In Protest at Energy Rate Increase Activists of "Against Robbery" Movement have gone on a Sit Strike in Freedom Square

USD 5bn government debt is no obstacle to Armenian officials' car appetites

Head of Armenia-Canada Parliamentary Friendship Group: Declaration of Cooperation with Canadian Parliament result of years-long work

Gorbachev Ruined the Country. What Do Ordinary Rural Workers Have to Do With This?!

Rostelecom Armenia sums up journalists' contest "Technologies for Life - Internet at the Speed of Light"

New Internet-Banking Tariffs to be Put into Action at "Areximbank - Gazprombank Group" since June 1

David Harutyunyan on Energy Rate Increase: Ordinary Customers Should not Take the Consequences of Failed Management and Thefts

Ukrainian scenario seems in store for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Macedonia, Paul Craig Roberts says

View from Moscow: By Taking Reprisals on Civil Society Baku Tests the West

D-Link names Beeline most customer-oriented company

Criminal case instituted over explosion at ex-parliamentarians' gas-filling station

Large POPs pesticide burial site in Nubarashen and residual obsolete pesticide stores in 24 locations to be eliminated

Brother and son of ex-parliamentarian Hakob Hakobyan injured in explosion at gas-filling station

"Against Robbery" public interest group calls on citizens of Armenia to join protests against rising energy costs on May 27

Several members of "Centennial Without Regime" Movement detained overnight

Armenia's National Security Council exposes "talented" Azerbaijani spies that tried to gather information through "odnoklassniki" social media

Turkey Ambassador says some Armenian circles in Russia and outside it impeding Russian-Turkish relations

Mammadyarov: Russia "keen to move Karabakh talks from the dead center"

VivaCell: Alcatel One Touch POP C7 smartphone for AMD 1

In Japan Edward Sharmazanov Spoke about the Armenian Cultural Heritage being Destroyed in Azerbaijan, Turkey and by Islamic State

VTB Bank (Armenia) finances project on construction of Good Time entertainment center for children

The Second Government Premises to be put in Commission in November 2015

Young "Dashnaktsakans" Protesting Against the Expected Energy Rate Increase

Myths and Reality about Mining

Stepanavan Airport will be Ready for Operation by the End of 2015

Matenadaran to Digitize Ancient Manuscripts and Documents with Beeline Support

Zhirayr Sefilyan: Founding Parliament to rally on May 30

Sergey Lavrov: Karabakh conflict settlement among Russia's foreign political priorities

Anti-corruption measures in education fail to give tangible results

European Conservatives & Reformists Group to hold its next enlarged meeting in Armenia

VivaCell-MTS reports 2.1 million subscribers for Q1 2015 - 60% of total market

Minister: Inspections at ex-PAP leader's enterprises are still going on

Citizens of Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have the right to receive insurance benefits along with Russians

Baku: Azerbaijan expects EU to ensure implementation of UN Security Council resolutions

Alliance Party comes out with public statement on crimes committed by Electric Networks of Armenia

EOC President: Presence of Armenia at inaugural European Games in Baku demonstrates how sport can give a lead to politicians

Elmar Mammadyarov: Azerbaijan will settle Nagorno Karabakh conflict in any case

Edward Nalbandian on Riga Summit: Armenia's Expectations Delivered

Aliyev: Azerbaijan Aspires to Resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh in Accordance with International Law

Armed forces of Azerbaijan fired over 3,500 shots at Karabakh positions on May 17-23

Azeraijan's vetoing the Riga Summit declaration was a senseless and shortsighted step, Martin Schulz says

Russia and Azerbaijan to Discuss Settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Edward Nalbandian: Azerbaijan again Left Isolated in Respect of Support to the Mediation Efforts by the Co- Chairs of the Minsk Group

26/05 20:29 David Harutyunyan on Energy Rate Increase: Ordinary Customers Should not Take the Consequences of Failed Management and Thefts

Ordinary customers should not take the consequences of failed management and thefts at "Electric Networks of Armenia" CJSC; however, Public Services Regulatory Commission of the Republic of Armenia (PSRC) is the body to take the final decision, David Harutyunyan, the Minister-Chief of the Government Staff, told the media on May 25 at National Assembly.

25/05/2015 23:35

Myths and Reality about Mining

As an environmental management professional with 14 years of experience I know environmental issues of Armenia from A to Z. As a citizen of Armenia I share many of the concerns expressed by active citizens, including those concerns around but not limited to mining industry.

25/05/2015 18:46

Stepanavan Airport will be Ready for Operation by the End of 2015

On May 25 Deputy minister of Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations Vache Terteryan has said at National Assembly that Stepanavan Airport will be ready for operation by the end of 2015.

