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:
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.
20:48 | May 5, 2013
With polls now closed in Yerevan, today’s mayoral election has been marred by extensive reports from local and diasporan observers of intense cheating, interference and corruption. The mayoral election, which many had hoped would be a progressive step forward from February’s presidential election, has been described by some observers as a step backward with one calling it ‘the worst election of the past few years’.
15:50 | April 25, 2013
Colin Roberts, Director, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will be making working visit to Armenia from 25-27 April, 2013. Colin Roberts’ visit is a demonstration of the UK’s commitment to enhance its bilateral relations with Armenia and particularly its political dialogue.
11:04 | March 27, 2013
Over 40 Armenian Genocide specialists from nine countries met in Yerevan on March 22-23 to strategize on how to devise a legal framework to mitigate the consequences of the Genocide, counter Turkish denialism, and organize genocide studies programs and museum exhibits. The conference was organized by the State Commission coordinating activities leading to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
16:04 | March 26, 2013
A round-table discussion on “The 25th anniversary of the Karabakh Movement: Struggle for Independence and Justice” was held at the UK House of Commons on March 25. The event was organized by the British-Armenian All-Party Parliamentary Group and the Armenian Embassy in Great Britain.
14:12 | March 22, 2013
During the course of the discussion Mr. Khlgatyan presented the oil and natural gas projects in Azerbaijan, the internal politics of the country, and its foreign policy. The Azerbaijani economy is heavily dependent on the energy sector. “All indicators show that the regime in Baku has made no serious efforts to change and diversify the economy, which means that Azerbaijan is likely to experience the effects of ‘Dutch Disease’ and a failing economy should shale gas become more readily available on the global market”.
14:46 | March 20, 2013
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Edward Nalbandyan hosted the delegation headed by the Chief Negotiator on Armenia-EU Association Agreement, Director of Eastern Europe of the European External Action Service Gunnar Wiegand, who arrived in Armenia for the 12th round of the talks.
17:01 | March 13, 2013
I would like to express my concern about your congratulatory message to Serzh Sargsyan, the acting President of the Republic of Armenia, on his re-election. Your message came 12 days after the Presidential Election, which was marred with considerable election fraud. What I would like to ask you is: what changed between February 18 and March 2, to convince you that the official election results are reliable?
13:37 | March 6, 2013
Raffi Hovannisian today met with Trian Hristea, the Head of the EU Delegation in Armenia The two discussed the February 18 presidential election and the resulting political instability in Armenia due to the popular distrust of the official vote result.
10:56 | February 12, 2013
I attended a presentation by U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern during his December 2012 speaking tour of Armenian American communities. This is not the first time that the Diocese, Prelacy, and other organizations have, in effect, given diplomats and others free reign to propagandize and abuse us.
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