Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has cancelled a planned visit to Yerevan that was expected to focus on Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian said on Monday.
Dozens of young specialists are resigning from Armenia’s state-run universities and research institutes in order to be able to opt out of a controversial national retirement plan introduced by the government.
It is not yet clear whether Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Yerevan next year to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said on Monday.
President Serzh Sarkisian has travelled to Nagorno-Karabakh and inspected a number of local businesses one month after an upsurge in deadly fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops stationed around the territory.
Vazgen Safarian, the head of an Armenian association of manufacturers, tells “Hayots Ashkhar” that Armenia will not find it easy to substantially increase exports of agricultural products and prepared foodstuffs to Russia following the Russian ban on food imports from the West.
The Honorable John C. Coughenour, Senior United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, was in Armenia to participate in a seminar for Armenian judges and a seminar for law students and recent graduates.
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