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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

Sources: Along with prime minister’s post, RPA determined to make some other staff reshuffles – Sharmazanov taking parliament speaker’s position, Haroutiunyan going back to the justice ministry, while Sargsyan to engage in diplomacy

Ruling Party entrusts Hovik Abrahamyan with power of prime minister

Yerevan Brandy Company is number one brandy producer in Armenia and number one exporter, Henri Reynaud says

Sargsyan-Abrahamyan-Tsarukyan meeting underway at Armenian President's palace

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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

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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

15/04 20:28 Rostelecom provides a number of educational establishments in Abovyan with free superhigh- speed Internet services starting from March 1

. Committed to the principles of corporate social responsibility, Rostelecom has been providing a number of educational establishments in Abovyan with free superhigh-speed Internet services since March 1, the press service of the company reports.

12/04/2014 22:54

Yerevan Brandy Company is number one brandy producer in Armenia and number one exporter, Henri Reynaud says

The Yerevan Brandy Company (YBC) is number one brandy producer in Armenia and number one exporter. This is how France's Ambassador to Armenia Henri Reynaud expressed his attitude towards the YBC's activity and the trust relationship between the French Embassy and the YBC at today's press conference dedicated to the memory of the well-known French industrialist Paul Ricard. He added that the YBC is the key sponsor and a zealous patron of the French Embassy.

09/04/2014 19:13

Public interest group demands compensation for high gas tariffs

A public interest group "Internal National Liberation Movement" has emerged recently and demands the government to compensate high gas tariffs for the population. At present Armenia imports Russian gas for $189 per 1000 cu m on the border (internal tariff of Russia), while consumers are supplied with gas for $393 per 1000 cu m. Starting July 2013 gas tariff for the Armenian consumers grew by 30%.

02/04/2014 20:31

Residents of Tsaghkahovit and Aparan can make use of VTB Bank's services at renovated branches

The residents of Aparan and Tsaghkahovit can make use of VTB Bank's services at renovated branches at 14, Baghramyan Street and 9/4, Bzhshkyan Street, respectively.

01/04/2014 12:44

2.6-magnitude earthquake registered in Armenia

On March 31 the Armenian National Service for Seismic Protection registered a 2.6-magnitude earthquake with its epicenter in Amasia.

31/03/2014 17:50

Armenia's CC continues hearings on mandatory funded pension lawsuit

Today the Constitutional Court (CC) of Armenia continues the hearings on the lawsuit, pursuant to which several provisions in the controversial Law On Funded Pensions,in particular, its mandatory component, are contested. The lawsuit was filed by the four non-coalition parliamentary forces - ARFD, Armenian National Congress, Prosperous Armenia Party and Heritage party.

31/03/2014 12:41

Agriculture Ministry of Armenia: apricot harvest under threat

The anti-frost program of the Agriculture Ministry of Armenia proved useless, as heavy snow and cold weather hit the country causing real damage to blossomed apricot and other trees and plants, the Ministry says in a press release.

31/03/2014 12:36

Most of roads in Armenia are heavy-going

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia (MES), as of 11.00am on March 31 there are heavy-going roads in the country.

26/03/2014 16:12

Residents of some buildings in Amiryan Street in Yerevan demand president to resolve their housing problems

Residents of some buildings in Amiryan Street in Yerevan gathered in front of the president's residence on 26 March demanding their houses back.

26/03/2014 15:32

Social activist comes out for toughened regulation and demands resignation of Armenian Prime Minister

President of the League for Protection of Drivers Tigran Hovhannisyan demands resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan for the fact that the Government has facilitated the procedure of licensing of taxi services.

26/03/2014 15:24

A man armed with a knife threats to commit suicide at Armenian parliament entrance

A middle-aged man holding a knife entered the NA entrance, raised his shirt, and he threatens to stab himself, if nobody gives him money, 26 March.

25/03/2014 18:58

Gallup International Association : 88,7% of Yerevan residents are against making of the pension reform

The total of 88,7% of Yerevan residents are against introduction of the obligatory accumulative pension system, Director of the Armenian office of Gallup International Association, Aram Navasardyan, said at today's press-conference when presenting the results of the public opinion poll held among 1066 Yerevan residents.

24/03/2014 17:12

Six suspects of Vahe Avetyan's murder sent to jail for 12 years

The Trial Court of Yerevan's Center and Nork Marash communities has found guilty all the six suspects of Vahe Avetyan's murder and has sent them to jail for 12 years.

17/03/2014 19:48

Education Minister decrees dismissing Ara Avetisyan as rector of State Engineering University of Armenia

Armenian Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan decreed dismissing Rector of the State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA) Ara Avetisyan according to his resignation notice. By another decree, Hovhannes Tokmajyan has been appointed acting rector of the same University, the press service of the Ministry reports.

