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Armenia -- First Deputy Economy Minister Garegin Melkonian.

Armenian Official Plays Up New Deal With EU

The Armenian government hopes that its forthcoming new accord with the European Union will be as similar to their scrapped Association Agreement as possible, First Deputy Economy Minister Garegin Melkonian said on Friday.

Armenia - People demonstrate in Yerevan against a rise in electricity prices, 27May2015.

More Protests Planned Against Energy Price Hike

A Yerevan-based pressure group said on Friday that it will stage another larger demonstration next month to protest against the authorities’ plans to raise the electricity prices in Armenia for a third time in two years.

Armenia - Artsvik Minasian, a leader of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, addresses a forum in Yerevan, 6Dec2012.

Dashnaktsutyun ‘Not Offered’ To Rejoin Government

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) is ready, in principle, to eventually rejoin Armenia’s government but has not yet received such an offer from President Serzh Sarkisian, a leader of the opposition party said on Friday.

Armenia - People demonstrate in Yerevan against a rise in electricity prices, 27May2015.

Minister Rules Out Sharp Rise In Energy Fees

The impending increase in the electricity prices in Armenia will not be as drastic as has been requested by the Russian-owned national power distribution network, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Yervand Zakharian said on Thursday.

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“Haykakan Zhamanak” reports that Hrant Markarian, a leader of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun), on Thursday did not rule out the possibility of a new power-sharing deal between his party and President Serzh Sarkisian.


‘No Russian Opposition’ To New EU-Armenia Accord

A senior Armenian diplomat has assured lawmakers in Yerevan that Russia does not object to Armenia’s plans to sign a new agreement to deepen its political and economic relations with the European Union.

Thousands Rally In Yerevan Against Energy Price Hike

Thousands of people took to the streets of Yerevan on Wednesday to protest against a more than 35 percent rise in electricity prices sought by Armenia’s loss-making national power distribution network.

Syria’s Assad Links Armenian Genocide With ISIS Atrocities

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday reportedly drew parallels between the Ottoman Turks who massacred Armenians a century ago and Islamist militants targeting innocent civilians in their bloody war against his regime.

Microsoft To Boost Support For Armenian IT Sector

Microsoft Corporation pledged to step up its contribution to Armenia’s burgeoning information technology sector on Tuesday with a new regional software development center to be opened in Yerevan soon.


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Վիդեո Swedish Diplomat on EU-Armenia Relations ahead of Riga Summit

Mårten Ehnberg, Swedish Charge d' Affairs in Yerevan, speaks exclusively to RFE/RL Armenian Service on EU-Armenia relations ahead of EU Eastern partnership Riga Summit.

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Rabbi Shmuley and Centennial Committee Depict Obama as ‘Liar’ in NY Times Ad

The Centennial commemorations of the Armenian Genocide were marked with unprecedented, and sometimes, unexpected developments.
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