The Armenian National Congress (ANC) has issued a statement voicing its support for the struggle of small and medium-sized business owners against controversial amendments to the law on sales tax that are due to come into effect on October 1.
Official Yerevan does not make further comments regarding the possible withdrawal of the Turkey-Armenia protocols from the National Assembly following President Serzh Sargsyan’s allowing such a possibility in his speech at the United Nations.
The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) thwarted a special session of parliament initiated by its former coalition partner, Orinats Yerkir, to discuss amendments to the law on compulsory execution of judicial acts.
The three non-governmental political parties hoping to garner public support in an October 10 mass rally, say that people of Armenia are desperate, but ready for a fight.
Heritage, Prosperous Armenia (PAP) and Armenian National Congress (ANC) parties have held 4 of the 8 planned provincial meetings in Abovyan, Hrazdan, Sisian and Kapan. According to organizers claims, those who want to participate in the meetings meet governmental obstacles.
Azerbaijan’s initiative to arm civilians living at the border with Armenia and along the line of contact with Nagorno-Karabakh, according to an Armenian military expert, is aimed at letting people in borderland communities feel more secure and at expanding the army’s combat possibilities, but in reality it will have only a negligible effect, while disproving the myth propagandized by Baku for years about the “weak Armenian Army”.
The land on which a stadium was built in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu quarter has been transferred to the Armenian Holy Savior Hospital’s Fund. Until now, the land was at the disposal of the municipality of Zeytinburnu. According to the manager of the Fund Petros Sirinoglu, the matter concerns an area of 42,000 square meters worth 338 million Turkish liras (about $150 million).
The information spread by the Azerbaijani media that an Azerbaijani officer was killed by the Armenian army does not correspond to the reality, Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan told Armenpress .
Oppositionist Armen Martirosyan, of the Heritage Party, had to make the best use of his vocal cords to get the message across at a Sunday rally in Kapan as electricity was suddenly gone seconds after he voiced criticism against the local controversial governor.
A 73.5-meter-long strudel, in fact the largest strudel in the Caucasus, has again been offered to passers-by in Yerevan’s Republic Square as part of an annual ‘treat’ organized by Armenian Marriott Hotel and Austrian Airlines.