- ✓The EU ratifies CEPA agreement with Armenia.
- ✓15,400 explosive ordinances are cleared by Russian sappers in Karabakh.
- ✓The State Revenue Committee sees the number of employees rise by 448.
By Emilio Luciano Cricchio Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has arrived in Tehran to attend the inauguration ceremony of the newly-elected Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, set to take place on August 5. Pashinyan met with Raisi and discussed a range of issues regarding the expansion of Armenia-Iran relations. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan’s delegation to the inauguration ceremony consisted of Sahiba Gafarova, the speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament, as well as Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev, and one deputy foreign minister. Both the Azerbaijani president and prime minister will not be in attendance. Pashinyan arrived at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport, where an official welcoming ceremony […]
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan travels to Tehran for Iranian president-elect Ebrahim Raisi’s inauguration. US President Joe Biden calls for closer relations with Armenia. Armenia’s ruling party once again votes down the opposition’s candidate for deputy parliament speaker.
The village of Debet, located in Armenia’s northern Lori region, will be completely transformed in just a few years, from modern infrastructure to the creation of businesses. The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) has set a challenging goal: make Debet the first “smart” village in the country by transforming its infrastructure and businesses.
By Mark Dovich National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan, a close ally of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, introduced changes to the Armenian parliament’s security rules on Tuesday under which reporters will no longer be allowed to enter the legislative chamber without advance permission. Additionally, members of the press will now be permitted to interview lawmakers only in a designated area. Opponents of the changes have expressed concerns that the move effectively restricts journalistic activity in the legislature. Simonyan has hit back against such criticism. “Using the word ‘restriction’ is incorrect, because this is about the coordination of [journalistic] work,” he said. […]
CivilNet host and analyst Eric Hacopian discusses Armenia’s new cabinet and what their priorities should focus on. Eric also speaks about how Armenia should approach a turbulent Iran and the friendly overtures coming out of Paris. Lastly, Eric sends his message to diasporans who are weary of traveling to Armenia.
Work begins to deploy Russian border guards along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, states the Russian ambassador. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan appoints his new cabinet. France will donate 200,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine to Armenia. A $25 million hydroelectric power plant will be built in Nagorno-Karabakh’s Martakert region.
By Emilio Luciano Cricchio A large hydroelectric power plant, costing $25 million, will be built in Artsakh’s (Karabakh) northern Martakert region, President Arayik Harutyunyan announced in Stepanakert on August 2. The 17.6 megawatt power plant will be built near Getavan village, and will be launched through the Artsakh Investment Fund, in conjunction with other investors. Harutyunyan stated that prior to the 2020 war, Artsakh was a net exporter of energy, but since the end of the war, the region has had to import to meet its energy needs because a number of power plants fell under Azerbaijani control. Harutyunyan added […]
The Future Armenian, a recently launched public initiative, has already surpassed more than 100,000 signatories hailing from over 100 countries. So far, more than 25 public discussions have been held. One of the latest was to discuss a report by Armenia 2041 in partnership with McKinsey & Company, which highlights opportunities for growth in various economic sectors. Co-founders of the Future Armenian and the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity Noubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan were both in attendance.