In an interview with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA-28) urged U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick to abandon false parity in the Nagorno-Karabakh problem.
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Control Chamber of Armenia will be changed into Audit Chamber, Head of Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs, Republican Gagik Minasyan said at the press conference on February 6 in Yerevan.
Despite the efforts of the international community and Armenian side aimed at establishment of various preventive mechanisms for reducing the escalation on the Line of Contact of Artsakh and Azerbaijan's troops, Baku continues to artificially escalate the situation both in the negotiation process and on the border, the statement of Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Ministry reads.
During the meeting held at the Combine, the President said that the republic has a high mining potential. "The mining enterprises should operate by all means, even if they have to sell their products at the prime cost and even at lower prices. They should realize that they are not only solving social problems but also preparing to regain their profits under favorable conditions on the international market," he said. In this light, Sargsyan recalled that due to the timely decisions taken in 2008-2009 amid similar problems, the country was able to overcome all difficulties. As a result, the years 2011-2012 became the most favorable for the mining industry.
High prices on petroleum in Armenia are the result of criminal monopoly, Head of ANC Faction Levon Zurabyan announced around the world, however in Armenia the prices drop very slowly and continue to remain high. " During last year the prices on petroleum dropped by 11%, while in Russia they dropped by 33%, in Germany and France by 18%, in Italy by 26% and in Turkey by 40%", Zurabyan noted. In this context he added that for example inhabitants of Noyemberyan go to Georgia by a road fired by Azerbaijani forces in order to get cheaper petroleum.
Nvard Arakelyan, Spokesperson for the State Service for Food Safety, told ArmInfo that two employees of the State Service were arrested for an attempt of taking a bribe in exchange for a permission to sell expired food products.
Remarks voiced in the Armenian Parliament said that the closure of ProCredit Bank will leave over 100 employees jobless. In response, INECOBANK - the new owner of ProCredit Bank - has come out with a statement: "One of the key prerequisites of the merge was the similarity of the two banks' corporate governance culture and the availability of professional teams. In fact, this can be considered the most important asset acquired by INECOBANK".
By opening a new "Erebuni" branch in Yerevan (at 7/60, Erebuni), Anelik Bank has increased the number of its branches to 15. The press office of the Bank has told ArmInfo that the new branch is equipped with up-to-date facilities and it is ready to provide the full package of banking services to the customers on favorable terms: account maintenance, consumer and business loans, provision of local and international cards, attraction of time deposits, acceptance of utility payments, local and international remittances, etc.
Senator Joe Bullock of Western Australia delivered a speech in Australia's Senate, blasting the anti-Armenian stance on Nagorno-Karabakh recently expressed by his fellow Federal Australian politician, Member of Parliament for Cowan, Luke Simpkins, Asbarez reports.
Well-known cello player Narek Hakhnazaryan will record Witold Lutoslawski's compositions for BBC Radio 3.
The musician told reporters on January 25 that the work will be done in a month. "I have never performed Lutoslawski's compositions. I look forward to doing it," Hakhnazaryan said.
The housing problem of two more families is solved in the the borderland Khachik village of Vayots Dzor region. With the personal support of Ralph Yirikian one family has finished the construction of their half-built house, and another one has renovated the roof of its house. For the housing project Fuller Center for Housing Armenia has yet again undertaken the organization of the construction works, the company's press-office said.
Rostelecom has provided IP Television connection to Nubarashen boarding school No.2. To note, 70 children attend that school.
The press office of the company has told ArmInfo that IP television will give the children an opportunity to watch a variety of TV programs on 148 channels, including sport, music and education programs. "It is important for us to provide high-class services to all our customers regardless of their status and location.