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The Suspension of Iran Sanctions Opens New Prospects for Armenia: Experts
"Media Center", January 20, Yerevan. The suspension of the international sanctions against Iran opens wide political, economic and energetic prospects for that country in the Middle East and the South Caucasus. The end of Iran’s international isolation will give Armenia a good opportunity to intensify the economic and energetic cooperation with Tehran. There is a good chance to intensify also tourism from Iran to Armenia and vice versa, as well as to unite the tourism markets of two countries. This is the opinion of the experts, expressed during the discussion at Media Center.
There Is No Need to Demolish the Overpass and External Circle of Zvartnots. Architects
Anahit Tarkhanyan and Grigor Azizyan shared thoughts on the permission to demolish the circular overpass of Zvartnots Airport at the Media Center discussion.
Yerevan Has a "Powerful Mayor-Weak City Council Model"
Though the city council has worked in Yerevan for several years, it still fails to fully balance and monitor the city mayor’s activities. The mayor keeps maintaining power in the relations with the city council. The Mayor’s actions affected the programs of the city administration and effective enactment of the decisions.
“The Police Turned into a Cudgel of the Political Power”: Attorneys
A discussion was held about the clashes between the civil activists and the police and the incidents followed in the Freedom Square at the beginning of 2016 at Media Center today.
As experts state 2016 is going to be really hard for economy
The indicators of Armenian economy by the end of the year don't inspire optimism and upcoming 2016 will be hard time for economy. With the exception of agriculture and industry, an apparent decrease is noticed in spheres such as exporting, importing and transferring, had already expired itself. The economists announced about that during the discussion, which took place in Media Center.
The reaction of law enforcementt agencies about violations recorded on Referednum day
The discussion entitled “The reaction of law enforcementt agencies about violations recorded on Referednum day” took place in Media center , where the head of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office Arthur Sakunts, coordinator of “Union of Informed Citizens” NGO Daniel Ioannisyan and the head of “Defense of rights without borders” NGO Haykuhi Harutyunyan participated.
Human Rights Protection in Prisons in 2015
From a rights protection perspective, the prisons in Armenia have seen a subtle improvement this year, which, though, is not enough for experts to state that problems are solved.
New Constitution: How to End Monopolies
The major debates over the proposed constitution turned the spotlight on the government system. However, the proposed constitution, the authorities insist, will affect the economy and, especially, the component of competitiveness. The new document proposes changes in the policy of economic competitiveness.
Political Tech Experts Speak on the December 6 Referendum
Political tech experts shared thoughts on the December 6 Referendum and its aftermath.
The Preliminary Analysis of the December 6 Referendum Was Presented
The E-Monitoring Program revealed that the data the Central Elections Commission published at 20:00 December 6 do not coincide with the preliminary results registered later, Varuzhan Hoktanyan said at the Media Center hosted press conference.
Armenia Sees No Considerable Shifts in Fighting Corruption
Though Armenia has registered a subtle positive shift in fighting corruption, the sector still has major challenges to address.
The Referendum Results Are Illegitimate - Citizen Observer Initiative and EPDE
The Citizen Observer Initiative and the European Platform for Democratic Elections assess the results of the December 6 Referendum on Constitutional Changes as illegitimate.
International and Local Observers Assess the Pre-Referendum Campaign
The Citizen Observer Initiative and the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) held a press conference today in Yerevan.
The South Caucasus Will Feel the Consequences of the Russian-Turkish Conflict
The deterioration in the Russian-Turkish relations will not turn into a military clash but will have a significant influence on the South Caucasus where the interests of Moscow and Ankara meet. In this situation Armenia should have a cautious and circumspect policy in order to reduce the negative consequences of Russian-Turkish conflict. On the other hand, it is not excluded that Turkey will try to open the second front against Russia by the escalation of NKR conflict via Azerbaijan.
Compass Research Center: Which Are the Highly Risky Polling Stations?
The voter lists available before the December 6 Referendum have an average increase of 57 voters as compared with the lists for the 2013 presidential elections.
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