| 29.07.14 | 11:03
Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan, answering the question on whether the Western sanctions against Russia will also have knock-on effects on Armenia, said that his government is doing everything possible to minimize the possible impact.
| 25.07.14 | 10:37
Armenia’s energy sector is facing a crucial choice. At its July 24 sitting the Armenian government considered, but not yet approved several major deals concerning the sphere. As it turned out, the ArmRosgazprom company, which owns almost the entire domestic gas distribution network in Armenia and earlier this year was renamed Gazprom-Armenia, has considerable debts. In particular, the company owes to Vorotan HPP Cascade CJSC, which is to be sold to an American company, Contour Global, although the deal is not completed yet.
| 21.07.14 | 10:35
Late last week, Iranian Ambassador to Armenia Mohammad Reisi called a press conference during which he made a number of statements that were described by many Armenian media as “sensational”. Political analysts have called them Iran’s new proposals that show that Tehran enters into open competition with Moscow for influence in Armenia.
| 18.07.14 | 11:44
A court in Moscow on July 17 issued an arrest warrant for the well-known Armenian businessman, Levon Hayrapetyan, who is charged with financial machinations connected with the sale of a Russian oil company in 2007.
| 14.07.14 | 09:59
While on his tour of South America last week Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan gave an interview to the Argentine newspaper La Nacion, in which he stated that “the people of Armenia are concerned over the sales of Russian weapons to Azerbaijan.” At the same time, the Armenian leader expressed a hope that Russia will help Armenia at the difficult moment. Nevertheless, Sargsyan’s statement was regarded by some analysts as an attempted demarche over the latest Russian demands.
| 11.07.14 | 09:52
A free trade regime is still operating between Armenia and Georgia and the Georgian side will try to leave it unchanged, but it is not known what the Customs Union will require from Armenia in respect of Georgia. This was stated by Georgian Ambassador to Armenia Tengiz Sharmanashvili.
| 09.07.14 | 09:19
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who has been on a tour of South America since late last week, visited Argentina where the main subject of his speeches and meetings was the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Both houses of the Argentine Parliament recognized the Armenian Genocide in 1993, in different cities in Argentina there are monuments to the victims of the 1915 Genocide, and the Armenian community in this country is considered to be one of the most influential.
| 07.07.14 | 10:17
Last week, the Turkish newspaper ‘Taraf’ published an article stating that the current Prime Minister of Turkey, presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the start of preparations for the opening of the Armenian-Turkish border by September. The newspaper considers this step as a pre-election move and concludes that Erdogan thus wants to gain support of the Western community, which demands the opening of the border.
| 04.07.14 | 10:27
Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU) has once again been postponed. Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov wrote in his Twitter account on Wednesday that Armenia may sign an agreement with the EaEU in October.
| 02.07.14 | 11:08
An international strategic policy forum organized by the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is being held in Yerevan on July 1-2. The forum is entitled “Integration of National and Regional Peacekeeping Capacities in the System of Global Peace Operations Based on the Principles and Standards of the United Nations.”