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Why did the Armenian Lobbying Organizations Maintain Neutrality during the USA Presidential Elections?
11.11.2016
12:00
The main Armenian lobbying organizations maintained neutrality during the USA presidential elections and did not support any candidate. Now when Donald Trump is elected as the US president, the Armenian organizations try to understand the foreign policy approaches of Trump who has little political experience and to elaborate on approaches to work with the Republican administration in the White House.
“Trump as the New USA President: What will be the Impact for the Region?”
10.11.2016
11:00
“It is not important for whom the American people vote, it is important for them to be their choice’’. Stepan Grigoryan, Chairman of Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC), Political Scientist, expressed this point of view during the discussion at Media Center.
The Republic of Armenia and the European Union will Sign the Framework Agreement by the End of the Year: Ambassador
09.11.2016
12:00
Poland supports the signing of Armenia-EU framework agreement, which will be the legal basis of relations between the two sides. Mr. Jerzy Marek Nowakowski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland to the Republic of Armenia, said this during the press conference, held ahead of the Independence Day of Poland at Media Center on November 9.
Trump or Clinton? What will Change after the Elections in the USA and Around the World?
08.11.2016
13:00
Media Center hosted a discussion today about the USA presidential elections held on November 8, with the participation of Vardan Khachatryan, Political Scientist, Former MP, Suren Sargsyan, Researcher and Political scientist at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Haik Martirosyan, Doctor of Political Scientist.
Gas Tariff Reduction. Economic Step or Pre-election Campaign?
02.11.2016
13:00
The proposal of "Gazprom Armenia" company about reducing the gas prices looks like a short-term pre-election campaign and prices may rise again in July next year. On the other hand, the burden of reducing the tariffs for Armenia in terms of 105 thousand needy families will be at the expense of the state budget, and this is not a real gas price decrease, but just a change of a payer.
Violence against Journalists and Violations of Rights in Armenia: Reference to 2016
02.11.2016
11:00
Today, on the international day of stopping the impunity of crimes against journalists, the Media Center hosted a discussion on ''Violence against Journalists and Violations of Rights in Armenia: Reference to 2016''.
“EU-Armenia Negotiations: Realistic Procedure or Exaggerated Expectations?”
28.10.2016
13:00
Although the negotiations on a new framework agreement between Armenia and the European Union are in a quite dynamic process, experts are anxious that Russia-West intensifying contradictions and the possible improper quality of next year's parliamentary elections in Armenia can have a bad impact on Yerevan-Brussels negotiation process.
New Statement of Advocates on the Criminal Case and the Arrest of Andreas Ghukasyan
28.10.2016
12:00
On October 28, a press conference about the procedure and detention of Andreas Ghukasyan was held at Media Center.
“The Government Program and RA Economic Challenges: Declarative Provisions or Concrete Measures?”
25.10.2016
12:00
RA Government program, Tax Code adopted recently, general administration and real economic claims do not correlate to one another. The economy requires non-standard approaches, concrete measures, the government stipulates it to some extent in its program, but the human resources changes and the planned fiscal policy are not conducive to solve that problem. Ashot Khurshudyan, an economist, said this during the discussion at Media Center on October 25.
The Authorities Will Try to Silence the Election Observers. Human Rights Defenders
20.10.2016
12:00
The adoption of the amendments to the Electoral Code and the related laws at the National Assembly on October 20, that specifically include the provision about "false denunciation", attains political goals and is cast against the free activity of observers and the media. Avetik Ishkhanyan, Chairman of the Helsinki Committee of Armenia, said during the discussion at Media Center on October 20.
“Turkey and the Karabakh Conflict Settlement Process. New Challenges”
20.10.2016
11:00
Russia is on the threshold of a deep economic crisis and political isolation, therefore it does its best to improve relations with Turkey, it is a breakthrough for it: Ara Papyan, chairman of “Modus Vivendi” centre and diplomat, said during the discussion at Media Center.
There are Profound Disagreements in Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO). Experts
17.10.2016
11:00
The session of CSTO Collective Security Council, held on October 14 in Yerevan, showed that there are profound disagreements between the allies. It is evidenced by the fact that the fate of adopting the CSTO statement on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was still uncertain, and the representative of Armenia was not approved in the post of the Secretary General of the Organization, as it was anticipated according to the rotation principle of the CSTO Charter.
An Alarming Anticipative Situation has been Formed in Armenia. Experts
13.10.2016
11:00
The main players of the Armenian political field act in the frame of pre-electoral phase though a couple of days have passed after the local self-government elections and there is more than half a year for the parliamentary elections. New political players emerge, and the main topic of discussions is the parliamentary elections to be held in 2017. Political scientists spoke about this during the discussion at Media center.
“Russian Money Laundering in Armenia. New Discovery”
10.10.2016
13:00
Viktor Ter-Hovsepyan, the son of former Prosecutor General Suren Osipov, and Russian businessmen have carried out a big procedure of money laundering in Armenia, which escaped the attention of law enforcement authorities: Arthur Sakunts, head of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office and Marina Poghosyan, Head of the “Veles” Law firm, spoke about this and presented some details during the press conference at Media Center on October 10.
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