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Armenian-related news from Armenia Liberty (Azatutyun) Network.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:55:09 +0400
European Parliament Calls For Dialogue On Visa Liberalization With Armenia
Ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit, which is to be held in Brussels next week, the European Parliament has called on the European Union bodies to launch a dialogue with Armenia on visa liberalization.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:10:57 +0400
The editor of “Aravot” writes: “If I were a student today and were interested in civil activism, I would fight not for getting an exemption from the army through graduate and post-graduate studies, but would raise a more profound issue: depoliticizing student life.”...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:59:48 +0400
Nalbandian Speaks On Declaration Language Dispute Between Armenia, Azerbaijan
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian thinks it is more appropriate to speak about differences in the approaches of Azerbaijan and the European Union rather than Azerbaijan and Armenia towards the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement as far as the dispute over wording in the final declaration at an upcoming Eastern Partnership summit is concerned.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:41:52 +0400
Armenian Parliament Extends Amnesty-For-Cash Option For Draft Dodgers
All men who have illegally evaded compulsory military service and will have turned 27 by December 1 may be amnestied provided they pay a hefty sum, according to a new amendment passed by Armenian lawmakers on Friday.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:36:47 +0400
Sarkisian Presents Annual IT Award, Calls For Knowledge-Based Economy
Thousands of men and women involved in the information technology sector help Armenia move towards a knowledge-based economy, President Serzh Sarkisian said on Thursday as he handed his annual Global IT award to Tony Fadell, a Lebanese-American inventor, designer and entrepreneur who is also known as “one of the fathers of the iPod”.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:31:33 +0400
Opposition Criticizes Government Over 2018 Draft Budget
Members of the opposition factions in parliament leveled harsh criticism at the government over the draft budget for next year, claiming that it falls short of the ruling party’s promise of increased pensions and salaries in 2018.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:53:42 +0400
Eastern Partnership Summit Declaration Again Stymied Over Karabakh Wording
The final declaration of the Eastern Partnership summit, which is due to be held in Brussels next week, has again reached a deadlock because of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. While the rest of the document is fully agreed, official Yerevan and Baku have yet to come to terms on the conflict-related wording, RFE/RL correspondent Rikard Jozwiak reports from Brussels.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:56:48 +0400
Russia ‘Not Acting Separately’ In Karabakh Settlement
The Russian foreign minister’s upcoming Karabakh-related discussions in Yerevan and Baku will be “within the format” of the Organization for Security and Cooperation’s Minsk Group co-chairmanship, a senior Armenian official said on Thursday.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:53:56 +0400
“Zhoghovurd” comments on the decision by students protesting against a controversial law restricting the right to draft deferments to suspend their protests pending a roundtable discussion with government representatives and other stakeholders.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:25:12 +0400
Armenian, Russian Presidents Meet In Moscow
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Wednesday as part of his working visit to Moscow.