Policy

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…

Manoyan: PACE Socialist Group Supported Armenia’s position

(sources: Armenian Weekly, Public Radio of Armenia) On Jan. 26, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held a debate on two reports on Nagorno-Karabagh: “Escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabagh and the other occupied territories of Azerbaijan,” by rapporteur Robert Walter (UK), and “Inhabitants of frontier regions of Azerbaijan are deliberately deprived of…

Constitutional Amendments Approved in Armenia’s Referendum

(source: armenianweekly.com) Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC) announced today that 825,622 citizens, around 63.4 percent of eligible voters, voted in favor of the new constitution, amid several reports of violations and irregularities. A total of 1,296,368 people, or around 50.51 percent of eligible voters, participated in the referendum according to figures released by the CEC.…

“Definitive Yes” campaign at Vayots Dzor and Talin provinces

ARF-D representatives took the party’s “Definitive Yes” to the constitutional reforms campaign to Vayots Dzor and Talin provinces, yerkirmedia.am reported. During the meeting with voters in Vayq ARF-D Yerevan City Committee representative Bagrat Yessayan presented the advantages of the proposed constitution delivering counter-arguments to the rhetoric of the “No” campaign. “The supporters of the “No”…

David Lokyan: The parliamentary government system will put an end to the overcentralization

(yerkirmedia.am) ARF-D party members continue meetings in regions within the frames of the constitutional referendum campaign. One of its campaign groups is in Armavir. ARF-D representative Davit Lokyan gives the names of the countries that have a parliamentary government system and are an example for many countries of the world with their development level. Overall,…

Vardanyan: Constitutional reforms to pave way to steady political system; Ruling party realizes need to give up some powers

(tert.am) The upcoming constitutional referendum is going to have a positive outcome in terms of helping Armenia build a steady political system, says Aghvan Vardanyan, the secretary of the ARF-D (Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaksutyun) faction in parliament. Speaking to Tert.am, the politician said doesn’t think that the pro and con opinions on the proposed draft should…

Minasyan: Armenia’s new Constitution to raise level of government’s responsibility

(tert.am) Armenia is facing not only socio-economic problems, but also an atmosphere of mistrust, and a new constitution could remedy the situation, Artsvik Minasyan, an MP of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) party, told reporters on Monday. Under the current Constitution, government agencies are not properly responsible for their functions. “We have no adequate…

ARF-D Calls New Constitution an ‘Opportunity for a New Beginning’

(source: armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN —In its efforts to urge the citizens of Armenia to vote for the proposed constitution in the Dec. 6 national referendum, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyn’s (ARF-D) Supreme Body of Armenia recently published a promotional pamphlet outlining the reasons for the party’s support of the constitutional reforms, which were adopted by…