VTB Bank (Armenia) increases corporative crediting almost by 40% in 2013

VTB Bank (Armenia) is the leader on credit portfolio in the banking sector of Armenia

VTB Bank (Armenia) increases car loan portfolio by over 70% due to retail lending facilitation

VTB Bank (Armenia) and MasterCard launch a new card campaign

VTB Bank (Armenia) among top 3 Armenian banks in terms of retail business

"I'm Against" civic initiative refuses to start negotiations with Prime Minister

Hovik Abrahamyan promises to present an acceptable solution to the pension problem before late July

Armenia not to sign agreement to access Customs Union in 29 April in Minsk

European parliamentarian sees no obstacles to signing the political component of the Association Agreement with Armenia

European Parliament condemns attack against Kessab

Areximbank-Gazprombank Group offers discounts and free of charge cards ahead of holiday season

Republican Party of Armenia to be the only party in power in Armenia

Beeline and SPB TV launch IPTV in Armenia

VTB Bank (Armenia) launches deposit action

Expert: Democratic Nagorno-Karabakh will never become part of Sultan- ruled Azerbaijan

Upgraded offices of VTB bank (Armenia) in Gegarkunik region start working in a new format

Hovik Abrahamyan: Government of Armenia intends to form a favorable tax system for development of small and medium enterprises

On Apr 29 Armenia to sign agreement on joining Customs Union

Environmentalists launch campaign to save Lake Sevan

Political expert: "Orinats Yerkir" party will soon join the "four"

Member of the parliament: RPA may alone take responsibility

ARFD not to join ruling coalition

David Babayan: Elmar Mammadyarov's last statement about Azerbaijan's readiness to grant Nagorno-Karabakh autonomy was absurd

Press-secretary: Prosperous Armenia Party will go on watching further actions by the Orinats Yerkir Party (Law Governed Country Party)

Political expert: The statement by US ambassador to Azerbaijan is a result of Armenia's voting on the Crimea

ArmenTel's subscribers to shortly enjoy IP television

Vahe Hakobyan: Investments must create jobs

Politician: "Republican Party of Armenia deporting Armenians from their motherland"

In corporate strategy for 2014 Araratbank gives special priority to activities of businesswomen

Rostelecom provides a number of educational establishments in Abovyan with free superhigh- speed Internet services starting from March 1

Areximbank-Gazprombank Group to provide customers with free non-chip MasterCards under a campaign for motorists

MasterCard holders among VTB Group's Armenian customers can withdraw cash from VTB Group's ATM network at the same tariffs as at VTB Bank (Armenia)

Orange offers an innovative solution for internet and fixed phone services

Lyova Khachatryan: Prosperous Armenia Party will not demand resignation of Armenian President

Political expert rules out an external factor in Tigran Sargsyan's resignation

Edward Nalbandian and Seyran Ohanyan reappointed

Armenian political expert skeptical about viability of "the union of the four"

Moscow: Fulfillment of "road map" will allow Armenia to join Customs Union and Eurasian Economic Union

Gagik Makaryan: Appointment of Hovik Abrahamyan as Prime Minister is intended to ease political and social tension in Armenia rather than deepen reforms

Tatul Manaseryan: Hovik Abrahamyan is able to find a common language even with the opposition

Naira Zohrabyan: The new premier of Armenia should not continue the programme of his predecessor

Deputy Head of Heritage Party: Appointment of Hovik Abrahamyan as prime minister aims to tie Prosperous Armenia Party's hand and foot

Member of the parliament: Hovik Abrahamyan is a compromising man at the position of Armenia's prime minister

Boris Navasardyan: Appointment of Hovik Abrahamyan as prime minister meets oligarchs' aspirations

Hovik Abrahamyan starts forming the new Cabinet

Stepan Safaryan: Conflict of business-interests of Tsarukyan and Kocharyan is not ruled out in the near future

Moscow: One should draw no parallels between Crimea and Nagorno-Karabakh

Tigran Urikhanyan: Prosperous Armenia Party does not consider joining ruling coalition

Serzh Sargsyan: State budget is inviolable and bribery is forbidden


Vice-Speaker of Israeli Knesset to Deliver in Tbilisi Lecture on Israeli-Arabic Relations

