| 12.09.14 | 11:06
The process of Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is taking place in accordance with the schedule, and on October 10, in all probability, the country will sign an agreement on joining the Russian-led bloc, Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan said this week. The official also said that the EEU member countries have agreed that duties in Armenia will not go up after its entry into the union.
| 05.09.14 | 10:19
The NATO gathering in Newport, Wales, UK, provided another occasion for a meeting between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev. Their meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit this time was organized by United States Secretary of State John Kerry.
| 03.09.14 | 10:07
Exactly one year ago, on September 3, 2013, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan at a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Moscow stated that Armenia intends to join the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. It happened a few days after European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton stated about full harmonization of the text of the Association Agreement between Armenia and the 28-nation bloc.
| 01.09.14 | 15:07
August 2014 turned out to be a hot month not only in the sense of unprecedented dry weather, but also geopolitically. Armenia is entering September with a large body of crucial issues that require immediate solutions.
| 30.07.14 | 10:43
About a month before the first anniversary of Armenia’s announcement of its declared intention to join the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan (which happened on September 3, 2013), the regional and global situation has returned the country to the positions that it had been at before that. Before September 3, 2013, Yerevan declared about its desire to become associated with the European Union.
| 29.07.14 | 11:03
Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan, answering the question on whether the Western sanctions against Russia will also have knock-on effects on Armenia, said that his government is doing everything possible to minimize the possible impact.
| 25.07.14 | 10:37
Armenia’s energy sector is facing a crucial choice. At its July 24 sitting the Armenian government considered, but not yet approved several major deals concerning the sphere. As it turned out, the ArmRosgazprom company, which owns almost the entire domestic gas distribution network in Armenia and earlier this year was renamed Gazprom-Armenia, has considerable debts. In particular, the company owes to Vorotan HPP Cascade CJSC, which is to be sold to an American company, Contour Global, although the deal is not completed yet.
| 21.07.14 | 10:35
Late last week, Iranian Ambassador to Armenia Mohammad Reisi called a press conference during which he made a number of statements that were described by many Armenian media as “sensational”. Political analysts have called them Iran’s new proposals that show that Tehran enters into open competition with Moscow for influence in Armenia.
| 18.07.14 | 11:44
A court in Moscow on July 17 issued an arrest warrant for the well-known Armenian businessman, Levon Hayrapetyan, who is charged with financial machinations connected with the sale of a Russian oil company in 2007.
| 14.07.14 | 09:59
While on his tour of South America last week Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan gave an interview to the Argentine newspaper La Nacion, in which he stated that “the people of Armenia are concerned over the sales of Russian weapons to Azerbaijan.” At the same time, the Armenian leader expressed a hope that Russia will help Armenia at the difficult moment. Nevertheless, Sargsyan’s statement was regarded by some analysts as an attempted demarche over the latest Russian demands.