“Aravot” quotes Tigran Atanesian, a lawyer highly critical of the Armenian government, as saying that the newly formed Supreme Judicial Council will not help to make Armenian courts more independent.
The Armenian government moved on Thursday to toughen penalties for physical attacks and threats of violence against journalists or their close relatives.
Hundreds of people rallied in Yerevan on Thursday to mark the tenth anniversary of a deadly suppression of anti-government street protests that followed a disputed Armenian presidential held in February 2008.
Armenia on Thursday formally annulled U.S.-backed 2009 agreements to normalize its relations with neighboring Turkey, citing Ankara’s continuing refusal to implement them unconditionally.
Armen Sarkissian, a former prime minister nominated by the ruling Republican Party (HHK) for president, lamented social divisions, inequality and corruption in Armenia as he addressed the parliament on Thursday.
Scores of people in Yerevan queued up to buy antibiotics and other pharmaceutical drugs on Wednesday one day before the gradual entry into force of a government ban on over-the-counter sales of many types of medication in Armenia.
Economic Development Minister Suren Karayan said on Wednesday that production operations at Armenia’s second largest copper mine were halted recently because its waste disposal facilities need major upgrades.
According to “Hraparak,” one of the leaders of the opposition Yelk alliance, Edmon Marukian, denied on Tuesday serious disagreements within Yelk on how to fight against Serzh Sarkisian’s continued rule.
The opposition Yelk alliance accused the pro-government majority in the Armenian parliament on Wednesday of resorting to fraud to elect a key member of a new judicial body set up in the country.
President Serzh Sarkisian can become Armenia’s prime minister despite pledging in 2014 not to stay in power after completing his second presidential term, the ruling Republican Party (HHK) indicated on Wednesday.
President Serzh Sarkisian hailed on Tuesday robust economic growth recorded in Armenia last year, while acknowledging that it did not have a serious impact on living standards.
“Zhoghovurd” reports that the Armenian government is determined to complete a controversial reform of the national pension system that triggered street demonstrations in Yerevan in 2014.