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“What Political Consequences will Lapshin’s Extradition to Baku Have?”
09.02.2017
13:00
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 Rate of Immigration and Migration Issues in Armenia in 2016-2017”
09.02.2017
12:00
According to the National Statistical Service, there was 24 thousand negative stride in the number of Armenian migrants in 2016.
“Discussion: Because of the Tax Administration, Thousands of Businesses are Going Bankrupt.”
06.02.2017
12:00
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.
“Along with the Cancer Treatment, it is Necessary to Fight against the Stereotypes in Armenia”
03.02.2017
11:00
To fight against the spread of cancer efficiently in Armenia, it is necessary to raise public awareness about the available treatment options and preventative measures. David Zohrabyan, Oncologist / Chemotherapist, said this during the press conference entitled "Cancer Dissemination in Armenia: Treatment and Prevention Measures" organized before the International Day against Cancer at Media Center on February 3.
“The Monitoring Results of the Ethics Committee Activities: Parliament Monitoring”
02.02.2017
11:00
A press conference was held at the Media Center on the activities of the NA Ethics Committee of the 5th convocation, during which the "Parliamentary Monitoring" Program presented the monitoring results of the Commission activities during 10 sessions.
“Fight Against Cancer in Armenia. Treatment Opportunities and Current Challenges”
01.02.2017
12:00
Malignant neoplasm mortality in Armenia is 21 percent. In 2015, cancer mortality cases increased by 380 cases, compared to 2014. Diana Andreasyan, Head of the Analytical Center of National Institute of Health Information, stated this at Media Center
“Debate: Regress or Progress? The Measures of the Government to Combat Corruption”
31.01.2017
19:30
The fight against corruption in Armenia is not possible to combat simply by legislative amendments and developing anti-corruption strategies. We need a political will to set up the adequate environment for implementing serious structural changes. The speakers spoke about this during the debate entitled “Regress or Progress? The Measures of the Government to Combat Corruption” and live streamed at “A1 +” TV with the initiative of Media Center.
Discussion: “Development Trends of Tourism Industry in the South Caucasus”
31.01.2017
12:00
In the international tourism market, Armenia and Georgia should be introduced by joint tour packages. Iran can also be included in that package because tourists may not be interested in visiting only one state. But simultaneously the infrastructures should be developed, beneficial and interesting packages should be introduced, the condition of roads and transport should be improved. The representatives of the tourism industry in Armenia and Georgia stated about this.
“Discussion: The Government's Actions are Superficial, Economic Issues are deep”
27.01.2017
13:00
Armenia's new government initiatives and the current economic situation, the challenges are not in accordance. The economy has profound problems of efficiency, logistics, fundraising, and tax administration but the officials make provisional, superficial and temporary solutions. Economists talked about this during the discussion “The New Government's Actions and RA Economic Challenges” at Media Center on January 27.
“Human Rights in the Armed Forces: Summary of 2016”
26.01.2017
12:00
Before Army Day, a discussion entitled “Human Rights in the Armed Forces: Summary of 2016” was held at Media Center on January 26.
Transparency International: Armenia Retreated from the Fight against Corruption
25.01.2017
11:00
It is not possible to fight against corruption by legislative changes and forming various governmental councils. Serious structural changes and institutional reforms are necessary. Varujan Hoktanyan, Project Director of Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center, said this during the press conference at Media Center on January 25.
EU Ambassador: Parliamentary Elections will Affect Armenia-EU Relations
24.01.2017
12:00
Armenia and the European Union are intensively negotiating over the maintenance and signing of the new Framework Agreement. Although the EU does not constrain with the domestic agenda of Armenia, the clean, fair and transparent conduct of the upcoming parliamentary elections can form a good environment for the further development of the cooperation.
“Legal and Political Consequences of Aleksander Lapshin’s Extradition”
23.01.2017
11:00
On January 23, a discussion entitled “Legal and Political Consequences of Aleksander Lapshin’s Extradition” was held at Media Center. Stepan Grigoryan, Director of the Center for Globalization and Regional Cooperation, Ara Ghazaryan Lawyer, Expert in international law and Samvel Martirosyan, Media expert.
“Public Transport Network of Yerevan Will Become a Community Property”
18.01.2017
12:00
Although Yerevan Council of Elders continued its regular work in 2016, several factors had a negative impact on the implementation of some projects stipulated by the budget and the efficiency of the work of the Council. In the past year, a number of parks have been built in the city, green areas have been expanded but fundamental problems remained unresolved. These are buildings in an emergency, lifts that are in poor condition, the public transport, and so on.
“Gevorg Safaryan was Sentenced to Two Years in Prison: Assessment of Human Rights Defenders”
18.01.2017
11:00
Media Center hosted a discussion today about the trial of activist Gevorg Safaryan, a member of the "Founding Parliament", activist, who was sentenced to 2 years in prison on January 16, based on the decision of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork Marash Administrative Districts of Yerevan.
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