Opinion: EU mediation between Armenia and Azerbaijan is needed now more than ever

The stalemate in the process of normalising relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan has created new risks. "There is widespread concern in the region that the sides might end up in a violent military escalation this year if they fail to sign a peace treaty and agree on a roadmap for the resolution of the remaining disputes concerning the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan and the re-opening of regional transportation links," writes Vasif Huseynov in this op-ed for commonspace.eu.

"Under these circumstances, there is a great need for the constructive intervention and active mediation of the EU, without which Baku and Yerevan are unlikely to be able to overcome the difficulties created by the Russian side", he argues.

Click here to read the full op-ed on commonspace.eu.