The upper house of the French parliament will reportedly vote this month on a bill to criminalize the denial of the Armenian genocide, despite Turkey’s threats to impose further sanctions on France.
President Serzh Sarkisian inspected military facilities in Nagorno-Karabakh and met with the Karabakh Armenian army commanders during a fresh visit to the Armenian-populated territory that ended on Thursday.
President Serzh Sarkisian has assured Armenians that he does not regard forthcoming parliamentary elections primarily as a means of clinging to power and said he needs popular support for their proper conduct.
The Armenian government will significantly accelerate its ongoing reforms in 2012 to make doing business in the country easier, Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian told RFE/RL’s Armenian service on Friday.
President Serzh Sarkisian’s Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) will considerably reduce the number of wealthy businesspeople representing it in the country’s parliament, a senior lawmaker said on Friday.
Consumer price inflation in Armenia has fallen below the maximum target rate of 5.5 percent that was set by the authorities for 2011, according to the latest official data released on Friday.
Matthew Bryza, the U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, is heading back to Washington in the wake of the U.S. Senate's decision to go into recess without voting on his appointment opposed by Armenian-American lobbying groups.
President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday urged the Armenian media to be fair in its coverage of next year’s parliamentary elections and spoke of “progress” in press freedom in the country.
The embattled mayor of a remote Armenian village joined on Thursday more than 100 environmental activists in demonstrating in Yerevan against a German-owned company’s plans to expand open-pit mining in the southeastern Syunik region.
Turkey on Wednesday warned France it would take further action against Paris should the French Senate pass a bill making it a crime to deny the 1915 mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey constituted genocide.
The Armenian government approved on Thursday major increases in modest pensions and other social benefits paid to hundreds of thousands of people.
Lragir.am reports that President Serzh Sarkisian and former President Robert Kocharian honored on Wednesday the best Armenian athletes of 2011 at a ceremony organized by Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukian.