On April 24 and overnight April 25 the Azerbaijani forces violated the ceasefire regime more than 50 times by firing over 800 shots from various caliber weapons at the Armenian positions in the Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact.
Today, we remember and honor the memory of those who suffered during the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century. Beginning in 1915, one and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in the final years of the Ottoman Empire.
“What we do, we think, has quite a great impact. The world changes and one can help and support his country without entering into politics or the government,” he added.
Judging from official statistics Armenia’s economy is developing more quickly, than anticipated. Thus, in January-March 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year, economic activity index (EAI) comprised 106.6%.
“In project connecting the Persian Gulf to the Black Sea Armenia should negotiate with Iran without promotion of Russian policy”
“They should strive to find shorter roads, which will have an effect on cost price of the goods, economic and political ties will be strengthened between the countries, which should participate in this project. I consider the Armenian side perfectly realizes that it’ll be an alternative for the latter as well.”
Minister Artsvik Minasyan asked Armen Avetisyan’s profession, then made a job proposal, “I offer you a position of a forester.” Engineer Avetisyan agreed to work as forester in Lori province.
“On account of the circumstance that the new agreement doesn’t suppose deep cooperation in the field of economy, where EEU has a monopoly, but the agreement enshrines Armenia-EU cooperation fields and the vision, Armenia’s democratic reforms and the course to democracy.”
According to Vladimir Yevseev, Russian military expert, this was artificially created issue, as it was planned that representatives of all CSTO member countries should assume the post and implement functions required from them.
In the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period of 2016 number of tourists visiting Armenia has grown by 18.2%. Zarmine Zeytuntsyan, Chairperson of State Tourism Committee of the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments, told about this recently.
“The best defender of a country is the man who realizes his share of responsibility for the Fatherland. Responsibility isn’t an abstract and sublime concept. Responsible is the man who at least has his own corner. Even if he doesn’t, he is sure that he will earn that corner through honest work.
The “Nation-Army” concept, proposed by the Armenian defense minister, is aimed at the discipline of the demanding citizen in the Armenian society in the field of security, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said in his speech during the opening of the “Nation-Army 2017” conference.
“We may suppose that under chaotic situation Turkey, perhaps, is more dangerous for Armenia. And being an autocratic leader, Erdogan may do what he wants, which is more dangerous to us.”
By reflecting to Karabakh Iran sends a message to countries endangering regional stability: Ali Salami
According to the analyst by saying third countries Dehghan also means the countries, which in case of resolution will attempt to send a peacekeeping mission to Karabakh, which isn’t in line with Iran’s interests either.
“In April, 2016 the South Caucasus again flared up for 6 days. Taking advantage of the indifference of the international community, Azerbaijan tried to usurp Nagorno Karabakh by force,” Fillon said.
“Now the leading power has bigger resources to exert pressure over the part centralized in big cities, they are reporters, political scientists, human right defenders, environmentalists and etc. I don’t observe any opportunity that democracy supporters were able to win Erdogan at least until 2019, when these changes will come into force,” he said.
“Negative implications in social moods, Turkey’s domestic policy, in the context of intra-ethnic situation, in particular, linked to Kurds, and economists claim that it’ll have a negative effect on Turkey’s economy,” he said.
Based on data issued by the Central Bank of Armenia, volume of loans allotted to residents by Armenia’s trade banks (or loan portfolio) comprised AMD 2 trillion 52.9 billion in late February 2017.
“After establishment of EAEU it was generally stated that numerous countries attempt to cooperate, sign a free trade agreement with that union, however, until now only 1 country has signed it—Vietnam, which signed it with exceptions. Names of more than 40 countries have been given, neither of which has signed it.”
“Results were strictly predictable. We had no doubt that RPA will hold the power. After constitutional change elections were the second ritual step. By this step incumbent leaders cemented their leading positions for the upcoming years.”
This week’s topic for the “Pressing” Club under “168 Hours” newspaper is elections of Yerevan Council of Elders. The project is implemented in partnership with “DEPOP” Institute for Governance and “AZAD Pharma AG” ltd.
Economic year of 2016 wasn’t successful—weak economic activity was recorded—0.5%, and instead of anticipated 2.2% real GDP growth it comprised only 0.2%.
