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President Sargsyan and Head of "Russian Railways" discussed modernization of Armenian railway infrastructure

Baku to "blacklist" Bulgarian lawmakers for visiting Nagorno-Karabakh

Optimization goes full speed: Armenian government refused 30 cars over week

Edward Nalbandian: Armenia-Artsakh agreement on mutual military support is being elaborated

Nalbandian responds to Switalski

Samvel Babayan: I am back to Artsakh and it is for the people to decide the rest

NKR Defense Army soldier killed

Komatsu mining equipment presented at Teghout

Situation on Armenian-Azerbaijani border was mostly peaceful overnight

Azerbaijani armed forces resume fire overnight

UCom CEO: Future of telecommunications field is in providing convergent services

Beeline launches an upgraded landline network upgraded with wireless technology and 450 MHz

Armenian reconnoiter: Largely discussed 700-800 ha are neutral zone between dug positions

Vivacell-MTS has replenished range of smartphones offered within "STARTPHONE" tariff plan with 9 new models

Rostelecom Armenia summed up results of the 1st round of annual "Technology for Life -More Opportunities" contest

Military Prosecutor's Office of Armenia investigates information about sale of Armenian Armed Forces' tinned food in Poland

Areximbank-GPB Group sums up results of "8 gifts by March 8" campaign conducted jointly with MasterCard

Transport ministry: Gagik Beglaryan has no bodyguards and he is not implicated in beating of people

Aim of OSCE MG Co-Chairs is to lay groundwork for negotiations that can lead to a comprehensive settlement, Warlick

Central Bank: By 1 April 2016 overdue loans in Armenian banks grew by 22.5% over year

Vladimir Yevseyev: Updated Madrid Principles will not be implemented until the armed conflict is frozen

Mass Media: Bodyguards of Transport Minister detained under case over beating of businessman's son Sergey Abovyan

Stepanakert: The territories the Armenian side lost in April were mostly part of the buffer zone around Nagorno Karabakh

Federica Mogherini says next annual Eastern Partnership Foreign Ministers' meeting will be held in spring of 2017

Seyran Ohanyan has not met with Samvel Babayan

PACE Co-rapporteurs: Those responsible for atrocities in Karabakh conflict zone should be held fully accountable

Expenses of Armenian President's Administration up 10% in 2015

Prime minister: Supply of Russian weaponry to Armenia launched

Serzh Sargsyan and Seyran Ohanyan to discuss Karabakh problem in presidential residence tonight

Two-fold growth of loan restructuring applications registered in VTB Bank (Armenia)

Head of Armament Unit of Armenia's Armed Forces dismissed

Sharmazanov: Genocide of Christians in Ottoman Turkey, IS actions and Azerbaijani aggression have same handwriting

Ex-president of Armenia included in list of candidates for election to the new Board of Directors of JSFC Sistema

Mammadyarov: Status quo in Karabakh conflict may lead to severe military clashes

Trial over case of the cardboard tank that "crashed" into NSS building is still going on

Tatoul Manaseryan: Top power branches have a great number of caterpillars

Штормовой ветер срывал крыши домов и не на шутку напугал жителей Еревана

Armenian President attends ceremony of unveiling of Memorial to Marshal Hamazasp Babajanian

Bostanjyan calls for reducing all expenses having no crucial significance to state

OSCE PA Special Representative for South Caucasus arrives in Armenia

Seyran Ohanyan: Territories lost during April war were part of Artsakh

Armenian Defense Ministry responds to media reports about dismissal of commander of Mataghis regiment

Greek Defense Minister: Nagorno Karabakh conflict should be settled exclusively through peaceful means

Armenia and China discuss issue to boost cooperation

Baku trying to shift responsibility for April flare up in Karabakh onto Armenian side

Azerbaijani armed forces fire at Azerbaijani-Armenian border

Regional

26/05 14:18 Komatsu mining equipment presented at Teghout

Komatsu (Japan) mining equipment was presented at Teghout on May 23. The press office of Vallex Group has told ArmInfo that the equipment was presented in an almost manufacturing environment.

21/05/2016 15:11

Lydian International: financing package of Amulsar program is approved. Construction will launch in upcoming months

Prime Minister of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan received on May 21 Howard Stevenson, President and CEO of Lydian International British company, which implements the Amulsar project.

20/05/2016 14:09

EEU Summit of Prime Ministers due to commence in Yerevan

The 5th session of the Inter-Governmental Council of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which unites Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, is due to start in Yerevan.

18/05/2016 20:08

Ministry of Energy: Reduced gas price for Armenian consumer will be decided in early June

Reduced gas price for Armenian consumer will be decided in early June at the session of the Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia Levon Yolyan told journalists.

