| 29.09.14 | 12:00
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).
| 26.09.14 | 10:12
Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania was on an unannounced visit to Armenia on September 24-25. He met with his Armenian counterpart Seyran Ohanyan, but the terse report about the meeting contains only general words about the intent to “expand military cooperation and partnership in multilateral formats”.
| 24.09.14 | 11:19
On September 21, when people in Armenia marked the 23rd anniversary of their independence, one day after the completion of a large Armenia-Diaspora forum in Yerevan that discussed the events in the run-up to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, Islamic State (ISIS) militants mined and blew up the Armenian Holy Martyrs Church.
| 22.09.14 | 10:21
On September 21, when Armenia marked the 23rd anniversary of its independence, the presidents of Armenia and Russia once again stated about Armenia’s impending integration into the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). And although President Serzh Sargsyan gave assurances that Armenia is not going to lose its political independence, while getting economic benefits, many experts expect that life in Armenia after the entry into the EEU will only get more difficult, and there will be less independence for the South Caucasus nation.
| 19.09.14 | 10:22
On September 19-20, Yerevan will host another, fifth Armenia-Diaspora forum. It will be attended by representatives of pan-Armenian structures, media, figures of culture, education, as well as businessmen and members of the clergy – a total of about 700 people from more than 60 countries. The forum will discuss the upcoming events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, as well as the development of relations between Armenia and its Diaspora.
| 16.09.14 | 10:47
In October, the Commission drafting constitutional reforms in Armenia will present the text of the concept that will include, in particular, a provision for the transition from the semi-presidential to a parliamentary form of government. After the publication of the concept the non-governing parliamentary political forces – the Prosperous Armenia Party, the Armenian National Congress, Heritage and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) may hold a joint rally.
| 12.09.14 | 11:06
The process of Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is taking place in accordance with the schedule, and on October 10, in all probability, the country will sign an agreement on joining the Russian-led bloc, Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan said this week. The official also said that the EEU member countries have agreed that duties in Armenia will not go up after its entry into the union.
| 05.09.14 | 10:19
The NATO gathering in Newport, Wales, UK, provided another occasion for a meeting between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev. Their meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit this time was organized by United States Secretary of State John Kerry.
| 03.09.14 | 10:07
Exactly one year ago, on September 3, 2013, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan at a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Moscow stated that Armenia intends to join the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. It happened a few days after European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton stated about full harmonization of the text of the Association Agreement between Armenia and the 28-nation bloc.
| 01.09.14 | 15:07
August 2014 turned out to be a hot month not only in the sense of unprecedented dry weather, but also geopolitically. Armenia is entering September with a large body of crucial issues that require immediate solutions.