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ARF-D Takes Part In “Wider Europe” Conference

Head of ARF-D International Secretariat Giro Manoyan participated in the “Wider Europe” International Conference that was convened on November 18-20, in Bishkek. The Conference was dedicated in the promotion of Parliamentary Democracy in Kyrgyzstan and was organized by the Ata Meken Socialist Party of the country and the Social-democratic Party of Sweden. Among the participants…

Shahbazyan: ARF-D Will Vote Against The 2012 Budget Draft

“It is possible to play games with the numbers and the data but I believe that we must have concrete criteria. How much does the proposed budget affect the Armenian citizen’s living conditions, how much does his living standard change, improve?” said ARF-D Parliamentary Faction’s Secretary Artashes Shahbazyan during the discussions about the 2012 state…

ARF-D Bureau Members Meet US Ambassador

On November 3, ARF-D Bureau members Hrant Margaryan, Vahan Hovhannisyan and Levon Mkrtchyan met at ARF-D’s “Kristapor Mikaelyan” headquarters with the newly appointed US Ambassador John Heffern and Christopher Andersen, who is in charge of the Embassy’s Political Affairs section. During the meeting, that lasted more than an hour, the interlocutors discussed about Armenia’s internal…

ARF-D Youth Parliament Faction’s Representative Took Part in the Session of the RA-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee

On November 3, the 12th session of the Armenia-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee took place with the participation of the Youth Parliament’s representatives. The participants praised the role of the Youth Parliament in addressing and resolving issues. When asked by the secretary of the committee about the present problems and concerns that the youth in Armenia…

ARF-D Parliamentary Faction Members Stigmatize Recent Changes Of State Figures

ARF-D Parliamentary Faction members Vahan Hovhannesyan, Armen Rustamyan and Lilit Galstyan on separate interviews they gave in newspapers and websites were critical of the government’s recent decisions to change the Mayor of Yerevan and the Chief of Police. They all pointed out that the government hasn’t provided any explanations about the reasons behind these changes.…

ARF-D Parliamentary Faction Members Stigmatize Recent Changes Of State Figures

ARF-D Parliamentary Faction members Vahan Hovhannesyan, Armen Rustamyan and Lilit Galstian on separate interviews they gave in newspapers and websites were critical of the government’s recent decisions to change the Mayor of Yerevan and the Chief of Police. They all pointed out that the government hasn’t provided any explanations about the reasons behind these changes.…

Nranyan: ARF-D Has Serious Ideological Differences With The Government

On an interview with www.7or.am, ARF-D member of Parliament Ara Nranyan referring to Armenia’s Republican Party’s (ARP) economic conference, part of which was simultaneously aired and replying to the journalist’s question on whether this consists a pre-electoral campaigning Nranyan said that in Armenia everything has to do with elections. No real issues are met because…

Titizian: Talking About Social Democracy in Present Armenia, Is Very Important

The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation organized a two-day seminar dedicated to Social Democracy (SD) in Yerevan on October 29-30, 2011. Dr. Christian Krell, one of the co-authors of “Foundations of Social Democracy” and Michael Reschke from the Freidrich-Eibert Stiftung led the seminar with the participation of members of parliament, economists, political scientists and sociologists. The topics…