Candidate for prosecutor general of Armenia promises to punish those guilty for supply of buffalo meat to servicemen
 Monday, September 30 2013 19:48

 Candidate for the prosecutor general of Armenia Gevork Kostanyan promised in the Parliament on Monday to punish those guilty for the supply of buffalo meat to servicemen.

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A group of French Armenians to go on a sit-down strike during Armenian President's visit to Strasbourg
 Monday, September 30 2013 19:47

A group of France-based Armenians will go on a three-day sit-down strike during the Armenian President's visit to Strasbourg.

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Ameriabank borrows $15mln from Development Bank of Austria for SME support and energy saving projects
 Monday, September 30 2013 19:44

Gayane Isahakyan. Ameriabank has signed a credit agreement with the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB) to borrow $15mln for eight years.

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British Ambassador to Armenia approves of Amulsar gold project
 Monday, September 30 2013 18:07

 Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Armenia Jonathan Aves hopes that Armenia will become more attractive for British companies.

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Candidate for Armenian Prosecutor General promises to conduct an open policy aimed at settlement of problems in the structure
 Monday, September 30 2013 13:59

It is impossible to speak of the well-being of all Armenian citizens today because of the closed borders, unfriendly neighbors, complicated geopolitical situation, etc., Gevorg Kostanyan, a candidate for prosecutor general of Armenia, said in his today's speech.    

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South Caucasus Railway increases salaries by 11% compared to 2012
 Monday, September 30 2013 13:58

 The average monthly salary of South Caucasus Railway last year increased by 11%, from 176,705 drams (in January-August 2012) to 196,043 drams of the same period 2013, reports the company's press service.

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Jonathan Aves urges Armenian authorities to come out with clear proposals on Armenia's priorities in further cooperation with the EU
 Monday, September 30 2013 13:55

 At a press conference on Monday, the UK Ambassador to Armenia Jonathan Aves called on the Armenian authorities to come out with clear and more specific proposals on Armenia's priorities in the further cooperation with the EU.

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RUEA: EU's statement on refusal to sign Association Agreement with Armenia not final
 Monday, September 30 2013 12:21

 European Union's statement on refusal to sign an Association Agreement with Armenia, including Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, is not final, says Gagik Makaryan, Chairman of the Republic Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA).

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Nikol Pashinyan: Tigran Arakelyan is a political prisoner and must be set free
 Monday, September 30 2013 12:20

 Nikol Pashinyan, an oppositionist parliamentarian representing the Armenian National Congress Faction (ANC), declared in the Parliament Monday that the authorities continue political persecution of Tigran Arakelyan, a young activist of the ANC. 

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NKR President congratulates his Abkhazian counterpart on 20th anniversary of victory in patriotic war of 1992-1993
 Monday, September 30 2013 12:19

 On 29 September Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a congratulatory address to President of the Republic of Abkhazia Alexander Ankvab.

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Edward Nalbandian: Recognition, condemnation and prevention of genocide remains a priority for Armenia
 Monday, September 30 2013 10:37

The recognition, condemnation and prevention of genocide remains a priority for Armenia and we will take necessary actions to prevent new occurrences of the crime of genocide, while keeping high on the agenda the issue of responsibility for the crime against humanity and its denial, said Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian at the General Debate Sixty- eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. 

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Armenian Parliament amends law on copyright and associated rights
 Monday, September 30 2013 10:35

The Armenian Parliament approved on Monday the second and final reading of amendments to the law on copyright and associated rights.

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Armenian parliament to esteem an incident between an Armenian deputy and Russian frontier guards
 Monday, September 30 2013 10:34

Armenian National Assembly will come forward with evaluation of an incident between an Armenian deputy, Zarui Postanjan, and Russian frontier guards.

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Armenian Parliament passes draft amendments to law on peaceful uses of nuclear energy
 Monday, September 30 2013 10:33

The Armenian Parliament approved second and final reading of draft amendments to the law on peaceful uses of nuclear energy, Monday.

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CEC preliminary data: Republican Armen Karapetyan wins by-elections in Syunik
 Monday, September 30 2013 10:32

 Republican Party of Armenia representative Armen Karapetyan won the by-elections for the position of the MP representing the single-mandate constituency No.38 in Syunik region on 29 September. 

