17:33 | May 24, 2013
The themes on the agenda include promoting alternatives to imprisonment, parental leave as a way to foster gender equality, and budgets and priorities of the Council of Europe for the biennium 2014-2015.
15:03 | May 24, 2013
When asked by reporters why President Obama didn’t use the word “genocide” in his April 24th speech, U.S. Ambassador John Heffern stated that the U.S. leader used words that would “assist the reconciliation process” between Armenia and Turkey.
14:20 | May 24, 2013
The announcement of sharply increased gas prices for Armenia have sparked many questions about social and geo-political consequences. Discussions on the exact extent, the timing and the handling of the price increase are still on-going and will hopefully lead to a feasible solution. Meanwhile, it is worth looking at the large potential for helping Armenian citizens based on similar experiences made in other European countries. In this context, EuFoA (www.eufoa.org) calls upon the Armenian government and the EU to redouble their common efforts to reduce avoidable gas consumption and waste in Armenia in mainly two areas:
11:28 | May 24, 2013
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the sentence of 13 and a half months in prison that an Istanbul magistrate’s court passed yesterday on Turkish-Armenian journalist Sevan Nişanyan for posting “insulting” comments about Mohammed in his blog.
00:03 | May 22, 2013
In a welcome move, four members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced a resolution that advocates a new approach for the pursuit of Armenian rights in Congress, going beyond genocide recognition.
11:20 | May 17, 2013
The Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center issued a statement ridiculing the Armenian government’s lofty pledges that it is committed to systematic reform and stamping out official corruption.
10:20 | May 15, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court asked the Obama Administration last October if it should review a Federal Appeals Court decision that had struck down a California law (Section 354.4) extending the statute of limitations on Armenian Genocide-era life insurance claims.
22:53 | May 14, 2013
A much anticipated trial in Italy is set to begin in Palermo on May 27 where prosecutors will charge that high level Italian government officials made a pact with Sicilian Mafia bosses.
16:02 | May 14, 2013
As reports of irregularitiesduring the Yerevan Municipal election continue to make headlines in the media, members of a joint local-Diaspora monitoring team, which exceeded 100 people, are neverthelessoptimistic about the level of engagement and partnership between local organizations and Diaspora resources.
14:52 | May 13, 2013
The Hungarian Parliament adopted a controversial amendment to its Freedom of Information Act on April 30, a move that will make civilian and journalistic access to information more difficult, Atlatszo.hu reported. The amendment was passed less than 48 hours after its introduction.
12:23 | May 13, 2013
Think Captain Terossian. Confronted by the chilling hundredth anniversary of the genocide of one and a half million Armenian men, women and children at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in 1915, Turkey’s government is planning to swamp memories of the Armenian massacres with ceremonies commemorating the Turkish victory over the Allies at the battle of Gallipoli in the same year.
13:35 | May 10, 2013
The final report by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on the 18 February 2013 presidential election in Armenia concludes that though the elections were generally well-administered and characterized by a respect for fundamental freedoms, more can be done to increase public trust in the integrity of the electoral process.
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