Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
The South Caucasus Railway CJSC will be appraising its employees throughout March 2014 with a view to systematize its workflow and to improve its efficiency.
To ensure economic development of the country, one should change the structure and system of government. This is the joint viewpoint of the economic experts who were invited to the Alternative Analytical Center on March 7 to discuss the Road Map on Economic Growth and Human Capital Development. The author of the Road Map is Professor Tatul Manaseryan, the head and founder of the Alternative Analytical Center.
Armenia should think not only how to attract direct foreign investments but also how to stimulate the domestic investments, Prof. Tatoul Manaseryan, the head and founder of the Alternative Analytical Center, said when presenting the Road Map on Economic Growth and Human Capital Development.
In its foreign and domestic economic policies Armenia must stick to the principle of preventive attack rather than the principle of defense, economist Tatul Manaseryan said on Friday, while presenting his report on economic growth and human capital development in Armenia.
Armenia has no plans to reduce the limit of tax-free import of packages in the country for privates from the current 150,000 drams (nearly $360 at the current exchange rate), the Finance Ministry told ArmInfo.
The Armenian Diaspora must be regarded as not only a source of investments but also a sales market for Armenian products, economist Tatul Manaseryan said on Friday while presenting his report on economic growth and human capital development in Armenia.
Human capital development should become the key priority for Armenia. Without human capital development the country will reach no progress in economic development, Professor Tatoul Manaseryan, Head and Founder of the Alternative Analytical Center, said at the presentation of the Road Map on Economic Growth and Human Capital Development.
The last events in Ukraine and devaluation of the Russian rouble may negatively affect Armenia's economy, Economy Minister Vahram Avanesyan, said at today's press-conference.
Lana Mshetsyan, representative of the National Bureau of Expertise, has told ArmInfo that the organizer of the March 5 video conference is LECO Corporation Office in Russia and the CIS.
To ensure long-term and sustainable economic growth, one should first of all remove the key constraints, Manuk Yergnyan, Head of EV Consulting, said at today's presentation of the 5th National Competitiveness Report of Armenia (2013-2014). This time the Report was dedicated to Growth Imperatives and Constraints.
Chairman of the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia, Gagik Makaryan, said at today's press-conference that the project of "Rosneft" on reconstruction of the Yerevan "Nairit" plant is rather realistic.
Armenia should become an indivisible part of the South Caucasus and participate in all the regional projects, director of the Armenian office of "Heifer International", Anahit Kazanchyan, said during presentation of the project "Development of innovative rural tourism", 27 February.
Gasprom's position is a cornerstone in Armenia's relations with the Customs Union. Much will depend on the position of this company, Chairman of the Armenian Union of Employers, Gagik Makaryan, said at today's press-conference.
The head of the Public Relations Department of Electric Networks of Armenia CJSC, Natalia Sarjanyan, has refuted the rumors on possible bankruptcy of the company.
CEO of Gazprom Alexey Miller held an enlarged conference in Yerevan on Wednesday. The key topic was Gazprom Armenia's integration into Gazprom Group.
Rosneft's investment program is the result of a thorough analysis of Nairit Plant's investment capacities, Armenia's Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan told journalists on Wednesday.
Rosneft Russian oil company has expressed an intention to invest nearly $500 million in construction of a new rubber plant in Armenia, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia Iosif Isayan told reporters, Wednesday.
Armenian migrants should be "ambassadors" of the national brand to foreign countries, Vasken Kalayjian, CEO at GK Brand, Inc., said at a press conference on Wednesday. He added that if people leave their Motherland, it does not mean they think hard things of it.
Armenia's accession to the Customs Union may bring down the retail prices for Russian oil products, Armenia's Deputy Energy and Natural Resources Minister Iosif Isayan told journalists on Wednesday.
ArmInfo has monitored the retail prices of oil products in Armenia and registered certain reduction of prices that had been left unchanged since the summer of 2012.
The former employees of Armavia air carrier have resumed their actions of protest to demand their wages payable. First they gathered near Armavia's office, and then made their way to the Government building. No one from the Government approached Armavia's former employees and they went to the President's Palace and handed over their demands to the letters department.
Armenian authorities had no time to think of the pensions of villagers and migrant workers before introducing the mandatory accumulative pension system. The statement came from a parliamentarian, a member of the Republican Party of Armenia, head of the Parliament Committee for Finance and Budget Affairs, Gagik Minasyan.
Carrefour hypermarket will open in Yerevan in Q3 2014 in the area of Yerevan Mall retail and entertainment center, whose official opening is scheduled for February 21.
Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan charged the Government to set up a working group to study the quality of natural gas in the country, Thursday. Despite numerous statements on the quality of gas, the consumers are still concerned over its quality. Therefore, the prime minister said, the working group will comprise both specialists and representatives of public organizations.
He said that deductions have been made by each and every employer. The Minister blamed the unabiding employers for using their employees' pension money at their own discretion. "If the pension payments were transferred to the employees' pension accounts, the employees themselves would receive the interest", he said.
The introduction of the compulsory accumulative pension system in Armenia has led to growth in shadow employment, Gagik Makaryan, Chairman of the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia, said at today's press conference.
"Sometimes there is smoke without fire and my concerns over the quality of gas in the country has gone away. Nevertheless, we will not stop our examinations as long as we receive complaints from citizens," Armen Poghosyan, Head of the Union of Consumers of Armenia NGO, told reporters, Wednesday.
ArmRusgasprom is ready to provide its mobile labs for a random testing of the caloric value of the gas supplied in Armenia so as to dispel some consumers' doubts that the quality of the gas is low, CEO of ArmRusgasprom Vartan Harutyunyan said during a public discussion on Monday.
Prices of basic consumer goods, such as sugar and bread, will not increase after Armenia's joining the Customs Union, ruling party MP, chairman of the permanent parliamentary commission for economic affairs, Vardan Ayvazyan, said at today's press-conference.
80% of Armenian citizens are against the obligatory accumulative pension system, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said when replying the questions of the participants in the Yerkrapah Union of Volunteers tenth congress on Saturday.
Director of Air Armenia company Arsen Avetisyan has told ArmInfo about the company’s performance in 2013 and plans for 2014.