"We Are the Owners of Our Country" initiative picketing Parliament building opposing ratification of agreement on joint air defense system with Russia

Pope Francis: "I am happy to have visited Armenia"

Sharmazanov: OSCE MG should react very strongly to Aliyev's refusal to implement arrangements made in Vienna and St. Petersburg

Pope Francis leaves Armenia ending his pastoral visit

Pope Francis and Catholicos of All Armenians visit Khor Virap Monastery at the foot of Ararat and launch doves of peace

Aliyev says Azerbaijani armed forces seized part of Karabakh districts during April aggression

Serzh Sargsyan: Pope Francis' calls for peace and tolerance are a powerful signal for peaceful settlement of regional problems

Serzh Sargsyan: I am sure we will find the best possible option of settlement for Nagorno-Karabakh people

President of Armenia calls on Armenians worldwide to unite to settle the three fundamental issues of the Armenian people

Karekin II and Pope Francis sign Common Declaration: "We express our hope for a peaceful resolution of the issues surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh"

Armenian President: We are grateful to Pope Francis for visiting Armenia and showing warm attitude to Armenian people

Vatican reacts to Turkey’s criticism: “Pope has never been on a Crusade, he tries to build peace rather than to wage war”

Pope Francis: “May the Armenian Church walk in peace and may the communion between us be complete.”

Karekin II: The processes of secularism are intensifying, spiritual and ethical values and views are distorted, and the family structure, established by God, is being shaken

Pontifical Divine Liturgy underway in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin at the St. Trdat Open Air Altar

Ilham Aliyev: Nagorno-Karabakh will never get independence

Karekin II: More practical steps must be taken by Christian churches on the road to searching for peace

Pope to Armenian people: Your sufferings are our own

Pope Francis participates in ecumenical meeting with Patriarch of Armenian Apostolic Church, Karekin II, in Yerevan

Police make statement over recent detentions in Yerevan

Police confirm reports on detention of activist Shant Haroutiunyan's son

Detentions continue in Yerevan

Pope Francis sends telegram to Turkish president

Pope Francis visits Church visits Armenian Apostolic Cathedral of the Seven Wounds and the Holy Martyrs Armenian Catholic Cathedral in Gyumri.

Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J. says Pope Francis speaks about past tragedies not to inflame wounds, but to help create grounds for reconciliation

Federico Lombardi says Pope Francis enjoyed magnificent view of Biblical Mount Ararat

Pope Francis visits Our Lady of Armenia Catholic Educational Center in Gyumri, Armenia

Pope Francis expresses his gratitude to religious and civil authorities of Armenia

Pope Francis talks to the faithful

Pope Francis delivers a homily in Gyumri

Venice Commission experts make remarks about new proposals on Electoral Code of Armenia

Arsen Khojoyan, who was taken captive in Azerbaijan, kills a 17-year-old girl in Armenia

Pope Francis holding his first Mass in Gyumri, Armenia

OSCE MG urges Azerbaijan and Armenia to remove all remaining obstacles to expanding OSCE CiO Personal Representative's mission

Pope Francis and Catholicos of All Armenians arrive in Gyumri

Pope Francis visits Tsitsernakaberd Memorial dedicated to Armenian Genocide victims

Monument to Grigor Narekatsi to be erected in Vatican, Director of Holy See Press Office Federico Lombardi says

OSCE CiO Frank-Walter Steinmeier is expected to travel to South Caucasus

President Serzh Sargsyan and His Holiness Pope Francis had private meeting

Pope quotes Charents: Our turquoise sky, our clear waters, the flood of light, the summer sun and the proud winter borealis... our age-old stones ... our ancient etched books which have become a prayer

Charge pressed against commander of serviceman driven to suicide

Souvenir sheet and mini-sheet with four stamps dedicated to visit of Pope Francis to Armenia put into circulation

Zurabishvili: Ankara has always supported Tbilisi's aspirations including integration into NATO

Naira Zohrabyan: It is necessary to suppress Turkish fascism

Nino Burjanadze: It is absolutely unfavorable for Georgia to join NATO now

Situation around Nagorno-Karabakh is rather vulnerable, Ambassador Piotr Switalski says

Pope Francis arrives in Armenia

Central Valley Congressmen urge US to follow Pontiff's lead in reaffirming Armenian Genocide

Electricity price in Armenia to be reduced by 2.58 drams on Aug 1 2016

Eduard Sharmazanov sees generally positive tendency in Karabakh peace process


24/06 15:50 Electricity price in Armenia to be reduced by 2.58 drams on Aug 1 2016

Public Service Regulatory Committee has approved the electricity price for final consumers by 2.58 drams or 5.9%. According to the watchdog's decision adopted today on June 24, both the day and night prices will be reduced by 2.58 drams to 46.20drams (from 48.78drams) and 36.20drams (from 38.78drams) respectively.

