An interview - press conference with Levon Zurabyan, Deputy Chairman of the Armenian National Congress, Head of the Armenian National Congress Committee Faction, MP candidate of proportional list of “Congress – People’s Party” Alliance, was held at Media Center about the pre-election campaign and the upcoming developments.
The representatives of the civil society have prepared a letter to send to the OSCE headquarters in Vienna to express their opinions and concerns about the possible closure of the OSCE office in Armenia and stated the effectiveness of the Office's activities.
According to statistics, approximately 100 children are diagnosed with cancer in Armenia. Lusine Hakobyan, Oncologist / Hematologist, said this during the press conference devoted to the International Childhood Cancer Day at Media Center.
It was an active year from the perspective of bilateral relations between Armenia and France in 2016. Mrs. Girardin, Secretary of State for Development and Francophony, visited Armenia in January. This was followed by the visit of Mr. Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, in April.
On February 13, a press conference was held at Media Center, during which the representatives of the civil society presented their upcoming activities related to the Parliamentary Elections Day and the pre-election phase in 2017.
Armenia-Switzerland relations actively develop particularly in the financial economic and mutual investment sectors. Although Switzerland was the number one investor in Armenia with $ 90 million investment according to the official data in 2015 but Armenia has a problem of becoming well-known in the foreign world. Lukas Gasser, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Swiss Confederation in Armenia, said this at Media Center on February 10.
Alexander Lapshin, a citizen of Russia and Israel, who was arrested in Minsk, Belarus on December 15, 2016, for visiting Nagorno-Karabakh Republic was extradited to Azerbaijan on February 8 due to the request of Azerbaijan.
The quality of tax administration in business sector bears positive changes in Armenia but there are still many unresolved issues in terms of improving the business environment, providing equal competitive conditions for all operators. "On the one hand, the informal economy should be levied a tax, on the other hand, such a competitive environment needs to be provided in order the businesses working in the “white field” have the opportunity to develop, not to go bankrupt.