The concept of constitutional amendments in Armenia will pass on to the stage of political discussions in the time to come, President Serzh Sargsyan said in a message addressed to the participants of an international conference in Yerevan dealing with constitutional justice.
The bill about making changes to the law on ‘Temporary Unemployment Benefits discussed by the Armenian government caused another wave of discontent. Those against it believe that the bill violates the rights of working women.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has given an interview to The New York Times, in which he, among other things, also addressed the issue of genocides.
“We believe that the whole of mankind should be consistent in the recognition, condemnation and exclusion of denialism of this crime of crimes,” Sragsyan said in the interview published in the NYT along with a four-page insert on the history of Armenia.
Nagorno-Karabakh is ahead of all other post-Soviet areas by the level of trust in its judicial system.
According to a research recently published by the American Gallup sociological service, 72 percent of Nagorno-Karabakh’s population unconditionally trusts in the republic’s judicial system.
Gagik Tsarukyan, the leader of the opposition-leaning Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), has called for leadership and politics of new quality as he addressed on Friday evening another well-attended rally in Yerevan’s Liberty Square organized by the informal coalition of three parliamentary minority parties.
The Parliament has passed the Law “On tax exemptions for entrepreneurship in border village communities” in the first hearing, with which they will try to boost economic activity in those communities and improve business environment by exempting people from the main taxes, as a result there will be recorded about 30 billion AMD (about $7.3 million) revenues loss of the state budget.
Politicians and experts in Armenia and Azerbaijan do not talk much about specific expectations from the meeting of the leaders of their countries planned to be held in Paris, France, on October 27, but there is a general opinion that this fresh round of talks on the protracted Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement is a French attempt to keep the communication channel open between the conflicting parties.
International soccer’s governing body, FIFA, has ranked Armenia 75th in its latest list of 200 or so nations released on Thursday.
The current standing is a fall by 23 positions from the place the nation had in the previous edition released more than a month ago.
Armenians will have to take their warm jackets out of wardrobes earlier than usual this autumn as cold arctic air masses are about to invade the country.
Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan said at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday that Siberian cyclones will penetrate Armenia on October 26 and already on October 27 a sharp drop in air temperatures is expected.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Thursday visited the 6th Expo Russia-Armenia 2014 international industrial exhibition being held on October 22-24 at the Yerevan Expo Exhibition Complex within the grounds of the Yerevan Scientific Research Institute of Mathematical Machines.
It was business as usual in Yerevan’s Republic Square on Thursday morning as a group of citizens picketed the building of the Armenian Government while the Cabinet of Ministers was in session. This time the protesters spoke against changes in “Temporary Disability Benefits”.
On Tuesday in the Armenian capital of Yerevan within the framework of Russian Cultural Days and with the support of the Armenian and Russian Ministries of Culture, “Masterskaya” theatre of Saint Petersburg held “Bremen musicians” performance in the Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.