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Government’s economic policy not adequate

“The Armenian Government’s policy and actions are not in line with the present situation,” the member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) parliamentary faction Ara Nranyan told reporters. Before the crisis the Armenian Government tried to implement some economic programs, whereas, after receiving huge credits from abroad, stopped all the work in this field and…

ARF Issues Statement on Constitutional Court Decision

Fellow compatriots; On January 12, 2010 the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia examined the constitutionality of the obligations undertaken by Armenia according to the signed Armenian-Turkish protocols. Thus began the internal process of ratifying the Protocols that endanger out national interests and contradict the founding principles of our state, as stipulated in the…

Thousands Protest Protocols, Urge Court to Reject Documents

Thousands marched on January 11, 2010, to Armenia’s Constitutional Court during a demonstration organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, urging the high court to invalidate the Armenia-Turkey protocols. The Constitutional Court is scheduled to begin hearings onon January 12, 2010, the Armenia-Turkey protocols to rule whether they conform with the Armenian Constitution, before they are…

Rustamyan: ARF-D Leader Meets Armenian Court Head On Armenia-Turkey Protocols

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun confirmed on Friday that one of its leaders has met with Constitutional Court Chairman Gagik Harutiunian and urged him to block the implementation of Armenia’s controversial agreements with Turkey. According to Armen Rustamyan, chairman of the Dashnaktsutyun organization in Armenia, Vahan Hovannesyan, a member of the ARF-D Bureau and head of…

Georgia not interested in Armenia-Turkey normalization: Manoyan

The statement by Mikheil Saakashvili indicates that Georgia is not interested in Armenia-Turkey normalization as its geopolitical significance in the region will be minimized, Giro Manoyan, Head of the Hay Dat office in Armenia, member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun (ARFD) told NEWS.am. Earlier, in the interview with Echo of Moscow radio station, Georgian…

ARF-D Going for Fundamental Solutions

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s 119th anniversary was solemnly marked at the Sundukyan Theater in Yerevan on December 21. ARF-D Bureau chairman Hrant Margaryan was the keynote speaker at the event. Margaryan focused on the recent events stemming from the signing of the Armenian-Turkish protocols on establishing diplomatic relations. Margaryan slammed Turkey’s hostile position towards Armenia…

Rustamyan’s USA East Coast Tour a Success

Community Support for ARF’s Protocols Position Strong Armenia National Assembly member Armen Rustamyan concluded his USA East Coast tour on Dec. 13 after a guest appearance in New York at an even commemorating the ARF’s 119th anniversary. During his Dec. 9-13 visit, Rustamyan, who is chair of the National Assembly’s Committee on Foreign Relations and…

ARF-D Leader Discards Azerbaijan’s War Rhetoric as “Not Serious”

The leader of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s faction in parliament, Vahan Hovhannesyan, discards as “not serious” the bellicose rhetoric routinely heard from Azerbaijan’s military top brass. The latest such statement (of several surfacing since September 1) was made on Saturday by Azerbaijan’s defense minister Safar Abiyev, who – ignoring OSCE persuasion against such rhetoric –…

41% of Armenia’s economy in shadow: Artsvik Minasyan

No proposal of ARF Dashnaktsutyun was accepted by RA Government since it joined the opposition, even the ones presented when ARFD was in ruling coalition and were underway, are currently turned down. This proves the fact that RA authorities are guided not by political or economic expediency, but political conjecture, ARFD member Artsvik Minasyan told…

ARF-D delegation meetings in Moscow

ARF Bureau member Mario Nalbatian, as Co-Chair of the Socialist International’s Committee on the CIS, the Caucasus and the Black Sea Region had several meetings in Moscow on December 9-10, 2009 with Russian state and political circles. Accompanying Nalbatian was ARF-D Bureau member Levon Mgrtchyan and the director of the ARF-D Moscow office Yuri Navoyan.…