ArmInfo. VTB Bank (Armenia) has improved the conditions for obtaining a mortgage loan. As ArmInfo was told in the press service of the bank, prepayment starting from 3%, annual interest rate from 3.5% to 13.7%, effective interest rate from 6-15%, loan repayment period from 3 years to 30 years , loan amount - from 1 million to 80 million drams. As a result customers can easily become happy owners of real estate, both in Yerevan and in the regions of Armenia. In addition, to obtain a mortgage, the solvency requirements of customers are eased and a minimum package of documents is required.
ArmInfo.Ardshinbank offers “Jerm Ojakh” loan aimed at energy-efficient home renovation. The loan is provided without collateral with a maximum 3 million loan amount. The main condition for the borrowers is that at least the 40% of the loan amount must be spent on energy efficiency measures and equipment. However, the borrower receives up to 15% bonus from the loan amount.
ArmInfo. The Armenian prosecutor's office presented preliminary results of a criminal investigation into the abuse of the North-South highway. The Office recalls that a criminal case was instituted last year on the grounds of Part 2 of Art. 308 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia on the basis of data on corruption abuse by a number of officials. In particular, in tenders for the selection of the main contractor, organizations offering a higher price were recognized as winners. As a result, through the commission of a number of official crimes, the lack of control over the implementation of the construction program, $ 300 million of credit and budget funds were spent inefficiently.
ArmInfo. Lilit Makunts, the head of the "My Step" parliamentary faction considers it unacceptable to qualify the criminal case against former President Serzh Sargsyan as political persecution. She stated this to reporters on December 6.
ArmInfo. The danger of a real, large-scale war in the short and medium term is excluded, since there is no resource base for this. The Director of the Caucasus Institute, political scientist Alexander Iskandaryan said this at a press conference.
ArmInfo. Azerbaijan makes very harsh statements, "shoots" from time to time, however it does not leave the negotiation process. This was stated at a press conference by the Director of the Caucasus Institute, political scientist Alexander Iskandaryan.
ArmInfo. Arevik Anapiosyan, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia, received the delegation of Indonesia on November 25, which arrived in Armenia at the invitation of the Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST) to study Armenia's experience in the field of "Co- incubation and incubator." According to the press service of the ministry, the delegation of Indonesia, which has been in Armenia since November 23, consists of representatives of the government, incubators of enterprises and start-ups.
ArmInfo. Armenia took the ninth place at the annual international song contest "Junior Eurovision - 2019", which took place in the Polish city of Gliwice, gaining 115 points.
ArmInfo.Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on the eve met with US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Ricker. According to the press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry, the parties, touching upon the extensive agenda of bilateral cooperation, exchanged views on the implementation of the agreements in the framework of the Armenian-American strategic dialogue and the steps taken further.
ArmInfo.The Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) issued a statement stating that US Senate resistance to the veto imposed by Trump and Erdogan. Today, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) requested unanimous consent to consider S.Res.150, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly). The Armenian Genocide resolution was introduced in April, and enjoys the bipartisan support of 28 Senators.
ArmInfo. The Ministry of Finance of Armenia is trying not to be sharp in its assessments, but, at the same time, proposes to be guided by a balanced approach. This was stated by head of the department Atom Dzhandzhugazyan at a press conference on December 7, spreading the negative position of the country's financial authorities, in particular the Ministry of Finance, regarding the "health tax" proposed by the Ministry of Health.
ArmInfo.On the 31st anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Armenia, today - December 7, 2019, the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan visited the Shirakamut community, in the past - Nalband, Lori region of Armenia to pay tribute to the victims of the earthquake.
ArmInfo. Tailing dumps in Akhtala and Mets Ayrum can be dangerous for ecosystems and local residents. Executive director of the Czech "Arnika" Chemical Safety Organization Jindrich Petrlik announced this on December 6 in Yerevan.
ArmInfo. The results of the study of the stability of the dam of the Teghut tailing dump will be known in 2020. On December 4, RA Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan stated this in parliament, presenting the Government's response to the request of the Bright Armenia faction.