Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
Head of Inzhener-Yerkraban (Engineer-Geologist) LLC, Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences Rouben Yadoyan forecasts re-occurrence of Riga's tragedy in Yerevan. To recall, on November 21 the collapse of the roof of Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia, killed 54 people and injured dozens.
Compulsory accumulative pension system prompted another action of protest in Yerevan today on 7 December. This is not the first action of protest this week. This time, activists organized a march of protest on bikes. Several dozens of activists cycled along the city streets carrying flags "I am against," informing people on the negative aspects of the pension reform and calling everyone to join their fight.
The party that singles out only one of the Helsinki Principles in the Karabakh peace process threatens the regional security, and, obviously, it is not the Armenian party, Vice Speaker of Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov has told ArmInfo when commenting on Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov's statement that the main threat to peace in the region is the presence of Armenian troops in the allegedly Azeri territories.
Armenia's debt for the Russian gas was not a fixed amount, but was calculated during the latest negotiations. The remark came from Vache Gabrielyan, Minister-Head of the Government Staff, in response to the question from RFE/RL Armenian Service regarding Armenia's over 300mln dollars debt that has come to light only now.
Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu will travel to Armenia on 12 December to attend the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) regional meeting in Yerevan, Today's Zaman writes. The minister told reporters about his intention to visit Armenia in Kyev.
Members of "We are against mandatory accumulative pension system" held a protest action by cars from Barekamutyun metro station through the center of Yerevan, 5 December.
Spokesman of Armenia's Defense Minister Artush Hovhannisyan has urged parents to refrain from illegal actions during the winter conscription.
The OSCE/ODIHR recommends the Government of Armenia measures to improve people's confidence in elections, Nicola Schmidt, Deputy Head of the ODIHR Elections Department, told journalists after a workshop on electoral improvements held in Yerevan on Thursday for political and public figures.
During today's session of the Armenian National Assembly, Tigran Urikhanyan, MP from the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) Faction, asked the members of the Government whether anyone of them had made voluntary pension contributions if they found the compulsory pension contribution system so attractive.
The document prepared by the Armenian National Congress parliamentary faction about corruption in the government based on research of such organizations like the WB, IMF, Transparency International and Gallup International, shows that corruption in Armenia is of a systemized nature, the head of the ANC parliamentary faction, Levon Zurabyan, said in the parliament today.
Hundreds of Armenian citizens went into the streets on Wednesday to express their protest against the law on compulsory accumulative pension system. From the Parliament they moved to the Government building, where they expected to meet with government officials, but nobody met them there.
Minister for Labor and Social Affairs Artyom Asatryan says the draft budget of Armenia for 2014 envisages nearly 29 bln drams for pension provision. In this light, the bill looks to certainly change the order of the state pension provision on the basis of the general labor experience.
Armenians in Syria persecuted by Islamic rebels have to leave the country, writes Robert Fisk, the Independent correspondent in his item "Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria."
Here is a part of the confidential report by Amb. Marie L. Yovanovitch, titled: "Experience Engaging Diaspora Communities - Armenia",- Harut Sassounian, Publisher of the California Courier reported.
The Office of the Human Rights Defender has joined the group of activists protesting against the compulsory accumulative pension system in Armenia. After a picket near the Parliament building, the protesters moved to the Human Rights Defender's Office, whose employees told them that they were examining the deficiencies of the new law so as to appeal against it to the Constitutional Court.
The territorial claims of Baku to Iran are unfounded, as Azerbaijan was created in 1918, Ambassador of Iran to Armenia, Mohammad Reisi, said at today's press-conference in Yerevan.
The European Union will wait for the results of the inquiry into the Dec 2 events in Yerevan, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia Traian Hristea told journalists on Tuesday.
Iranian gas supplies to Armenia depend on the Armenian authorities' will only, Iran's Ambassador to Armenia Mohammad Reisi said at a press conference in Yerevan.
Ordinary Armenian citizens will shortly feel the fruits of the Russian President's Dec 2 visits to Armenia, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov told journalists on Tuesday.
The protests against Armenia's accession to the Customs Union and the visit of Vladimir Putin to Armenia were peaceful, but the authorities de-facto declared a state of emergency, Arthur Sakunts, the head of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office, told reporters, Tuesday.
Al Jazeera has touched upon the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in a documentary telling about the Turkish-Israeli relations, Hayeli.com, the website of the Armenian community in Iran, said.
Armenian Ombudsman Karen Andreasyan is concerned over detention of so many people on 2 December. The human rights defender has disseminated a statement saying that the Ombdusman's Office received 30 calls over detentions of activists. The representatives of the human rights defender met with over 60 citizens at police stations in Yerevan.
Without the Russian military base deployed in Armenia, the weight of Armenia as a geo-political factor would grow much, Director of the Armenian Centre for National and International Studies, Manvel Sargsyan, told ArmInfo correspondent.
Armenia has reserved the status of a bargaining chip in the hand of Russia, Manvel Sargsyan, the Director of the Armenian Center for National and International Studues (ACNIS), told media.
On 2 December Customs Union demonstrated its true face, the leader of the Union for National Self-Determination Party, Paruyr Hayrikyan, wrote sat his page in Facebook.
The activists protesting against introduction of the compulsory accumulative pension system have again gathered in front of the Armenian National Assembly today demanding revision of the bill.
As usual, the negotiations with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan proceeded in a business and constructive atmosphere, Russian President Vladimir Putin said following the Russian-Armenian talks.
The Police have detained 110 people in Yerevan. The detainees were taking part in the actions of protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Armenia.
Armenia's transition to the compulsory pension contribution system is a "shock therapy", Levon Zurabyan, Head of the opposition Armenian National Congress Faction, said during the Parliament's extraordinary session on the country's switch to the compulsory pension contribution system.
Interregional cooperation holds a specific place on the large bilateral Armenian-Russian agenda, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said at the opening of the Third Armenian-Russian Interregional Forum.
The presidents of Armenia and Russia Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin visited the Memorial to the victims of the Armenian genocide, 2 December. They laid a wreath and paid tribute at the memory of the victims of Armenian Genocide. President of Russia planted a fir in the Alley of honorable guests.