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Armenia's banks start actively generating income from the card market

Matthew Bryza suggests excluding OSCE Minsk Group from Karabakh peace process

MP: Prosperous Armenia feels free to demand government dissolution, if necessary

"Heritage": further strategy of non-government three to be determined at the beginning of February

Uruguayan President: Let's not forget about unrecognized Armenian Genocide

Nikolay Bordyuzha: CSTO cannot give military response to escalation of tension along contact line of Azerbaijani-Armenian troops

Expert: Israel's policy on Armenian Genocide will not change

Armenian policeman accused of robbing houses of Iranians living in Yerevan

Analyst: It is the military-political balance rather than the Russian base that defends Armenia against Turkey

Government of Armenia says they have fulfilled all the demands of salespersons, but they continue to rally

Armenian expert: The key reason why the Armenian authorities are behaving like ostriches is that their boss is going to leave them

Parliamentary opposition suggests convoking special parliamentary session on turnover tax law

Prime Minister: Armenia is preparing to resist global economic war

VimpelCom Ltd., announces the launch of its "Make Your Mark" initiative

Fatih Akin's "The Cut" to be screened in Armenia and Russia starting from Feb 19

Expert: Turkey will try to make up a format for its participation in events to be organized by Armenia to commemorate 100th year of Armenian Genocide

Political expert: 2015 will see no breakthrough in Nagorno-Karabakh peace process

Armenian expert: Permyakov case will be used as pretext for planned withdrawal of 102nd Russian military base from Armenia

Expert: Growing tension in the Karabakh conflict zone bears no relation to upcoming centennial of the Armenian Genocide

France-Artsakh Friendship Circle supports OSCE Minsk Group's charges against Azerbaijan

James Warlick: "The reported use of 'drones' above or across the Nagorno-#Karabakh line of contact is a provocation"

One more concert on sidelines of Edgar Oganesyan-Fest in Yerevan

Criminal case opened over death of soldier in Yerevan

President of Turkey calls for opening archives and submitting Genocide issue to historians

The Pan-Armenian Declaration On The 100th Anniversary Of The Armenian Genocide Promulgated

New appointments at VTB Bank (Armenia)

Armenian President: Denial of Armenian Genocide turns present-day Turkish authorities into accomplices to the crime committed by Young Turks

President Serzh Sargsyan attends opening of Komitas Museum-Institute

Spokesman of Armenian DM: I will not be surprised if tomorrow Azerbaijan destroys an Armenian intercontinental ballistic missile

Action of protest held in front of OSCE Office in Yerevan

Tension on Line of Contact is unlikely to develop into large-scale military operations, Azeri expert says

Well-known actor Vardan Petrosyan sentenced to 5 years in jail

Armenian Defense Ministry: Two Armenian servicemen wounded as a result of Azeri sabotage attack

Small business representatives heading towards president's residence protesting against Law on Turnover Tax

Azeri raiders convicted in Artsakh apply to Court of Appeal

Gevork Kostanyan: Armenian people had to protect their own history against distortion at ECHR

Haaretz: President of Israel touches upon Armenian Genocide

Francois Hollande calls on Turkey to dispel stereotypes and recognize Genocide of Armenians

Armenian armed forces rebuff a new Azeri sabotage attack on the border in Tavush region

Armenian delegation to PACE voices issue of Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey

Small HPPs constructed on rivers to get green passports

Verdict on "Perincek vs. Switzerland" case will be announced within 6-8 months

Official Stepanakert thinks extradition of Dilham Askerov may not be debated

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs voice their concern over growing tensions in Karabakh conflict zone

Eduard Sharmazanov: "OSCE MG's latest statement was unprecedented, as the mediators took Baku down a peg for the first time ever "

President of Armenia: "Artsakh's right to live in freedom is undisputable"

29/01 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.

24/09/2014 18:47

Inga Zarafyan: Illegal deforestation in Armenia is 70-80 times as much as official data

Illegal deforestation in Armenia is 70-80 times as much as official data, Inga Zarafyan, Head of EcoLur NGO, says in an interview to ArmInfo.

08/09/2014 13:38

Climate changes and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions discussed in Yerevan

Workshop on climate changes and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has kicked off in Yerevan, Armenia, for Asia-Pacific region and Eastern Europe. The event that has brought together 54 representatives from 47 countries will end on 10 September.