21 November, 2018 21:03 Armenia Elections: Orinats Yerkir Party’s Tainted Leadership Orinats Yerkir Rule of Law Party is among the 11 political parties taking part in Armenia’s snap parliamentary elections scheduled for December 9 Since the party’s inception in 1997, it has participated in all parliamentary elections and has always overcome the five percent threshold, with the exception of the last elections in April 2017
During its more than 21 year existence, Orinats Yerkir has had only one leader, Artur Baghdasaryan Similarly, the National Unity party, founded in 1997, has only had one leader, Artashes Geghamyan, since its inception
Orinats Yerkir participated in the parliamentary elections for the first time in 1999 and overcame the threshold of 5 percent to enter parliament In the 2003 parliamentary elections, the party received an almost 13 percent of the vote In 2007, it received about seven percent, and in 2012, about 55 percent
In the April 2, 2017 parliamentary elections, the first after the constitutional changes, Orinats Yerkir failed to enter Parliament,
21 նոյեմբեր, 2018 21:01 Armenia Elections: My Step Alliance Announces Its Slogan The My Step Alliance, headed by Nikol Pashinyan, will participate in the December 9 parliamentary elections with the slogan "Happy individual, caring society and powerful state,” announced board member of Civil Contract Party Lena Nazaryan, on November 21. Civil Contract is one of two parties that make up the My Step Alliance.
21 November, 2018 20:53 Meet the 11 People Leading the Lists in Armenia’s Parliamentary Elections Nine political parties and alliances submitted their proportional lists to the Central Electoral Commission on November 14 to take part in the December 9 snap parliamentary elections in Armenia. CivilNet investigates the political past of those heading the lists.

21 November, 2018 11:11 Armenia to Press Post-Soviet Allies on Arms Sales to Azerbaijan By selling weapons to Azerbaijan countries encourage its aggressive policies, acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in his November 20 press conference, day after Belarus and Azerbaijan signed a memorandum of understanding outlining plans for fresh weapons sales.

Azerbaijan “has threatened to capture Armenia’s capital.. By selling weapons to this country you want to encourage, to assist their desires and expect us to say nothing?” Pashinyan asked rhetorically, when discussing the recent terse exchanges with Belarus in the context of disagreements within the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
20 November, 2018 22:47 Turkey continues crackdown on activists and academics Police in Turkey jailed an academic on November 16, pending trial, following raids on activists and professors linked to Osman Kavala, a prominent philanthropist. Kavala is being accused of overthrowing the government.
20 November, 2018 18:07 Pashinyan Announces Open Call for Government Jobs On November 17, Nikol Pashinyan announced on his official Facebook page that he has opened applications for positions in his government. Before Pashinyan can appoint people to such positions, however, he must be voted into parliament in the December 9 elections, and then voted by a parliamentary majority to the post of the prime minister.
20 նոյեմբեր, 2018 11:09 Why Syrian Armenians are avoiding Turkey The article was originally published on AlMonitor
By Sibel Hurtas
In large part because of the Syrian civil war that began in 2011, today there are 3,585,738 Syrians in Turkey, according to official numbers
As a result of the war, Kurds and Turkmens sought refuge in neighboring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey All Syrian ethnic groups flowed into Turkey save for Syrian Armenians This attracted the attention of journalist Serdar Korucu, who has been doing research into refugee communities along the border Korucu told AlMonitor last week that when he saw there were practically no Armenians among the refugees, he told himself, “This can’t just be because of the low ratio of Armenians to the overall Syrian population There has to be another reason”
While looking into the issue, he met a Syrian Armenian in Turkey and asked her, “When Turkey is so close, why are Syrian Armenians not coming there” She told him, &ldquo
19 November, 2018 21:52 Armenia Could See a Spike in Alcohol and Cigarette Prices Armenia’s government has proposed a transition into a single income tax rate. The draft bill from the Ministry of Finance was published on e-draft.am on November 15.

The Ministry proposed to set the single tax rate to 23 percent starting July 1, 2019. Current taxation is based on income, with three different tiers set at 23 percent, 28 percent and 36 percent. With the proposed bill, everyone, no matter what their income, will pay 23 percent.
19 նոյեմբեր, 2018 16:00 Straight to Shaghap: Alisa’s Bed and Breakfast | Թիմը գնում է Շաղափ. Ալիսայի հյուրատունը In Shaghap village, Alisa renovated her home to make a Bed and Breakfast with the help of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets FPWC Since Spring, she has also been working for the Holani company, which produces organic teas, honey and dried fruits Tim traveled to the Ararat region to meet Alisa and her German guests staying at the Bed and Breakfast
Շաղափ գյուղի բնակչուհի Ալիսան Վայրի բնության եւ մշակութային արժեքների պահպանման հիմնադրամի FPWC օգնությամբ վերանորոգել է իր տունը ու հյուրատուն բացել Գարնանից ի վեր նա աշխատում է նաեւ «Հոլանի» ընկերության համար, որն արտադրում է օրգանական թեյեր, մեղր եւ չրեր Թիմը գնում է Արարատի մարզ` հանդիպելու Ալիսային եւ նրա գերմանացի հյուրերին, որոնք մնում են հյուրատանը
19 նոյեմբեր, 2018 10:01 Date Finally Set for Georgian Presidential Run-off The polarisation of Georgan society in the run-up to the run-off presidential vote has reached an unprecedented level, according to commentator Vladimir Bozhadze, surpassing even that on the eve of the 2012 parliamentary elections in which the Georgian Dream coalition headed by billionnaire Bidzina Ivanishvili put an end to the nine-year rule of then Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement (ENM).

18 November, 2018 14:02 Experimenting with STEM at the Age of Three In Armenia, schools have started to adopt unconventional tools to build on project-based learning systems. The Ohanyan Education Complex is one of them. Starting from age three, children begin to experiment with science and technology, mathematics, language, baking, etc. CivilNet’s Ani Paitjan visits the school to hear from parents and teachers. 16 նոյեմբեր, 2018 22:00 Kocharyan Faces the Possibility of Another Arrest Armenia’s Court of Cassation dismissed a lower court’s decision from August to release former President Robert Kocharyan from custody.