Republican Party of Armenia seeks to exempt oligarchs of high excise tax on import of expensive cars
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:11

 Armenian National Assembly amended the Law On Excise Tax on Wednesday. The amendments call to exempt importers of expensive cars of high excise taxes.

Hrant Bagratyan: Very few people in the Armenian Parliament are free
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:09

 There are very few free people in the Armenian Parliament, Hrant Bargaryan, former prime minister of Armenia, a member of Armenian National Congress Party Faction in the Parliament, said in a Facebook post.

James Warlick: OSCE MG co-chairs are committed to working together for NK peace
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 09:23

 James Warlick, OSCE MG Co-Chair of USA, wrote on Twitter, Wednesday, that the OSCE MG co-chairs met in Warsaw. 

Draft agreement on Armenia's accession to Customs Union to be ready for 1 June 2014
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 09:21

 The agreement on Armenia's accession to the Customs Union and the Single Economic Space will be drafted by 1 June 2014, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Viktor Khristenko said following the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting on 29 April, BelTA reports.

Georgian Parliament Speaker to Visit Moldova
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 07:53


Georgian Defence Minister Irakli Alasania is Paying Visit to the USA
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 07:53


Tbilisi. A delegation of the Georgian Defence Ministry (MoD, headed by Minister Irakli Alasania, has left for the USA. 

Georgian President Finishes his Visit to Estonia
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 07:52


Tbilisi. The President of Georgia has finished his working visit to the Republic of Estonia, the President's Administration reports.

Georgian President is against International Isolation of Russia
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 07:52


Tblisi. During the visit to Prague on April 24-25, where the 5th anniversary of the European Partnership was marked at the EP Summit, President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, stated to the Associated Press that, in his opinion, isolation of Russia was not the best way for the Ukrainian crisis settlement.          

Ukrainian Union of Journalists defends Rauf Mirkadirov
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 07:51

Baku. The Union of Journalists of Ukraine and the Independent Media Trade Union issued a statement in which they said: "On 20 April the authorities of Azerbaijan detained and arrested a prominent journalist, political columnist for Zerkalo, Rauf Mirkadirov. He was charged with treason (espionage in favor of Armenia).

IMD office under police control
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 07:50

 Baku. Unauthorized persons entered the office of the Institute for Peace and Democracy at 63 Nizami Street, in which the Women's Crisis Center (WCC) and the Azerbaijani company to prevent anti-personnel mines are located.

Head of ACNIS: Philosophy of ignoring strategic core of Armenian problems since 1998 has led to collapse of political system in Armenia
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 04:54

The philosophy of ignoring the strategic core of Armenian problems since 1998 has led to the collapse of the political system in Armenia, Manvel Sargsyan, Head of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies, told ArmInfo. 

Director of History Institute: National security interests make Armenia demand reparations for the Genocide committed in Western Armenia by Turks
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 04:53

The national security interests make Armenia demand reparations for the Genocide committed in Western Armenia by Turks, Prof. Ashot Melkonyan, Head of the Institute of History of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, said at today's seminar held at the Armenian Center for National and International Studies.

Historian: Recognition of the Armenian Genocide without compensation is not worth a bean
 Wednesday, April 30 2014 04:51

The world Armenians seek historical justice, but their strategy needs fundamental revision, Ashot Melkonyan, Director of the History Institute, National Academy of Science of Armenia, said at a seminar-discussion at the Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS), Tuesday.

Ruben Vardanyan: We speak of confidence as of the key competitive advantage
 Tuesday, April 29 2014 18:55

"Many think that Vardanyan has sold his company and is now engaged in charity. It is not so. I am going to provide services in investments projects and in charitable projects to customers who will consolidate around me and get commercial benefits, high quality services and feel themselves involved in interesting, bright and large-scale charity projects," said Ruben Vardanyan,  Russian businessman, investor, philanthropist, advisor to the Russian Sberbank President, in an interview with Vedomosti newspaper, Tuesday.

French President may cancel his visit to Baku due to arrest of human rights activists, political observers in Baku say
 Tuesday, April 29 2014 15:44

The French President's visit to Azerbaijan scheduled for May 12 may be cancelled, Azeri media outlets say in relation to the arrest of the well-known Azeri human rights activists - spouses Arif and Leyla Yunus, who advocate a dialogue between the civil societies of Azerbaijan and Armenia. They were arrested at the Baku airport on Tuesday morning.    

Teachers boo Head of Administration of Armenian Education and Science Minister
 Tuesday, April 29 2014 15:43

 The protesters against the mandatory accumulative pension system have booed Mher Ghazaryan, Head of the Administration of the Armenian Minister of Education and Science.  

Ashotyan does not meet with teachers protesting against mandatory accumulative pension system
 Tuesday, April 29 2014 15:42

 Armenian Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan has failed to meet with the teachers protesting against the mandatory accumulative pension system. The protesters were very disappointed. Some of them thought that the Minister refused to meet with them and to listen to their demands because he was short of time due to his active behavior on Facebook.  The demonstrators pointed out that the headmasters of schools and principals of universities are mostly members of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia and therefore failed to join the protest. In the meantime, the protesters said that they would not let their heads dismiss those who were not afraid to express their protest.    

Parliamentarian from ANC rules out any cooperation with new Government of Armenia
 Tuesday, April 29 2014 15:41

The Armenian National Congress (ANC) rules out any cooperation with the new Government, Secretary of the ANC Faction Aram Manukyan said in Parliament on Tuesday.  

ARFD: Constitutional reforms become senseless without transition to parliamentary regime
 Tuesday, April 29 2014 15:37

The constitutional reforms become senseless without transition to a parliamentary regime, Aghvan Vardanyan, member of the ARF Dashnaktsutyun Faction, said in Parliament on Tuesday.  

Boris Navasardyan: Detaining of Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunusov shows aspiration of the Azerbaijani authorities to limit the activity of the human rights protection organizations in the country very much
 Tuesday, April 29 2014 12:21

Today's detaining of Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunusov shows aspiration of the Azerbaijani authorities to limit the activity of the human rights protection organizations in the country very much, chairman of the Yerevan Press Club, Boris Navasardyan, said when commenting on the detaining.


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