Culture-Education-Sciences

Parliament gives initial approval to foreign-language bill opposed by ARF-D

The Armenian government pushed through parliament on Thursday its controversial legal amendments allowing the existence of foreign-language schools in the country. The National Assembly adopted them in the first reading by 71 votes to 13, with one abstention, amid continuing protests staged outside the parliament building by the most vocal opponents of the measure. A…

ARF-D submits draft law, which would provide opportunities for free university education

Rusanne Arakelyan, a member of the ARF-D parliamentary faction has submitted a draft law to the National Assembly, which calls for amendments to the law about education, postgraduate education and undergraduate education. During a meeting with journalists, Ms. Arakelyan stated that her proposed draft law has received a positive opinion from the government, the corresponding…

Socialist Approaches to Armenia’s Challenges: Global Perspectives and Local Realities

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (Armenian socialist party) held a two-day international conference in Yerevan, on March 25-26, 2010. The conference had two main objectives: first, to discuss socialism today in its ideological and practical aspects; and, second, to consider the social and economic challenges facing Armenia and the adequate socialist responses. To that aim, the…