Non-standard position on Karabakh in EU-Armenia Agreement
The Council of the European Union has published the text of the Comprehensive and Extended Partnership Agreement with Armenia, AzVision.az reports citing the Armenian media.
EU's double standard policy
New agreement signed between Armenia and the European Union is similar with the Association Agreements signed between the EU and Moldova, Georgia. However, there is a big difference between the Association Agreements and the agreement signed with Armenia in political point of view. In the Association Agreements signed with Georgia and Moldova, states' territorial integrity is mentioned as the main principle for the settlement of the conflicts, but nothing is included regarding the self-determination of nations. When it comes to the agreement signed with Armenia, the document envisages the territorial integrity, as well as, the self-determination of nations.
In addition, the Association Agreement with Moldova and Georgia, as well as with Ukraine highlights that the sides are loyal to independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and border integrity. If Ukraine begins the war following preparation of the document of the Association Agreement, it is not secret that the EU will openly protect the territorial integrity of Ukraine. However, territorial integrity was not presented as a main condition in agreement with Armenia. In this regard, it can be said that the EU has developed a different point of view for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in comparison with the Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine conflicts."