The National Olympic Committee of Armenia (NOCA) decided that a 25-member group of Armenian sportsmen will leave for Baku, Azerbaijan, to take part in the first-ever European summer games from June 12-28 to compete for high places. Armenia will be represented in six sports: sambo martial arts, shooting, judo, wrestling, boxing and taekwondo.
After the Eastern Partnership Summit that took place in Riga, Latvia, last week Armenia continues cooperation with European Union (EU) moving on to negotiations after a two-year long consultation stage. Soon the EU Council will approve the mandate of the negotiating team after which Armenia will start negotiations directed toward developing the new Framework Agreement.
Parliamentary hearings on the possible increase of electricity tariff will be held by the end of this month, Armenian Electricity Networks (AEN) company representatives will be present as well, it emerged on Tuesday.
A rally is expected to be held on May 27 against the planned rise in electricity tariffs. Members of the initiative called “No to Robbery” urge citizens to gather that day in Liberty Square from where the rally will start.
The almost deserted opposition field of Armenia remains empty, say experts, adding that the opposition collapsed once again when the second largest parliamentary political force of the country refused to fight against the government and at the moment the opposition needs to recover.
Representative of the leftist faction of Germany’s Hamburg region Hasan Burgucuoglu addressed the bill on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide being discussed in the German Bundestag, saying: the word Genocide does not exist in the bill, although in the statement introduced by their political party there is this term.
This week Yerevan is getting ready for a large educational event – the 4th Bologna Policy Forum. Armenia, as the host of the 2015 Ministerial Summit that is also responsible for secretarial duties, has chosen the neighborhood format and invited Bologna member neighboring countries from Middle East and Central Asia, Mediterranean and other regions.
Medals clank on the chest of a 91-year-old decorated veteran of World War II as he remembers the years of great battles and the liberation of the world from the Nazis.
Artush Mkrtchyan bears not only the memories of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), but also two pieces of shrapnel in his arm. The former member of the reconnaissance group at the 23rd Kiev-Zhitomir division says he is proud to have been one of the victors in that war in which tens of millions of soldiers and civilians were killed on three continents.