German Chancellor Invites Garibashvili to Visit her Country

Georgian Foreign Minister to Visit Germany

Georgian Foreign Minister Attends International Conference in Vilnius

President to Have Exclusive Right to Grant Georgian Citizenship

NATO Week in Georgia Starts Today

Discussion of the Azerbaijani-Iranian relations on Culture and Tourism

Chief of General Staff of the RF to visit Baku

Ilham Aliyev will visit NAR

Georgian Premier Starts his Regional Tour

Georgian President to Hold Talks in Poland

Georgian Prime Minister Meets with EU Special Adviser

Erdogan is arriving in Baku

Simplification of the visa regime between the EU and Azerbaijan may occur in the summer

U.S. Embassy: Any allegations that US government representatives are trying to foment a revolution in Azerbaijan are absolutely absurd

Foreign Minister of Afghanistan to Pay Official Visit to Georgia

Georgian Foreign Ministry Makes Strict Statement, Concerning Referendum in the Crimea

President Margvelashvili Meets Georgian Troops, Deployed in Afghanistan

Georgian Premier and Afghan Foreign Minister Discuss Two Countries' Relations

Georgian Premier Holds Official Dinner in Honor of Romanian Prime Minister

Analyst: The USA invested $5 billion to directly support Maidan

Georgian Ambassador to Japan Hands over Credentials to His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan.

Tbilisi Hosts Annual PDP Conference

NATO May Accelerate Georgia's Integration and Grant it MAP because of the Crimea Problem

Georgian Ambassador to Lithuania Addresses Seimas

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister in Baku

Gerhard Schroeder will make a speech in Baku

Putin is unable to persuade the leader of the Crimean Tatars

Georgian Defence Minister Attends NATO Defence Ministerial

Saakashvili is Offered High Post in Kiev


Vahe Hakobyan: Investments must create jobs

Sergey Markedonov: People living in Crimea and Karabakh saw no future for the countries they were attached to

Vahram Avanesyan: It is impossible to achieve serious results by means of standard and framework reforms

Wayne Merry: Situation around Ukraine is a serious alarm that the South Caucasus political nucleus must be seriously revised

Dariusz Prasek: EBRD demands absolute transparency from companies

Sargis Hatspanyan: When it comes to the change of regime in Armenia, the West washes hands of it

Andrey Yepivantsev: Only time may show if we have opened Pandora's box in the Crimea or not

Giorgi Tarkhan-Mouravi: Confrontation around the Crimea will speed up Ukraine's European integration

Ivan Kukhta: Ukraine has received a chance to be totally reset

Vaidotas Verba: Eastern Partnership project is not directed against anybody, it is simply for open opportunities

Vladimir Yevseev: The only way out of the situation in Ukraine for the West is through negotiations with Russia

Edward Sharmazanov: The principle of peoples’ right to self-determination tends to dominate in the world

Gevorg Poghosyan: Armenia is on an explosive-timing device and may explode at any moment

Sergey Grinyayev: Armenia has just to realize its status of an essential partner for Russia

Grigory Tishchenko: Strengthening of Russia’s positions in the South Caucasus will contribute to peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Artak Shakaryan: Armenia and Diaspora should be ready for Turkey’s imitative policy in the matter of Armenian Genocide recognition

Hovhannes Igityan: Only reason why they 'invited' Armenia into the Customs Union was to show Europe who wears the pants in the post-Soviet area

Alexander Voronin: ANELIK has almost 20% of all money transfers in the CIS

17/04 18:08 Environmentalists launch campaign to save Lake Sevan

A number of environmental NGOs and residents of Gegharkunik, Ararat and Armavir regions have launched a campaign to save Lake Sevan.

05/04/2014 10:55

Mayor of Akhtala: In Armenia things are bad in all places having mines and ore mining plants

In May 2013 a group of environmentalists and journalists visited Lori region and the local Akhtala ore mining company and noticed that the waste of the company's Shamlugh mine was thrown into the nearby gorges, while the area near the Ayrum tailing dump was used for cattle grazing. Khachikyan noted that since the change of the manager in 2013, the company has improved its environmental policy even though the waste in the gorge has not yet been removed and nor have they fenced off the area near the Ayrum tailing dump.

28/03/2014 13:59

Pan-Armenian Environmental Front prefers meeting with prime minister to radical steps for environmental protection

Pan-Armenian Environmental Front (PAEF) has preferred the meeting with the prime minister to radical steps for environmental protection, activist Yeghia Nersisyan told reporters, Thursday.

