“Everyone is convinced that Serzh Sarkisian’s becoming prime-minister is a forgone conclusion but they won’t announce it now so that the public mood does not deteriorate,” writes “Zhamanak.”
Azerbaijan on Wednesday condemned the speaker of Switzerland’s lower house of parliament for voicing support for the right to self-determination of Nagorno-Karabakh’s predominantly Armenian population.
One of Armenia’s main fuel importers sought to justify on Wednesday a continuing rise in petrol and diesel prices in the country, citing the increased cost of oil and higher taxes introduced by the Armenian government.
Hundreds of Armenian lawyers staged a fresh strike on Wednesday in protest against government plans to allow judges to fine them for contempt of court.
“Zhamanak” reports and comments on Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s decision to bring forward Azerbaijan’s next presidential election, initially scheduled for October 2018, by six months.
Law-enforcement authorities in Armenia pledged on Tuesday to step up their investigation into death threats that have been made against the editor of an independent media outlet.
The opposition Yelk alliance moved closer on Tuesday to forcing a parliament debate on its demands for repealing government-drafted legislation which it blames for recent increases in the prices of fuel and some foodstuffs in Armenia.
The European Parliament is planning to allocate around 40 million euros ($50 million) for development projects that will be launched in three regions in northern Armenia this year, according to a senior EU diplomat.
Opposition lawmakers on Tuesday rejected as unconstitutional a government bill that would seriously limit the next Armenian president’s power to grant pardons.
“Zhoghovurd” claims that the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) is trying to “blackmail” President Serzh Sarkisian into giving it more government posts.
Hundreds of people rallied in Yerevan on Monday as the opposition Yelk alliance continued to campaign for major tax cuts which it says are needed for reversing recent increases in the prices of fuel and some foodstuffs.
The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan expressed concern on Sunday at death threats that have been made against the editor of an Armenian media outlet critical of the government.