Policy

Armenia’s Minister of Education Urges Schools Not to Engage in Election Propaganda

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN – Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) said that he will urge all schools in the country not to engage in partisan politics ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections. “School principals have the right to belong to political parties, however, they shouldn’t engage…

Large-scale tourism development projects launched in five cities across

(source: Armenpress) Based on the principle of balanced development of territories, large-scale projects are being launched in 9 cities of Armenia, 5 of which have already been initiated, minister of territorial administration and development David Lokyan [ARF-D, junior coalition partner] said after the consultation on tourism development in Jermuk, headed by President Serj Sargsyan, Armenpress…

TAD Minister: Armenian-French cooperation forum to promote proportionate regional development

The minister of territorial administration and development Davit Lokyan (ARF-D) hailed today the Armenian-French Forum on Decentralized Cooperation, describing it as a good platform connecting the two countries’ cities, towns and villages, according to tert.am. In his remarks, Lokyan expressed hope that the meeting will also boost the bilateral relations, enabling both the French and…

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…