The issue of frequent explosions at liquefied natural gas (LNG) filling stations recently has been raised at the government session on Wednesday as well, when the Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Emergency Situations and Territorial Administration (MESTA) whether any studies or initiatives were carried out in regards to the recent explosions.
The Public Council is against the increase in electricity tariffs and demands that the Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) be accountable. The president-affiliated body also calls for the resignation of PSRC Chairman Robert Nazaryan, Council member Arshak Sadoyan revealed during a related discussion on Tuesday.
The National Olympic Committee of Armenia (NOCA) decided that a 25-member group of Armenian sportsmen will leave for Baku, Azerbaijan, to take part in the first-ever European summer games from June 12-28 to compete for high places. Armenia will be represented in six sports: sambo martial arts, shooting, judo, wrestling, boxing and taekwondo.
Tonight, May 27, Yerevan and other Armenian cities and towns will see public rallies and protests against the expected increase in electricity tariffs. The Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) company, which belongs to the Russian state corporation Inter RAO, formally applied to the Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) for a more than 40-percent rise earlier this month.
Occurrences of poisoning at Armenian kindergartens will take a continuous nature unless special field-regulating mechanisms are formed in the system of the State Department of Food Safety, “Informed and Protected Consumer” NGO leader Babken Pipoyan told media on Wednesday.
Former Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, who is currently Armenia’s ambassador to the United States, has filed a lawsuit against former businessman Paylak Hayrapetyan with a demand that he refute the “libelous information” spread about him and pay 1 million AMD (about $2,100) in compensation for moral damages.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Tuesday received Russian Energy Minister, chairman of the CIS Electrical Energy Council Alexander Novak who arrived in Armenia to attend the 47th meeting of the Council.
Santa Margarida, a municipality in Spain, has officially recognized the Armenian Genocide, Armenia’s embassy in Madrid said.
The city demanded recognition also from Spain, based on the resolution adopted by the European Parliament.
Students and young people affiliated with the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) held a protest against a planned increase in energy prices in front of the Armenian Government’s building on Monday.