Monday 5 October 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 (CEST)
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For more than a quarter-century, an international peace initiative has tried and failed to bring a resolution to the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh after the cease-fire in the region in 1994. The Armenian “Velvet revolution” in 2018 led into new leadership and raised hopes that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could move towards resolution. Those aspirations have been, however, diminished. Recently, violence flared up again. As the fighting turned deadly, Armenia declared martial law and general mobilization. Azerbaijan announced a state of war in some regions. EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell has called: “for an immediate cessation of hostilities, de-escalation and for strict observance of the cease-fire” as well as emphasized that the negotiations of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs are needed urgently. What will be the next steps? What can the EU do to settle the conflict?
- Alexandra Kirby – Senior Programme Manager, European Endowment for Democracy, Brussels
- Alina Inayeh – Director, Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, GMF, Bucharest
- Ambassador Rudolf Michalka – Special Representative of the OSCE, Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus, OSCE
- Ambassador Toivo Klaar – European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia
- Ján Cingel – Founder and CEO, Strategic Analysis, Bratislava
Led by: Alexandra Martin – Head of Brussels Office, GLOBSEC