In 1902, the Danish teacher, Karen Jeppe, traveled to Armenia to help the displaced Armenians. It was in the run-up to the Armenian Genocide in 1915. At that time, the international community failed Armenia, Karen Melchior, Danish MEP, stated at the 'Situation in Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan’s attack and the continuing threats against Armenia' debate in the European Parliament.
"Over recent years, Azerbaijan has crossed what should be Europe's red lines in Nagorno-Karabakh, but we have seen no action from the EU. The latest attacks have so far displaced more than 100,000 people across the border into Armenia. What we are seeing is a displacement of the last Armenian minority in the area.
The geopolitical situation with Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine seems to have paralyzed the EU. It is tragicomic when von der Leyen and Borrell talk about the EU as a global player. We will need to be able to respond to more than one thing at a time. Otherwise, it will be all too easy to put the EU on the sidelines.
But at the same time, Armenia must also help us help them. We need Armenia to fully engage in close partnership with the EU. We can take the first step in this direction already today. The Secretary of State for European Affairs, Charles Michel, and Josep Borrell should invite Armenia's Prime Minister, Pashinyan, and President, Khachaturyan, to the meeting in Granada the day after tomorrow, where the heads of state of the EU are gathered. In this way, the EU stands together with Armenia in the desire for a peaceful future for the South Caucasus with respect for all minorities," Karen Melchior said.