Euronest parliamentary assembly in session in Yerevan

MEPs and MPs of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) states’ will meet for 4th Ordinary Session of Euronest Parliamentary Assembly in Yerevan, Armenia, 16-18 March. Energy policy, Russian aggression, relations with Belarus and a message for the next EaP summit in Riga are among the issues on the table. The session will be chaired by Euronest co-presidents Heidi Hautala and Boris Tarasyuk (Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine). The meetings will take place in the National Assembly of Armenia.


Monday, 16 March

9.30-11.30     The Eastern Partnership in a new context: session with civil society


– Meeting of Committee on Economic Integration, Legal Approximation, Convergence with EU Policies (Room N 334)

– Meeting of the Committee on Political Affairs, Human Rights and Democracy (Golden Hall)


– Meeting of the Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Culture and Civil Society (Golden Hall)

– Meeting of the Committee on Energy Security (Room N 334)


Tuesday, 17 March

10.00-12.00   Informal meetings of the “political families” in Armenian political parties’ headquarters

15.00-16.15   Formal opening of the 4th Ordinary Session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

– Address by Mr. Galust SAHAKYAN, Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly

– Address by H.E. Mr Serzh SARGSYAN, President of the Republic of Armenia

– Address by MEP Ryszard CZARNECKI, Vice-President of the European Parliament

– Address by Mr. Traian HRISTEA, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, on behalf of the EU

– Address by Mr. Borys TARASYUK, Co-President of the Euronest PA

– Address by Mrs. Heidi HAUTALA, Co-President of the Euronest PA

16.15-16.40   Family photo and “Euronest tree” planting ceremony

16.45-19.15   First working session

Presentations, debates and adoption of draft resolutions prepared by EURONEST committees

– on European Neighbourhood instrument

– on cooperation in road, rail and transport projects

– on energy cooperation

– on intercultural dialogue

– on the Russian aggression in Ukraine (prepared by the Euronest bureau)


Wednesday, 18 March

9.00-12.30     Second working session

– with the EU Commisioner for neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn: exchange on Eastern Partnership Riga summit

– debate on the EU financial assistance and progress of reforms in EaP countries

14.00-17.00     Third working session

– Presentation of a report and exchange on activities of the working group on Belarus

17.15- 17.45   Press conference by co-presidents of the Euronest parliamentary assembly MEP Heidi HAUTALA and Mr Borys TARASYUK (Room N334)