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The Protests against the Electricity Price Hike Gives New Dynamics to Armenia-Russia Relations
02.07.2015
12:00
The civic disobedience against the electricity price hike instantly fuelled the process of solving a number of issues between Armenia and Russia. Though it cannot be actually stated that the ongoing protests in the downtown of Yerevan have led to the solution of issues, the protests are likely to have catalyzed the process, political analysts believe.
ECHR RULING ON ARMENIAN IDPS REQUIRES LONG PROCEDURES
30.06.2015
12:30
The ECHR’s ruling on Armenian and Azerbaijani IDPs must be enacted. The only challenge is the timely development of compensation mechanisms.
The Civic Movement Forced Russia Reckon with the Society in Armenia: Rights Defenders
30.06.2015
11:00
Rights defenders urge the authorities to investigate the actions the police took against protesters at Baghramyan Avenue on the morning of June 23.
The Surprised Eye: Yerevan Hosts the Estonian Graphic Arts Exhibition
26.06.2015
15:00
The exhibition “The Surprised Eye” showcases a comprehensive choice of 125 works by 34 contemporary Estonian graphic artists at the premises of the Artists’ Union of Armenia in Yerevan.
Discussion: How to Rule out the Escalation in Yerevan?
26.06.2015
12:00
The protesters must begin negotiations with the Government, and talks will rule out the crisis, said Hovhannes Sahakyan, Chairman of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, Republican MP
First Survey on Conflict of Interest Was Conducted in Armenia
26.06.2015
11:00
The first ever survey on the conflict of interest was conducted in Armenia. The survey identified a number of important problems which need to be addressed.
The Police’s Actions against Protesters Were a “Punitive Operation”, Rights Defenders
24.06.2015
12:30
The clash between protesters and police officers on Baghramyan Avenue on early Tuesday morning is an unreasonable use of force to break up a peaceful, festive sit-in protesters and punitive operation conducted by the police, rights defenders believe.
Mining in Armenia Leads to Environmental and Health Problems
23.06.2015
12:30
The open mines and tailings in Lori Region can affect health of both the surrounding ecosystem and people.
The Media Center, in cooperation with the NGO Center in Vanadzor, held a panel discussion on the environmental challenges and healthcare.
Another Electricity Price Hike Still Possible
19.06.2015
11:00
The electricity price hike will plunge the country into difficult socioeconomic conditions. The ensuing price increases will hit consumers hard in the pocket and discourage the competitiveness of businesses, economist Artak Manukyan believes.
Tourism in Armenia: Challenges and Prospects
18.06.2015
14:00
Armenia attracts tourists and has great prospects for tourism development. Yet the country fails to present at all or at a proper level its big potential. Though tourism has been declared a priority sector in Armenia and though the inflow of travelers is growing with every passing year, nevertheless, many challenges remain unaddressed, namely the lack of information about the places of interest, logistics problems, as well as expensive air tickets.
Armenia Prepares for the Temporary Suspension of the Nuclear Power Plant
18.06.2015
12:30
Armenia intends to develop a new bill on nuclear energy based on the IAEA specialists’ proposals. Though the current law has repeatedly been amended, the legislative framework needs updating. The new bill will synthesize the lessons drawn from the Fukushima accident, as well as nuclear materials and means of protection.
Turkey Has Plunged into a Political Crisis
16.06.2015
13:30
The parliamentary elections in Turkey evolved into a political crisis. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the elections but it lost the majority in the parliament. In a serious situation, AKP is searching for possibilities to build a coalition with other political forces in the parliament.
Lawyers Demand a Charge Be Brought against the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Issues
15.06.2015
11:00
The recent developments in the case of Byureghavan boarding school were discussed with lawyer Tigran Hayrapetyan and Heriknaz Tigranyan, legal advisor at the Transparency International Anticorruption Center.
The Authorities Neglect the Possibility of Investigating Cases of Prisoners Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
12.06.2015
11:00
The investigation of cases with newly revealed circumstances is a matter of political decision and we must work in that direction, said the rights defenders at the Media Center hosted press conference.
New Findings on the Possible Electricity Price Hike
10.06.2015
11:00
The planned electricity price hike and the current tariff of 41 drams are not justified since the Public Services Regulatory Commission has inflated the expenses of the Electric Networks of Armenia which are included in the tariff.
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