Armenia

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…

Budget Increase Must Be Directed Towards Resolving Social Issues, Says Karapetyan

According to www.report.am, ARF-D Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs, Hrayr Karapetyan commenting on the increase of the budget by 101 billion he said that ARF-D believes that there are more resources to increase the budget but the burden of such a development must be…

Rustamyan: The Amended CSTO Increases Security

Armenia’s National Assembly (Parliament) debated on the ratification of the protocol concerning the amendments of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). During the discussions ARF-D Member of Parliament, Armen Rustamyan underlined that this protocol increases security measures. He said that the main opposition to the protocol argues that in case Armenia is attacked only two…

Arakelyan: Armenia’s Borderline Territories Should Not Be Merchantable

During the parliamentary discussions about Armenia’s land law amendments ARF-D Member of Parliament Ruzan Arakelyan referred to the granting of lands given to foreign diplomats based on the reciprocity principle and suggested that the new law should reinforce the non-granting of territories near the borderline. Arakelyan, reminded that all of Armenia’s neighbor countries have set…

Titizian: Merely A Drop In The Name Of Socialist Armenia

The Director of the Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation, Maria Titizian in an interview with Yerkir daily’s Maria Karatorosyan announced that the Foundation will soon be publishing the first volume of the “Socialist reforms in Armenia” series which will include the strategy for the forthcoming 20 years in the sectors of employment, housing and public health. About…