Policy

FAST fellowship program: The first step to education-science ecosystem

(mediamax.am) The Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST) announced the launch of a fellowship program that will support postgraduate students and university applicants in natural sciences or engineering to do research in leading universities of Armenia in order to get PhD degree. Today CEO of the Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology Armen Orujyan…

ARF-D Supports Law against Domestic Violence in Armenia

ARF-D Leader: ‘I Do Not See [the Law] as a Danger to Our ‘Traditional’ Family Values’ (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Supreme Council representative Aghvan Vardanyan said on Thursday that a proposed bill against domestic violence is not a threat to traditional Armenian family values and that the ARF-D will support the adoption of…

ARF-D Urges Citizens Living Outside Lebanon to Register to Vote in 2018 Election

Nov. 20 Registration Deadline Set for Diasporan Lebanese Voters (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Central Committee of Lebanon is urging Lebanese citizens around the world to register to vote in the country’s general election, slated for next year. Lebanese legislators ratified a new parliamentary election law in June that will allow Lebanese in…

Armenia’s Education Minister: ‘Armenian Is and Will Remain the Only Official Language’

YEREVAN—Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan stated once again, on Sept. 22 that Armenian will remain the only official language in Armenia, and that Russian will continue to be considered a “foreign language.” “In the Republic of Armenia, Armenian is and will remain the only official language because we are an independent and…

Rustamyan: Government’s Course 90% Consistent With ARF-D’s Vision; ARF-D Against Armenia’s Withdrawal From EEU

(source: ARKA) A senior member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) party has commended today the government’s policy saying it is 90% consistent with ARF-D’s vision of how to resolve the country’s major problems. Speaking to reporters, Armen Rustamyan, the head of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun parliamentary faction, said the government’s activities are on the right track…

Establishing ‘Pan-Armenian Council’ to be Discussed at Homeland-Diaspora Conference

(asbarez.com, RFE/RL) — President Serzh Sarkisian is pressing ahead with plans to form an advisory “pan-Armenian council” that will consist of senior officials from Armenia and representatives of its worldwide Diaspora. Sarkisian met with the chairman of the Armenian Constitutional Court, Gagik Harutiunyan, and other state officials on Friday to discuss ongoing preparations for the…

10th Pan-Homenetmen Games Kick off in Yerevan

(ASBAREZ) YEREVAN—The 10th Pan-Homenetmen Games kicked off Saturday with a parade of athletes in the center of the city setting the stage for the centennial celebrations of the founding of the athletic and scouting organization, which was founded in 1918. Some 1,250 athletes representing 19 Homenetmen chapters from around the world, including Tehran’s Ararat and…

ARF-D Pledges Reforms, Just and Transparent Government

(ASBAREZ) YEREVAN — The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia issued a statement on Wednesday, July 19th, detailing the party’s goals and pledges on how to advance reforms and create a more prosperous Armenia as a member of the governing coalition. The announcement emanated from a joint session held on July 17, between the…

ARF-D Participates in Socialist International Council Meeting; Stands up to Azerbaijan’s Anti-Armenian Rhetoric

NEW YORK— An Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) delegation participated in the meeting of the Socialist International (SI) Council, which took place on July 11-12 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The ARF-D, a full member of SI, participated in the SI Council meeting at the United Nations (UN) in New York with a…

Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Presents Report at National Assembly

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN— On July 3, Armenian Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) provided a report of the country’s education sector at the National Assembly (Parliament) session discussing the country’s upcoming budget. The Minister noted that attempting to change the education system in the last few years achieved…