While the Armenian Government is going to partially approve the Russian-owned company’s application to increase the electricity tariff for Armenians, and dozens of thousands of citizens are planning to protest on Friday, the World Bank (WB) considers this as a justified tariff increase in the current energy field.
This year for the 12th time Yerevan will host a Golden Apricot International Film Festival, which will take place from July 12 to 19.
The main program of the festival, besides the traditional four nominations, will be full of extra-competition nominations; two of them on the topic of the Genocide.
The large-scale events on the centennial of the Armenian Genocide and the international response to these events cannot make the Turks recognize the guilt of their ancestors for the Armenian Genocide, more than half of Armenians believe, according to a recent survey.
An Armenian sports delegation has arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan for the Friday opening of the first European Games.
Six members of an expected 50 or so athletes and coaches from Armenia travelled to the Azeri capital and will be joined by the remainder of the representation as the games get under way.
The fact that the political party led by the Turkish President does not form the majority in the Parliament can be more negative than favorable for the Armenian community and the Armenian question, experts in Armenia think.
More than a month ago the Central Bank (CB) of Armenia reduced the threshold for the amount of currency transactions at exchange offices that can be carried out without the show of identity cards. While in the past people could exchange cash amounts worth as much as 400,000 AMD (about $830) without producing their passports or other IDs, then now that threshold has been reduced four times – down to 100,000 AMD.
Russia’s 102nd military base in Armenia cannot but exist during this period, political analysts think, however, this fact does not actually strengthen the country, but rather gives a layer of the population the possibility to think that the military base will protect them.
While the Armenian National Assembly is planning to hold a discussion next week on the issue of possible increase in electricity tariffs, thousands of Armenians are getting ready to hold another protest today to raise awareness about the matter.