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Free, fair presidential election to facilitate Armenia-EU association agreement process

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Free and fair presidential election in Armenia next February may facilitate the process of signing an Armenia-EU association agreement, Willem van der Geest, Team Leader, EU Advisory Group to Armenia, told journalists on Tuesday.The EU appreciates the process of elections rather than election results. The process must be in full harmony with EU standards, Willem van der Geest said.Armenia is favorably responding to the proposed reforms, and the EU should be ready for developing relations with such states.After the March parliamentary elections, the monitoring group presented its proposals. It is most important that, if not the legislation-related proposals, the rest ones be translated into reality during the presidential election, the EU official said.As to the possibility of Armenia’s joining the EU, Willem van der Geest said that Armenia will have to determine its priorities in different areas.Any nation joining the EU has to lose its independence in certain respects. The EU is actually a customs union, which implies supervision at the EU level not at a country level, he said. 

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