Policy

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…

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”…