The European Union (EU) Delegation to Armenia has allocated 10 million euros (about $12.3 million) for 15 projects in Armenia. The ceremony of signing corresponding agreements took place on December 18 at the office of the EU delegation in Yerevan.
The European Union is ready to work with Armenia in all spheres that do not contradict the country’s commitments before the Eurasian Economic Union, Ambassador Traian Hristea, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, told reporters in Yerevan on Tuesday.
Compared to previous years, this year ahead of the New Year holiday season prices in the Armenian market have taken a sharp rise, specialists say, linking it to the dram and ruble devaluation, as well as the dollar’s significant appreciation in the world market.
The special parliamentary session opened with a boycott of four parliamentary factions – the Armenian National Congress (ANC), Heritage, the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) and Orinats Yerkir, which demanded that before moving on to other questions of the agenda they discuss the fact of ANC MP Aram Manukyan’s attack case, also occurrences of violence in the country during the recent days.
Kazakhstan plans to ratify the treaty of Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday.
The Singers International Association charitable NGO will hold a charity concert entitled “For Children, On Stand By We Are”, the proceeds from which will go for the needs of children suffering from various diseases.
A man who was detained on Sunday morning on suspicion of beating up a prominent opposition figure has been released, an Investigation Committee spokesperson said today.
Sona Truzyan told RFE/RL’s Armenian Service that Arshak Svazyan’s ability to travel has been limited to the area where he lives while investigation is underway.
CNN has taken a glimpse into the life of modern-day Armenia as part of its latest On the Road series broadcast over the weekend.
A documentary presented on CNN International on Saturday attempted to explore Armenia from different aspects, including the innovative brainpower of its young people, the nation’s love of chess, the difficult history of Armenians and their traditions.
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”.