Knarik Hovhannisyan: Armenia`s water policy leaves much to be desired

 Thursday, June 6 2024 20:16
Knarik Hovhannisyan: Armenia`s water policy leaves much to be desired

ArmInfo.World Water Day is traditionally celebrated on March 22. In Armenia, this is a special date - a real holiday for non-governmental organizations, which receive considerable grants from their donors for Water Day to organize numerous events: conferences, round tables, etc. Moreover, as the experience of attending these events shows, few people raise specific questions, look for answers, or make demands on the government. Those "who call the tune", apparently, do so for a "tick" in the "cost estimates" and nothing more. ArmInfo decided "to be out of the swim" and, on the eve of the summer heat, turned to a recognized water specialist, scientist Knarik Hovhannisyan, who has devoted herself to issues of water ecology and water resources of the country for many years, even decades, with a request to briefly share her vision of water problems.

Protests in Armenia have two components: objective and external -  political scientist
 Monday, May 27 2024 19:04

ArmInfo.The protest movement in Armenia has two components: objective and artificial, external, associated with Russia. This opinion was expressed in an interview with the opposition Russian TV channel Dozhd by Stepan Grigoryan, director of the Armenian Center for Globalization and Regional Cooperation.

Major General: Armenia today is not ready to independently guard its  borders with Turkiye and Iran
 Monday, May 27 2024 15:07

ArmInfo.The presence of Russian border troops in Armenia is justified in every possible way and this  has been proven by time, since the threats emanating from the neighboring state were neutralized. First commander of the border troops of Armenia, Major General Levon Stepanyan, stated in response  to ArmInfo's question of how high is the probability of the withdrawal of Russian border troops from Armenia today and whether Armenia is capable of independently ensuring the protection of its borders on the Armenian-Turkish and Armenian-Iranian border.

EU pursuing its own interests in South Caucasus - expert 
 Thursday, May 16 2024 13:08

ArmInfo.The EU, as well as the Collective West, is pursuing its own interests in the South Caucasus,  Hermine Mkhitaryan, an expert for the Insight analytical center, told ArmInfo as she commented on a statement by Ms Adrienn Kiraly, Director for DG NEAR Directorate C, Neighbourhood East and Institution Building, European Commission. 

Azerbaijan is playing cat and mouse game with Armenia and the world -  analyst
 Tuesday, May 14 2024 18:04

ArmInfo.  While we are arguing on the streets and in government corridors about the conditions under which the Armenian state should be restored within the borders of the former USSR,  Azerbaijan has decided to take a detour and question the very  legitimacy of the Republic of Armenia.  Famous Armenian political  analyst Manvel Sargsyan expressed such an opinion on his Facebook  page.

Political analyst:  only way to change situation in Armenia is  extraordinary parliamentary elections
 Thursday, April 25 2024 13:48

ArmInfo.The only way to change the situation in Armenia and around it is to hold early parliamentary elections. Political analyst Suren Surenyants told ArmInfo, commenting on the demands of the President of Azerbaijan on  Armenia.

Armenian general rules out any provocations on Armenian-Turkish  border as long as Russian flag hoisted there 
 Tuesday, March 19 2024 11:21

ArmInfo. It is premature to talk about the withdrawal of Russian border guards from the land borders of Armenia. Armenia has neither the human resources nor the technical capabilities to replace Russian border guards at the border, the first commander of the border troops of Armenia, Major General Levon Stepanyan told ArmInfo in response to a request to comment on rumors about the possible withdrawal of Russian border guards from Armenia, given the current difficult geopolitical realities.

Crossroads of Peace project divorced from reality 
 Wednesday, March 13 2024 11:48

ArmInfo.The 'Crossroads of Peace' initiative proposed by the Armenian authorities is a project divorced from reality, since any desire to achieve peace and implement it ''on earth'' must be the result of the manifestation of the will of all participants in the conflict, both direct and indirect. About this in a conversation with the correspondent, Doctor of Political Sciences Vahe Davtyan told ArmInfo.

Armenia could hardly join EU of recent years - Boris Navasardyan
 Monday, March 11 2024 12:49

ArmInfo. If the European Union remains the association it has been in recent years, then it will be almost impossible for Armenia to join this structure, President of the Yerevan Press Club (EPC) Boris Navasardyan told ArmInfo.

