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Robert Kocharyan and Levon Ter-Petrosyan in a Foreign Policy Accomplishments Competition

Gagik Tsarukyan to step down as chairman of Prosperous Armenia Party and to renounce his deputy mandate

British Film Festival 13th Love Edition to be held in provinces of Armenia

Ex-foreign minister Vartan Oskanian and others to announce their withdrawal from Prosperous Armenia Party at tomorrow's PAP congress

Head of Heritage Faction: EPP resolution on Armenian Genocide is the result of victory over party interests

Kiro Manoyan: EPP resolution on Armenian Genocide unprecedented by its contents

First president of Armenia to receive life pension

Levon Zurabyan: Armenian special services spend resources on spying on oppositionists rather than on collecting data about Azerbaijan

ArmInfo's Survey: Belarus and France will be represented at highest level at events timed to Armenian Genocide Centennial

Armenian Parliament amends Law on Turnover Tax in first reading

Edward Nalbandian: Armenia has submitted a Genocide Prevention Resolution to UN Human Rights Council

Russian Railways: Events in Ukraine have reduced flow of passengers using Russian Railways' services

Press: Naira Zohrabyan to head Prosperous Armenia Party

Russian Railways: Fluctuation of currency rate must not have any significant impact on railway tickets in CIS

The 15th meeting of CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission kicks off in Yerevan

Media outlets: Prosperous Armenia Party collapsing

Mass Media: President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan will submit draft constitutional reform in two weeks

World-Known Pianist Evgeny Kissin is to Perform in Yerevan

Beeline Smart - one of the Most Sold Phones in Armenia

Eurovision-2015: Mary-Jean O'Doherty Vasmatzian the Fifth Participant of "Genealogy"

Nairit Plant employees threaten to sit on hunger strike unless their salaries are paid

Armenian Culture Ministry elaborates a law "On Cinematography"

RF Prosecutor General: Valery Permyakov cannot be transferred to Armenia, as he is a citizen of Russia

Gagik Mkrtchyan: Our country not only can but also should develop industrial production

Access to ACBA-ONLINE system now possible through Token APP

Armenian soldier killed on Line of Contact

Beeline Opened a New Sales and Service Office in Sevan

Zhirayr Sefilyan does not want to comment on Levon Ter-Petrosyan's statements

Comrades-in-Arms of Albert Safaryan have been Detained Based on the Case of the Soldier's Suicide

Karine Danielyan: Oil and gas prospecting near Sevan will be devastating for the lake

Gallup: 43% of Armenia's citizens consider unemployment to be the most topical problem

GALLUP: Top three brightest oppositionists in Armenia: Zaruhi Postanjyan, Raffi Hovannisian and Nikol Pashinyan

Yerevan to host 15th meeting of CIS Council for Rail Transport (CRT) Passenger Commission

Assassination of Hrant Dink was a crime of forethought

NKR Defense Army repels another sabotage attack by Azerbaijan: two Armenian soldiers killed

NKR Defense Army servicemen neutralize three Azeri soldiers

Levon Ter-Petrosyan: ANC cancels all 15 rallies to be held till April 24

Bako Sahakya urges sooner investigation of incident near Berdzor

02/03 16:23 Karine Danielyan: Oil and gas prospecting near Sevan will be devastating for the lake

Oil and gas prospecting near Sevan will be devastating for the lake, Head of the Association for Sustainable Development Karine Danielyan told ArmInfo.

24/02/2015 18:24

Ecologists and Villagers are Discontent with the Akhtala Ore Mining Plant’s Plans on Building a New Tailing Dump

The inhabitants of Mets Airum rural community are demonstrating against the plans on building a new Akhtala ore mining plant tailing dump. Oleg Dulgaryan, a member of the community’s Council of Elders, reported about that during a press-conference on February 24. According to him, the new tailing dump is to be located next to Mets Airum and Chochkan rural communities and will occupy 40 hectares territory. Meanwhile, it is planned to transform the agricultural lands into industrial ones for the construction of the dump.

29/01/2015 12:35

Small HPPs constructed on rivers to get green passports

The small HPPs (SHHPs) constructed on the rivers in Armenia will get green passports, the press service of EcoLur NGO reports. The process has been launched in the frames of Support to SHPP-relating reforms through the dialogue of public and RA Nature Protection Ministry for Sustainable Use of River Ecosystems" project. This project is implemented by 'EcoLur' Informational NGO in partnership with Nature Protection Ministry - donors UNDP and GEF.

18/12/2014 15:55

Inga Zarafyan: Mining industry has leading positions in terms of environmental damage

Mining industry has leading positions in terms of environmental damage in Armenia, Inga Zarafyan, Head of EcoLur NGO, told ArmInfo.

