Economics & Finance

ARF-D Parliamentary Election Platform Published in English

YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, which is running in the upcoming April 2 Parliamentary Elections, just released the English language version of the platform, on which it has been campaigning. Below is the complete text. PLATFORM A New Beginning, A Just Armenia Accountable state, solidary society Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun 2017 The Armenian Revolutionary Federation…

Armenia’s Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan Says Oligarchs Must Obey Laws

(asbarez.com) GLENDALE—With Armenia’s Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan visiting California to attend several technology and economic gatherings, the ARF-Dashnaktsutiun Western Region Central Committee hosted a reception on June 11 welcoming him to the Southland and bringing together community, organizational and business leaders to discuss prospects for advancing Armenia’s economy and to provide an opportunity to meet…

Minasyan Discusses Foreign Investments, Capital Market Development With EBRD’s Mark Davis

The Minister of Economy of RA received the Head of EBRD Yerevan Resident Office Mark Davis (mineconomy.am) On March 29, the Minister of Economy of RA Artsvik Minasyan received the Head of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Yerevan Resident Office Mark Davis. Greeting the guest, the Minister expressed gratitude for the activity of…

ARF-D Ministers Vow to Fight Monopolies, Rid Education System of Partisan Politics

(asbarez.com) YEREVAN—Upon signing the “cooperation agreement” the Armenian Revolutionary Federation- Dashnaktsutyun on and the Republican Party of Armenia on Wednesday, President Sezh Sarkisian appointed Artsvik Minasyan as economy minister, Levon Mkrtchyan as education minister and Davit Lokyan and minister of territorial administration. During the first cabinet meeting on Thursday, Minasyan vowed that he would take…

What Benefits Will Investment Concept Paper Produce?

Interview with ARF-D Member of Parliament Artsvik Minasyan, economist. (lragir.am) Mr. Minasyan, the government has approved the concept paper on investments, in an effort to make the investment climate in Armenia favorable, it announced. What can this concept paper address? For every country, including Armenia, attracting investments should not be a one-time but a continuous…

Armenian Pension Reform Overturned By Constitutional Court

(azatutyun.am RFE/RL) in a surprise verdict, Armenia’s Constitutional Court overturned on Wednesday a controversial reform of the national pension system that has triggered angry street protests by young workers affected by it. Ruling on a joint appeal lodged by leading Armenian opposition parties, the court said that the key provisions of a corresponding government-drafted law…

Minasyan Comments on Ruling Coalition’s Change of Mind on Gas Accord Committee

(arminfo.am) – ARFD Party Faction in the Armenian Parliament supports the ruling coalition’s initiative to set up an ad hoc committee to study gas problems, ARFD representative Artsvik Minasyan told ArmInfo. He said that the coalition-suggested project resembles the one ARFD submitted yet in 2010 but contains some more issues connected with the latest sale…

Parliamentary Factions’ Statement On Accumulative Pension Scheme

(aysor.am) – Four factions of the Armenian parliament – ARFD, Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK), Armenian National Congress (HAK) and Heritage factions have issued a joint statement concerning the law on introduction of the compulsory accumulative pension system. The statement says: “On January 24, 2014 Armenia’s Constitutional Court took a decision to suspend Article 76 and…

“The Agreement Is Not Ratified On The Part Of Armenia”, Four Parliamentary Parties Issue Statement

“The agreement is not ratified on the part of Armenia”, four parliamentary parties issue statement. On December 23, 2013 an extraordinary session of the Parliament was to be convened to vote the agreement signed on December 2, in Yerevan between the governments of Armenia and the Russian Federation concerning the trade of shares to of…

Parliament Minority To Challenge Pension Reform In Court

by Astghik Bedevian (azatutyun.am) – The Armenian parliamentary opposition said on Tuesday that it will appeal to the Constitutional Court to scrap a controversial reform of the national pension system that has triggered continuing street protests by mostly young professionals. The three opposition parties represented in the National Assembly as well as the Prosperous Armenia…