“Obviously, sharp statements he made early this year on Crimea and Ukrainian crisis didn’t solve his internal political issue, for which a more powerful strike was necessary and Trump took that step, by which he somewhat restored his authority and power inside and outside the country,” German analyst said.
While summing up economic year in January and introducing anticipations for the upcoming year Azerbaijani president stated that “The biggest blow to the national economy was recorded from the side of the banking system.”
PM Karen Karapetyan’s and Samvel Karapetyan’s fund to carry out USD 300 mln investment programs in Armenia
“Investors’ Club of Armenia”, created by the initiative of Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan and President of “Tashir” group of companies, famous businessmen Samvel Karapetyan, plans to make 300 million USD investment programs in Armenia in 2017, Ashot Manukyan – Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources, said at the Government session.
On April 5 one of screening rooms of London’s Soho hotel was full of guests. Representatives of the UK government and parliament, well-known British media outlets, cultural, community and business circles, diplomats and ambassador brought their participation.
ccording to Felgenhauer, Trump succeeded to successfully use Russia-Syria mistake to raise its political image, which judging from the statements won’t be continuous. He considers, Russia in its turn, after the failure will be “silent” for a while, attempting to learn lessons from the established situation.
“I believe Russia was “cheated” and we may only make guesses which side did it. According to one of them the initiator may be from Assad’s circle, for which continuity, escalation of the conflict is beneficial, such are not few,” Russian orientalist said.
Economic growth of the first two months of ongoing year was impressive-about 6%. Double digit growth indices for industry and services, foreign trade were impressive as well. However, there is one index, which doesn’t comply with the temp of economic activity. It refers to real estate market.
“It would be a powerful statement by President Trump in his early presidency to commemorate this anniversary and remember the lives of the one and a half million Armenians who were needlessly slaughtered by Ottoman Turks during the 20th century’s first genocide,” he added.
The European Union is launching a grant program worth 1.5 million euros designed to strengthen the capacity of Armenian civil society, the head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Piotr Switalski, told journalists on Monday.
The new National Assembly with its staff will hold its first session on April 27. However, as Hrayr Tovmasyan, Chief of Staff of the Parliament, said it depends on whether Congress-PPA bloc will appeal election results in the Constitutional Court or no.
Presenting the steps taken, the PM said Armenia-Georgia-Russia trilateral talks were held aimed at reducing the tariffs for the cargo transportation at abovementioned routes.
In Arabkir the index comprised AMD 357 450, and in Kanaker-Zeytun—AMD 280 500. In Davitashen average market price per 1m2 comprises AMD 277 thousand, in Avan—AMD 261 thousand, Shengavit—AMD 256 thousand, Nor Nork—AMD 254 300, Erebuni—AMD 249 600, and in Ajapnyak—AMD 249 850.
“Beyond diplomatic rhetoric, we should take into account that this is a political message, “letter”, and undoubtedly it has its role in the Middle East policy, in Russia-USA relations. However, I consider, the most important platform of this step is US domestic policy. I believe, Trump needs to show that he is powerful, he is a leader, a decision-maker and an actor.”
Armenia’s state debt as of February 2017 comprised AMD 2 trillion 901.3 billion or USD 5 billion 961.2 million. Compared with the beginning of the year Armenia’s state debt has grown by USD 25.7 billion, from which: government’s external debt in USD expression almost hasn’t changed, it remained within USD 4.3 billion.
Armenia-EU agreement to provide basis for developing more extensive package of mutual partnership: Garegin Melkonyan
“You know that, except the budget support program, we have other programs being implemented in Armenia under the EU finance and assistance. Those are ‘Twinning’, ‘TAIEX’, ‘SIGMA’, ‘Black Sea Basin program’ and etc., and two major instruments which Armenia joined by signing the respective documents. ‘Cosme’ program relates to small and medium enterprises and ‘Horizon 2020’ concerns science and education”, the Deputy Minister said.
“For instance, the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, Asian Development Bank, provide loans, while we provide grants,” he said.
“Our relations are very high both in all fields of bilateral cooperation and in regional issues. A few days ago I also stated in Yerevan that in our relations Armenia is bothered with Russia’s position only in NK conflict peaceful settlement.”
“The European Union goes to unprecedented concessions in case of Armenia,” Kakha Gogolashvili, Director of EU Studies at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, Georgian political scientist, told 168.am, reflecting to signing of Armenia-EU agreement.