11:42 | July 11, 2018
On May 5, the Yerevan Municipality signed a AMD 797 million ($1.652 million) road repair contract with a company, which, according to Hetq sources, is owned by a relative of Republican Party of Armenia MP Ashot Arsenyan.
18:29 | July 10, 2018
The protesters said the plant, being built by ArmOil CJSC tens of meters away from residential houses, posed serious health and environmental risks to the area and local inhabitants.
15:24 | July 10, 2018
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has thrown cold water on a proposal submitted by two Republican Party of Armenia MPs to set the income tax rate at 20% for those making more than AMD 500,000 a month, and 25% for those earning more than that.
15:33 | July 9, 2018
Referring to recent demonstrations organized by those supporting the mine, Sona Roushanyan said that it is natural for mine employees to be concerned about losing their jobs and thus show up at rallies organized by their employer.
14:27 | July 6, 2018
Armenian Minister of Economic Development and Investments Artzvik Minasyan today met with a World Bank delegation led by Isfandyar Zaman Khan, the organization’s Financial and Private Sector Development Sector Leader for Europe and Central Asia.
15:36 | July 3, 2018
Armenia’s Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources reports that it has issued warnings to ten mining companies, charging them with violating their contractual obligations.
14:13 | June 21, 2018
By a vote of 73-2, Armenia’s parliament today approved a government bill whereby all those subject to the pension system will pay 2.5% of their income and the government will kick in 7.5%.
13:53 | June 18, 2018
Small-scale dairy farmers, irate over the low milk prices being offered by wholesalers, brought their protest to the center of Yerevan today, parking their trucks, loaded with several tons of milk, outside the Government Building.
18:45 | June 15, 2018
Regime change in Armenia has put an end to the operations of the Luys Cultural, Scientific and Education Foundation founded in 2009 by former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and former Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan.
00:05 | June 14, 2018
In the Soviet era, various factories operated in Yeghegnadzor, the provincial capital of Armenia’s Vayots Dzor Province, solving the issue of employment there. Now, only three factories remain.
09:31 | June 13, 2018
The prime minister believes that the standards of mine exploitation in Armenia should be raised to international levels, and inspections should be objective, involving representatives of civil society and media experts in the field.
11:55 | June 11, 2018
The following is a government press release regarding a videoconference between economist Daron Acemoglu and members of the Armenian government regarding improving the investment environment in Armenia. While short on specifics, it appears that Acemoglu is calling for more government transparency about the various reform initiatives in the pipeline.
16:48 | June 5, 2018
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is scheduled to meet today with demonstrators who have blocked the road leading to the Amulsar gold mine located 170km south of Yerevan on the border between Vayots Dzor and Syunik provinces.
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