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“Lessons of April War”. Discussion
29.04.2016
13:15
During the war situation it is necessary to make a decision and limit the unofficial visits of current high officials and high-ranking officials of the last five years out of Armenia. Stepan Grigoryan, Chairman of the Board of the Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC), said about this during the discussion organized in Gyumri by Media Center.
Legal Assessment: Clash between the Police and Civil Activists
25.04.2016
12:00
“Again we have to state that the police in Armenia works not by laws but by instructions. I can clearly state that there was an instruction as other initiatives were also held before such as the demonstration in front of the Russian Embassy a day before.
“A Year after the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Remarks and Opinions”
22.04.2016
11:00
“The PanArmenian Declaration adopted on January 29, 2015 can be considered the new stage during which the recognition process gradually moves to the legal political and claiming field on the state level,” Ashot Melkonyan, Director of the Institute of History of RA National Academy of Sciences, said during the discussion at Media Center.
Bribes Were Distributed in LSG Elections in Hrazdan. Observers
21.04.2016
13:00
Oppositional “Civil Contract” Party that protected the candidacy of Sasun Mikayelyan during the mayor elections in Hrazdan on April 17, announced that reelected acting Mayor Arman Danielyan managed to win the lections thanks to bribes.
The Motives of the Four-Day War in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Possible Developments of the Negotiation Process
20.04.2016
17:30
Armenian politicians and political scientists expressed their points of view about the motives, consequences of the four-day war in NKR at the beginning of April and the Possible Developments of the Negotiation Process during the debate at Media Center.
Summary of “4+4+4” Format Discussions about Electoral Code
20.04.2016
12:00
“Some meetings in “4+4+4” format showed that it failed as the Government is not willing to compromise even after the formation of compromising proposals by the opposition. However, if the government finds ways to continue the discussions, we do not close the door, we are ready to proceed,” Aram Manukyan, Secretary of the Armenian National Congress Faction, said during the discussion at Media Center.
A Number of Violations were Observed during LSG Elections. Observers
19.04.2016
12:00
Media Center, April 19, 2016. Different types of violations were observed during LSG elections held in 36 communities in 8 regions of Armenia on April 17. The violations included distributing bribes, crowds at the polling stations and use of administrative resources. Though there was no “drawing of numbers” as the voting process was very efficiently controlled, the use of administrative and financial resources had a significant influence on the results of elections. Observers who worked during LSG elections said about this during the discussion at Media Center.
Russia should Pay for Gyumri Military Base and Yerevan should Withdraw from EAEU. Experts
15.04.2016
11:00
Armenian-Russian relations should return from the platform of illusions and ideals to reality where only interests prevail. Up to now some ungrounded ideal images have been formed about Russia in the Armenian society. And when these expectations are not realized public offence and anger are expressed.
Bodies of Armenian Soldiers were tortured: the Armenian side will apply to UN and the European Court of Human Rights
13.04.2016
12:00
Though there are traces of torture on the bodies of 18 soldiers returned to Nagorno Karabakh Defense Army by Azerbaijan, it is necessary to wait for the expert opinion. In any case the Armenian side does not intend to be limited by the expertise only. A corresponding legal procedure will start about the crimes conducted against Nagorno Karabakh by Azerbaijani forces. Armenia will apply to the international institutions from UN to the European Court of Human Rights. Senior Assistant of Defense Minister Alik Avetisyan said about this at Media Center on April 13.
Lessons of Four-Day Karabakh War
12.04.2016
13:00
“If we consider Russian-Armenian political marriage”, we have to record a case of domestic violation,” Richard Kirakosyan, Director of “The Regional Studies Center”, said during the discussion on the subject of “Lessons of Four-Day Karabakh War” at Media Center and added that the main negative consequences were the end of the ceasefire and the stop of the diplomatic process.
“Armenian media demonstrated the work of a high quality during the conflict,” Media experts
08.04.2016
11:00
"Media Center", April 8, Yerevan. According to Armenian media experts, local media demonstrated the work of a high quality covering military activities taking place in the Karabakh-Azerbaijani frontline.
“The newly formed situation over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: possible developments in the ceasefire regime and the negotiation process”
07.04.2016
11:00
During the discussion entitled “The newly formed situation over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: possible developments in the ceasefire regime and the negotiation process” taking place in the Media Center today, Director of the “Caucasus Institute” and political analyst, Alexander Iskandaryan stated: “From the military perspective Azerbaijan was defeated, since the primary goal of the attacker is to win, while the defender’s aim is not to lose”.
“How to Modernize the Round Building of Zvartnots Airport? The Architects Presented a New Project”
01.04.2016
12:00
In spite of the claims that the round building of Zvartnots Airport cannot be modernized or exploited as an airport, a group of architects presented a modernization project of that building at Media Center on April 1. They did preliminary calculations and are convinced that 25 million USD is necessary to modernize the building completely in accordance with the standards of international airports.
How Efficient Will Be the “4+4+4” Format Negotiations about the Electoral Code Draft
31.03.2016
13:00
Armenian National Congress (ANC) parliamentary faction secretary Aram Manukyan and Republican Party parliamentary faction member Samvel Nikoyan took part in a debate at Media Center yesterday about the launch of the “4+4+4” format negotiations on the Draft Electoral Code and the provisions of concern.
Do the New Legislative Regulations Solve Any Urban Planning Issues in Yerevan?
30.03.2016
18:49
Over the past two decades, the large-scale construction works in the center of Yerevan city have caused serious urban development issues, including the demolition of old buildings of historic and cultural value, the density of new buildings within the surroundings of old residential buildings and addition of extensions, which also raise the problem of meeting seismic safety standards.
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