| 20.05.14 | 14:33
Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan believes the amended law on funded pensions will be acceptable to broad sections of the population. He said this answering a question from a lawmaker following the presentation of the government’s 2014-17 program at the National Assembly today.
| 20.05.14 | 10:37
The Saturday afternoon shooting in the center of Yerevan involving a son-in-law of an influential lawmaker has caused more concerns in society about gun control issues, fueling more speculation about the “atmosphere of impunity” in the country.
| 20.05.14 | 10:28
Artsvik Minasyan, a member of the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) faction in the National Assembly, reacted strongly to remarks by Central Bank Governor Artur Javadyan, who insisted that the compulsory element would still remain in the law on funded pensions even after it was amended.
| 16.05.14 | 10:02
The government-drafted amendments to the controversial law on funded pensions were adopted by the National Assembly (by a vote of 67 to 18, with 29 abstentions) in the second and final reading on Thursday, but those opposed to the reform in its current form still feel unsatisfied and vow to continue their struggle.
| 15.05.14 | 10:45
The world marks International Day of Families today, May 15. According to the current statistics, Armenia has more than 760,000 households where one or more families live. But most families in Armenia feel the brunt of social hardship and out-migration and domestic violence is not uncommon in the country either.
| 14.05.14 | 15:24
The Tamantsi street in Yeghegnadzor is a bright example of emptying Armenia. Sunny and green, undisturbed and horrifying silence dominates here. Only stories of the past are the main topic of conversation between the houses leaning on each other along the whole street, houses with un-curtained and empty windows left by their residents.
| 14.05.14 | 13:40
No pressure is being exerted on civil servants to remain in the system of cumulative pensions, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Artem Asatryan told media on Wednesday.
| 13.05.14 | 14:24
This week at the NA extra sitting ARF (Dashnaktsutyun) party expressed its positive opinion about the amendments to the law of funded pensions, explaining that these changes omit the compulsory element of the law.
| 08.05.14 | 15:27
Armenia’s apricot crop is expected to be low this year, due to the unseasonably cold weather in late March and early April. Consumers can expect to pay high prices, and the yield is not expected to be enough for export.
| 07.05.14 | 15:53
A European Union program “Support for Circulating Migration and Reintegration into Armenia” is providing business and marketing training for 22 Armenian migrant workers returning from Russia to Vayots Dzor.