22/06/2016 18:34

SCR CJSC urges to verify information and avoid unfounded allegations

Information not corresponding to the facts has been spread in mass media these days related to the bridge near the Ayrum railway station of the South Caucasus Railway CJSC. The company allegedly owns the bridge, which is in poor condition.

20/06/2016 19:33

Putin holding a meeting with leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan

Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding a trilateral meeting with his Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev, RIA Novosti reports.

18/06/2016 15:26

No economic growth will be achieved unless small and medium enterprises prevail on Armenian market, ex-prime minister says

Former Prime Minister of Armenia, oppositionist MP Hrant Bagratyan is assured that the country's economy will actively develop only if representatives of small and medium enterprises hold 88% of the market share, he expressed this opinion at the press conference on June 17.

15/06/2016 19:41

On June 15 Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan "Armenia" train departed for the first time this year: ticket prices reduced by up to 20%

"South Caucasus Railway" (SCR) CJSC has launched summer season of passenger transportation and Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan "Armenia" train has departed today for the first time this year.

15/06/2016 13:28

Greek Ambassador: Armenia is becoming more attractive to Greek travelers

With every year, the flow of travelers from Armenia to Greece is growing along with the number of visa requests by the citizens of Armenia. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic to the Republic of Armenia H.E. Mr. Ioannis Taghis made such statement at an event entitled "Window to Greece" in Yerevan. The event looked to present the history and the culture of Greece to the Armenian people and to boost the bilateral tourism, the ambassador said.

13/06/2016 17:57

The year 2016 marks 40th anniversary of Armenian nuclear power engineering

Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia Areg Galstyan has told ArmInfo that the event will be celebrated in December 2016. The deputy minister stresses that all official documents related to development of Armenia's power engineering stress that the nuclear power engineering will not only be maintained but will also be developed. An important project on extension of the ANPP Unit 2 lifetime is being implemented jointly with Rosatom at the expense of a Russian 270 mln USD loan and a 30 mln USD grant. The project will be completed in 2019," the deputy minister said.

13/06/2016 15:13

Armenian Parliament approves governmental report on 2015 state budget fulfillment

On June 13, the National Assembly of Armenia approved the Government's report on fulfillment of the state budget of 2015. As many as 88 lawmakers voted for, 15 voted against the adoption of the document and 14 MPs abstained from voting.

10/06/2016 18:07

Launch of talks on European Common Aviation Area Agreement with Armenia delayed for a while

The deadline of launch of negotiations on Armenia's joining European Common Aviation Area has been extended, Deputy Economy Minister of Armenia Garegin Melkonyan told ArmInfo's correspondent.

08/06/2016 18:03

"Armenia" train running Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan to resume operation on June 15

"South Caucasus Railway" (SCR) CJSC has launched the sale of Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan tickets. The press office of the company has told ArmInfo that the train will start running on June 15. The train will start from Yerevan at 3:30 pm.

04/06/2016 13:55

Geoteam CJSC published updated Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

"As of today we have a project, which received positive expert opinion from the Armenia's Ministry of Nature Protection, and we are ready to launch construction activities", Senior Manager on Sustainability at Geoteam CJSC Armen Stepanyan told journalists during the presentation of the International Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the Amulsar Project, which knows no equals on the territory of Armenia.

03/06/2016 04:05

Armenian prime minister familiarizes himself with production capacities of GeoProMining's gold recovery plant

On June 2, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan visited GeoProMining's gold recovery plant in Ararat. The company is the key asset of GeoProMining Group (Russia) in Armenia. It develops the gold mine in Sotk, exploits the gold recovery plant in Ararat and the copper-molybdenum combine in Agarak.

02/06/2016 15:46

Armenian government intends to ban importers from being in retail and wholesale trade simultaneously

Armenia's Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan after holding consultations and discussions in the government related to fighting corruption, bribery and monopolies came to a conclusion that formally there are no monopolies in import of essential goods, he made the statement during government's session.

