official
General Secretariat of the Council: EU relations with Armenia https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/eastern-partnership/armenia/
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for EU/Euratom/Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (2017/0238(NLE)) https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2017/0238(NLE)
EUR-LEX: JOIN(2017)36: Joint Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing and provisional application of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=JOIN:2017:036:FIN
EUR-LEX: JOIN(2017)37: Joint Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=JOIN:2017:037:FIN
EUR-LEX: COM(2017)549: Recommendation for a Council Decision approving the conclusion of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Armenia http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2017:549:FIN
EUR-LEC: Official Journal, L 23, 26/01/2018: Council Decision (EU) 2018/104 on the signing and provisional application of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.023.01.0001.01.ENG
European Parliament: Press Release, 04/07/2018: MEPs back EU partnership agreement with Armenia http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20180629IPR06913/
EUR-LEX: Official Journal, L 61, 22/02/2021: Council Decision (EU) 2021/270 on the conclusion of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia, http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2021/270/oj
European Commission: Press Release, 01/03/2021: The EU and Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement enters into force https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_782
Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: MFA Statement on entry into force of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (1 March 2021) https://www.gov.pl/web/diplomacy/mfa-statement-on-entry-into-force-of-the-eu-armenia-comprehensive-and-enhanced-partnership-agreement

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