25/05/2015 12:01

Alliance Party comes out with public statement on crimes committed by Electric Networks of Armenia

Alliance Party has made a public statement saying that the key reason why the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) CJSC seeks to increase the energy costs is mismanagement.

22/05/2015 19:07

ESCAP Forecasts 0.9% Growth of Armenia's Economy and 4.7% of Inflation

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific(UNESCAP or ESCAP), one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, under the administrative direction of the United Nations headquarters, made an outlook on the economic growth of the region's countries.

21/05/2015 18:49

Ara Nranyan stresses the need to avoid unreasonable stimulation of import and regressive closure of markets

It is necessary to avoid both unreasonable stimulation of import and regressive closure of the markets, Ara Nranyan, member (minister) of the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC) Board, said at the VIII Astana Economic Forum on May 21.

21/05/2015 18:39

The Number of Operating Air Carriers in Armenia Decreased from 35 to 27 since the "Open Skies" Policy Implementation

The number of operating air carriers in Armenia has decreased from 35 to 27 since the launch of the "open skies" policy at the end of 2013. A source, who wished to remain anonymous and who is close to the aviation circles of the country, has told ArmInfo journalist the "open skies" policy has been failed. It is quite likely that the number of airlines to operate in Armenia will keep decreasing.

21/05/2015 18:15

South Caucasus Railway launches sale of Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan tickets

"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.

19/05/2015 21:08

Howard Stevenson: We believe investments like Amulsar will be key to raising the bar

"The economic impact of investment in mining could be significant. The direct impact of the Amulsar project on GDP, based on calculations by an independent expert group and our current feasibility study, will be as high as $120 mln annually (...) The operation will contribute an estimated $488 million directly to the state budget through taxes and royalties over the life of the mine, with about an additional $156 million in taxes generated indirectly from other business activities generated by the project. We expect to be among top 5 corporate taxpayers in the country when we start production", Howard Stevenson President and CEO of Lydian International said during his speech at EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum held in Tbilisi, on May 14-15.

18/05/2015 12:18

Artyom Asatryan: Implementation of integrated social service system will improve efficiency of community workers

To improve the efficiency of the community workers in Armenia, a World Bank-funded project on introduction of a system of integrated social service is being implemented in the country. The project will be completed within the coming four years.

15/05/2015 19:18

Armenian Railways Museum joining 2015 Museum Night

Armenian Railways Museum will join the 2015 Museum Night on May 16. The Museum is located in the building of the railway station "Yerevan" and will be open till midnight.

14/05/2015 16:15

Nairit Plant Spokesperson: Nairit Plant employees go on sit-down strike to draw government's attention to arrears of wages

The sit-down strike of the Nairit Plant employees planned outside the government building for May 14 pursues one goal only: to draw the attention of the authorities and public to the problem with the Plant's arrears of wages, Spokesperson of Nairit Plant Anush Haroutiunyan told ArmInfo.

14/05/2015 11:22

SCR: Yerevan-Vanadzor Railway Inspected at Weekly Days of Safety

On May 13 Yerevan-Vanadzor railway has been inspected during weekly conducted days of safety. The inspection is carried out under the supervision of deputy Director General of "South Caucasus Railway" CJSC Sergey Valko.

13/05/2015 18:26

Expert: Armenia needs a business ombudsman institution

The current mechanisms on protection of business interests have run their course and fail to meet the criteria of the business environment reformation, Hakob Avagyan, Head of the Small and Medium Enterprise Cooperation Association, has told ArmInfo.

13/05/2015 17:26

Ministry of Energy RA Not Armed with Info on Sale of

Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources RA is armed with no information regarding the sale of the

13/05/2015 00:24

EBRD President displeased with dominant influence of monopolies and low competitiveness of Armenian economy

Political will and courage are needed to effectively combat the monopolies in Armenia, EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti told reporters in Yerevan on May 11.

12/05/2015 23:02

"Tashir" Group Not Purchasing "Electric Networks of Armenia"

It is out of question that "Tashir" group is intending or even has a wish of purchasing "Electric Networks of Armenia" CJSC, reads the statement of National Assembly deputy Karen Karapetyan, the brother of Russian businessman of Armenian origin Samvel Karapetyan - the owner of "Tashir" group.

12/05/2015 23:01

Armenian sociologist skeptical about successful development of tourism in Armenia

In fact, the tourism sector of Armenia is far from the development level reported by those responsible for the sector. At today's press conference, well-known Armenian sociologist Aharon Adibekyan said that it is hard to consider the official statistics of those visiting Armenia to be impartial, because most of them are former citizens of Armenia and our compatriots, who just visit their relatives in the country.

