ArmInfo. Non-cash and contactless payments have reached a stable place in our lives: these make the shopping process easier and more convenient. Idram & IDBank alliance has a great contribution in the development of this direction, and Idram’s QR contactless payment system is the leader of such platforms in the Armenian market.
ArmInfo.AraratBank has been again awarded the Partner of the Year by Ria Money Transfer for achieving great results during 2020 and supporting Ria Money Transfer business growth.
ArmInfo. The single opposition candidate for Prime Minister of Armenia Vazgen Manukyan received a summons, according to which the Special Investigation Service (SIS) on February 20, 2021 opened a criminal case against him under Article 301 of the RA Criminal Code. This article provides for liability for public calls for the usurpation of power, overthrow of the constitutional order or violation of territorial integrity. For this crime, it is proposed to punish with a fine from 300 thousand drams to 500 thousand drams or arrest for a term of two to three months, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years. Article 301.1 introduces responsibility for coercing the President, the National Assembly, the government, the Constitutional Court by using violence or under the threat of its use to commit actions within their powers. Such actions are punishable by imprisonment for a term of three to 15 years.
ArmInfo. The Armenian Human Rights Defender received alarms that snipers are clearly visible from the windows of the RA National Assembly, who are watching the opposition rally on Baghramyan Avenue.
Arminfo. During the war in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020, the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan had absolutely no right to declare himself the supreme commander in chief. A member of the State Duma Committee for CIS affairs and relations with compatriots, lawmaker Konstantin Zatulin, stated this during the video bridge.
ArmInfo. Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan, during a telephone conversation with UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lokok, spoke in detail about the humanitarian challenges faced by the Armenians of Artsakh and socio-economic issues. The Armenian Foreign Ministry told ArmInfo about this.
ArmInfo. A temporary exhibition of manuscripts evacuated during the war from the Matenadaran-Gandzasar scientific and cultural center has opened in Yerevan.
ArmInfo.By the decree of Pope Francis, February 27 will be celebrated according to the Roman calendar as the day of remembrance of the Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Church, St. Grigor Narekatsi.
ArmInfo. The international community's pressure on Azerbaijan on the issue of the return of Armenian prisoners is increasing. Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian stated this, answering the questions of the lawmakers in the National Assembly of the RA on March 3. In this regard, he recalled that yesterday the Italian parliament adopted a resolution in which it called on the leadership of Azerbaijan to resolve this humanitarian issue as soon as possible.
ArmInfo.On March 2, 2021, the International Conference “Turkmenistan and the United Nations: Cooperation for Peace and Trust” on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s UN membership, was held in the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
ArmInfo. A new holiday will appear in Armenia - the Day of National Minorities. The RA National Assembly, at its sitting on March 3, in the second and final reading, amended the law "On Holidays and Memorable Dates".
ArmInfo.Over the past day, 2,526 tests for coronavirus were carried out in Armenia, of which the disease was confirmed in 360 cases (14.3%), while 168 people recovered, 2 died.
ArmInfo.The EU stands ready to assist Armenia in the effective implementation of the government's priorities. EU Ambassador to Armenia Mrs. Andrea Wiktorin stated this during the meeting with Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Armenia Romanos Petrosyan.
ArmInfo. France is interested in and ready to assist Armenia in overcoming the challenges associated with climate change. This was stated by the Head of the Representative Office of the French Development Agency (AFD) in the South Caucasus Jozan Raphael during a meeting with the Deputy Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia Anna Mazmanyan. According to the press service of the ministry, during the meeting the parties highly appreciated the cooperation between France and the Armenian government, discussing in this context issues related to new bilateral programs. "The Ministry of Nature Protection is an important and reliable partner for us, and we are interested in expanding the spheres of cooperation and the framework of joint programs," he said. The Deputy Minister noted that Armenia attaches importance to innovative solutions in programs on climate change, forest management, water resources protection, integrated development and management of specially protected natural areas and attracting specialists, their regular retraining, in this context, noting the need for assistance from the French partners.