The Armenian parliament today, at a second reading, voted down a bill government bill permitting authorities to access personal data from people’s mobile telephones in an attempt to monitor the movement of individuals and thus halt the spread of the
The Armenian National Assembly today, by a vote of 66-12, passed a government-backed bill that would ban medical autopsies of individuals who have died from Covid-19.
The Armenian National Assembly, by a vote of 57 to 24, today passed a government bill permitting authorities to access personal data from people’s mobil telephones in an attempt to monitor the movement of individuals and thuis halt the spread of the
This means that public transportation between Yerevan and the country’s ten marzes (provinces) has been halted.
Pashinyan said assistance would be earmarked for children whose parents have lost their jobs due to the crisis. He said that such children would receive 100,000 drams monthly ($200) in assistance.
Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan, at a parliamentary session today, said there is no such thing as daily wage workers in Armenia, adding that there are only registered and non-registered employees.
"The idea is to make bail a separate form of restraint and in practice exclude the use of a custodial restraint as much as possible,” Justice Minister Rustam Badasyan said when introducing the bill.
Minister of Environment Eric Grigoryan introduced the bill to ban the use of bags up to 50-micron thick as of January 1, 2022.
Bright Armenia (Lusavor Hayastan) MP Edmon Marukyan has proposed that the government issue an amnesty for a segment of Armenian citizens who avoided the military draft and now face arrest upon their return to Armenia.
“Why should I pay,” Tsarukyan told reporters in the Armenian parliament today. “The state has declared a state of emergency, and it is obliged as a family father to provide money to all its people who do not work. I am an ordinary citizen today, the
Electric Networks of Armenia spokesperson Natalya Sarjanyan told Hetq that a tree had fallen on a supply line, causing the power cut.
The Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Economic Affairs today voted down a bill that would ban the issuance of new mining permits for two years.
The declaration says that media outlets are prohibited from publishing other than official information on the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Taking the podium at the National Assembly, PM Nikol Pashinyan told MPs that thirty COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the country and that nineteen are linked to a marriage betrothal party that took place in the town of Etchmiadzin.
Armenian National Assembly Vice President Vahe Enfiajyan has introduced a bill to double the monthly “honor payment” of Great Patriotic War veterans to 200,000 drams ($415).
The Armenian National Assembly's Lusavor Hayastan (Bright Armenia) faction wants to criminalize the slandering and insultung of lawyers while they are engaged in their professional duties and has introduced a bill to amend the Criminal Code.
The Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs today endorsed the ratification of an extradition treaty between Armenia and China.
Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces Artak Davtyan told reporters today in Yerevan that he isn't planning to resign in response to growing public criticism over the continuing non-combat deaths in the military.
Claiming that the entire process has been illegal, the Prosperous Armenia Party says it will not participate in the constitutional referendum scheduled for April 5.
By a vote of 76 to 16, the Armenian National Assembly approved a government sponsored bill that will gradually ban smoking in eateries, cafes and other indoor public spaces in the country.
The referendum seeks to modify Article 213 of the constitution and thus allow for the early termination of Constitutional Court Chairman Hrayr Tovmasyan and other court members.
995 citizens of Armenia who evaded the military service have paid a total of 2.290 billion ADM (US$4.8 million) in 2019 to avoid criminal persecution.
Ohanyan, after spending four hours today answering questions posed by committee members, told reporters waiting outside that the meeting was positive and cordial.
Former Armenia Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan has been called to testify before a National Assembly ad-hoc committee looking into April 2016 “Four Day War”.
Armenia’s National Assembly today unanimously approved a government bill that would allow media outlets to access information in the United State Register without paying a fee.
By a vote of 73 to 20, Armenia’s National Assembly today passed a government-backed bill to amend the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code.
Armenia’s National Assembly unanimously approved a bill today, at the second hearing, to set strict penalties for those causing military personnel to commit suicide.
The Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs is reviewing a bill that would, if approved, no longer obligate the Central Bank to publish the names of borrowers not in good standing.
When Hetq asked newly appointed Armenian Deputy Minister of Justice Vahe Danielyan, who had been exempted from military service for health reasons, if he would undergo a medical examination again, he replied in the affirmative.
By a vote of 107 to 0, Armenia’s National Assembly today approved a bill obligating the Police to videotape all interrogation sessions of suspects and other detainees.
Armenia’s National Assembly today, by a vote of 82 to 34, passed an amendment to the draft laws on the Government's Constitutional Court and the Remuneration of Senior Officials that allows Constitutional Court membersto receive pensions if they opt
Armenia’s National Assembly, by a vote of 82 to 19, today approved a draft law on Making Amendments to the Law on Operational Investigation Activity that would permit the police to secretly listen in on citizens’ telephone conversations.
The bill must be approved by the parliament once again, at a second hearing, before it can be signed into law.
Nanushyan pointed out that according to the World Health Organization, 28% of Armenia's population smokes - more than half of adult men and 2-3% of women.
Armenian National Assembly MP Hayk Sargsyan, a member of the majority “Im Kayl (My Step) faction, has floated a proposal to amend the Law on Accelerated Military Service and thus allow citizens subject to compulsory military service to pay AMD 10 mil
The only MPs voting in favor of the bill were from the Im Kayl (My Step) faction, which enjoys a parliamentary majority.
Claiming that many citizens of Azerbaijan are member of the Islamic State (ISIS), Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sounded the alarm that they and other Islamic terrorists could gravitate towards the Karabakh conflict zone as their new base of
The Ministry of Defense says that if funding is available, the implementation of the work will be included in its annual capital renovations program.
Today, at a parliamentary Q&A, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan defended his government’s partial financing of the film Mel that documents Mel Daluzyan, a famed transgender Armenian weightlifter and triple European champion.
During a Q&A session today at the National Assembly, Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan attempted to convince MPs that talks seeking to resolve the Karabakh conflict have not reached an impasse.
Yerevan Municipality and a private investor have reached a preliminary agreement on the construction of a metro station in Ajapnyak district, this according to Deputy Mayor of Yerevan Hayk Sargsyan.
Despite government opposition, Armenia’s National Assembly today passed a bill, on the first reading, to ban more than 170 million cubic meters of water drawn from Lake Sevan annually.
Responding to critics that a July 2019 government decision to double the salaries of various ministers was kept secret from the public, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today, during a parliamentary Q&A session, claimed the issue had been adeq
By a vote of 83-24, the Armenian parliament today passed a bill sponsored by Im Kayl (My Step) MPs Sisak Gabrielyan and Armen Pambukhchyan to amend the Law on the Specifics of Administrative Proceedings on Traffic Violations Detected by Cameras.
The parliament, in its second reading, fully endorsed the draft amendment introduced by the Prosperous Armenia.
By a vote of 98-1, the Armenian National Assembly today approved a bill which will send the matter of ousting Hrayr Tovmasyan as Constitutional Court President to the Constitutional Court itself for review.
By a vote of 101 to 1, Armenia’s National Assembly today passed a bill that will raise the monthly minimum wage in the country from 55,000 drams to 68,000 on January 1, 2020.
Bright Armenia MP Arman Babajanyan today grilled Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan about the latter’s stance on the Amulsar mine issue, specifically wanting to know why the prime minister hasn’t questioned the legitimacy of the license granted to Lydian
Under the agreement, the parties may, by mutual agreement, establish military offices in the other’s territory in accordance with national law.