Armenia registered a 27-percent decline of exports of alcoholic beverages at the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015, Avag Harutyunyan, head of the Armenian Winemakers Union, said, adding that official data is not published yet.
During the past week Armenia has been visited by high-ranking Russian officials, who have concluded a number of important agreements, which, however, some Armenian experts took as a “crackdown”.
Russia, which holds control of the entire energy sector of Armenia and whose Federal Security Service (a formal KGB successor) is protecting the borders of Armenia, has decided to check whether everything is fine down here and to strengthen the relationship just in case.
From February 9 to March 8, when subscribing to Internet Now 9000, 11000 or 20000 tariff plan or MyFi 10,000, 12,000 and 21,000 tariff plans as well as prolonging the existing contract for one year, customers will get double high speed traffic during following 12 months. Moreover, customers can also share their internet with their close ones, as in addition to the double-bundle offer, they will get the possibility to have two additional Internet Together SIM cards for the price of one.
A high-ranking representative of the Russian atomic agency stated in Yerevan that the new energy unit at the Armenian nuclear power plant (NPP) to be constructed in Armenia during the upcoming years, will be run by Armenian staff.
A number of tax law amendments that went into effect at the beginning of this year are believed to prove beneficial to medium-sized entrepreneurship in terms of discouraging large companies from concentrating businesses in their hands.
On the occasion of the Safe Internet Day, which is marked today, February 7, Orange Armenia joined Safe Internet Commitee for «Safe Internet Armenia 2012», a large scale progect, aimed at providing safe internet environment.
Speaking at a weekend conference in the resort town of Tsaghkadzor, Minister of Economy Tigran Davtyan hailed last year’s economic growth, while also stating that Armenia should gauge itself toward always being an export-oriented economy.
The head of the Armenian National Airlines says that despite problems the company faces they will continue working and realizing flights on schedule.
Armenian Nationl Airline Air Armenia executive director Arsen Avetisyan on Friday told reporters that the company had problems concerning payments which was mainly caused by EU and US sanctions over Russia.