ArmInfo. MP from <My step> Armen Khachatryan will issue a new draft law aimed at strengthening the security of officials, implying criminalization of incitement to violence against them. The author of the project Armen Khachatryan stated this at today's press conference.
ArmInfo. The ongoing internal political processes in Armenia prevail over foreign policy and issues important for the country in the international arena remain in the background.
ArmInfo. On June 13, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-Chairman of the European Commission Federica Mogherini during his working visit to Brussels.
ArmInfo.On June 12, the delegation led by the Speaker of the National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan visited the Riksdag of the Kingdom of Sweden. The delegation attended the plenary sitting of the Riksdag, where the Swedish MPs welcomed the NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan and the representatives of the Armenian Parliament, the press service of RA NA reports. During the working dinner with the Second Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag Lotta Johnsson Fornarve the reforms in the judicial system going on in Armenia, as well as in the protection of human rights and democratization were discussed. Recalling with warmth her visit to Armenia in March the Second Deputy Speaker expressed readiness to support the further strengthening of the Armenian-Swedish parliamentary ties. The members of Armenia-Sweden Parliamentary Friendship Group also took part in the working dinner. On the same day the bilateral meeting of Ararat Mirzoyan and Andreas Norlen in the Conference Hall of the Speaker of the Riksdag was held, where the heads of all political factions of the Swedish Parliament took part. Ararat Mirzoyan and the members of the delegation answered their Swedish colleagues' numerous questions, which related to the revolution happened in Armenia, the current inner-political and foreign political developments and the ongoing reforms in the judicial system. The support being shown by Sweden for the consolidation of the democratic achievements in Armenia was also discussed. The representatives of all political factions held the same opinion in the positive assessments on radical changes being done in Armenia. Ararat Mirzoyan reaffirmed his invitation to the Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlen, the Deputy Speakers and the Heads of all political factions to visit Armenia, which would give an opportunity to further deepen the Armenian-Swedish parliamentary cooperation. At the end of the day on the honour of the RA NA Speaker and the delegation members an official dinner was given in Villa Bonnier designed for the official receptions of the Speaker of the Riksdag, to which preceded the two Speakers' private conversation with 40-minute duration.
ArmInfo. On June 11, the delegation headed by the RA NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan met with the Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden Peter Eriksson, the press service of the Armenian Parliament informs.
ArmInfo.The Heritage Party calls on the legislative and executive authorities of Armenia to show political consistency and complete the failed reform of the Electoral Code and closely related laws.
ArmInfo. The Constitutional Court of Armenia extended the period of preliminary examination of the application of David Grigoryan, a Judge of the court of general jurisdiction of Yerevan, to suspend the proceedings on the case of the second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan and other former high-ranking officials. Head of the Office of the Constitutional Court of Armenia Edgar Ghazaryan announced this.