Starting 3 November, the working group that consists of the members of the parliament from the opposition factions "Heritage", ARFD, Prosperous Armenia Party and Orinats Yerkir party will start drawing out alterations to the Electoral Code, secretary of the Orinats Yerkir faction, Hovannes Markaryan, told journalists today.
The Eurasian Economic Union is an effective platform for resolving of many problems at the Eurasian area against the background of global economic crisis and political tension, Speaker of Armenia's National Assembly Galust Sahakyan said at the 25th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Committee on Cooperation between the parliaments of Armenia and Russia, held in Yerevan.
The issue of the sale of Russian military hardware to Azerbaijan is always on the agenda of the Armenian-Russian relations, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan told journalists on Thursday.
The Ukrainian crisis, like a time machine, has taken us back to the period of the post-Soviet conflicts in the early 1990s and to the 08.08.08 war in Georgia, Sergey Minasyan, Deputy Head of the Caucasus Institute, said at today's roundtable in Yerevan.
The way they are today Ukraine and its two regions, Donetsk and Luhanks, are like a suitcase without a handle, Director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan said during a roundtable discussion on the Ukrainian crisis on Thursday.
Oligarchs and corruption are an even bigger threat for Armenia's national security than Turkey and Azerbaijan combined, Director of the Regional Studies Center Richard Giragosian said during debates in the Caucasus Center on Thursday.
The Shant Harutyunyan case is not politically charged, Armenia's Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan told journalists on Thursday. In particular, he pointed out that the case is grounded by relevant evidence and video materials.
In his today's interview, Leader of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) Gagik Tsarukyan has actually repeated his speech made at the October 24 rally, but this time he has done it in an easily defined form, Vice Speaker of Armenian Parliament, Spokesman for the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) Eduard Sharmazanov told ArmInfo's correspondent.
Prosperous Armenia Party has not yet determined its position regarding Armenia's joining Eurasian Economic Union. As secretary of the PAP parliamentary faction Naira Zohrabyan said, they will be able to express the official position of the party on the matter only after reading of the treaty.
During the Paris meeting between Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents, the negotiations were held in several stages, and focused on the issues on which no progress has been achieved so far, Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told Trend.
The UK would not like Simferopol-Yerevan flights to be launched, UK Ambassador to Armenia Katherine Leach said on Wednesday when commenting on possible launch of a direct flight from Armenia to Crimea. The UK does not want legitimization of the Crimean authorities, she said.
Zaruhi Postanjyan, parliamentarian from the Heritage Party, said in the course of the Wednesday hearings in the Parliament snap parliamentary and presidential elections are expected in Armenia in 2015. In this light, she appealed to Head of Armenia's Central Election Commission (CEC) Tigran Mukuchyan to find out how much budgetary funds are envisaged for extraordinary election processes in 2015.
During the parliamentary discussion of the draft state budget 2015, a member of the parliament from the opposition Heritage party, Zarui Postanjan, asked Armenia's Deputy Finance Minister, Pavel Safaryan, about possible consequences after Armenia's joining Eurasian Economic Union.
Turkey is a valuable partner of Great Britain at NATO, British Ambassador to Armenia Ms. Katherine Leach told reporters, Wednesday, when commenting on Turkey's policy of Armenian Genocide denial.
The government of Armenia is ready to work with the political forces, including the opposition ones. Moreover, it is obvious that we have been jointly working in the law making structure, the head of the government's administration-minister, David Harutyunyan, told journalists today.
Talking to reporters on 29 October, Ambassador Kukhta said the Embassy immediately responded to the above reports and he personally met with representatives of the Foreign Ministry and the Chief Aviation Department. "They said no permission for a direct flight was issued," the diplomat said.
On 28 October daily press briefing, U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki stated that she is not aware of any State Department engagement in this matter. "On these specific cases, we really don't have a great deal of information on it. We have continued to convey that it's important for the sides to take the necessary steps to lay the basis for a peaceful settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Discrepancies emerge in parliamentary opposition, as they decide to launch a sit-down strike in the Liberty Square, a local Haykakan Zhamanak newspaper writes, referring to sources close to Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP).
The latest Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting in Paris can be qualified as useful, constructive, interesting and sincere, Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian told reporters after the two presidents' meeting in Paris.
All the talk that the Russian authorities are trying to recreate the USSR by creating the Eurasian Economic Union are groundless, Director of the New York based Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, political scientist Andranik Mihranyan said at a video conference in Yerevan on Tuesday.
The Monitoring Report on the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia on the Facilitation of the Issuance of Visas was presented in Yerevan on Tuesday.
It is impossible to speak of compromises if Baku rattles the sabre, Vice Speaker of Armenian Parliament, Spokesman for the ruling Republican Party of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov told journalists on Tuesday.
The total of 354 citizens of Ukraine living in Armenia applied for taking part in the parliamentary election in Ukraine, 102 of which voted, Ukraine's Ambassador to Armenia, Ivan Kukhta, told ArmInfo correspondent.
During a meeting at the Hotel de Marigny Monday evening French President Francois Hollande, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Igor Popov (Russia), James Warlick (the United States), Pierre Andrieu (France) and Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk summed up the results of the meetings they had earlier in the day.
In a new article, Hasan Pasa, the grandson of Cemal Pasa, one of the Armenian Genocide organizers, touches on the topic of Armenians, Kurds and Alawis in Turkey, who have to conceal their origin and nationality.
Prior to the Paris meeting of the presidents of France, Azerbaijan and Armenia, Dinara, a daughter of the arrested human rights activists Leyla Yunus, sent an open letter to Francois Hollande, in which she asked the French President to facilitate the release of her parents.
The aggravation of the Russia-West confrontation over Ukraine and the unprecedented intensification of the ISIL factor in the global geopolitics have cased a lot of questions. In an interview to ArmInfo, Ashot Manucharyan, member of the Karabakh Committee, adviser of the first president of Armenia on national security affairs, clarifies some real politics aspects.
The Armenian-French high-level talks in Paris are over. The press service of Armenian President has told ArmInfo that Serzh Sargsyan held a meeting with his French counterpart Francois Hollande at Palais de l'Elysee. The meeting covered a wide spectrum of issues on the Armenian-French agenda, as well as regional and international problems and challenges.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Azebaijani President Ilham Aliyev have started their meeting in Paris, Spokesman of the Armenian President Arman Saghatelyan says on Twitter.
After laying flowers to their memorial, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan said that he has no doubts who was the organizer of the act. "If people have doubts, relevant authorities must try to dispel them but I am confident that the crime has been disclosed," he said.
Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey seeks to speed up the process that will put the Armenian medieval town of Ani on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Ermenihaber reports Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Omer Celik as saying.