18:09 | January 17, 2018
In a verbal dig directed at Republican Party of Armenia MP Hakob Hakobyan, who had recently argued that poor people in Armenia wouldn’t be impacted by inflation because they eat potatoes, not luxury items, Yelk Alliance MP Nikol Pashinyan said that potato prices had soared.
17:34 | January 17, 2018
At a Q&A today in parliament with administration representatives, Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan brushed aside charges that consumer prices were spiraling out of control and pointed to Armenia’s neighbors to back up his claim.
11:39 | January 16, 2018
Gagik Tsarukyan, perhaps the richest man in Armenia and a deputy in the parliament, told reporters today that they were guilty of spreading falsehoods and were carrying out third party instructions.
17:40 | January 12, 2018
Hermineh Naghdalyan, a former deputy speaker of the Armenian parliament and member of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, will now longer serve as a member of Armenia’s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
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20:27 | December 28, 2017
Georgi Mkhitaryan, an officer of the rescue service of Armenia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations, dreamt of becoming a pilot when he was a child. Georgi believes that the dream has somehow come true.
13:12 | December 28, 2017
At today's government session, the Armenian government approved the decision to make amendments to the Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia and other related laws. Justice Minister Davit Harutyunyan presented the draft.
18:22 | December 25, 2017
Armenia’s Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies proposes to make amendments to the Law on Electronic Communications and to introduce caller location system for 911 and 1-02 service calls.
10:48 | December 8, 2017
The parliament also passed, by a vote of 73 to 12, the controversial “Prevention of Violence in the Family, Defense of the Rights of Those Subject to Violence in the Family, and the Restoration of Serenity in the Family” bill.
12:41 | December 6, 2017
Pashinyan argues that the current government had no interest in improving the lives of people in Armenia and to reduce poverty. Rather, he said that the government’s intent was to keep people so dependent on handouts that it could buy their votes for 10,000 drams.
13:37 | November 30, 2017
Armenian government approved the decision to make amendments to the Protocol On Making Amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Russian Federation on the Order of Price Generation for Natural Gas Delivery to the Republic of Armenia, Signed on December 2, 2013.
18:42 | November 29, 2017
Armenian Minister of Nature Protection Artzvik Minasyan reaffirmed to this reporter that those responsible for the killing of endangered griffon vultures in Armenia would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
17:30 | November 27, 2017
Piotr Świtalski, Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, told reporters today that the EU would do its best to see that the recently signed Comprehensive and Enhanced Cooperation Agreement with Armenia is implemented and that it wasn’t time “to rest on our laurels”.
19:11 | November 24, 2017
Zara Amatuni, Head of Communications and Prevention Programs of the International Committee of the Red Cross Yerevan office, told Hetq that ICRC is ready to facilitate the transfer of the body of an Azerbaijani soldier found yesterday near an Armenian military position to Azerbaijan once an agreement has been reached by officials from the two sides.
16:49 | November 16, 2017
The Armenian parliament is now reviewing a bill that would extend a law by which those men 27 or older who never served in the military can pay a sum of money and have criminal proceedings against them dropped.
10:39 | November 15, 2017
The bill has stirred controversy, especially amongst a segment of university students, since it would do away with draft deferments for those pursuing a candidates of science degree.
16:07 | November 14, 2017
The bill, which has already been approved in committee, is now being debated before the full parliament. Hundreds of university students across Yerevan have taken to the street in protest.
17:02 | November 11, 2017
I have a position regarding the deferment matter. Deferments cannot be done away with. The government claims it will lessen corruption risks. So why don’t they deal with the corruption, rather than removing the deferments.
19:25 | November 10, 2017
A scheduled session of the Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defense and Security today, to debate the adoption of two bills regarding military service and defense, had to be cancelled as not enough members showed up to constitute a quorum.
19:39 | October 31, 2017
Tsarukyan Alliance MP Sergey Bagratyan sounded a dire warning at today’s parliamentary hearing on Armenia’s 2018 estimated budget, saying that the country’s economy needed immediate fixing.
13:19 | October 31, 2017
At today’s parliamentary hearing on Armenia’s 2018 draft budget bill, Deputy Finance Minister Atom Janjoughazyan said that next year’s revenues are estimated to hit 1.307 trillion AMD (US$2.709 billion) and that 97% will derive from taxes and fees.
17:41 | October 30, 2017
There is no clear agreement on the place, date and format of the meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers yet, says Armenian foreign ministry spokesman Tigran Balayan.
13:05 | October 18, 2017
Levon Hayrapetyan, a Russian-Armenian benefactor serving a four-year sentence for swindling $700,000 from the mother of former Russian senator Igor V. Izmestiev, died today at the age of 68 in the Mordovia Maximum Security Prison.
15:43 | October 17, 2017
The Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on European Integration is now debating two domestic violence bills that have sparked heated controversy and shouting matches between supporters and detractors.
14:15 | October 9, 2017
Naira Zohrabyan, a member of Armenia’s Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) delegation, reports that none of the candidates for the post of PACE President obtained a majority in the first round of voting today.
13:54 | October 5, 2017
Krist Maroukyan, a member of the Vanadzor Municipal Council representing the Lousavor Hayastan (Bright Armenia) faction, describes the expenditure as “having fun during the plague.”
13:54 | October 4, 2017
Pashinyan wanted to know if Russia would get involved if Armenia was attacked along its border with Azerbaijan as well as along its border with Turkey. Zakaryan only responded that the joint structure would work as a collective security system.
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