28/03/2014 13:53

Hakop Sanasaryan: No clean river will remain in Armenia in several years

He said that the mining industry in Armenia seriously damages environment polluting the drinking and irrigation water sources. In the created situation nobody bears responsibility. Moreover, according to the legislation, the mining companies do not pay taxes for wastes.

26/03/2014 16:01

Green activists refuse to meet with prime minister

To recall, on March 25 Head of the Government Staff - Minister Vache Gabrielyan offered the activists to meet with the prime minister after they tried to break the international conference "Establishment of Responsible Mining Industry in Armenia: Opportunities and Challenges."

25/03/2014 19:06

Provoking behavior of NGOs at a conference in Yerevan does not confuse foreign ambassadors

Over the past 10 years Great Britain and many other countries have propagandized the idea of transparency in mining industry, Katherine Leach, the UK Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia, said during an international conference titled "Responsible Mining in Armenia: Opportunities and Challenges" in Yerevan on March 25.

25/03/2014 11:04

Public organizations of Armenia take an attempt to disrupt conference dedicated to challenges and capabilities of mining industry

On 25 March, several public organizations of Armenia took an attempt to disrupt the conference dedicated to the challenges and capabilities of the mining industry of the republic. The conference was organized by the government of Armenia and the World Bank.

24/03/2014 13:52

Green activists to hold an alternative conference on mining on March 25

On March 25 the green activists will hold an alternative conference on mining. The event will be the response to the March 25-26 international conference titled "Responsible Mining in Armenia: Opportunities and Challenges".

21/03/2014 12:54

Inga Zarafyan: Armenia ranks mining industry revenues above human health

She said that Armenia's regions face a disastrous situation due to the tailing dumps and open-cut mining. The matter concerns the contamination of soil, water and agricultural products. According to various surveys, in the "mining" towns such as Kapan and Kajaran the contamination with toxic metals exceeds the limit by 100 and more times.

20/03/2014 18:09

Greens: Ler Ex Ltd causes damage to nature

The activities of Ler Ex Ltd, an ore mill operating in Syunik region, causes serious damage to nature, reports the Pan-Armenian Environmental Front.

20/03/2014 17:52

Public fight against construction of small HPP in Karbi Gorge success

Residents of several villages in the Argatsotn region have been repeatedly blocking the Yerevan-Aparan road as a sign of protest against construction of the small HPP, which, as they claim, will deprive the villages of the irrigation water. Earlier on Wednesday, in the course of another action of protest, Minister of Territorial Administration of Armenia Armen Gevorgyan met with the villagers and promised them to give a solution to the problem on 21 March.

17/03/2014 14:57

Ecological public alliance calls on president not to let fulfillment of the programme on fish breeding in Sevan

Armenian environmentalists will send an open letter to President Serzh Sargsyan asking him to ban planned increased water releases from Lake Sevan, Gagik Tadevosyan, a former chairman of a parliament committee on social, health and environment issues and a co-author of the law on Lake Sevan, said at today's press-conference.

14/03/2014 16:55

Karine Danielyan: In Armenia secondary deposits are neglected as they promise no super profits

In Armenia secondary deposits are neglected as they promise no super profits, Head of the Association for Sustainable Human Development Karine Danielyan told ArmInfo on Friday.

12/03/2014 09:47

Tailing dumps swallow forests in Armenia

Armenia's forests face new threats. Illegal deforestation has been the environmentalists' pain in the neck for a long time. Independent experts have repeatedly pointed out that the "business" is covered by the state officials who obtain high profit from illegal timber works. One more threat is the unconscientious mining companies that throw heavy-metal waste into the forestry. So, environmentalists say that the damage caused to the flora and fauna is irreparable.

11/03/2014 14:14

Armenia may miss the chance to earn "water dollars"

Armenia may face serious problems unless it adopts a clear policy on how to protect its water resources, MP from Prosperous Armenia Party Lyova Khachatryan told journalists on Tuesday.

06/03/2014 14:14

Residents of 7 Armenian villages block Yerevan-Aparan highway to protest against building of hydroelectric power plant

As Pre-parliament reported, residents of Ushi, Ohanavan, Artashavan, Karbi, Saghmosavan, Yerznka, and Yeghvard villages have blocked the highway, and demanded to stop construction of a hydroelectric power plant (HPP) nearby Aparan Reservoir.