Education Minister: For me, Europe is not the European Union only

Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan believes Europe does not mean European Union only.

The Minister commented on the remark by reporters who said Armenia’s educational projects are moving towards European standards whereas Armenia is joining Eurasian Union in several days.

“First I want to explain what is my perception of Europe. For me, Europe is not the European Union. I do not think that Russia and Armenia are not Europe. Saint Petersburg is one of the best cities of European civilization, Pushkin is a European writer. As to Eurasian Economic Union, I think that it should have an educational component, universal educational program that will not be opposed to the European one,” he told reporters.