Armenian authorities` actions evidence of country`s movement to  elimination of statehood - expert 
 Monday, February 5 2024 15:01

ArmInfo.All the actions of the current authorities of Armenia indicate that the country is gradually moving towards the elimination of its statehood, Armenian political scientist Beniamin Matevosyan told ArmInfo, as he commented  on the almost simultaneous statements by the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan Nikol Pashinyan and Ilham Aliyev regarding the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia.

Crossroads of Peace is pan-Turkic project imposed on Yerevan by  Ankara and Baku - Arthur Khachatryan
 Tuesday, January 16 2024 21:09

ArmInfo.Opposition MP from the Armenia bloc Artur Khachatryan is convinced that the Crossroads of  Peace project, promoted on international platforms by Prime Minister Pashinyan, was imposed on Yerevan by Ankara and Baku, the MP stated  in a conversation with ArmInfo.

Baku ready for everything to achieve goals - expert 
 Wednesday, January 10 2024 11:48

ArmInfo. The risk of renewed hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia in 2024 remains very high,  expert in Azerbaijani studies Tatevik Hayrapetyan told ArmInfo as she voiced her opinion on a possible peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan this year. 

Baku`s demands of Armenia`s refusal to take revenge nothing but  diplomatic nonsense - expert
 Wednesday, December 13 2023 10:37

ArmInfo.Baku's demands to include a clause in the draft peace treaty with Armenia on the  Armenian side's refusal to take revenge nothing but diplomatic nonsense, political expert Vigen Hakobyan told ArmInfo. 

Political scientist: Security guarantees from West will lead to  exactly opposite result for Armenia
 Friday, November 24 2023 13:54

ArmInfo.Armenia is actually freezing its relations with the CSTO. The famous Armenian  political scientist Beniamin Matevosyan stated in a conversation with an ArmInfo correspondent, commenting on the latest steps by Armenian government officials.

Political scientist: USA is starting to view Armenia as friendly  partner country
 Monday, November 20 2023 17:47

ArmInfo.The USA is starting to consider Armenia as a friendly partner country. Political  scientist Armen Hovhannisyan stated from his YouTube page.

Turbulent situation has developed in process of negotiating  peace  treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan - political scientist
 Monday, November 20 2023 12:46

ArmInfo.A turbulent situation has developed in the negotiation process between Armenia  and Azerbaijan on a peace treaty. Famous Armenian political scientist Suren Surenyants stated in a conversation with an ArmInfo correspondent.

No regulatory legal act on acquisition of RA citizenship by residents  of Republic of Artsakh was adopted at the time - Gevorg Danielyan
 Tuesday, November 7 2023 18:42

ArmInfo.Providing forced migrants from Artsakh with refugee status, as well as RA citizenship, cannot become an obstacle to the recognition of Artsakh's subjectivity in the future. Doctor of Law, former Minister of Justice of Armenia Gevorg Danielyan stated in an interview with an ArmInfo correspondent.

Armenia`s former Defense Minister: We will definitely return Artsakh,  we lost the battle, but not the war
 Wednesday, October 18 2023 16:21

ArmInfo. In early October,  former head of military intelligence of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces, former Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Arshak Karapetyan announced the start of political activity and the establishment of the new political movement "Liberation of Armenia from internal and external enemies."

Artsakh Armenians` rights must not be subject of bargain for EU -  Fabio Massimo Castaldo
 Thursday, June 15 2023 08:18

ArmInfo.In an interview with ArmInfo, MEP Fabio Massimo Castaldo said he is disappointed with the European Parliament lacking a clear position on Artsakh. 

Expert: Russia`s mistake is that it considered that Armenia had  nowhere to escape, and delayed solution of several problems
 Friday, June 2 2023 18:59

ArmInfo.There are no real grounds for signing a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan.  Alexei Mukhin, director general of the Center for Political Information, expressed a similar opinion during a round table on the results of the meeting of the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan under  the auspices of the EU in Chisinau on June 2.

Moscow platform for Armenian, Azerbaijani leaders` meetings no longer  effective - expert 
 Tuesday, May 30 2023 13:00

ArmInfo. The meeting between Armenia's Premier Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham  Aliyev in Moscow, with Russian President Vladimir Putin's participation, demonstrated lack of confidence between the parties, politico-military expert Armine Margaryan said.