Although by the Constitution education in Armenia is supposed to be secular, the Church History subject and methods of its teaching are being viewed as a major problem by some experts who say they have arrived at the conclusion after closely examining the textbooks and the teaching process.
Today the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, forming the majority of the parliament, confirmed last year’s state budget execution report, over criticism from opposing parties represented in the National Assembly.
The struggle of two civil movements that attracted broad section of the population in the past few months will continue regardless of the 12-point demand list presented to the government by the four parliamentary minority parties.
If Armenia enters the Customs Union about 900 goods of primary importance will maintain their current level of taxation, pending a few technical questions still in discussion, the Ministry of Economy states.
The already declining Armenian population caused by socioeconomic problems and emigration in the future will face a more intensive decline because of the small numbers of those born in the 1990s, which will create a serious demographic problem, experts say.
A senior Statistical Service official predicts no sharp price rises in Armenia this year unless unforeseen “shocks” take place.
“If there are no shock phenomena, we will have a smooth and low-level inflation trends at the end of 2014,” National Statistical Service (NSS) Price and International Comparisons Division head Gurgen Martirosyan told ArmeniaNow.
Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union will in no way hamper Nagorno-Karabakh’s economic relations with Armenia and the world, say Armenian officials. At the same time, analysts consider it unlikely that customs checkpoints will be placed at the border with Nagorno-Karabakh after Armenia joins the Russian-led trade bloc.
No one has made a bid to buy the Karen Demirchyan Sport & Concert Complex in Yerevan in an auction announced for one of the city’s architectural landmarks commonly known as Hamalir.
Thus, the bidding price for the large complex will be lowered. Meanwhile, the owners of the building consider putting it up for auction to be unlawful.
Although the Republican Party of Armenia chairman, President Serzh Sargsyan, announced that his party will support a bi-polar political party system in Armenia, political analysts call these merely nice words.