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.
Since Armenia's independence in 1991, 14 public kindergartens have been liquidated and closed in Yerevan’s Kentron District.
Only 44 MPs showed up for a special session of parliament today to vote on a bill to make modifications to the Law on the Constitutional Court.
Armenia has allocated $300,000 to hire a team of international experts to assess the environmental risks if the Amulsar gold mine project is allowed to proceed as planned.
Following up on a recent allegation made by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan that there are politicians in Armenia operating as foreign agents, National Security Service (NSS) Director Artur Vanetsyan told reporters that his agency is doing al
“I will neither confirm or deny the words of Mr. Shirkhanyan. The Special Investigative Service (SIS) is examining the matter. Please direct all questions there,” Vanetsyan told reporters at the National Assembly today.
National Security Service (NSS) Director Artur Vanetsyan says that his agency is examining several aspects of the “Troika Laundromat” investigation conducted by Hetq and its OCCRP partners.
Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanyan didn’t have much to say, in the way of specifics, to reporters about the upcoming meeting between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
At a Q&A parliamentary session today, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that his government has not hardened its position in the Karabakh negotiations process and that it continues to maintain that any resolution must be “acceptable to the
The majority Im Kayl parliamentary faction has organized a series of meetings with department various government department heads.
Benefactors from Holland have contributed €100,000 to the Astghik Charitable Foundation over the past two years to re-cultivate agricultural lands in Hartagyugh, a village in Armenia’s Lori Province damaged by the 1988 Spitak Earthquake.
Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) MP Vahe Enfiajyan asked Pashinyan what the government planned to do about the 1,000 people who could no longer make a living hawking vegetables and other goods on Yerevan streets.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated today that the cutting of the number of ministries doesn’t necessarily mean that there will be huge job cuts and that his government will do all in its power to the contrary.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today called on citizens to change their “economic outlook”, saying it was the only way to ensure a successful economic revolution in the country.
The My Step faction chair the following eight standing committees in the new Armenian parliament: Healthcare and Social Affairs; Foreign Relations; Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora and Youth Affairs; European Integration; Defense and
Mirzoyan, who had been serving as First Deputy Prime Minister in Nikol Pashinyan’s interim government, is a former MP and a founding member of the Civil Contract Party.
Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II and Armenian President Armen Sarkissian were on hand at the National Assembly as MPs in the new Armenian parliament got to work today.
Acting Armenian Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan made the announcement today, adding that cameras installed in the Khosrov Forest State Reserve photographed the Caucasian Leopard last spring for the first time.
Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, whose My Step Alliance won 70% of the vote in the December 9 parliamentary election, has backed a plan to streamline the country’s government.
Karapetyan joined the RPA in November 2016, soon after being appointed prime minister by then Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.
After Mikayelyan publicly made his remarks, he was criticized by some for political grandstanding during the campaign to elect the next parliament of Armenia.
The palatial building located at 26 Baghramyan Avenue will once again serve as the seat for the country’s president.
By a vote of 55-0, Armenia’s National Assembly passed a bill today stating that the seat of the country’s prime minister will henceforth be located at Government Building #1, Republic Square, Yerevan.
Two bills regarding the security of the Catholicos were introduced by the Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) after calls for his resignation were voiced after this spring’s “Velvet Revolution”.
Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says he’s not satisfied with the food being dished out to Armenian soldiers, basically calling it slop.
Pashinyan told reporters today in Yerevan that five ministries could be cut. He didn’t note the ones on the potential chopping block.
Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called for monitoring the quality of work in order “not to have to spend twice on the same thing."
The smelter, owned by the financially-strapped Vallex Group, was recently fined $800,000 for exceeding air pollution amounts set by the government in 2005.
“When we say we are spurring work, many try to accuse us of calling the people lazy. Good God no. We aren’t accusing our people of anything."
Janjughazyan said the government seeks economic growth of 4.9%, adding that the government has purposely raised the bar in order to spur increased growth.
Vigen Sargsyan said the party’s ticket will include Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) members and those from other parties, as well as independents.
The Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) has announced that it will participate in the snap parliamentary election on December 9.
Currently, the law stipulates closed-door cabinet sessions, with the prime minister able to decide whether some or all of the session is open-door.
Hetq requested such a list after a top government official claimed that for years a number high-ranking officials have been sending their sons to the ministry’s office to work as assistants and clerks.
The Armenian government is negotiating with Gazprom and the Russian Ministry of Energy to lower the price of gas exported to Armenia.
Four conscript soldiers died, and 21 were taken to hospital, when a military truck they were riding in flipped over on a stretch of the Vorotan-Khndzoresk roadway in the southeast of the country.
Ashotyan’s bill would make changes to the current Law on Ensuring, Servicing and Providing Social Guarantees for the Activities of Officials.
An LGBT forum planned for the end of November in Yerevan will not take place according to Armenian Chief of Police Valery Osipyan.
Social policy is one of the tenets of the party, claiming that there shouldn’t be hungry, uneducated, homeless and sick people because of socio-economic situation in the country.
Armenia’s National Assembly failed to elect a new prime minister today. Nikol Pashinyan was the only candidate, and all voting deputies, overall 13 MPs, abstained. The Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) representatives were absent.