For the first time since the Eurasian Economic Union was established in 2015 all of its member states have registered economic growth, Tigran Sargsian, the president of the Eurasian Economic Commission’s Board, said on Friday during a gathering of the prime ministers of the Russian-led trade bloc in Kazan.
“Haykakan Zhamanak” suggests that Armenia’s international soccer star Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who became an UEFA Europa League winner together with the English Premier League side, Manchester United, is making history for Armenian soccer like Yerevan’s Ararat club did in 1973 by winning the USSR championship.
The recently announced government plans to carry out the so-called optimization of schools across Armenia have raised concerns among some teaching staffs and parents, but Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchian sees no reasons to worry about the process.
In connection with the recent escalation of tensions at the line of contact of ethnic Armenian and Azerbaijani troops in Nagorno-Karabakh “Zhoghovurd” writes: “It was expected that the situation in Karabakh will become tenser after the completion of an election cycle in Armenia.”
A prominent Karabakh war veteran who was released from prison under an amnesty act having served more than half of his controversial six-year term resumed his protest in front of the Armenian government, deploring fraudulent elections and demanding social justice to thousands of people like him.
Raising Armenia’s population to 4 million by 2040 is a formidable challenge, an expert of the United Nations Population Fund in Armenia said concerning President Serzh Sarkisian’s recent speech in which he formulated the task.