A few days ago the Armenian government stated its intention to strengthen the economic component of the foreign policy, defining the list of target directions including 14 countries. The list is interesting not only because it left out all the countries of the EEU except Russia. This is practical evidence that to Armenia the EEU
The Armenian Ministry of Defense warned Azerbaijan that its adventures will receive a tough answer. This warning was followed by Azerbaijani press reports on striking peaceful areas, and an injured 13-year-old. The Armenian MoD has announced that the pictures published by the Azerbaijani press show the wounds of the child are not fresh so they
The foreign ministers of Russia and the United States met in Manila during the ASEAN forum during which notes of “reconciliation” were heard. In particular, Rex Tillerson announced that Russia has demonstrated “readiness” for negotiations over the settlement of the Ukrainian conflict. Lavrov said the sides considered the necessity for a pragmatic, apolitical dialogue on
The U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has visited Estonia, Montenegro and Georgia and passed Trump’s message confirming America’s readiness to be beside its allies in Eastern Europe and protect them from “Russian aggression”. The American expert Paul Goble thinks that Trump’s message applies to Armenia too but a lot depends on Armenia’s attitude to Russia.
In case of a new attack of Azerbaijan there will be an answer, the security area will be enlarged, the minister of defense of Artsakh Levon Mnatsakanyan has stated. “In such counteraction, we will enlarge the width and depth of the existing security area, those few emplacements which passed under their control during the actions
Our interlocutor is publicist, political scientist Anush Sedrakyan Q–The US has toughened sanctions against Russia, and in retaliation Russia is set out to impose sanctions on the US, in particular, that the number of US diplomatic staff in Russia should not exceed 455. What can this lead to, and what dangers may arise for Armenia?
The tough policy of the United States on Russia has brought up questions in the Armenian public on the appropriateness of the presence of Armenia in the pro-Russian blocs, the Russian-Turkish rapprochement. In particular, parallels are drawn at the developments of the 1920s when the two defeated in war and collapsed empires, Russia and Turkey,
Annually traffic police writes more than a million traffic tickets. Some of them are appropriate, and some are not. Anyone can appeal the decision taken against him/her, if he/she considers it is illegal. In the video we tried to present common unfair fines, appeals of which are mainly satisfied, as well as procedure for their
A year past 29 July 2016 when violence was used against reporters in Sari Tagh district in Yerevan no serious punishments have been applied. Over this year only 9 persons were indicted and the official number of injured reporters is 21. The chair of the Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression Ashot Melikyan told Lragir.am
The body of 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian who was missing since April 22 was found in California. The office of Los Angeles County Sheriff informed that the boy’s body was found near Lake Cachuma, the Associated Press informed. The boy’s identity has to be confirmed, dentist’s and x-ray examinations may be needed because the child was
Interview with Member of Parliament Vardan Bostanjyan, Tsarukyan Faction Mr. Bostanjyan, the economists say this government’s program shows that this is a government that lives for the day. In fact, is this government for the next five years or not? At any rate, immersing oneself into it is not a rewarding experience, I think. It
Interview with Ashot Yeghiazaryan, economist Mr. Yeghiazaryan, China is discussing the Silk road projects, Georgia starts economic cooperation with China. What is going on and where is Armenia? In fact, China started implementing the Silk Road project a few years ago. It is the road between China and Europe because this country mainly connects with
Interview with the economist Dr. Ashot Yeghiazaryan Mr. Yeghiazaryan, according to the National Statistics Service, in the first quarter of this year the index of economic activity is high, about 6.6%. What does this mean? What factors of growth are there in the economy? Provided we do not doubt the credibility of official data, we
Interview with Republican Member of Parliament Hakob Hakobyan, chair of the Social Committee of the National Assembly Mr. Hakobyan, last week the government presented the sectoral allocations for the 2017 budget. The head of the SRC said he will struggle the shaded economy. How realistic can this statement be considering that Vardan Harutiunyan used to
As the situation in Syria escalates, alerts come from Armenian Syrians who want to move to Armenia but have no money to travel. Lragir.am held an interview with the deputy minister for the Diaspora Serge Srapionyan on this issue. Mr. Srapionyan, we learn from Armenians moving to Armenia, as well as those in Syria that