Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
Government control over migration processes in Armenia can bring colossal funds to the state budget, says Tatevik Bejanyan, People in Need Public Organization Director for Migration Programs.
The Armenian-Russian mass media conference "Cooperation development in the context of integration processes at Eurasian area" will be held at the Moscow Culture and Business Centre "Dom Moskvy", on 20-21 December in Yerevan.
A group of activists attempted to approach Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the Republic Square in Yerevan on 17 December blaming him for siphon off government funds. The activists recalled destruction of the old building of the Indoor Market and other unlawful activities in the city.
The Administrative Court of Armenia declined on Tuesday a claim by Let's Stop Rise in Gas Price action group to declare invalid the Public Service Regulatory Committee's decision to raise the gas and electric power tariffs.
A new Code of Criminal Procedure of Armenia will help significantly unload the country's penitentiaries, Justice Minister Hrayr Tovmasyan told media after discussions on the new draft code developed by the working group of the Justice Ministry with participation of representatives of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).
Armenia's new Code of Criminal Procedure will make it possible both to provide protection of defendants' rights and guarantee the work of investigative agencies, US Ambassador John Heffern said at the roundtable dedicated to the new draft code, drawn out jointly by the working group of Armenia's Justice Ministry, the GIZ, US Embassy and OSCE Yerevan office.
The press service of Haypost reports that the history of civil aviation in Armenia dates back to 1933, when the republic opened its first air club and sent its first plane from Yerevan to Tbilisi.
Zhoghovurd newspaper writes that ex-chairman of the Board of ArmBusinessBank CJSC, Ara Kirakosian, was arrested. The banking circles of Armenia proved such information to Arminfo.
Minister for Labor and Social Affairs Artyom Asatryan says the draft budget of Armenia for 2014 envisages nearly 29 bln drams for pension provision. In this light, the bill looks to certainly change the order of the state pension provision on the basis of the general labor experience. Thus, the pensioners with at least 10 years of labor experience will receive by 9.5% higher pension in 2014. The pensions will rise 12.9%, 15.4%, 17%, and 18.6% for 20, 30, 40 and 50 years of the labor experience, respectively. In addition, he says, the government will pay approximately 700 drams for every year of labor experience.
On the 10th of December, 2013, Haypost issued a stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the telephone network in Yerevan, the official website of Haypost says. The first telephone exchange was put into operation in Yerevan in 1913 with the possibility of 200 phone numbers, with 71 subscribers making use of it. The first international telephone lines Alexandrapol- Yerevan, Alexandrapol -Kars were run in 1914. This system remained till 1920. Armenian telephone line developed especially in the postwar years.
Stepan Hakobyan, the nephew of ex- parliamentarians Hakob Hakobyan (a.k.a. Lady Hakob), has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for organizing the murder of Sedrak Zatikyan, the son of the former head of Malatia-Sebastia community of Yerevan Vahan Zatikyan.
A 15m column dedicated to the victims of the 7 Dec 1988 devastating earthquake has been erected in the area of the incomplete Spitak Memorial Complex. The initiator of the project of creation of the memorial complex in the town of Spitak, which was completely ruined a quarter of a century ago, is Prof. Norayr Muradyan, Doctor of Economics, the former head of the Spitak region of Armenia and currently a Russian entrepreneur. Muradyan has set himself a goal to implement the project of construction of the Spitak Memorial Complex, which was approved by official structures as early as in the late 1980s.
The police have exposed a child molester, who acted in social networks and worked in children's cafes.
At its today's session, the Armenian parliament voted on a bill to postpone for a year the introduction of mandatory accumulative pension. The results of the voting showed 46 MPs voted "against" and 54 "for" the initiative (66 votes for were necessary).
As of 1:00 PM, on 3 December the highway Kuchak-Aparan-Aragats-Spitak has become difficult to pass because of heavy snowfall, Armenia's Transport Ministry reported.
A charity auction of alcohol drinks will be held in Armenia on Dec 6. The press service of Ameria Group reports that put up for sale will be 70-year-old Ararat Noyan Tapan, Pian Delle Vigne 2008, Tignanello 2010, Madeira 1877, Cristal Rose Vintage 2005.
The accumulative pension system has been developed in Armenia for 10 years with help of the best specialists and through numerous discussions, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan told reporters in Dilijan, Friday.
We want to build in Armenia a European state based in the Eurasian space, Armenia's Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan said during a Eurasian economic integration forum in Kazan.
Armenia's under-19 football team have got in the same group with Azerbaijan, Hungary and Slovakia in the qualifying round of UEFA European Under-14 Championship 2014-2015.
Transvestites of Armenia began gradually "expanding into new territories," says Sevan Aghajanyan, Deputy Head of Menq Movement. According to the activist, transvestites, who used to gather in the Children's Park after Kirov (known as Komaygi), have now 'invaded' the Republic Square and the Children's Railway.
FC Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan, has signed a 2-year contract with 25-year-old Armenian midfielder Gevorg Ghazaryan.
World Chess Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey, started for Armenia with a draw with Russia on all four boards in Round 1 match, Tuesday. Each team got one point at the start of a round-robin tournament, according to the tournament's official website at: wctc2013.tsf.org.tr.
GeoProMining, a diversified international mining group (GPM or the Company), is pleased to announce that it supported а large-scale reconstruction of the Cultural and Leisure Centre in the town of Vardenis located in the Gegarkunik region of Armenia.
Negotiations are currently underway with ten candidates for the position of the Armenian national football team coach, President of the Football Federation of Armenia Ruben Hayrapetyan said in an interview with Armenia TV.
ArmenTel CJSC (Beeline brand), British Council Armenian Branch and Armenia's Education and Science Ministry have announced a Beeline Scholarship project. Under the project ArmenTel will provide scholarships to nearly 100 students by paying their tuition fee per one semester. The amount of the scholarship will not exceed 300.000 AMD.
25 people have been left homeless because of the fire in Lori region of Armenia, press-service of Emergency Situations Ministry reported.
A delegation of the Russian Security Council, Ministry of Sport and the Olympic Committee paid a working visit to Armenia on November 20-22. The delegation was headed by Russian Deputy Minister of Sport Pavel Novikov.
The law on the accumulative pension system runs contrary to the Constitution of Armenia, an activity Haroutyun Aghamalyan told reporters, Saturday, November 23, 2013.
Foster children of the Yerevan Nubarashen boarding-school N 2 thanked "Rostelecom" company for free of charge Internet since June 2013. The children staged a performance and exhibited their pictures, some of which were taken to the office of Rostelecom as mementos. Rostelecom will go on showing aid to the boarding-school and provide it with computer-based learning programmes.
Some one hundred employees of Nairit non-profit organizations have gathered in front of the Energy Ministry early in the morning today waiting for Minister Armen Movsisyan to demand their wages from.
The investigation team headed by the investigator Hayk Hakopyan was set up on Vardan Petrosyan's case, the lawyer of the known actor Vardan Petrosyan, Nikolay Bagdasaryan, wrote at his page in Facebook.