22 April, 2019 11:59 Love (or hate?) thy donor Not wanting to be the “messenger of bad news” or bayghoush as the popular folklore calls it down here in Armenia, but I cannot stop thinking “Who’s next?”. I do not want to focus on the “Who’s next?” question though. Rather, I would like to rhetorically ask the “What’s next?” question. How are these developments affecting Armenia’s investment climate and international reputation among investors and donors? Donors. Let’s just stop for a moment on that word.

19 April, 2019 15:44 PoliTalks with Varoujan Avedikian A conversation between PoliTalks host Eric Hacopian and business consultant and attorney Varoujan Avedikian about Armenia's business and regulatory system and the expansion of business opportunities for international businesses in the Armenian and EEU market.

Varoujan Avedikian is a Managing Partner at TK & Partners, a business consulting firm, and the former Head of the Legal Department of Armenia’s Central Bank. Avedikian studied public administration at Harvard University, financial and banking law at Boston University and the University of Leicester.
19 April, 2019 03:57 Among People Under 30, Unemployment Rate Still High in Armenia In Armenia, four out of 10 people ages 18-30 are unemployed, according to a report by Save the Children. Among that group, 54 percent are women.

Recent data from Trading Economics - a platform that provides its users with economic information for 196 countries - shows that the unemployment rate in Armenia has jumped from 15.7 percent to 16.9 percent since July 2018.
17 April, 2019 21:31 Yerevan Residents Concerned Over Uncollected Trash in the Capital The problem of garbage disposal in Armenia’s capital of Yerevan is mounting.

Previously, the city center used to be cleaner than the other districts of Yerevan. The heart of the city is popular among locals and tourists, thus keeping the area clean is a imperative for the municipality.
17 April, 2019 02:32 Following Revolution, Armenia Tackles Police Corruption Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was present at the 101st anniversary of the establishment of the country’s police force. Pashinyan attended the April 16 celebration with government officials, including Artur Vanetsyan, head of the National Security Service of Armenia.
14 April, 2019 08:43 Ladies and Gentlemen: Please Drop The “Revolution” Brand Yes, the revolution or change of government (people like to call it in different names down here) gave many Armenians globally hope, unity, a fresh start and a glimpse of a better future. Few will argue the opposite. It is time though to get over it and figure out how we want to bring in businesses, investments and jobs. Bring the real glory home. 12 April, 2019 18:50 UNHCR’s Hovig Etyemezian Talks to CivilNet Hovig Etyemezian is the Head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Mosul, Iraq. He has been working in the humanitarian field for fifteen years, in the Middle East and Africa.

CivilNet’s Ani Paitjan speaks with Mr. Etyemezian about the current situation in a country that is still paying the prices of wars.
11 April, 2019 23:37 Armenia Will Continue to Work With the Council of Europe and Promote Human Rights Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan participated in the plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on April 11.

The annual session took place at the Council’s headquarters in Strasbourg, France.
11 April, 2019 00:21 PODCAST: War Over Karabakh - Views from the Border In these episodes, we are looking back at the Four Day War which took place in April 2016 between Armenia and Azerbaijan. This is an attempt to understand its impact beyond those four days, especially in the most immediately affected and still vulnerable areas.

Since 2014, skirmishes on the line of contact between Karabakh and Azerbaijan, as well as between Armenia and Azerbaijan have become ordinary events. But the April war was different in both scale and impact. In the end, it showed that a military victory by any side would come at a very high military cost and human cost.
10 April, 2019 23:52 Pashinyan to Present at Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, will participate in the plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on April 11.

PACE is the parliamentary arm of the Council of Europe in which international organisations of 47 nations are dedicated to upholding human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
10 April, 2019 15:05 Nordic Urban Solutions For Yerevan A workshop and an exhibition titled “Nordic Solutions for Sustainable Cities” was held at the American University of Armenia. It was organized by the Acopian Center for the Environment and the Embassy of Sweden in Armenia in order to generate a discussion in Yerevan and other regions of Armenia, about Urban Environmental and social sustainability.
10 April, 2019 04:29 Armenia Sees Backlash Against Transgender Woman Who Spoke in Parliament On April 5, Lilit Martirosyan, a transgender woman, spoke during a parliament session dedicated to “National human rights agenda: UN Universal Periodic Review.”

In her speech, Martirosyan said she represents “the embodiment of a tortured, raped, kidnapped, physically assaulted, burnt, murdered, robbed and unemployed Armenian transgender.”
9 April, 2019 10:05 Spayka Workers Protest Director’s Detention Workers of the freight and agribusiness company “Spayka” held a rally in front of the Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction on April 8.

They were protesting the court decision’s to hold their director, Davit Ghazaryan, in custody for two months.