TAD Minister: Armenian-French cooperation forum to promote proportionate regional development

Davit Lokyan at the French-Armenian Decentralised Cooperation meeting in Yerevan (01/12/2016)

The minister of territorial administration and development Davit Lokyan (ARF-D) hailed today the Armenian-French Forum on Decentralized Cooperation, describing it as a good platform connecting the two countries’ cities, towns and villages, according to tert.am. In his remarks, Lokyan expressed hope that the meeting will also boost the bilateral relations, enabling both the French and…

Vardanyan: 99.9 percent we will run for elections on our own, with our own list of candidates

During an interview he gave to azatutyun.am (RFE/RL) ARF-D Supreme Council Chairman, Parliamentary Faction Secretary Aghvan Vardanyan stressed that 99 percent of the political parties in Armenia are created around one person, and express the views of one individual and that, according to him is one of the biggest problems of the country’s political system.…

Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan partook in the launch of Responsible Business Forum

Artsvik Minasyan (left) at the Responsible Business Forum, in Yerevan (25/11/2016)

(mnp.am) On November 25 RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan (ARF-D) participated in the launch of Responsible Business Forum issued by American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia and CRS: Armenia. The objective of the project is to establish a group of united corporations; the latter will realize a joint project directed to corporate social…

Armenian Government Approves New Anti-Corruption Bill

Government Building ("Government House")

(RFE/RL) The Armenian government moved on Friday to criminalize “illegal enrichment” of high-ranking state officials as part of its declared fight against corruption. The government approved draft amendments to Armenia’s Criminal Code that apply to some 600 officials, including ministers and judges, and their family members who are legally obliged to declare their assets to…

ARF-D member says party ‘content’ with new cabinet’s program

Armen Rustamyan (Photo: PanArmenian Photo)

(tert.am) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaksutyun (ARF-D) evaluates as positive the new cabinet’s program which reflects all the proposals enshrined in the party’s cooperation deal with the Republican, says a member. “Our major expectations were met, as we were making calls for a specific program with specific timeframes. It was expected to reflect our cooperation platform…

New Government Formed under Karen Karapetyan; Mkrtchyan, Lokyan, Minasyan Appointed in New Cabinet

(L-R) Artsvik Minasyan, Levon Mkrtchyan, David Lokyan

(various sources) YEREVAN—The ruling Republican Party of Armenia, during its executive board meeting on Thursday nominated former Yerevan mayor Karen Karapetyan to replace the outgoing prime minister Hovik Abrahamyan who resigned his post earlier Thursday September 8. During the same party conference, President Serzh Sargsyan pledged sweeping government reforms saying “we have no right or…