The pension reform bill enacted on July 1 this year sparked complaints among young lecturers and researchers.
According to the data Armen Ashotyan, Minister of Education and Science, published on November 12, 120 young lecturers and researchers out of 470 have already resigned․The other 350 are expecting the problem to be resolved soon.
The indignation is aroused by the interim provisions of the pension reform according to which public sector workers born after January 1, 1974 cannot waive the obligation of making pension contributions.
The violations during the 2013 summer and 2014 winter conscriptions the experts claim restrict the legal opportunities of conscripts who seek restitution of their violated rights.
‘Order 410 of the Defense Ministry should be included in the Law on Mandatory Military Service, so that someone will dear to challenge the legal document in courts,’ said Artur Sakunts, chairman of HCA Vanadzor office at the Media Center hosted press conference.
The Azerbaijani media do not prepare the society for peace just the opposite. Moreover, there is no manifestation of pluralism in Azerbaijan. Such opinion was expressed by David Alaverdyan, editor in chief of Mediamax New Agency at the Media Center initiated panel discussion entitled “The Helicopter Shoot-Down Incident: Armenian and Azerbaijani Media Coverage.’’
The "Personal Data Protection" new draft law would provide a higher degree of citizens’ data protection, claimed Liana Ghaltaghchyan, head of Legislative Analysis and Improvement Department of the Ministry of Justice of RA during the discussion held at the Media Center.
The new legislative provision according to which employers should undertake for maternity payments to those women whose salary exceeds 1 000 000 AMD/ 2400 USD may lead to the violation of the principle of equality between men and women.
“Armenia's membership in the Eurasian Economic Union will cause serious problems in the government procurement service. In terms of legislative perfection our legislation is more perfect than that of the countries we are going to cooperate with.” At the Media Center initiated press conference Artak Manukyan, expert at Transparency International NGO, spoke on the recent trends in RA Government Procurement Service.
In less than a year, namely on July 1, 2015 Armenia will complete the digitalization of TV broadcasting. However, there still remain unresolved legal, technical and social issues. Ashot Melikyan, Head of Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, believes the current RA Law on Television and Radio, full of drawbacks, “is not enough to make this transition.
“Europe learnt its lesson from the two World Wars. And its greatest achievement is the European Union established in the aftermath of World War II which is a peace zone now,” said Reiner Morell, H.E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany in Armenia at the Media Center initiated press conference. The joint press conference was attended by Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to Armenia Katherine Leach.
“The parliamentary journalists’ accreditation procedure originally had flaws, and journalists should have voiced their concerns,” said Ashot Melikyan, Chairman at the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, at the Media Center initiated press conference.