Fighting Corruption: EU wants to see results of reforms in Armenia

At an anti-corruption forum in Armenia last week, head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Armenia Piotr Switalski said that if there are no visible results of the fight against corruption in Armenia, the EU will not allocate the 15 million Euros (about $17 million) that it has promised to give for anti-corruption struggle.

At the Frontlines: Karabakh soldiers say feel strong support of society

In one of the tents of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army’s N military unit located at the northeast boundary of NKR, sweets and hygiene accessories from the rear are carefully placed. However, the dearest of the things sent to the front line after the four-day war, which broke out at the beginning of April, are the letters, which the soldiers in the frontline received from school children.

Police: No reporter detained during Baghramyan Ave protest

The Armenian Police have disproved media reports claiming that a number of journalists covering last night’s protests in central Yerevan were detained or taken to police stations.

Be Inspired and Create: Five Nobel laureates come to Armenia for lectures at Medical University

This week, Yerevan has been hosting five Nobel laureates in medical sciences delivering nine lectures on topics of biochemistry, physics and medicine, presenting their inventions, scientific achievements and unique success stories in the professional field to the Armenian audience.

Conquer Cancer: Yerevan conference brings message of hope

On May 18, an International Conference called “Conquering Cancer with a Smile”, was held in Yerevan with participation of experts from leading cancer centers in Armenia and other countries.

Freedom to Hayrapetyan: Armenians see ‘Azeri hand’ behind Karabakh-born businessman’s imprisonment in Russia

Activists in Armenia staging protests in support of a Russian-Armenian businessman jailed in Moscow believe the conviction and imprisonment of the Karabakh native who has vastly contributed to his homeland’s rebuilding has political goals as they see Azerbaijan’s hand behind it.
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LiBearTy: ‘Immigrants’ from Armenia settle down in Romanian bear sanctuary

Former Armenian residents, Masha and Girsha (Misha), have taken their first steps on the grass in a bear sanctuary in Romania after being moved there through a strenuous effort involving activists from several countries.

Support For Militia: Labor Code amendments to help volunteers avoid job losses

When hostilities broke out in Nagorno-Karabakh in early April, thousands of volunteers, many of whom still participated in the 1992-1994 war, joined the regular troops to help resist Azerbaijan’s aggression. Many of them stayed put near the frontlines even after active military operations ground to a halt following a verbal ceasefire agreement on April 5 and their presence there and participation in border protection admittedly remains an important factor of homeland defense today.

Official: New law on civil service to promote more efficient state work

A new civil service law will be adopted this year. It is expected to make civil servants’ work more efficient and solve a number of major issues, something that so far has not been done due to its laboriousness, said Manvel Badalyan, the chairman of Armenia’s Civil Service Council, on Wednesday.

No Tobacco Day: No dramatic changes in number of smokers in Armenia

The concept of antismoking packaging of cigarettes is one of the most effective means of fighting against smoking both in Armenia and around the world, Alexander Bazarchyan, the head of the National Institute of Health of Armenia, told media Tuesday, which is World No Tobacco Day.

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