The leader of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) believes that the cooperation of non-governing parties and their joint rallies change the atmosphere in the country. In an interview with Zham.am, Gagik Tsarukyan said that the authorities see the dissatisfaction of the people and, hopefully, understand that “old methods and steps will quickly lead them to an impasse.”
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Thursday completed his two-day official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Following officials meetings with top Jordanian officials, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan visited the place where Jesus Christ was baptized in the Jordan River, the presidential press service reported.
While Armenia is joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), it is also interested in deepening cooperation with the European Union (EU), with commitments that do not run counter to the EEU principles, Armenia’s Deputy FM Shavarsh Kocharyan stated during a parliamentary debate on the 2015 draft budget on Thursday.
Armen Gevorgyan, who resigned as Armenia’s deputy prime minister and minister of territorial administration two weeks ago, has become head of IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia), a foundation set up by leading Russian-Armenian businessman and philanthropist Ruben Vardanyan and his wife Veronika Zonabend.
Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan addressed the issue of controversial amendments to the law on maternity leave benefits as he chaired the Cabinet session today.
The amendments that sparked protests from working women and activists recently envisage cuts of benefits by 20-60 percent depending on beneficiaries’ work experience.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan met with King of Jordan Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein on Wednesday, the first day of his two-day official visit to the country.
According to the presidential press office, President Sargsyan and King Abdullah ibn al-Hussein had a meeting at the residence of the King of Jordan.
All flights to Crimea must be permitted by authorities in Kyiv, Ukrainian Ambassador Ivan Kukhta warned on Wednesday, reacting to media reports about plans to launch regular commercial flights between Yerevan and Simferopol.
Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) does not mean an end of cooperation with the European Union, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea told a group of reporters in Yerevan on Tuesday.
While the non-governing forces in the Armenian parliament continue to discuss the matter of initiating a vote of no confidence in the government, speculation lingers on as to whether the opposition is, indeed, capable of taking that drastic step or it will continue to engage in imitating struggle and continuing its ‘flirting’ with the government.
A year after the presidential ballot in Armenia, the official runner-up, Heritage party leader Raffi Hovannisian says the country is in crisis and re-elected President Serzh Sargsyan is responsible.
After months of silence, on Tuesday, Hovannisian, presenting an annual national report, said that although a year passed since the elections, the post-election standoff has not receded for even a split second and that Armenia can overcome the current crisis only through pan-national consolidation.
The head of the Armenian government, much criticized over the past years which found its reflection also in the second president’s year-end interview, stated during the first cabinet meeting of 2014 that “a tense work awaits the government in the nearest future” and instructed the ministers to present the top priority issues and the annual plan to public, so that “in 2014 people get a chance to oversee the government activities by ministries and departments”.