Policy

Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan partook in the launch of Responsible Business Forum

(mnp.am) On November 25 RA Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan (ARF-D) participated in the launch of Responsible Business Forum issued by American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia and CRS: Armenia. The objective of the project is to establish a group of united corporations; the latter will realize a joint project directed to corporate social…

Minister of Education Levon Mkrtchyan Rules Out Giving Russian Language Special Status

(various sources) The official and state language of Armenia is Armenian, the “Law on Language” is one of the fundamental values of the state’s independence and it is not subject to any change, Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan told reporters in response to a question regarding the possibility of adopting Russian as second…

Armenian Government Approves New Anti-Corruption Bill

(RFE/RL) The Armenian government moved on Friday to criminalize “illegal enrichment” of high-ranking state officials as part of its declared fight against corruption. The government approved draft amendments to Armenia’s Criminal Code that apply to some 600 officials, including ministers and judges, and their family members who are legally obliged to declare their assets to…

Education Minister – Financing schools according to number of students is not effective, new mechanism needed

(ARMENPRESS) Minister of Education and Science of Armenia Mr. Levon Mkrtchyan presented to the Parliament the programs which the ministry plans to carry out in 2017. During Parliamentary debates on the 2017 state budget draft, the minister said there will be continuous programs, as well as new programs will be initiated which are derived from…

ARF Statement on the 25th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Artsakh

September 2 marks the 25th anniversary of the proclamation establishing the Nagorno (Mountainous) Karabakh Republic. These have been years of struggle, battles, heroism, creativity and achievements. These achievements would not have been possible without the unity and collective support of the Armenian nation. Today, we stand together to bolster past successes and take on the…

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…

Statement of the ARF-D Supreme Council of Armenia

Overnight on April 1-2, Azerbaijan launched a full-blown attack along the entire length of the Karabakh-Azerbaijan line of contact with the use of tanks, heavy artillery and air force. Azerbaijan has practically overthrown the peace process threatening at the same time the security of the populations of Armenia and of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. In…

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…

ARF-D’s Aghvan Vardanyan, Lilit Galstian Meet with Head of EU delegation to Armenia, Amb. Piotr Świtalski

On February 18, 2016, ARF-D Supreme Council of Armenia Chairman Aghvan Vardanyan and member Lilit Galstian held a meeting with the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Dr. Piotr Świtalski, at the premises of the delegation in Yerevan. The parties discussed about the political developments in the country and the…