Armenia’s National Assembly, by a vote of 84 to 35 voted down a “no confidence” measure against Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Arayik Harutyunyan.
Armenia’s parliament has set the number of members of a new commission of inquiry that will track the effectiveness of government steps to combat the coronavirus epidemic in the country.
One Armenian Ministry of Defense official has been temporarily relived of his post in a case involving the state procurement of weapons from a Russian company called Orsis-Arms.
Grigoryan said there are 11,851 single elderly people registered in Armenia and that the bill, if passed, would cost 711.1 million drams annually.
The Armenian National Assembly today, by a vote of 80 to 28, approved a bill, at the first reading, allowing the government to continue administering coronavirus-related safety regulations without extending a state of emergency yet again.
Bright Armenia faction Secretary Gevorg Gorgisyan noted that in Armenia the parties are often centered on individuals and that the formation of the party elite was not based on their quality but on non-classical political considerations.
Sargsyan began the press conference by reciting the opening speech he gave on April 16 of this year at a session of a special parliamentary commission convened to investigate the 2016 military clashes.
"Armenia has stated that repatriation is one of its strategic plans. As we see it, our long-term future in this region will only be ensured by the repatriation of large numbers of Armenians. The preparations we’re implement are not only for the Leba
Armenia’s High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan will leave for Beirut, most likely this Saturday, to assess first hand how Armenia can assist the Lebanese-Armenian community in the wake of Tuesday’s devastating explosion that has kil
Artyom Melkumyan, a friend of Im Kayl (My Step) MP Hayk Sargsyan is conducting business on a stretch of Lake Sevan beachfront (White Shorzha) that belongs to Sevan National Park.
Avetisyan also worked at the Prosecutor General's Office and has been a member of the Qualification Commission under the Prosecutor General since 2015. Nothing is written about his party affiliation in his biography.
Armenian Minister of Education, Science, Culture, Sports Arayik Harutyunyan stated at a July 19 press conference in Ijevan that he had issued a directive that public schools in the border villages of Tavush be outfitted as temporary shelters from Aze
Armenian Ministry of Defense representative Artsrun Hovhannisyan, at a press conference today in Ijevan, said that calm mostly reigned along Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan last night, shattered only by some sporadic small arms fire.
According to the governor, more than ten private homes, as well as some infrastructure, were damaged in the early morning shelling today.
Artsrun Hovhannisyan, Press Spokesman for the Information Crisis Center in Ijevan announced at a press conference today in that northeastern Armenian town that all fighting along the Tavush border with Azerbaijan had ceased as of midnight July 14.
Hovhannisyan announced that two factories were targeted in Berd, and that the above-mentioned communities suffered different types of damage, and that the gas pipeline was also damaged.
Commenting on the recent fighting along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, Tigran Karapetyan, a member of the Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defense and Security, said today that Armenian military forces can strike any area or strat
At today's special sitting of the Armenian National Assembly, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Ruben Rubinyan, chided Turkey for supporting Azerbaijan’s provocative military actions along Armenia’s northwestern border and called on Ankara to
In early June, the Armenian National Assembly adopted a bill authored by Im Kayl (My Step) MP Narek Zeynalyan that would provide temporary financial assistance to employees infected with the coronavirus who can no longer work because they are either
The news was announced today by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defense and Security Chairman Andranik Kocharyan.
Armenian Constitutional Court Judge Vahe Grigoryan welcomes a recently passed government sponsored bill to force his colleagues on the bench who have served more than twelve years to resign.
At today’s parliamentary session debating the 2019 budgetary bill, Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan, responding to the comments of Lusavor Hayastan (Bright Armenia) faction head Edmon Marukyan that the government is exerting pressure on the political oppo
Armenian Constitutional Court Chairman Hrayr Tovmasyan told reporters today in Yerevan that the country’s 2015 constitution, of which he is one of the authors, does not allow for changes without the consent of the Constitutional Court.
