“It is unacceptable to solve internal issues armed with weapons. It was unexpected that they did such a thing.” This is the opinion of Avetik Ishkhanyan, President of Armenian Helsinki Committee, who participated in the discussion at Media Center.
Turkey’s failed military coup would be revealed in the political life of the country for a long time. “Aftershocks” are possible in the near future and the Turkish political leadership, represented by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be busy with internal problems, so they would not be much active in the regional issues. Turkey lost its ambitious positions in the region as a result of domestic political instability.
“The Ministry of Finance aims to provide funds to the state budget and that is why it proposed a suspension of recreation component of the social package for state employees," Mane Tandilyan, member of “Bright Armenia” Party, said this during the discussion on “Suspension of Recreation Component from the Social Packages: Causes and Consequences” at Media Center.
The results of the summit of NATO that took place in Warsaw on July 8-9 have been the subject for different discussions and comments not only among the Armenian experts and politicians but also in the media field.
Erdogan was led by a well-known principle: "If you cannot cut your opponent's hand, then kiss it and put it on your forehead." This opinion was expressed by Republican MP Shirak Torosyan during the discussion at Media Center.
During the complete transition to the new Constitution, which will be held in April 2018, when the president will lay down its powers and the state will pass to the parliamentary form of governance, some shocks may occur. RA MP Edmon Marukyan thinks so.
Head of European Union (EU) Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski presented the foreign policy and global security strategy of the European Union during the press conference at Media Center.
The new Draft Tax Code has been at the core of criticism among public, political and professional circles but was adopted by the first reading at the National Assembly. In fact, it is the constitution of the business world and it needs significant corrections and conceptual changes.
“It is very hard to explain to my clients that if torture was used against him, it is necessary to apply, fight and demand that the perpetrators be prosecuted and one out of 10 agree to do that,” Advocate Hayk Alumyan said during the discussion at Media Center.
Although there are some positive developments in recent years in solving the problems of people held in prisons, systemic problems remain in penitentiaries. They are overcrowded penitentiaries, the low quality of medical service provided to people in prison, their jail conditions, as well as non-statutory relations in penitentiaries. Such is the conclusion of the observation group, conducting public monitoring in penitentiary institutions and bodies of the Ministry of Justice.
Although a year has passed from the rebels of the citizens against the electricity price increase on Baghramyan Avenue and the cases of violence against the journalists covering the events called “electricyerevan" by law enforcement officials, “there is no progress in the investigation of cases”.
“Georgia abolishes the income tax from January 1, 2017, but we will continue to pay income taxes, and make decisions as a result of which income tax increases. Looking through our and Georgian formats, it becomes clear that the public will react to this reality, in the form of leaving Armenia,” Tigran Jrbashyan, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia, made such a forecast during an interview-press conference at Media Center when speaking about the new Tax Code.