18/05/2016 18:59

US business should serve as model of successful management with no corruption for Armenia, US Ambassador says

US business should serve as model of successful management with no corruption elements for Armenia; US Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills expressed this opinion during Armenian-US business forum which was held on May 18 in Yerevan.

17/05/2016 18:08

Poland pins great hopes on development of "Lubawa" in Armenia

Polish side has great expectations with the sector, in which "Lubawa", an Armenian-Polish joint enterprise, operates. In this context positive dynamics is expected, said Radoslaw Domagalski-Labedzki, Poland's Deputy Minister for Development on the sidelines of the fifth meeting of the Armenian-Polish Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation.

12/05/2016 15:48

VivaCell-MTS rapid response team removes technical failures

VivaCell-MTS announces that due to some technical issues part of the Company's subscriber's experienced Internet disruptions. Voice services have been intact, the press office of VivaCell-MTS has told ArmInfo.

11/05/2016 19:10

EBRD to provide 14.6 mln EUR to Armenia for improving streets of Gyumri

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide 14.6 mln EUR to Armenia for improving the streets of Gyumri city. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for International Economic Integration and Reforms Vache Gabrielyan, who is attending EBRD 25th Annual Meeting in London signed the relevant agreement with the bank.

11/05/2016 19:09

Beeline to provide Wi-Fi routers for Drive Mobile Internet subscribers

Beeline announces that the Drive Mobile Internet subscribers will receive ZTE MF65M Wi-Fi routers for the special price of AMD 100. As the press- service of the company informs the special price is available for people who get a 24-months subscription to the Drive 5, Drive 15 and Drive 40 Mobile Internet tariff plans.

11/05/2016 15:30

Hovik Abrahamyan: Armenian Government did not set itself a task to limit import of Turkish goods to Armenia

The Armenian Government did not set itself a task to limit the import of Turkish goods to Armenia, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan told reporters in Yerevan on May 11. He said that the Government is taking consistent measures to inspect the quality of imported products on the border.

10/05/2016 14:58

VivaCell-MTS establishes a computer class in borderland village of Vahan

VivaCell-MTS has always kept borderland communities at the center of its attention. The press office of VivaCell-MTS has told ArmInfo that this time the company has refurbished the computer class of Vahan secondary school with 10 computers. It will help to integrate modern technologies into the teaching process. Owing to VivaCell-MTS support, two years ago high-speed internet connection and a free 3G Wi-Fi router were provided to the school. 155 pupils of Vahan School have become beneficiaries of the implemented project.

10/05/2016 14:55

EBRD: Decline in Russian economy results in economic slowdown in Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Caucasus

The decline in the Russian economy has resulted in an economic slowdown in the countries of the Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caucasus, Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) told reporters.

05/05/2016 20:10

Armenian Prime Minister: Government is ready to support mining sector enterprises

In Q1 2016, Vallex Group, which develops the Teghout copper molybdenum deposit, ensured 57% growth in output, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan said during his visit to the deposit on May 4.

04/05/2016 17:19

Economy Minister assured that he will make every effort to save Nairit Plant

Minister of Economy of Armenia Artsvik Minasyan told journalists today that he will make every effort to save Nairit plant. I adhere to the same position and will make every effort to preserve Nairit", the minister stated. The minister refused to comment on the remark that after his visit to the plant last week all the remaining employees were dismissed. "I am not aware who spreads such information and I do not want to talk about this", Minasyan stated.

03/05/2016 15:55

The last breathe of bankrupt Nairit Plant: once chemical giant will remain without employees on July 1

The employees and the managing staff of the Nairit chemical plant have receive notifications about their dismissal on July 1 2016, Karine Shahverdyan, a member of the NAIRIT NGO Coordination Group of the former employees of the chemical giant, told ArmInfo. She said the employees have not received salaries since February. Considering the Plant's new arrears of wages (for 3 months), it is not surprising that the remaining 480-500 staff members received dismissal notifications.

28/04/2016 19:04

SCR: Number of railway casualties in Armenia keeps increasingly growing

This year about 10 railway casualties have already been registered in Armenia, including 1 fatality and 2 cases with grave consequences. In the remaining 7 cases, pets were negligently left on the rail tracks, Levon Hakobyan, South Caucasus Railway (SCR) Deputy Director for Safety, said on April 28. He noted that in 2015 there were 44 such cases.

26/04/2016 13:33

Teghout CJSC to hold meetings on Teghout project

On May 11, at 6 pm, Teghout CJSC will hold a meeting with public representatives interested in the project on development of the Teghout copper-molybdenum deposit. The meeting will be held at the Culture House of Shnogh village (Lori province).

