Culture-Education-Sciences

Aghbalyan: The Sector Of Education Must Be Depoliticized

Today, the entire structure of education is under the hands of the ruling regime said ARF-D candidate for the Yerevan municipal election, Artak Aghbalyan, during a debate at Media center. “During elections period, the educational structure changes into a political one” he argued and stated that one of ARF-D’s first goals will be to depoliticize…

Akhalkalak Regional Assembly’s Decision Causes Much Noise In Georgia

(akhaltskha.net, March 18) – The decision of Akhalkalak Regional Assembly to apply to Georgia’s Parliament for the latter to ratify the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and therefore give the status of a regional language to Armenian has caused much noise in that country. Yesterday in reference to this matter, President Saakashvili stated…

Armenian Community of Georgia, Reintegration Minister Meet

Press Release On March 12, 2013 members of the Armenian Community of Georgia Executive Body had a meeting with state Minister of Georgia for Reintegration, Paata Zakareishvili. During the meeting, issues that concern Georgian Armenians were presented and ways to solve complex situations were elaborated. Among them were the participation of Georgian citizens of Armenian…

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation Is Actively Pursuing Its Aims

In its continuous efforts to disseminate information about social democracy in Armenia, the Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation, in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, has begun translating the FES Academy of Social Democracy’s “Economics and Social Democracy,” (Simon Vaut et al.). Last year the Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation, in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, launched this series of translations with…

The wretched condition of libraries in Armenia

From ARF-D parliamentary member Lilit Galstyan’s interview with Hrabarak on November 3 prior to parliamentary hearings on the condition of libraries in the Republic of Armenia. Today in Armenia there are 1600 libraries of which only 13 are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture. The rest are under the jurisdiction of regional or…

From discipline within the country’s armed forces to foreign language education

During parliamentary hearings, on September 8, regarding a proposed draft law for disciplinary procedures within Armenia’s Armed Forces, Hrayr Karapetyan, ARF-D parliamentary member and chair of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs, said: “We have to be very well aware that the army, the armed forces is fundamentally different from…