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.
All 72 MPs present voted in favor of the bill today. The second and final reading will take place tomorrow. If passed, the bill will apply to nearly 6,500 convicts.
The National Assembly’s Yelk Faction today nominated Nikol Pashinyan as its candidate again, to complete formality for holding snap parliamentary elections.
At the initiative of MPs from Yelk Alliance and Tsarukyan Faction, an extraordinary session of the parliament was convened today to discuss the amendments to the Electoral Code again, since it failed to pass a week ago.
The ARF says it will go it alone in the upcoming snap parliamentary election and will field its own ticket of candidates, without entering into an alliance with another party.
In his speech today to the National Assembly, Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, referring to news about an upcoming LGBT rally in Yerevan, said that the family and the Armenian family model are of the highest value to him.
Armenia’s National Assembly failed to elect a new prime minister today, thus paving the way for another vote in a week.
Addressing Armenia’s National Assembly, where a vote to determine whether the country will have a new prime minister, Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the only announced candidate in the race so far, told legislators that while Armenia has unde
To start the ball rolling to hold snap parliamentary elections in Armenia, the National Assembly’s Yelk Faction today nominated Nikol Pashinyan as its candidate, and then urged MPs to vote against Pashinyan.
Armenia’s National Assembly today failed to approve the candidacy of Vahe Grigoryan as a Constitutional Court judge.
56 MPs voted in favor, seven less than the 63 votes (3/5ths) needed for passage. Three MPs voted against the bill.
Vahram Baghdasaryan, head of the Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) parliamentary faction told reporters today that the HHK doesn’t back a new electoral code bill becausethe Pashinyan government is trying to ramrod the changes through the parliament
Eduard Sharmazanov, Armenian National Assembly Vice President and spokesman for the Republican Party of Armenia (HHK), told Hetq that the party hasn’t yet decided whether to field candidates in the snap parliamentary elections scheduled for December.
Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan believes that the country’s wines and brandies are on the cusp of attaining international standards and that the government must support producers in their attempt to enter new markets.
Acting Armenian Chief of Police Valery Osipyan believes that Pashinyan’s pick of former Deputy Police Chief Hunan Poghosyan as the new Syunik Governor was correct.
Noting that Armenia is scheduled to hold parliamentary elections in December, Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stressed that the government must not let down its guard in the interim, but rather must use the remaining time to work all that more
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan promised to make an important announcement later today regarding implementation of the final stage of the “Velvet Revolution”.
National Security Service (NSS) Chief Artur Vanetsyan told reporters today that the government will continue to provide security for former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, even if he leaves the government private residence he now occupies.
Ghazaryan replaces Levon Vahramyan, one of the six cabinet ministers belonging to either the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) or the ARF sacked on October 3.
The Armenian government today appointed the new provincial governors of Lori, Gegharkunik and Vayots Dzor.
The Armenian Times (Haykakan Zhamanak) website issued a news brief today stating that 16 Armenian MPs, mostly members of the Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) have signed a petition calling for parliamentary elections in December.
Rostomyan, a member of the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) was one of the six BHK or ARF ministers Pashinyan sacked the other day.
Armenian Minister of Defense Davit Tonoyan told reporters today that he is working with the International Red Cross to facilitate the release two Armenians being held in Azerbaijan.
At today’s cabinet session, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wished the six provincial ministers he sacked the other day success in their future endeavors.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has ordered that the park on the grounds of the National Assembly in Yerevan be opened to civilians every day from 10am-8pm.
Armenian Prime Minister minced no words today when he called a bill introduced by three Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) MPs as a “counter-revolution in the making”.
Armen Rustamyan, who heads the ARF faction in the National Assembly, told reporters today in Yerevan that while the party agrees that snap parliamentary elections must be held, there is no rush to do so.
“Afterwards, when the classic political party competition starts, we will decide how to proceed,” Avetisyan said.
Supporters of the Sasna Tzrer political movement today gathered in Yerevan and unanimously voted to create a political party that will participate in the future snap parliamentary elections.
Sefilyan called for reopening those cases and for holding those responsible accountable.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Holy See Mikayel Minasyan, the son-in-law of the ex-president Serzh Sargsyan will be recalled from the post of ambassador, as confirmed by Deputy Foreign Minister Ruben Rubinyan. Rubinyan said that was the Prime Minister Pashinyan's decision.
An oxygen cannister exploded today at Yerevan’s St. Gregory the Illuminator Medical Center, killing one person.
Responding to rumors about a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanyan told reporters today in Yerevan that organizing such a tête-à-tête would take time.
A crowd of several hundred demonstrators attempted to enter the Government Building in Yerevan today while Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was chairing a cabinet meeting inside.
The Center for Strategic Initiatives was founded by Alexander Khachaturyan, adviser to former Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan.
“At least one-quarter of all MPs have contacted me about forming an examing committee to investigate the prevention of justice, the right to a fair trial, and the violation of secrecy of telephone conversations. A special session will be held, at the initiative of the MPs, immediately after the next sessions,” Babloyan said.
Armenian National Assembly President Ara Babloyan today described yesterday’s publication of a secretly taped phone conversation of the heads of the country’s National Security Service and the Special Investigative Service as “deeply troubling and unprecedented.”