Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/162 on a European Union mission in Armenia (EUMA)

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Series Details L 22, Pages 29-35
Publication Date 24/01/2023
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Summary:

Decision (CFSP) 2023/162 - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 23 January 2023 - concerning a civilian European Union Mission in Armenia (EUMA) in the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

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This Decision establishes a civilian European Union Mission in Armenia (EUMA) in the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The objective of the Mission is to contribute to stability in the border areas of Armenia, building confidence on the ground, and ensuring an environment conducive to normalisation efforts between Armenia and Azerbaijan supported by the European Union (EU).

The Armenian Foreign Minister invited the EU to establish an CSDP mission on 27 December 2022. The Crisis Management Concept for such a mission was approved by the Council of the European Union on 19 January 2023. The Decision was adopted by the Council on 23 January 2023 and published in the Official Journal on the following day.

Source Link http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2023/162/oj
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Interfax, 09/01/2023: EU experts arrive in Armenia https://interfax.com/newsroom/top-stories/86721/
Politico, 18/01/2023: EU moves onto Putin’s turf with new Armenia monitoring mission https://www.politico.eu/article/eropean-union-putins-turf-new-armenia-monitoring-mission/
Reuters, 18/01/2023: Russia's Lavrov says Moscow ready to send mission to Armenia-Azerbaijan border https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-lavrov-says-moscow-ready-send-mission-armenia-azerbaijan-border-2023-01-18/
Associated Press (AP News), 23/01/2023: EU greenlights Armenia mission to ease border tensions https://apnews.com/article/politics-european-union-azerbaijan-europe-armenia-3f3d9e19dbfe37c8a6aab799b2a3fb59
Armenpress, 23/01/2023: France will be happy to participate in the European mission in Armenia. Minister of Foreign Affairs https://www.armenpress.am/eng/news/1102382/
EurActiv, 24/01/2023: EU launches expanded Armenia border mission, US presses for progress on Karabakh https://www.euractiv.com/section/azerbaijan/news/eu-launches-expanded-armenia-border-mission-us-presses-for-progress-on-karabakh/

Official
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 23/01/2023: Armenia: EU establishes a civilian mission to contribute to stability in border areas https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2023/01/23/armenia-eu-sets-up-a-civilian-mission-to-ensure-security-in-conflict-affected-and-border-areas/

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