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).
Babken Tunyan, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs of the Armenian National Assembly, today promised that no one in Armenia would go hungry due to the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus crisis.
The Armenian National Assembly, at the suggestion of the government, will convene a special sitting on April 28 to discuss amendments to the Law on the State of Emergency, the Labor Code, and the Law on the State Budget for 2020.
Instead, according to Aghajanyan, church bells throughout the country will ring on April 23 at 11pm and streetlights in Yerevan and provincial capitals will be turned off.
Armenia’s National Assembly, in a specially convened session tomorrow, will review two bills designed to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Parliamentary Deputy Chief of Staff Lilit Minasyan told Hetq that the reason for the testing is a preventative measure and refuted press reports that one of her staffers had been infected with the coronavirus.
The Armenian National Assembly, by a vote of 104 to 15, today elected Martin Galstyan to succeed Arthur Javadyan as Governor of the Central Bank.
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Armenian Deputy PM Tigran Avinyan told MPs at a special parliament session today that the government has collected and analyzed the telephone data of 3,029 people since the March 31 passage of a bill allowing state authorities to track the movement o
He said the virus cannot be totally eliminated before a vaccine is developed, and that it would take months if not a year for one.
State of Emergency Command Head Tigran Avinyan argued that the package of bills would raise the effectiveness of isolating those suspected of infection.
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.