24 հունվար, 2019 14:33 Laurence Broers: How Ready Are Armenia and Azerbaijan for Peace? Is the long-stagnant Armenia–Azerbaijan peace process finally moving forward? The 16 January meeting in Paris between foreign ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and Zohrab Mnatsakanyan was the fourth in nine months. It followed measures that in recent months have defused the considerable tensions of the last few years. These include the establishment of an ‘operative channel’ between the armed forces deployed along the Line of Contact and a sustained reduction in the number of ceasefire violations. 24 January, 2019 03:46 Armenian Prime Minister and Azerbaijani President Meet in Davos Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had an informal meeting with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. 24 January, 2019 02:11 In Azerbaijan, New Protests Spark Hope: Blogger Arzu Geybullayeva Talks to CivilNet On January 19, nearly 20,000 attended what has become one of the largest protests in recent years in Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku. The country’s opposition organized the demonstration, calling for the release of imprisoned blogger Mehman Huseynov and other political prisoners. 23 January, 2019 03:17 Ex-Parliament Deputy Manvel Grigoryan to Be Arrested Again Former member of Armenia's parliament, General Manvel Grigoryan, will be arrested once again, according to a January 22 announcement by the Criminal Court of Appeals. Grigoryan was initially detained on June 16 following an operation by the National Security Service of Armenia (NSS) that found he was involved in mass-scale corruption and was in illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. 23 January, 2019 00:53 EU, World Bank to Allocate Over €730 Million for Projects in Armenia The European Union and the World Bank will allocate roughly 13 billion euros to implement a number of large-scale infrastructure projects in six Eastern Partnership (EaP) member states - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus.
22 January, 2019 08:16 Armenia Forms New Government Armenia's President Armen Sarkissian has appointed a number of ministers, forming the country's new government.

Prime Minister Pashinyan had resigned in October to allow for snap parliamentary elections. Following the elections, Pashinyan was re-appointed as prime minister and has to form a new government.
19 January, 2019 00:42 Armenia’s Parliament Elects Heads of Standing Committees Members of Armenia’s National Assembly elected the heads of the 11 standing committees on January 18.

According to Armenia's Constitution, the standing committees are set up to conduct preliminary reviews of draft laws under the jurisdiction of the National Assembly. They present conclusions to the National Assembly and also exercise parliamentary oversight.
18 January, 2019 19:59 Kocharyan’s Arrest Extended for Another Two Months On January 18, the court announced its decision to extend Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan’s arrest for another two months.

The court has examined two petitions with one being submitted by Kocharyan’s defense team on changing the preventive measure from arrest to release on bail, and the second submitted by the investigator on prolonging Kocharyan’s arrest for another two months.
18 January, 2019 19:43 New Power Plant to Be Built in Yerevan The government of Armenia approved a direct contract with two companies in the energy sector - ArmPower and Renco. The contract concerns the construction of a new thermal power plant in Yerevan.

The agreement was signed between Armenia’s Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Garegin Baghramyan, Renco CEO Giovanni Rubini and ArmPower CEO Christian Cucurachi.
18 January, 2019 11:26 Declining Corruption and Active Civil Society in Armenia Following the Velvet Revolution in April, Armenia held snap parliamentary elections on December 9. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan led the revolution with the demand of establishing transparency in the country’s government.

Prior to the Velvet Revolution, the downfall of former President Serzh Sargsyan and the decline of the ruling Republican Party, elections in Armenia were widely understood to be corrupt.
18 January, 2019 11:00 First Session of Armenia’s New Parliament - Day 5 The first session of Armenia’s new parliament continues to day 5. Click here (https://www.civilnet.am/news/2019/01/...), for a recap of the events from the previous days. 17 January, 2019 16:23 First Session of Armenia’s New Parliament - Day 4 The first session of Armenia’s new parliament continues to day 4. Click here (https://www.civilnet.am/news/2019/01/15/Armenia-Elects-President-and-Vice-Presidents-of-National-Assembly/352322), for a recap of the events from the previous days.