Utility regulators formally approved on Tuesday a 10 percent increase in the price of electricity supplied to Armenian households, ignoring protests from the country’s leading opposition groups and angry demonstrators.
The executive body of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has drafted an accession treaty with Armenia and sent it to the Russian-led bloc’s three member states for approval, a senior Armenian official said on Tuesday. (UPDATED)
“Hraparak” reminds readers that two months ago Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian gave large businesses until July 1 to stop evading taxes or face a tough government crackdown.
Armenia does not need military intervention by Russia and other ex-Soviet allies to deal with increased ceasefire violations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said on Tuesday.
“Chorrord Ishkhanutyun” dismisses renewed speculation about former President Robert Kocharian’s possible cooperation with the four main opposition parties challenging President Serzh Sarkisian.
Twenty-nine men serving life sentences at Armenia’s largest prison went on hunger strike on Monday to demand that the authorities review their cases and legally increase their chances of regaining freedom.
President Serzh Sarkisian has no mandate to make Armenia part of a Russian-led alliance of ex-Soviet states and must step down as soon as possible, opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian said over the weekend.
A state watchdog on Monday threatened to fine Armenian government agencies and the parliament if they continue to avoid providing Armenian-language translations at their meetings with visiting Russian officials.
Corruption in the administration of state procurements in Armenia has increased in the last three years despite the government’s stated efforts to tackle the problem, the country’s leading anti-graft watchdog claimed on Friday.
Law-enforcement authorities said on Friday that they are investigating reports that a deputy chief of Yerevan’s police department illegally interfered in a criminal case involving one of his relatives.
“Aravot” comments on plans by the leadership of the Armenian parliament to toughen accreditation rules for journalists and restrict their freedom of movements inside the National Assembly.
Two retired senior Armenian diplomats criticized President Serzh Sarkisian on Friday for appointing a politically inexperienced former weightlifter as Armenia’s ambassador to neighboring Georgia.