- Armenia’s Health Ministry confirms that thus far 4,221 people have been vaccinated against covid.
- Parliament votes down Acting PM Pashinyan’s candidacy, moving the country towards elections.
Nagorno-Karabakh’s Berdzor (Lachin) town must be handed over to Azerbaijan in accordance with the November 9, 2020 statement, says Karabakh President Arayik Harutyunyan. Canada will open a full embassy with a resident ambassador in Armenia. Armenia’s government announces plans to raise the minimum wage in 2023 from $167 to $184 a month. Credits: Ruptly
In the latest edition of AliyevWatch, a CivilNet series that deconstructs Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s actions and statements, analyst Eric Hacopian unpacks the Baku international forum that took place in June, and Aliyev’s France24 interview during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war. He discusses how Aliyev changes his tone and messaging depending on whether he is addressing a domestic audience or a Western audience.
Through the EU4Business “Innovative Tourism and Technology Development for Armenia (ITTD)” project, five Armenian tourism companies have received an internationally recognized TÜV safety certificate. TÜVs are independent service companies that test, inspect, and certify technical systems in order to minimize and prevent damages. The safety audit was conducted by the German TÜV Rheinland in collaboration with Management Mix Consulting Company. Partner Content.
By Mark Dovich Karabakh President Arayik Harutyunyan said Thursday that negotiations to keep the village of Aghavno under Armenian control “continue,” days after Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that both Aghavno and the town of Berdzor (Lachin) “will pass to Azerbaijan’s control” once a new road bypassing them is built. Officials in both Yerevan and Stepanakert also stressed that they remain in close contact with one another on the issue of the Lachin corridor, the strategically vital strip of land in which both Aghavno and Berdzor are located. The corridor surrounds a road patrolled by Russian peacekeepers that, at […]
Armenia and Azerbaijan are managing to bring their positions closer on many issues related to the opening of regional transport links, according to Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan. Armenia’s ruling Civil Contract party began the process of removing two prominent opposition deputies from their leadership posts in parliament on Tuesday for excessive absenteeism. The gas supply to Nagorno-Karabakh will be stopped from June 29 to July 5, due to technical works that need to be conducted on the pipeline.
By Mark Dovich Armenia and Azerbaijan have nearly come to an agreement on a route connecting mainland Azerbaijan to its Nakhichevan exclave via the southernmost Armenian region of Syunik, the well-known Russian newspaper Izvestia reported Wednesday. The paper cited exclusive information from an unnamed, “high-ranking, informed source.” “Russia helped Armenia and Azerbaijan agree on a highway in the Zangezur corridor, (and) only a small section of 6 kilometers remains to be agreed upon,” Izvestia wrote, adding that the two sides had already reached a deal on a parallel rail track last fall. The source said Yerevan and Baku agreed to […]
By Mark Dovich Armenia’s ruling Civil Contract party began the process of removing two prominent opposition leaders from their positions in parliament on Tuesday for excessive absenteeism, but decided not to dismiss them from the body entirely. If the majority of lawmakers vote in favor of the motion, Ishkhan Saghatelyan will lose his position as deputy speaker, while Vahe Hakobyan will be removed as the head of the economic affairs committee. Both Saghatelyan and Hakobyan represent the Armenia Alliance, an opposition bloc of 29 lawmakers. Civil Contract currently holds 71 out of 107 seats in the National Assembly, Armenia’s one-chamber […]
By Mark Dovich Yerevan and Baku are “managing to bring their positions closer on many issues” related to reopening transport connections, said Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan in comments first published Tuesday evening by TASS, a Russian state-run news agency. Grigoryan said he considers the efforts of a joint working group to unblock transport connections, which he co-chairs alongside his Azerbaijani and Russian counterparts, to be “constructive.” He told TASS the group is making progress on “border and customs control, as well as the safe passage of citizens, vehicles, and cargo along roads and railways,” adding that “at the […]