Newsfeed

President Obama proposes a $22,412,000 allocation in economic aid to Armenia in 2017

Orange Armenia encourages safe internet use: Feb 9 is Safe Internet Day

Views from Yerevan: Turkey plays the role of an alpha dog hounded on Russian bear

Armenia among other CIS countries is called to close cyber borders

Forecast: Putin's possible conversation with Erdogan may result in a new phase of tension

Republican Party and ARFD reach consensus around key positions

European Union's foreign policy chief to travel to Armenia

Forecast: Ilham Aliyev will quit "Minsk format" only after Russia or the West gives him guarantees about his power retention

Defense Minister of Armenia recommends former contract officer to keep political neutrality

Swedish Foreign Minister sure Karabakh conflict cannot be settled by force

VivaCell-MTS in cooperation with The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia improve housing conditions of three families in borderland village of Khachik

VivaCell-MTS is the first mobile operator sending SMS messages to its subscribers in Armenian

Hovhannes Sahakyan: Solution to many electoral problems raised by European experts and public will be found in new Electoral Code

Edward Nalbandian: Armenia seeks further cooperation with OSCE/ODIHR

Yerevan: Armenia and OSCE MG co-chairs are interested in change of status quo in Karabakh peace process

Rostelecom (Armenia) launches online payment program on its website

Armenian parliament speaker says the stand of Serbia's delegation to PACE runs contrary to the Armenian-Serbian cooperation

Zaruhi Postanjyan submits documents for nomination for post of Ombudsperson

Mateusz Piskorski: Most of EU countries have played the role of Washington's "useful idiots" and "bandogs"

Civil Contract Party not to create any blocs to run for parliament in 2017

Two employees of State Service for Food Safety face bribery charges

Court rejects request to transfer Vahan Shirkhanyan to a medical institution

Minsk Group process for Nagorno-Karabakh provides a framework to prevent violations along line of contact from degenerating too far, ICG says

Russian lawmakers suggest annulling 1921 treaty of friendship with Turkey

Azerbaijan fires at a near-border Armenian village in Tavush Province

Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine intends to increase output by 10% in 2016

Australian Senator delivers a speech in Senate, supporting independence of Nagorno-Karabakh

Republican: Control Chamber of Armenia will be changed into Audit Chamber

Adam Schiff urges James Warlick to abandon false parity in Karabakh problem

Adversary fired at Armenian positions from rocket-artillery systems overnight

Regional

ARFD member concerned over the fact Council of Europe is indifference to problem of protection of Artsakh people's elementary rights

  • Wednesday, June 18, 09:12

 Head of the ARF Dashnaktsutyun Faction Armen Rustamyan has told the media about some details of his meeting with PACE Co-Rapporteurs Axel Fischer and Alan Meale. Rustamyan says that they discussed the non-coalition parliamentary forces' demands addressed to the Government, as well as the constitutional reforms initiated by the authorities.     

"We have pointed out that no reform will be effective without real changes in the political system. We have substantiated the need to switch to the parliamentary regime. We have also expressed our indignation at the fact that the Council of Europe does not support our demand, i.e. publishing the lists of the citizens who have already voted", he says. 

Rustamyan adds that the meeting also covered issues related to Armenia's decision to join the Eurasian Economic Union, which he says is explained by the need to ensure Armenia's security. "We have also expressed our concern over the fact that the Council of Europe is indifferent to protection of the elementary rights of Artsakh people. First and foremost, the matter concerns the problem of communication. The people visiting Artsakh are inevitably included in Baku's black list. The international community should clearly respond to this policy of Azerbaijan", says Rustamyan.  

The meeting did not cover the tragic March 2008 developments in Yerevan. The co-rapporteurs discussed the problem of political prisoners in Armenia. In this context, the PACE representatives said that according to their information, there are 15 political prisoners in Armenia. 

Send to a friend

To (e-mail)


Your name


Message


Comments

View comments (0)
  • READ ALL COMMENTS
  • POST A COMMENT

Be first to comment on this article

* Indicates required fields