Briefing 
 

Nagorno-Karabakh: MEPs set to condemn Azerbaijan’s latest unjustified attack 

On Tuesday, Parliament will debate the dire situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, following Azerbaijan’s recent military seizure of the mountainous South Caucasus enclave.

Azerbaijan’s latest offensive against Nagorno-Karabakh on 19 September saw Baku regain military control of the long-disputed region and has resulted in a mass exodus of ethnic Armenians from their homes. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has also warned of ethnic cleansing in the area, despite Azeri public reassurances that any ethnic Armenians choosing to stay in Nagorno-Karabakh will be treated as equal citizens of Azerbaijan.

The mountainous enclave, internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but governed by Armenian separatists for decades, has been the subject of a bloody military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Following the plenary debate with representatives of the Spanish Presidency of the Council and the European Commission, a resolution will be put to a vote on Thursday.

Debate: Tuesday 3 October

Vote: Thursday, 5 October

Procedure: Council and Commission statements, with a resolution