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
by Nana Martirosyan
The Civil Initiative Against the Rise in the Gas Tariff has urged people to come to Liberty Square on Nov 15 at 06:00 PM to sign a petition to organize a public court hearing of the initiative's appeal against the July 7 decision by the State Public Services Regulatory Commission to raise the gas and electric power tariffs.
"We believe that the public hearing will show that the Commission's decision was groundless while the petition will prove that not only we but the whole people are concerned about it," says the initiative.
On July 7 2013 the gas and electric power tariffs in Armenia were raised by 18.2% and 26.7%, respectively, following a rise in Gazprom's price for Armenia from $180 to $270 per 1,000 c m.