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.
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."