Members of the parliament from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia are holding a confidential meeting in the parliament, "GALA" TV channel reported. They are discussing the budgetary issues. Chief treasurer of Armenia, Atom Janjugazyan, and the head of the Audit Chamber, Ishkhan Zakaryan, were present at the meeting.
The next rally of the four parliamentary opposition forces would hardly ignore the constitutional reforms proposed by the ruling regime. So, in view of its differences with the other three forces concerning this issue, ARFD decided not to take part in the rally so as not to wreck it, the head of the ARFD's parliamentary group Armen Rustamyan told journalists on Wednesday.
ARFD will not take part in the Oct 10 rally of the parliamentary opposition, the spokesman of the parliamentary group of Prosperous Armenia Party Naira Zohrabyan said after the opposition's meeting on Wednesday.
Parliamentary Faction of Heritage Party has put into circulation the Armenian National Assembly's Bill On the Concept of the Military and Political Security of Armenia and Artsakh. The Bill also suggests official recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic by Armenia, the Heritage Party told ArmInfo.
Foreign Ministries of Armenia and Poland represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Karen Nazaryan and Deputy Foreign Minister Tomasz Orlowski have conducted political consultations, the Armenian policy department told ArmInfo.
The constitutional reforms proposed by Serzh Sargsyan are one more attempt on his part to stay in power after 2018, the head of the parliamentary group of Armenian National Congress Levon Zurabyan said during on debate on the constitutional reforms on Tuesday.
A member of the parliament from the ARFD, Artsvik Minasyan, thinks that the position of his colleagues from the non-power "four" about the constitutional reforms, is wrong. To note, three out of the four forces - Heritage, Prosperous Armenia Party and Armenian National Congress are against the constitutional reforms initiated by the authorities.
Heritage party is for the parliamentary government, but thinks it is not the issue to be resolved at present, the head of the Heritage parliamentary faction, Ruben Hakobyan, said over today's discussions of the draft project of the conception on the constitutional reforms.
Armenia makes a point of preserving the cultural heritage in the Black Sea region, said Eduard Sharmazanov, Vice Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly, speaking at the 43rd meeting of the Committee for Social, Cultural and Educational Affairs of the BSEC PA in Yerevan.
The unblocking of the border to Turkey is one of the priorities for Armenia within the frames of stimulation of cooperation in the format of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Armenia National Assembly Vice-Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov said in his opening remarks at the 43rd Session of the Cultural, Educational and Social Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.
Armenia is interested in deepening of partnership within the frames of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Armenia National Assembly (NA) Vice-Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov stated the aforesaid in his opening remarks at the 43rd Session of the Cultural, Educational and Social Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has asked the Azerbaijani government to present explanations till September 26 related to the official position of Azerbaijan on handover of Petrosyan' s body and its delay, a member of the Working Group representing Karen Petrosyan's family. The lawyer at the Public Organization against Legal Outrage Karine Gevorgyan told RFE/RL Armenian Service.
ArmInfo’s interview with Giorgi Gvimradze, expert at the Tbilisi-based Center for Strategic Studies
The problems in the economy, management and political system of Armenia do not originate from Constitutional shortcomings. Therefore, there is absolutely senseless amending the Basic Law, MP from Prosperous Armenia Party said at the Friday briefing in the Parliament.
Prosperous Armenia Party goes to the regular election, but is ready to any force-major situations, a member of the parliament from the PAP, Vahe Hovhannisyan, said at today's briefing in the parliament.
Seven journalistic public organizations have disseminated a statement condemning the attack on A1+ correspondent Marine Khachatryan by Karen Hayrapetyan, Head of the Parliament's Security Service, while she was performing her professional responsibilities.
An incident that resulted in death of a serviceman Samvel Harutyunyan happened as a result of the tense hazing and lack of mutual confidence in military units, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan told journalists today.
According to the data of Armenia's Defense Ministry, Hakob Injighulyan, an Armenian captive who was handed over by Azerbaijan to a third country, is willing to return to Armenia, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan said ast today's press-conference and added that the young man has left Azerbaijan and is in a neutral zone.
Leader of Prosperous Armenian Party Gagik Tsarukyan said in an interview that retention of power in Armenia is inadmissible. It is for the first time that PAP makes such statement, which is welcome, indeed, said Levon Zurabyan, Head of the Armenian National Congress Faction in the Parliament briefed in the Parliament, Friday.
Defense Minister of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan visited an army unit Thursday, where a soldier, Samvel Haroutiunyan (1992), was found dead with a gunshot wound in the jawbone on 8 September. He was on duty in the army garage.
The ICRC Yerevan Office has confirmed the information that Azeri citizen Javid Muzafarzade has been transferred to Azerbaijan.
The young man who illegally crossed the Armenian-Turkish border and was detained by the local residents, volunteers assisting the Russian Frontier to provide security on the border, on 2 September has been identified. It was a citizen of Afghanistan Farid Satar, born in 1988.
Moscow seems to have been aggravating a longstanding conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan while playing peacemaking overlord to both, writes the author of "Russia's Next Land Grab" article published in The New York Times.
ArmInfo’s interview with the leader of National Revival Party, former Defense Minister of Armenia, Lieut. Gen. Vagharshak Harutyunyan
It is senseless to comment on yesterday's meeting of Armenian National Congress (ANC) Leader Levon Ter-Petrosyan and Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) Leader Gagik Tsarukyan, because there is no specific information on what the meeting covered and what goals it had, Head of the Parliamentary Commission on State and Legal Affairs Hovhannes Sahakyan told ArmInfo's correspondent.
Armenia welcomes the bill on criminalizing of the recognized genocides denial adopted by the Greek parliament, Armenia's Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian made such a statement, press-service of the Ministry reported,
The fight against the denial of the Armenian Genocide helps to prevent new crimes, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov said during a phone talk with the head of the Greece-Armenian Friendship Group o the Greek Parliament Apostolos Kaklamanis on Wednesday.
Parliament of Greece adopted a bill that criminalizes the denial of the Armenian Genocide and other crimes against humanity on 9 September, Asbarez said.
The changing geopolitical realities - turbulence in the Middle East, the Ukrainian crisis, the growing tension in Russia-West relations - predict the threat of a new cold war. This means that Armenia will have to live in harder conditions, Samvel Farmanyan, MP from the Republican Party of Armenia, Co-Chairman of the Commission for Armenia-EU Cooperation, said in Armenian Parliament on Tuesday.
During a private meeting within the framework of the recent NATO summit, Turkey's newly elected President Recep Tayyip once again warned French President Francois Hollande to refrain from the initiative to pass bills on the Armenian Genocide matter, the Turkish Marmara daily reported,
"A trilateral meeting of French President Francois Hollande, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is planned to be held in Paris in November," French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Pascal Meunier told APA.