Armenia’s National Assembly today approved a bill that would oust Hrayr Tovmasyan as President of the Constitutional Court and would force all judges of the court who have served for more than twelve years to resign.
Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) MPs walked out of today’s National Assembly session to protest yesterday’s secret ballot stripping BHK party leader Gagik Tsarukyan of his parliamentary immunity.
Only Im Kayl (My Step) MPs will participate in today’s parliamentary vote on stripping Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) leader Gagik Tsarukyan of his immunity, thus paving the way for his arrest on a number of charges including illegal business activit
“I appeal to the people. All of this began on June 5, after the political council session,” Tsarukyan told MPs, adding that he’s criticized the government over its mismanaging of the coronavirus.
Armenia’s National Assembly earlier today voted to strip Prosperous Armenia Party BHK leader Gagik Tsarukyan of his parliamentary immunity, thus allowing him to be formally indictedon several counts including illegal business activity and vote buying
Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan, at a special parliamentary session today, said the country’s police officers must be “resolute and firm” when enforcing coronavirus safety regulations.
As proof that there is an organized disinformation movement against him, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, at a special parliamentary session today, told MPs about a story of a woman who recently got into a Yerevan taxi, pulled out her phone a
At a special parliamentary session today, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told MPs that he first got tested for the coronavirus not because he had symptoms, but because he was planning to depart on a working visit to some military posts and
The government has been criticized by some political circles for dropping the ball on managing the health and economic situation cause by the pandemic.
At today’s National Assembly session to debate budgetary matters, Bright Armenia MP Mane Tandilyan, who heads the Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs, criticized Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan for not attending the hearings for
Of the 68.7 billion AMD (US$142.4m) budgeted for the police in Armenia last year, 47.4 billion AMD was spent on salaries, this according to Armenian Chief of Police Arman Sargsyan.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, via a video link, participated in discussions today, launched by the Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs of the National Assembly. regarding the state budget.
Taking the podium today in Armenia’s National Assembly, Prosperous Armenia MP Naira Zohrabyan said the government has no moral right to blames citizens for the recent rise of Covid-19 cases in the country.
Nalbandian was foreign minister when fighting broke out along the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border, claiming the lives of hundreds on both sides.
Armenian National Assembly President Ararat Mirzoyan has warned MPs to wear a face mask during all legislative sessions, otherwise he will ask them to leave.
Armenia’s National Assembly, at a specially convened session today, unanimously voted in favor of a government bill that, among other things, would allow law enforcement to fine individuals not carrying a face mask while outdoors 10,000 drams ($21).
"Since all the questions about me are a bit secretive, I'm sorry, but it’s not that I don't want to communicate with you, I just can't," Karapetyan told reporters at the end of the meeting.
Former Armenian PM Karen Karapetyan showed up at today’s session of a parliamentary commission investigating aspects of the April 2016 Four Day War.
The Armenian National Assembly, by a vote of 79 to 12, today ratified the The Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.
Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan condemned the scuffle that broke out earlier today in parliament, but charged one of the main participants, Bright Armenia MP Edmon Marukyan, of intentionally badgering the government by using psychological and even physic
The fisticuffs occurred when MP Sasun Mikayelyan interrupted a speech by Bright Armenia MP Edmon Marukyan regarding the statements made by Babgen Tunyan, Chair of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs.
Armenian National Assembly Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan announced today that a staffer on the parliament’s payroll has tested positive for the coronavirus and is now in isolation.
When asked to explain the May 5 resignation of Minister of the Environment Erik Grigoryan, Armenian PM Pashinyan had little to offer other than to say that the minister “had done his best”.
Mnatsakanyan told members of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs that his ministry has been encouraging citizens to return, especially given the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
At a special session of parliament today, Armenian Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Arman Udumyan said that the ongoing coronavirus crisis would lead to a 1.3% increase in the unemployment rate, raising it from 17.7 to 19% in the near term
Armenia’s National Assembly today, by a vote of 101 to 17, passed a bill to amend the 2020 state budget by allowing for a deficit increase of AMD 160 billion (US$334.5M).