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Parole System Needs Changes
24.06.2014
12:00
The three-level system of parole involving the administration of penitentiary institutions, independent committee and court needs improvement. The current system seems problematic. This statement was made by the members of the Group of Public Observers Conducting Public Monitoring of Penitentiary Institutions and Bodies of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia at the Media Center hosted press conference.
The lawyers Demand Public Trial
23.06.2014
12:00
The lawyers of Shant Harutyunyan and 13 other defendants demand appropriate trial facilities which will enable their representatives to fulfill their mission and their relatives to follow the trial process at the court hall.
Protest against the Increase of the Electricity Tariff
18.06.2014
13:00
The civic initiative protesting against the decision of the RA Public Services Regulatory Commission on launching the review process for the electricity tariffs claims that the current tariff cannot be increased, urging the Commission to define the price setting policy.
The Homeless in Gyumri May Take Drastic Actions
17.06.2014
14:00
The civic initiative protesting against the decision of the RA Public Services Regulatory Commission on launching the review process for the electricity tariffs claims that the current tariff cannot be increased, urging the Commission to define the price setting policy.
Struggle for Preservation of the Afrikyan House: the Unlawful Acts of the Police
16.06.2014
11:00
Members of the civic initiative ‘Let’s Save the Afrikyan Club Building’ intend to file a second demand-letter to Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan. The citizens protesting against the dismantling of this building that was granted a historic status assure that they are resolved to continue their struggle till final victory despite the possible criminal prosecution.
What Does 'Armenian Church History' Preach in Schools of General Education?
13.06.2014
12:30
The Ministry of Education and Science claims that 'Armenian Church History' taught at school does not practice preaching and the textbooks do not contain any manifestations of intolerance. However, a number of experts disagree with this statement.
Armenia’s Prospects for the Eurasian Union
10.06.2014
17:00
The Higher Eurasian Economic Council, at the level of Presidents of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the governments of the three nations in collaboration with the Armenian Government, defined July 1 as deadline for Armenia’s signing the Eurasian Economic Treaty.
Local self government elections were not competitive
10.06.2014
12:30
At June 8 local elections no serious acts of electoral fraud and violence were observed. However, the present situation does not imply a democratic election process since elections are not to be limited to the voting day only. In general, the elections were not competitive, with 2 or 3 candidates nominated in most polling stations.
D!em.am is drafting a new bill on the Funded Pension
06.06.2014
13:00
A bill on amendments to the RA Law on the Funded Pension is being drafted by D!em.am civic initiative, which carries on its struggle against the mandatory component.
Annually 1500 children are not born in Armenia due to the female gender
06.06.2014
12:00
Annually 1500 female children are not born in Armenia due to sex-selective abortions. The bill proposed by the Armenian Health Ministry which makes informing parents of the sex of a fetus until 30 weeks of pregnancy illegal, notwithstanding the possible corruption risks, aims at eliminating the ‘son-centrism’ among the Armenians.
Analyzing Environmental and Social Impact of Small Hydroelectric Power Plants in Armenia
04.06.2014
13:00
During the research which was conducted from November 2013 to April 2014 researcher Victoria Burnazyan studied the workload of 100 small hydroelectric power plants on 47 rivers, as well as conducted environmental impact assessment for 25 plants and checked compatibility of their work with international conventions and RA legislation.
Celebration and Revenue of 30 Billion Reais: the Brazilian Ambassador's Expectations Ahead of the World Cup
03.06.2014
12:00
Only 10 Armenian citizens will be traveling to Brazil to attend the 20th FIFA World Cup Brazil. The Embassy of Brazil in Armenia has so far received and processed 10 visa applications, all of which are approved, with two visa applicants winning a World Cup tour and one applicant going to assist the organizers as a volunteer.
Yerevan doesn't need memorial statues
02.06.2014
12:00
The prototype of Anastas Mikoyan’s monument, a classical tomb memorial statue, was erected in 1980s, and its placement as an art piece in Yerevan downtown is unacceptable.
Simplifying Visa Regime as a Base to Strengthen Relations with Europe
26.05.2014
12:00
The intent of the EU visa facilitation process is to change the current communication atmosphere between Europe and Armenia though the visa privileges are offered only to certain categories of Armenian citizens.
New Government's Program: Solutions or Wishful Thinking?
23.05.2014
17:00
The Armenian parliamentary opposition parties question the credibility of the new Government headed by Hovik Abrahamyan, expecting little from the recent proposed program. However, the governing Republican Party insists on allowing the newly established Government time to carry out its program.
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