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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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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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