Armenia and the European Union signed a Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels on November 24.
After the signing, various opinions were voiced about the implementation of the provisions of the agreement and the opportunities provided by that agreement. Experts and civil society representatives are of the opinion that this document is not the final result but the beginning of a new process that enables Armenia to implement radical reforms in different areas.
During the discussion entitled “Issues and Possible Outcomes in the Implementation of EU-Armenia Agreement Provisions” at Media Center on November 28, Stepan Grigoryan, Chairman of the Board of Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation, positively assesses the fact of signing the document but notes that if there is no consistency with the implementation of the provisions of the agreement, it will hardly be an effective document.
“After the ratification of the agreement we have to implement it. I think it will not be easy, but we have to go this way, not to sit down and see what the authorities will do. The society is a full member of that agreement. In some cases, civil society can also influence decisions.”