12/03/2014 17:23

Holders of Ameriabank's Visa cards may hope to attend FIFA World Cup 2014 matches in Brazil

Ameriabank, jointly with Visa International and FIFA World Cup Brazil, has announced a campaign for the most active Visa card holders.

12/03/2014 13:55

Armenian parliament permits to air alcohol ads

Today Armenian parliament approved in the first reading the draft law permitting to air alcohol ads from 10p.m. to 6a.m..

10/03/2014 13:02

Expert: Domestic abuse is a problem of the society but not women

Non-availability of the relevant law hinders effective fighting domestic abuse, co-chair of the "Resource centre of women" NGO, Lara Aharonyan, told ArmInfo correspondent.

07/03/2014 12:40

Man in years tries to fire himself in front of Armenia's Finance Ministry

A man in years has tried to fire himself in front of Armenia's Finance Ministry.

06/03/2014 13:29

Sashur Kalashyan: After the Indoor Market scandal, the culture minister should have tendered her resignation

After the Indoor Market scandal, Culture Minister Hasmik Poghosyan should have tendered her resignation, architect Sashur Kalashyan said in a press conference on 6 March.

03/03/2014 16:43

Gazprom Armenia CJSC launches a telephone hotline

Gazprom Armenia CJSC reports that under the natural gas delivery agreement, the gas consumers can dial a telephone hotline number (010 29-49-46) if they have any suggestions, complaints or disputable problems.

28/02/2014 17:17

"Keep your hands off the pregnant women's pockets!" - Healthcare Ministry responds to women's protest against introduction of paid medical services

The healthcare system of Armenia faces a ridiculous situation. A couple of days ago the media outlets reported that from now on citizens will have to pay for inpatient treatment of pregnancy pathologies. In addition, some medical services at polyclinics will also be on a paid basis. The idea to introduce such a mechanism of payments was conditioned by the anti- corruption fight, strange though it may seem.

28/02/2014 13:02

Gevorg Kostanyan: Political speculations around Araratcement Plant are absurd

No criminal case has been instituted in relation to the situation around Araratcement Plant, Prosecutor General of Armenia Gevorg Kostanyan told journalists on Thursday.

26/02/2014 19:04

Yuri Vardanyan: My son should be brought to responsibility for his misdeed

My son should be brought to responsibility for his misdeed, Armenian Minister of Sport and Youth, world famous weightlifter Yuri Vardanyan told journalists on Feb 26.

25/02/2014 20:59

In 2013 Armenia's population grew by 14,605 people

Some 41,770 births (22,200 boys and 19,570 girls) were registered in Armenia in 2013 (1.7% less than in 2012), with the birth rate having dropped by 0.2% to 13.8 per mille.

21/02/2014 16:37

Lawyer for Harsnakar case petitions for 297mln AMD compensation to Vahe Avetyan's family

He also petitioned for seizing the property and the accounts of the six defendants in the case and Ruben Hayrapetyan, the owner of the Harsnakar restaurant Avetyan was killed in in June 2012/

21/02/2014 16:09

Prime Minister of Armenia: Demographic changes in Armenia is a compelling reason of pension reform

Armenia is an aging country and without a pension reform, it will not be able to pay pension to the future pensioners, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said at the 3rd annual pension forum, Friday.

20/02/2014 16:47

Business sector aims at the only green area left near Opera House

Most of the trees around the Opera House have long been replaced by cafes. And now the corrupt municipal authorities and their business friends are aiming at one of the last green spots left in the area, the We Are the Owners of Our City action group reports says Facebook.

20/02/2014 15:54

France invites students from Armenia to study at best higher educational establishments

French Ambassador to Armenia Henri Reynaud met with reporters, Thursday. According to the ambassador, France is on the 3rd position in the world in terms of the number of foreign students. Nearly 300,000 students from many countries study at France's universities and high schools. Ambassador Reynaud spotlighted France's first position in the EU by the number of Armenian students. In the educational year 2011-2012, there were nearly 1,000 Armenian students in France.

19/02/2014 16:10

Arman Nshanyan: "Mandatory accumulative pension system is not for Armenia"

"People in Armenia care for every 5,000 drams. This amount covers their transport costs, for instance. Families need this 5000 AMD now and not in 20-30 years," Nshanyan said.

19/02/2014 14:38

Road Police urges citizens to register purchase and sale of cars to avoid complicated situations

Road Police of Armenia has disseminated a statement wherein it urges the citizens to properly register their car purchase-and-sale deals to about fines for not having motor third-party liability insurance policies. This is how the Police responded to numerous complaints of citizens who are reluctant to pay fines for sold and even disposed cars.

18/02/2014 13:08

Police Head promises to help former owners of cars avoid sanctions

Armenian Police Head Vladimir Gasparyan has charged the Road Police to help citizens in registration of sold or abandoned vehicles, the Police press-service told ArmInfo.