The International Monetary Fund announced a further downward revision of its economic growth forecast for Armenia on Tuesday, singling out the fallout from Western economic sanctions against Russia.
The pro-government majority in Armenia’s parliament rejected on Tuesday an opposition bill that would delay the enforcement of controversial new taxation rules which have sparked angry street protests by small traders.
Armenia hopes that Greece will help it deepen relations with the European Union, President Serzh Sarkisian said on Tuesday after talks with his visiting Greek counterpart, Karolos Papoulias, on Tuesday.
President Serzh Sarkisian’s Republican Party (HHK) remains confident of staying in power as a result of Armenia’s next national elections due in 2017 and 2018, one of its deputy chairmen said on Monday.
“Zhamanak” says that the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK), the Armenian National Congress (HAK) and the Zharangutyun (Heritage) party are not officially demanding the conduct of snap elections in their ongoing campaign of nationwide anti-government protests.
In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL’s Armenian Service, Ken Hachikian, the chairman of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), said that Nagorno-Karabakh’s independence based on self-determination is very high on the agenda of the organization.
RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian talked to RFE/RL Senior Editor Brian Whitmore on the rediscovered role of NATO in the wake of the Alliance’s summit in Newport, Wales, UK.
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