A plan to consolidate administration of communities into one administrative budget and staff has raised discontent among villagers and community leaders who fear the plan will only lead to a losing their jobs.
Another rumor circulating in the political backstage turned to be true when it was confirmed at Thursday’s government meeting that 41-year-old Territorial Administration Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan tendered his resignation.
After the October 10 rally of the informal parliamentary minority bloc popularly known as “troika” discussions heated up in the internal political field of Armenia over the Heritage Party and its leader. There are opinions that Heritage has no actual role in the troika and merely provides the “+1” format.
Moscow is the living memory of the Soviet Union.
“Sovetski Soyuz”, “Bolshevik”, “Lenin Library”, numerous monuments devoted to various Soviet heroes… Unlike us, Armenians, they’ve loyally preserved every single piece of Soviet history.
The last stop of the provincial rallies organized by non-governing political forces was in Gyumri where once again representatives of the three parties criticized the government and called for a change of power and drastic reforms.
The city of Gyumri, which is in the northwest of Armenia, is considered to be an opposition stronghold and ruling parties almost never get many votes there. During the last two presidential elections opposition candidates won in Gyumri: in 2008 it was current Armenian National Congress (ANC) leader, first president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan, in 2013 it was opposition Heritage Party leader Raffi Hovannisian.
It has been a week now that an annual international performing art festival has kept Yerevan in a festive mood.
The 12th edition of High Fest held under the slogan of ‘Festival Mess’ is hosting 200 participants from 18 countries.
October 10 will be marked in the political life of Armenia by two key events – the opposition trio will hold a big joint rally in Yerevan, and in Minsk Armenia is expected to sign the treaty on its membership in the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU).
Juan Friedens from Portugal, Yelena Vasilyevna from Murmansk, Veronika Fugl from Germany, Lina Sim from Malaysia, Alina Khachatryan from Masis are among the 96 students studying at Armenia UWC (United World Colleges), at the new UWC Dilijan, one of the schools among a world chain of colleges, which opened its doors to various nations’ representatives in August.
A change in sales tax in force since October 1, has drawn protest and threats from traders, who say they will block the Yerevan-Gyumri highway unless other changes are made to reduce the impact of the law.
The parliamentary faction of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) thwarted the special session called by the non-governmental forces during which bills about making changes to the RA law on “sales tax” and “organizing and implementing audits” were supposed to be discussed.