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.
The Armenian parliament, by a vote of 71 to 35, today rejected to debate a bill that would obligate the government to provide compensation if a soldier were to be killed or injured in non-combat situations.
The Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Economic Affairs today voted down a Bright Armenia bill that would mandate the release of the names of legal entities who own less than 10% shares in mining companies operating in Armenia.
The Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs today endorsed a draft law criminalizing cruelty to animals.
Sanitek Director Nicholas Tawil is no newcomer when it comes to defending the company’s image as Yerevan’s only garbage collector and trash hauler.
Armenian Ministry of Defense spokesperson Artsrun Hovhannisyan told Hetq that the situation along the norther border with Azerbaijan is calm.
At today’s trial session reviewing a motion to reinstate a freeze on his assets, former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, who has been charged with usurping state power and bribe taking, declared that his rights have been violated during the past
"A nationwide struggle must be waged to clean the lake and not pollute it. It is better to prevent pollution and clean it at the same time. I believe the government and the ministry have already taken serious measures. The important thing is that the
The April 2016 War Investigative Committee was commissioned in May by the Armenian parliament, at the behest of Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan, to study the circumstances surrounding the April 2016 “Four Day War” in Artsakh that led to the deaths of hun
Yerevan’s metro came to a standstill today after power was shut due to fluctuations in the electricity grid.
Hetq continues exploring the issue of closed kindergartens in Yerevan and the owners of their sites.
Armenia’s National Assembly today, by a vote of 73-32, approved a controversial bill that will replace the current three-tiered personal income tax code to a flat tax.
Speaking to reporters today at the National Assembly, Armenian Prime Minister reiterated that the country’s judicial system is in crisis but claimed that the reform process, including the vetting of judges, is already underway.
When asked by reporters to comment on rumors that she’s been picked to head the new Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Khachaturyan neither verified nor denied the allegation.
The National Assembly, by a vote of 53-30, rejected Arthur Vagharshyan’s candidacy as a Constitutional Court Judge.
Today, Armenia’s National Assembly reviews President Armen Sarkissian’s latest candidate for the vacant seat on Armenia’s Constitutional Court.
Armenia’s National Assembly is slated to review President Armen Sarkissian’s latest candidate for the job, Professor Artur Vagharshakyan, a Doctor of Law, who chairs the Department of History and Theory of State and Law at Yerevan State University’s
Reforming the judiciary has been the focus of news in Armenia ever since a Yerevan court released ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan from detention last week and then sent the March 1, 2008 case to the Constitutional Court for review.
The Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a bill designed to restrict the operation of betting parlors in the country.
A call by the Armenian National Assembly’s Bright Armenia faction to convene a special session of the legislature to discuss the legality of a call made by Prime Minister Pashinyan for people to block the entrances of the courts has gone unheeded by
Armenian Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan has introduced a bill banning smoking from all enclosed public spaces in the country.
On May 9, Victory and Peace Day in Armenia, Minister of Defense Davit Tonoyan remarked to reporters that, “We must all understand that it is through our victories that peace is established.
At today’s press conference to highlight the 100 top achievements of his first year as prime minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan was asked why parents of soldiers still send “care packages” to their sons when the government claims that corruption an
Pashinyan failed to say what documents had been destroyed and by whom specifically, only that an internal NSS investigation is underway.
At a press conference today to highlight the 100 top achievements of his first year as prime minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan began by declaring that revenues flowing into the national coffers had increased by AMD 62 billion (US$129 million).
Armenian businessman and Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) MP Gagik Tsarukyan today stated that he will not give up his parliamentary seat days after National Assembly President Ararat Mirzoyan alleged that Tsarukyan may be engaged in entrepreneurial a
Artsakh conscript soldier Aganik Zoroglyan, wounded by Azerbaijani gunfire on May 4, remains in very serious condition.
Armenia’s National Assembly today, after a first hearing, approved a bill mandating that the government financially compensate victims of the March 1-2, 2008 post-election violence in Yerevan.
Hetq continues to focus on the stories of Yerevan’s closed kindergartens. This time, we present the stories of more than two dozen kindergartens closed in Yerevan’s Malatia-Sebastia, Ajapnyak and Davtashen administrative districts.