Different people perceive the way to Europe differently. Actually, the  approach "Let's become European so that we can live in prosperity" is  dominant among euro-advocates. Even when it is not voiced as such, it  is always tacitly implied. However, few of us have ever thought about  how this prosperity should "pour" on us at the end of the Euro-road...

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Democracy is not merely a declarative concept. Above all it means rule  of law, protection of human rights and a number of other priorities  which should ensure a prosperous and dignified community of people.  These are also the guiding principles underlying the activities of the  OSCE...

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The Armenian Government notes in its pension reforms policy document  that preserving the status quo in the pension system will not only  result in a crisis, but also hamper the social-economic development of  the country...

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By working out various development projects, signing different  international conventions, adopting new laws and norms we secure the  rules of the game called "public life." These are the rules that will  materialize the vision of the future which we choose as our goal of  development. It seems that now far fewer people dispute that Europe is  our final destination, and at least it is accepted as such in the  context of high-rank declarations...

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"And  what are the advantages of being a European? Why do we really want to  become European? I'd say it's simply a fixation." "I can never imagine  Armenians as Europeans. We're not Asians, either. We're of some  different kind." "We have become European without having the chance to  choose. We were not even asked whether we want to or not." "What is  Europe? The society should learn about Europe, otherwise it will be  perceived as a bundle of perversities." "Europe won't allow us to eat  our national KHASH , since it does not comply with European standards."...

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Call for Expert on Policy Communication and Instruments

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“Green light” for environmentally neutral business development from Lisbon to Vladivostok

On March 3, 2021, the first meeting of the GreenDeal Task Force created under the Initiative Lisbon-Vladivostok was held. In the videoconference format, more than twenty authoritative experts in the field of ecology and business from Austria, Armenia, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, France, as well as the representatives of the largest business industry associations supporting the Initiative Lisbon-Vladivostok, discussed common approaches to harmonizing the activities implemented by the EU and the EAEU on the path to sustainable development, including a radical reduction in greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere by 2050.

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