10/12/2014 16:36

Karine Danielyan points at environmental problems of 2014

The condition of Lake Sevan and the depressing subsurface water table in Ararat Valley are the key environmental problems for Armenia, Karine Danielyan, Head of the Association For Sustainable Human Development, said at a press conference on Wednesday.

21/11/2014 17:35

Green activists again find violations at small hydro power plants (HPP) "Khachaghbyur-1" and "Khachaghbyur-2"

The Pan-Armenian Environmental Front has again revealed violations at the small hydro power plants (HPP) "Khachaghbyur-1" and "Khachaghbyur-2," the Organization says in a statement provided to ArmInfo. Activists who have visited Tavush region lately found out that the fish passes at both the HPPs were dry. In addition, the activists alarm that Megaenergy LLC that is exploiting "Khachaghbyur-2" HPP has again cut off the flow of the River of Paghjur.

19/11/2014 01:19

Green activists concerned over deforestation in Tavush marz

Pan-Armenian Environmental Front has expressed its concern over the condition of forests in Tavush marz, Armenia. The activists say in a statement that on November 13 Pan-Armenian Environmental Front and the Armenian Extreme Club visited the forests of Tavush. They revealed numerous felled trees and trucks without number plates. Most of the drivers lacked permits for felling. The activists think that the current situation is the result of the lack of proper control in the field of forest protection and management.

06/11/2014 15:26

Passions run high over uranium ore containing mines in Armenia

Development of uranium ore containing mines in Armenia is fraught with big environmental problems, Inga Zarafyan, Head of EcoLur NGO told ArmInfo. Inga Zarafyan says some legislative amendments in the country have enabled mining companies to gain extra profits even from the deposits that were regarded as unprofitable before. Now they began to develop the so-called ore occurrences.

06/11/2014 09:21

Environmentalists worried about plans to develop gold field in the territory of Arevik National Park

Environmentalists are worried about AT-Metals's plans to develop Meghrasar gold field in the territory of Arevik National Park. Head of Ecolur NGO Inga Zarafyan told ArmInfo that Arevik was created in 2009 and is home to 1,500 plants and 245 animals, including leopard, Armenian mouflon, Syrian brown bear and Persian wild goat.

27/10/2014 16:02

Closure and conservation of illegal artesian wells in Ararat Valley will help saving over 360 million cu m of water annually

Closure and conservation of the illegal artesian wells in the Ararat Valley will help saving over 360 million cu m of water annually, Deputy Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia Khachik Hakobyan told reporters, Monday.

23/10/2014 17:20

Expert: Deposits with radioactive elements in a scattered state are being developed in Armenia

Deposits with radioactive elements in a scattered state are being developed in Armenia, the head the "The Greens Union of Armenia", Hakop Sanasaryan, told Arminfo correspondent. He said that during the Soviet times the geological examination of radioactive elements, including uranium, was held. According to the geological maps, there are 4 zones at the territory of Armenia, which contain uranium and thorium. They are located in Syunik region and Shamlug of Lori region.

23/10/2014 12:25

Environmentalists to protest against shooting of wolves

A group of environmentalists will gather in front of the Government building in Yerevan on Wednesday to express their protest against the shooting of wolves. Head of the Birds Lovers Center Silva Adamyan has told journalists that there is a certain reason why wolves have begun to attack sheep: human activity has intervened in their biotopes and has left them with almost no prey.

14/10/2014 17:00

Karine Danielyan: Tailing dumps in Armenia meet no standards

The expert points out that the tailing dumps are not properly isolated from the environment, particularly, from the subsoil water. "Consequently, we face contamination with heavy metals, degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity. This also seriously affects human health. No wonder people suffer from infertility and oncological diseases in the settlements adjacent to the deposits", she says.

14/10/2014 16:56

Expert: Negative balance of Lake Sevan will lead to sharp worsening of the water quality

The negative balance of Lake Sevan will lead to sharp worsening of the water quality, the head of the Association "For stable development", Karine Danielyan, told Arminfo correspondent.

10/10/2014 18:51

Ecologist: Negative balance of Sevan may exceed 12 sm by the end of the current year

The negative balance of Lake Sevan may exceed 12 sm by the end of the current year, the head of "EcoLur" NGO, Inga Zarafyan, told Arminfo correspondent. In March 2014 Hydrometcenter predicted worsening of the water regime of rivers because of low rainfall in autumn 2013, especially in October-November, as well as low snowfall in winter.

29/09/2014 19:02

River of Hrazdan overruns its banks, as intensive water releases from Lake Sevan launched

The Emergency Situations Ministry of Armenia was alarmed late in the evening on Sunday that the River of Hrazdan overran its banks flooding the adjacent settlements. Rescuers arrived on the spot immediately. It turned out that several houses in the village of Jrarat were partially flooded as 6 cu m/sec water releases were launched at 6:00pm on 27 September and 8 cu m/sec - at 3:00pm on the next day.