The EU Special Representative for South Caucasus, Peter Semneby, exclusively informed Trend that the European Union protests against the referendum held in Nagorno-Karabakh because the majority of population, Azerbaijani population of Nagorno-Karabakh, did not participate in the referendum.
Commenting his statement in Armenia regarding not considering the position of the international community towards referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh as a negative reaction in relation with the democratic processes in occupied territories, Semneby said that he referred to them as democratic processes in narrow mean. I stated in Yerevan that this democratic process has serious shortfalls, especially discussions on the referendum. There are broad shortfalls here because the Azerbaijan population did not participate in this process. It is also one of the bases of our objection against referendum, Semneby said.