Against Legal Arbitrariness NGO received a negative response to its appeals to international organizations to follow the trial of two Azerbaijani citizens suspected of sabotage in Nagorno-Karabakh and conduct monitoring.
The mayors of Movses and Chinari villages in the province of Tavush, 300-500 meters away from the restive Armenian-Azerbaijani border think that the last two laws adopted by the National Assembly will alleviate the villagers’ burden and will allow entrepreneurs to think of investing in their villages.
Despite much criticism against Armenia’s decision on joining the European Economic Union (EEU) the National Assembly parliamentary hearings on the EEU agreement went on without heated discussions. The Heritage faction was more active than others at the hearings.
The waves of the sounds of jazz overwhelm the Melrose pub. Then jazz turns into blues, sole, funk… and then a thunder of applause. Rena De’s voice spreads across the pub and fills the hearts of the visitors.
Residents of Armenian villages situated close to the troubled border with Azerbaijan have welcomed the new law envisaging certain government subsidies that was passed with rare unanimity in the Armenian parliament on Tuesday.
The drastic fall of the Russian ruble has created a force majeure situation in the Armenian market of wine and brandy, the bulk of which is sold in Russia. Experts in the sphere claim that if the ruble did not fall, the efficiency of the economic and political decision would not be doubted, and now with each day Armenian exporters lose a million rubles because of the current situation.
Different shoe insoles and outsoles, ready or semi-ready models, tools… On one of the walls there is the Armenian tricolor, next to it – General Andranik’s picture, on the opposite wall there is Aznavour smiling. This is the very workshop where with the efforts of three Syrian-Armenian fellows most modern and most comfortable Armenian new AVA shoes are born.
Young professors from a number of Armenian universities, who are engaged in teaching alongside their main occupations in the private sector complain about the requirement to become involved in controversial pension funds under the new legislation.
Many Armenians are in a state of panic again as they anticipate huge electricity and natural gas bills in view of the approaching winter and already subzero temperatures in some parts of the country. The situation is aggravated by a recent depreciation of the Russian ruble on currency markets, while money wired by Armenian migrant workers in Russia back to their families in Armenia has a significant impact on local consumption. In most villages an overwhelming majority of families lives off such transfers.
The Armenian Parliament today has adopted, in the first reading, a bill on making changes and additions to the Armenian law on “Government Structure” presented by the government, according to which it is suggested uniting two ministries – the Ministry of Local Administration and Emergency Situations – creating one Ministry which will be called Ministry of Local Administration and Emergency Situations.