Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) was a wise strategic decision, Ambassador of Russia to Armenia Ivan Volynkin told journalists on Saturday.
French Parliament Member Valerie Boyer has introduced a new bill criminalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. The parliamentarian made such statement to the Turkish Cihan media outlet.
Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union is a fait accompli and the republic will shortly follow the EAEU rules. All protests against this fact are senseless convulsions, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, the first president of Armenia, leader of the Armenian National Congress (ANC) said at today's rally of the 4 opposition forces (Armenian National Congress, People's Party of Armenia, Prosperous Armenia Party, and Heritage Party).
Leader of Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) Gagik Tsarukyan does not rule out that PAP will demand power change. Tsarukyan made such statement at the parliamentary opposition rally in the Liberty Square, Friday on 24 October.
The great number of people at the two rallies of the 4 opposition forces (Armenian National Congress, People's Party of Armenia, Prosperous Armenia Party, Heritage Party) demonstrates that Armenia is experiencing a strong wave that seeks change of power and has all chances to succeed, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, the first president of Armenia, leader of the Armenian National Congress (ANC) said at today's rally.
Immediately after their rally in the Liberty Square, the four parliamentary opposition parties (Armenian National Congress, Heritage, People's Party of Armenia, and Heritage) have launched a march along the Yerevan streets.
If there are discrepancies in Liberty Square, people will have the right to demand that the opposition forces should remain consolidated until they win, Heritage Party Leader Raffi Hovannisian said at today's rally.
The Armenian people have applied for government of the country. At least, look at the many thousands rally in the Liberty Square, said Aram Manukyan, MP from the oppositional Armenian National Congress, at the ongoing opposition rally.
Only Azerbaijan gains from Serzh Sargsyan's policy, Director of "Politeconomy" Center Andranik Tevanyan said at the opposition rally in the Liberty Square in Yerevan, Friday. "Ilham Aliyev is right saying that under Sargsyan Armenia will collapse soon. If Sargsyan stays in power, we will lose to Azerbaijan. We must prevent that," Tevanyan said.
Armenia is in a heavy situation. It has sunk into a stalemate. The authorities have stalemated the country, Vartan Oskanian, a parliamentarian from the Prosperous Armenia Party, ex-foreign minister of Armenia, said at the ongoing opposition rally in Yerevan.
The statement by the opposition parliamentary forces about the power crisis in Armenia is like a storm in a glass of water, vice-speaker of the Armenian parliament, press-secretary of the ruling RPA, Edward Sharmazanov, told journalists today.
The opposition's task during its rallies is to make best of the people's resolution to change the ruling regime. So, the Oct 24 rally is expected to be really effective, the secretary of the parliamentary group of the Armenian National Congress Aram Manukyan said
The opposition three (Armenian National Congress, Heritage party and Prosperous Armenia Party) should do everything possible not to repeat the mistakes of the past, to avoid bloodshed and to act in such a way so that not to disappoint the people that have come to the Liberty Square, the head of the ARFD parliamentary faction, Armen Rustamyan, said over today's briefing in the parliament.
The opposition three has to tame their appetite and wait for the next elections, when something may suddenly happen, the head of the RPA parliamentary faction, Vahram Bagdasaryan, said.
The crimes against the mankind will be committed again if the genocides of the past are not condemned, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said in an interview with The New York Times.
According to the decree of President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, ex-governor of Vayots Dzor, Edgar Ghazaryan has been appointed as Armenia's ambassador to Poland, press-service of the president reported.
The summit of the Presidents of Armenia, France and Azerbaijan will be held on October 27 in Elysee Palace, Agence France-Presse reported.
President Serzh Sargsyan received the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier who has arrived in Armenia on an official visit, 23 October.
The breakthrough in the negotiating process on peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict, in particular, during the Paris meeting of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, fully depends on the position of Baku, vice-speaker of the Armenian parliament, Edward Sharmazanov, told journalists.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group expect the Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents to have a serious discussion in Paris about the key issues of a settlement, said OSCE's press service said in its statement to APA.
Instead of dealing with the treatment problems of the wounded Armenian soldiers, the government of Armenia offers to establish tax privileges for businessmen of the communities bordering to Azerbaijan, a member of the parliament from the opposition Armenian National Congress faction, Nikol Pashinyan, said in the parliament today, when commenting on the draft law "On exemption of business activity at the bordering communities of all types of taxes".
Governor of Armenia's Vayots Dzor Region Edga Ghazaryan has been relieved of his duties upon his own request, Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan said in the Government, Thursday.
He said that a country's foreign reserves should exceed imports. In Armenia in Jan-June 2013 imports were $2.238bln while international reserves in Jan 2014 were just $2.113bln and by Sept 2014 they dropped by $1.663bln. "This is already a matter of economic security," Zurabyan said.
Arminfo’s interview with Tigran Khzmalyan, film director
On October 20 Preparliament member Alek Yenigomshyan was returning home in a car from the "100 years without regime" procession. A group of policemen, who introduced themselves as employees of the criminal investigation department, approached the car, took Yenigomshyan out of the car and left the visually challenged man on the streetway and went away. The passers-by helped Yenigomshyan to leave the streetway.
If there is at least one citizen in Armenia which trusts in independence of legal system, he should be involved in Guiness Book of Records, secretary of the Prosperous Armenia Party parliamentary faction, Naira Zohrabyan, said in the parliament today. She also added that naturally many cases of human rights breach were mentioned in the report of Armenia's Ombudsman, as there is no sector in Armenia where human rights are not breached.
Speaker of the Armenian parliament, Galust Sahakyan, told journalists today that he agrees to the idea that there are numerous unsettled conceptual problems in the republic, in particular, corruption, bribery and an atmosphere of auspices.
Armenia must not choose between the European Union and its neighbors in the region, Hungary's Ambassador for the Eastern Partnership Gabor Brodi said in an interview with ArmInfo. He said that the EU and Armenia may consider a cooperation format that will be close to the Eastern Partnership and will respect Armenia's sovereign decision.
Georgia's association with the European Union and Armenia's accession into the Eurasian Economic Union have created certain problems in Georgian-Armenian trade relations. And so, we are going to meet shortly to negotiate them, Ambassador of Georgia to Armenia Tengiz Sharmanashvili said in an interview with Azatutyun.am.
Turkey seeks to seize Kessab, Syria, Social Democratic (Hnchakyan) Party (SDHP) alarms. The Party has disseminated a statement wherein it brings the words by Turkey Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu suggesting that Ankara's intends to create a 'buffer zone' on the border with Syria, which implies, invasion of Syria's territory by Turkish troops.
Heritage Party has disseminated a statement wherein it condemns the court verdict that has convicted Shant Haroutiunyan, an activist and leader of Tseghakron Party. According to the Party, hooliganism was false incrimination and the term in prison is not proportional.