31/05/2016 21:35

Head of Gazprom Armenia CJSC: Final tariff of natural gas is formed in compliance with legislation of Armenia

The final tariff of natural gas in Armenia is formed in compliance with the country's legislation, Vardan Harutyunyan, Chairman of the Board and Director General of Gazprom Armenia CJSC, said on May 31, when asked by ArmInfo how substantiated the tangible difference between the price on the border and the tariff for ultimate users is. He said that numerous factors influence the formation of the final tariff.

31/05/2016 16:38

"UTair" Airline Company appointed regular carrier between Russia and Armenia

According to the information by Russian foreign ministry's note from May 20 UTair company was appointed as regular carrier for conducting air transportation of passengers, luggage, goods and post by the following routes: Sochi-Yerevan and Yerevan-Sochi 3 flights a week, Rostov-Na-Donu-Yerevan and the opposite- 3 flights a week, Mineralniye Vodi-Yerevan and the opposite direction-3 flights a week, Krasnodar-Yerevan and opposite direction-7 flights a week.

31/05/2016 15:11

Gas tariff for Armenian consumers to decline by 9.3 AMD per 1 cu m. from July 1

On May 31, the Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia (PSRC) made decision on changes in the gas tariffs. The new terms will come into force on 1 July 2016. The gas tariff for the Armenian consumers will decline by 9.3 AMD per 1 cu m. Tariffs for households consuming up to 10 thsd cu m of gas per month was reduced from 156 to 146.7 AMD per 1 cu m. The gas tariff for the subscribers consuming over 10 thsd cu m of gas reduced from 276.98 to 257.56 USD in AMD equivalent (at the AMD/USD exchange rate as of the 25th day of the previous month. The tariff includes VAT).

30/05/2016 20:21

Artsvik Minasyan: Largest airline companies are expected to enter Armenian market

The largest airline companies are expected to enter Armenian market, Armenia's Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan stated during the budget hearings held at the Armenian parliament today.

30/05/2016 20:20

Deputy Minister: Launch of Armenian NPP Unit 2 life extension program was delayed because of Russian Finance Ministry

Launch of the Armenian NPP Unit 2 life extension program was delayed because of late approval of the agreements by the Russian Finance Ministry, Deputy Minister of Armenia's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Hayk Harutyunyan stated in Armenian parliament today.

30/05/2016 16:58

PSRC representative: Electricity tariff in Armenia to be reduced by 2-2.5 AMD

In 15-20 days, the Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia (PSRC) will officially announce the 2-2.5AMD reduction in electricity tariffs, Garegin Baghramyan, Head of the PSRC Tariff Policy Department, has told ArmInfo.

30/05/2016 16:00

Rumors about possible creation of a dirty bomb in Armenia are greatly exaggerated: Director General of ANPP

The rumors about possible creation of a dirty bomb in Armenia are greatly exaggerated and groundless, Director General of the Armenian NPP CJSC Movses Vardanyan told reporters at Atom Expo 2016 exhibition in Moscow on May 30.

30/05/2016 15:22

Regulator to officially announce its decision on gas tariffs on May 31

On May 31, the Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia (PSRC) will approve the draft decision on changes in the gas tariffs. The gas tariff for the Armenian consumers will decline by 9.3 AMD per 1 cu m. Afterwards, the new terms will come into force on 1 July 2016, Garegin Baghramyan, Head of the Tariff Policy Department of the PSRC, has told ArmInfo.

30/05/2016 14:46

South Caucasus Railway Board of Directors holds a meeting: Company has carried out its concessionary obligations by 102%

On May 26, the Board of Directors of the South Caucasus Railway (CJSC) - subsidiary of Russian Railways OJSC - held a meeting in Yerevan. Oleg Belozyorov, President of Russian Railways, presided over the meeting.

27/05/2016 14:24

Fuel Company of Rosatom TVEL and Global Nuclear Fuel Sign Agreement to License and Supply TVS-K Fuel in U.S.

Fuel Company of Rosatom TVEL and Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas (GNF-A) signed an agreement to work together toward the licensing, marketing and fabrication of fuel for U.S. customers operating Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs), the official website of the Fuel Company of Rosatom reports.

26/05/2016 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.

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