Երեքշաբթի, սեպտեմբերի 30, 2014 Ժամանակը Երեւանում 23:52

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Armenia - Mark Horton (R), head of an IMF mission, at a news conference in Yerevan, 30Sep2014.

IMF Again Lowers Armenian Growth Forecast

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.

Armenia - Pro-government deputies boycott an extraordinary parliament debate initiated by the opposition minority, Yerevan, 30Sep2014.

Parliament Majority Blocks Changes In Controversial Tax Law

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 - President Serzh Sarkisian greets his visiting Greek counterpart, Karolos Papoulias, Yerevan, 30Sep2014.

Armenia Counts On Greek Support For Closer Ties With EU

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.

Armenia - Parliament speaker Galust Sahakian at a session of the National Assembly, Yerevan, 9Jun2014.

Armenian Ruling Party Confident Of More Election Wins

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.

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“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.


Tsarukian’s Party Speaks Of Fresh Elections

Gagik Tsarukian’s Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) has moved closer to publicly demanding regime change in the country during its ongoing nationwide rallies staged jointly with two established opposition parties.

Yerevan Sets No Deadline On Armenia-Turkey Accords

Senior Armenian officials declined to clarify on Monday when President Serzh Sarkisian could act on his renewed threats to effectively invalidate Armenia’s 2009 normalization agreements with Turkey.

Yerevan Traders Punished For Anti-Government Protests

Armenian law-enforcement authorities indicated on Friday that they will not prosecute the owner of a large jewelry market in Yerevan who has punished its traders taking part in ongoing protests against new taxation rules introduced by the government.

Constitutional Panel Set To Recommend Parliamentary Republic

An ad hoc commission on constitutional reform formed by President Serzh Sarkisian is leaning towards proposing Armenia’s transformation into a parliamentary republic, one of its members said on Friday.


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Վիդեո Ken Hachikian: Karabakh independence high on ANCA agenda

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.


Վիդեո What NATO’s For

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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Genocide Conference in Romania Held Despite Turkish Protests

The Turkish Ambassador must have been particularly upset by the fact that the Romanian government was funding the Genocide conference.
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