08/05/2015 11:33

Viktor Rebets: "UKZHD" CJSC Actively Developing Cooperation with Federal Passenger Company

"South Caucasus Railways" CJSC (UKZHD) is actively developing the cooperation with Federal Passenger Company, Viktor Rebets told ArmInfo journalist.

08/05/2015 11:12

Viktor Rebets: Currency Fluctuation Affecting UKZHD Activities

Currency fluctuations have affected the "South Caucasus Railways" (UKZHD) activities, Viktor Rebets, "UKZHD" CEO, has told ArmInfo journalist adding that the fluctuation had not affected the exterior volume of turnover, but the interior one.

08/05/2015 11:09

Armenian Government approves investment program on re-treatment of Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine's tailings

Today, on May 7, the Government of Armenia approved a USD 240 mln investment program on re-treatment of the tailings of the Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine (ZCMC).

30/04/2015 11:50

Two local tobacco producers face administrative proceedings for creating obstacles to their competitive rivals on market

The State Committee for Protection of the Economic Competition has initiated administrative proceedings against two local tobacco producers: Grand Tobacco and International Masis Tabak companies on April 30.

30/04/2015 11:37

Carrefour Giving Explanations to SCPEC on Sugar Prices

While presenting the 2015 annual programme by State Committee For Protection Of Economic Competition at National Assembly, a number of issues considered by SCPEC were raised.

29/04/2015 13:30

Future of Armenia's light industry: big hopes on UNIDO

Eight garment manufacturers in Armenia have united and created a new Armenian fashion brand "5900 BC" as part of the UNIDO project "Upgrading export- oriented industries, focused on modernization of textile and garment production." The project looks to help modernize the industry and increase access to foreign markets. The list of the companies comprises: Tosp, Melante, Agnessa, Firma Lida, Kanaker garment manufacturing factory, Karavaj, Nanman, and Arsfine.

22/04/2015 15:47

Group tours from China to Armenia to be considerably facilitated

The group tours from China to Armenia will be considerably facilitated. The Government of Armenia took the relevant decision on April 22.

17/04/2015 08:43

Russian Polymetal International plc to Re-Activate Lichqvaz-Tey Mine

Polymetal International plc company is the leading gold and silver mining group, operating in Russia and Kazakhstan. Polymetal purchased a 25% stake in the company owning Lichkvaz exploration licence in Armenia (including part of intracompany loan). The consideration comprises 429,260 shares equal to US$3.5 million and agreed an earn-in program to take its ownership to 50%, the company press-office reports. This is the company?s first asset in Armenia, its resource estimation is 19 tons of gold.

15/04/2015 17:54

Yerevan Brandy Company recreates legendary brandy "Armenia"

Yerevan Brandy Factory (YBC) introduced the legendary brandy "Armenia" this April. A presentation and tasting ceremony was held in the area of the YBC on April 14. Recreated on the recipe of master-blender Margar Sedrakyan, "Armenia" brandy is one of the Master's flagship blends.

14/04/2015 12:09

MASS MEDIA: Power tariff in Armenia may rise again

Electric power tariff may rise in Armenia after the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) CJSC applies to the energy watchdog for revision of the tariff in mid-May. A Yerevan-based Haykakan Zhamanak Daily writes the company will suggest increasing the tariff for the population from 42 drams to 48 drams per kWh for daytime and 38 drams per kWh for nighttime.

11/04/2015 15:05

UKZHD Launching Its Own Tour Services in Armenia and Georgia

"South Caucasus Railway" (UKZHD) is to enter the Armenian and Georgian tourist markets. The CJSC is to present innovation products - tours with the use of railway transport. In Tour Expo 2015 was launched today at Yerevan Expo Center where UKZHD presented its new service under a pavilion on the order of a railcar - the highlight of the new service.

08/04/2015 20:06

Armenia's Minister of Economy Believes International Organizations' Forecasts on Country's GDP to be Understated

Armenia's Minister of Economy believes international organizations' forecasts on country's GDP to be understated. In response to parliament members' questions, the minister said that international organizations' forecasts on Armenia's economic growth have usually been lower than it is in reality. According to him, 2014 was not exclusion and he believes that 2015 will not be exclusion, either.

08/04/2015 18:36

Beeline and Yerevan Productions Supporting painting of walls of Gyumri buildings

Beeline press-office reports that Beeline jointly with website which is the media platform of Yerevan Production summed up Gyumri 2.0 program. Within the project, walls of 4 buildings in Gyumri were painted with images symbolizing the city's revival. "Beeline continues social programs aimed at development of marzes especially focusing on settlements which need our attention. I am sure these colorful images became a pleasant surprise not only for the buildings included in the program but all other Gyumri residents.

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