By preliminary data of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), the turnout totaled 25349 out of 50370 voters. The Republican candidates received 20,744 votes, while the opposition candidate from Heritage Party Samvel Hayrapetyan received 3555 votes.

The position proved vacant after MP Vahe Hakobyan (RPA) was appointed Syunik Governor.  Another two candidates running for the given position announced self-withdrawal in the course of the election campaign. 

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Edward Nalbandian: Armenia will continue its efforts towards the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
 Monday, September 30 2013 10:27

"Regardless of Azerbaijan's destructive stance, Armenia will continue its efforts towards the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict exclusively through peaceful means and on the basis of the purposes, principles and norms reflected in the UN Charter and the provisions of L'Aquila, Muskoka, Deauville, Los Cabos and Enniskillen statements of the three Co- Chair countries' Presidents," said Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, at the General Debate Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly New York. 

"Three months ago, on June 18th the Presidents of the three Co-Chair countries of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, United States and France, made a new statement on Nagorno-Karabakh in the framework of G8 Summit in Enniskillen.

In Armenia we welcomed this statement saying that, as the Co-Chairs, we continue to believe that the elements outlined in the statements of the heads of the Co-Chair countries over the last five years can be the basis for reaching a fair and lasting settlement of the conflict. We share the position of the Co-Chair countries, that those elements should be seen as an integrated whole and that any attempt to select some elements over others would make it impossible to achieve a solution. We absolutely agree that peoples should be prepared for peace, not war. Unfortunately until now the Azerbaijani leadership is doing just the opposite and is increasing warmongering and anti-Armenian hate-speech on a daily basis using even the highest podium of the United Nations," the president said.

The minister said that Azerbaijan is pretending that the international community shares its approaches and it shares the approaches of the international community. "In reality, Azerbaijan is continuously rejecting all proposals of the internationally mandated OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries. Baku rejected all versions of the Basic Principles of the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict proposed by the Co- Chairs of the Minsk Group, including those presented at the Kazan (June 2011), Sochi (March 2011), Astrakhan (October 2011) and Saint Petersburg (June 2010) summits.

Baku refused not only the Basic Principles, but also confidence-building measures proposed by the Co- Chairs on consolidation of ceasefire, withdrawal of the snipers from the line of contact and the establishment of a mechanism for investigation of the ceasefire violations.

Azerbaijan not only obstructs confidence-building measures, but also periodically organizes provocations on the line of contact with Nagorno-Karabakh and on the border with Armenia, which result in new casualties.

During the previous session of the General Assembly I spoke about the release and glorification of an axe- murderer Safarov by the Azerbaijani leadership, which was strongly condemned by the entire international community, by the United Nations' and other international organizations' human rights commissions. Even today, more than a year after it, Azerbaijani leadership continues to declare that what they did "is just very good" and dares to criticize the stance of the international community. This clearly demonstrates the deepening gap of perceptions between the Azerbaijani leadership and the international community about what is good and what is bad," Edward Nalbandian said. 

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Foreign Minister of Armenia and UN Secretary General discuss Karabakh peace process
 Monday, September 30 2013 08:35

Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, who is attending the General Debate Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, met with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on 28 September. The sides discussed the negotiations for resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the Foreign Ministry of Armenia told ArmInfo.

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Serzh Sargsyan submits amnesty proposal to National Assembly
 Monday, September 30 2013 08:33

 President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan Submitted an amnesty proposal to the National Assembly for deliberations on 30 September. The amnesty announced is timed to the 22nd Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Armenia, the presidential press-service said.

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Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Iran discuss Karabakh conflict
 Monday, September 30 2013 08:31

Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in 29 September in New York. The Foreign Ministry of Armenia told ArmInfo. 

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Head of ACNIS: New supplies of Russian military hardware to Azerbaijan meet the latest geopolitical changes in the region
 Saturday, September 28 2013 06:27

The new supplies of Russian military hardware to Azerbaijan totally meet the latest geopolitical changes in the region, Manvel Sargsyan, Director of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies, says in his interview with ArmInfo.   

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