ARF Europe Decides to Step up Lobbying Prior to EC Meeting

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) representatives from throughout Europe gathered in Brussels on October 17 for their regional convention–which focused on critical political developmen’s in the region.

Convention representatives from Austria–Belgium–Bulgaria–Cyprus–France–Greece–Germany–Netherlands–Sweden–Italy–and the United Kingdom primarily addressed the role of Europe’s Armenian community in influencing regional politics with Turkey aspiring to join the European Union.

The ARF has been actively working to ensure that Turkey accession into the EU be contingent on its fulfillment of a number of conditions.

The convention decided to step up lobbying efforts before the December 17 meeting of the European Council–which will finalize the date for Turkey’s EU accession talks.

The delegates also pointed to the need for collaboration throughout Europe on October 17 to oppose Turkey EU bid.

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