24/04/2016 04:50

Serzh Sargsyan attended launch of first phase of ENA anti-crisis program

On April 23 Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan visited Cascade Holding, which is a member of Tashir Group of companies and is located on the territory of Shengavit administrative district, the President particularly attended the opening of the enterprise on producing high quality electr®-technical equipment.

14/04/2016 05:24

Regular meeting of EEC Prime Ministers to be held in Yerevan on May 20

During the Eurasian intergovernmental state session the sides agreed that the regular meeting of Eurasian Economic Union (EEC) Prime Ministers will be held in Yerevan on May 20 , the commission's Facebook page informs.

08/04/2016 07:55

Russian PM: Practical implementation of Armenian NPP Life Extension project launched

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev who travelled to Armenia on April 7 held a joint press briefing with Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan saying the practical implementation of Armenian NPP Life Extension project has been launched.

08/04/2016 07:50

Armenian economy diversification is one of the basic issues, according to IMF Resident Representative to Armenia

Armenian economy diversification is one of the basic issues, IMF Resident Representative to Armenia Teresa Daban Sanchez has told ArmInfo. She said that the economy is to be focused on remittances and retail. Among the most promising sectors, she pointed out agriculture and tourism, which provide an opportunity to diversify the economy. But diversification needs time and investment programs.

08/04/2016 04:54

Price on Russian gas supplied to Armenia to drop to 150 USD for 1000 cu m

Armenia and Russia have agreed on reducing the price on Russian gas exported to Armenia to 150 USD for 1000 cubic meters, this agreement was reached during Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Armenia.

07/04/2016 08:07

EBRD is providing EUR 5.5 million loan to Armenia for implementation of modern solid waste management solutions

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing EUR 5.5 million loan to Armenia for implementation of modern solid waste management solutions in Kotayk and Gegharkunik regions. The loan amount consists of a previously signed EUR 3.5 million and a newly added EUR 2 million EBRD sovereign loan, the press-service of the EBRD reports.

07/04/2016 07:38

IMF: Operation of thermal power plants more expedient for Armenia

Operation of thermal power plants is more expedient for Armenia in the long-term outlook, the newly appointed IMF Mission Chief to Armenia Hossein Samiei stated at today's news conference in response to ArmInfo's question. He recalled that Russia expressed readiness to assist Armenia in implementing the Armenian NPP Lifetime Extension Project for a period of 10 years. It was a proposal the Government could not deny, he said. In fact, Samiei believes that Armenia needs alternative sources of energy, in particular, thermal power plants. He said the World Bank shares these views too.

07/04/2016 07:18

IMF says Taxation Code of Armenia needs improvement

IMF sees the need to improve Taxation Code of Armenia in view of possible shocks and challenges to the fiscal system of the country, Hossein Samiei, the IMF Mission Chief to Armenia, told a news conference on April 6.

07/04/2016 06:12

IMF upgrades Armenian economic growth forecast to 2.25-2.5% in 2016

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has upgraded its forecast for Armenia's economic growth in 2016 to 2.25-2.5% versus earlier forecasted 2.2%, the newly appointed IMF Mission Chief to Armenia Hossein Samiei stated at today's press conference and added that Armenia's economy growth prevails over the indicators of Caucasus region and Central Asia, for which IMF has forecasted 1-15% growth.

01/04/2016 13:01

Yerevan Brandy Company's ArArAt brandy entries win gold and silver medals at 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The 16th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition was held March 17-20 at Hotel Nikko in SF. Yerevan Brandy Company's ArArAt 10 year-old Akhtamar Brandy won a gold medal and ArArAt 5 Star Brandy won a silver medal, according to the YBC press-office.

30/03/2016 12:15

Armenia will face serious environmental problems, unless it develops nuclear energy

Without development of nuclear energy Armenia will face serious environmental problems, as it will have to use its water resources at full. Knarik Hovhannisyan, a well-known Armenian environmentalist, specialist in water resources, Ph.D in Engineering Science, made such statement talking to ArmInfo's correspondent.

25/03/2016 22:42

Prime Minister: It's true that the gas price will drop

It's true that the gas price will drop but it is for the talks to show how much it will drop, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan told reporters on March 25.

23/03/2016 17:58

Armenia's Minister of Energy calls for consolidation of joint efforts aimed at restarting Nairit plant

On March 21 the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia called for consolidation of joint efforts for restarting Nairit, a giant chemical plant in Armenia, during a meeting held with the former employees of the plant.

22/03/2016 13:19

As Armenia air carrier tickets become available, Company promises cheapest ticket for Yerevan-Tel Aviv flight

As promised, the first tickets of Armenia air carrier have become available, and the first flight will be to Tel Aviv. "For the time being, we are offering the cheapest tickets Yerevan-Tel Aviv," Gevorg Khachatryan, the spokesperson for Armenia Airline, told ArmInfo.