Կիրակի, մայիսի 24, 2015 Ժամանակը Երեւանում 11:07

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France - French-Armenian activist Schanth Vosgueritchian leads a protest outside the Armenian Embass in Paris, 28April 2015.

Diaspora Activist Barred From Armenia

A French-Armenian activist highly critical of President Serzh Sarkisian’s government was barred from entering Armenia and deported back to France on Friday more than 12 hours after arriving at Yerevan airport.

Latvia -- Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov  (L) and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker arrive at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, May 22, 2015

Azerbaijan Objects To EU Summit Statement Over Karabakh

Azerbaijan nearly vetoed on Friday a joint declaration adopted at the European Union’s latest summit with six ex-Soviet states because of the wording of its references to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Latvia - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian meet in Riga, 21May2015.

Sarkisian Lauds Germany Over Armenian Genocide Recognition

President Serzh Sarkisian thanked Germany’s leaders for recognizing the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey when he met with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of a European Union summit in Riga late on Thursday.

Latvia - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian (R) attends a European Union summit in Riga, 21May2015.

Sarkisian Reaffirms Support For EU Eastern Partnership

President Serzh Sarkisian has reaffirmed Armenia’s commitment to deepening ties with the European Union in a way that would not run counter to its recent accession to a Russian-led alliance of ex-Soviet states.

Press Review

“Chorrord Ishkhanutyun” believes that Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian did not mean the Armenian opposition when he said on Thursday that “some forces” want his government to fail. The paper says he almost certainly referred to his rivals within the ruling Republican Party or even the government itself.


Armenian PM Again Rules Out Recession

Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian insisted on Thursday that the Armenian economy will continue to grow this year contrary to gloomy forecasts made by international lending institutions.

EU Official ‘Very Confident’ Over New Deal With Armenia

The European Union’s Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn expressed confidence on Thursday that the EU member states will soon authorize the launch of official negotiations on a new treaty with Armenia.

Opposition Party Downplays Cheap Office Space

The Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) formerly led by Gagik Tsarukian said on Thursday that it remains in opposition to the government after being allowed to lease new state-owned offices at a discounted price.

Armenia To Avoid Anti-Russian Statements At EU Summit

Armenia has reportedly refused to join in any condemnation of Russia’s annexation of Crimea at this week’s summit in Riga of the European Union and six former Soviet republics involved in the EU’s Eastern Partnership program.


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Վիդեո Swedish Diplomat on EU-Armenia Relations ahead of Riga Summit

Mårten Ehnberg, Swedish Charge d' Affairs in Yerevan, speaks exclusively to RFE/RL Armenian Service on EU-Armenia relations ahead of EU Eastern partnership Riga Summit.

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US Lawmakers Violated Laws, Taking Trips to Azerbaijan & Turkey

In a lengthy article titled, “10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government,” The Washington Post disclosed last week the scandalous details of an all-expenses paid trip to a conference in Azerbaijan by 10 lawmakers and 32 staff members in 2013.
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