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ARF member: You will soon witness broader consolidation in Armenia

YEREVAN. – All those who pose a certain threat to the petty wishes of the current halls of power are all at the target. Artsvik Minasyan, a member of the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Dashnaktsutyun Party and former Minister of Economy, stated this in a conversation with journalists Wednesday.“They [the incumbent authorities] have started with the political forces. This campaign will continue with anti-political attitudes, insults, labeling, hostility among the society, driving a wedge between the political forces and the society, and, naturally, repressions will be carried out against the representatives of the civil society, journalists, everyone,” he added.Referring to the current cons

Armenian government moves against opposition figure

The Armenian security services have searched the home of a leading opposition politician and detained hundreds of his supporters in an escalating battle with the man who until recently had been Armenia’s most conspicuously untouched oligarch.

The morning of June 14, officers from the National Security Service (NSS) searched the home of Gagik Tsarukyan, the head of the Prosperous Armenia party, the largest opposition group in parliament. Several other party members’ homes also were searched, and over 250 party supporters were detained, some of them forcefully, after they gathered in front the NSS headquarters to show their support. (The current coronavirus state of emergency bans protests.)

Later, the NSS issued three separate statements announcing criminal cases initiated against Tsarukyan, including ev

UN publishes Armenia's 2020 SDGs Voluntary National Review Report

YEREVAN, JUNE 16, ARMENPRESS. At the coordination of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Mher Grigoryan and the participation of all concerned sides, Armenia’s Sustainable Development Goals Voluntary National Review Report has been developed and submitted to the United Nations, the deputy PM’s Office told Armenpress.State bodies, the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia, different UN structures and civil society representatives have been engaged in the drafting of the document.The report has been published in the UN website. It represents Armenia’s steps taken for the implementation of SDGs during 2018-2020.The report consists of five chapt

Armenia's Central Bank reduces refinancing rate by 0.5%, sets it at 4.5%

YEREVAN, JUNE 16, ARMENPRESS. During today’s session the Board of the Central Bank of Armenia made a decision to reduce the refinancing rate by 0.5%, setting it at 4.5%, the CBA told Armenpress.0.1% deflation was registered in May 2020, compared to the 0.4% deflation in May 2019, in case of which the 12-month inflation has increased and comprised 1.2%.Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic it is expected that the global economy will record one of the highest declines in its history in the second quarter. Moreover, it is estimated that the global economy recovers at slower pace than expected, and the uncertainty over the further pace of the pandemic is still persisting. At the same time the prices of raw materials are showing some signs of stabilization and restoration co

Baku Network Expert Council head: European Parliament taught "Karabakh lesson" to Armenia

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 16

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Armenia has recently been defeated in all spheres in the field of diplomacy regarding the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

After Germany announced the decision to close the office of the so-called “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” (NKR) in Berlin, another decision was adopted in the European Parliament. In accordance with this decision, the European countries called on Armenia to acknowledge the internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan.

The European Parliament’s statement was made in response to Yerevan’s intention to begin construction of a new highway from Armenia’s Kapan city to the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region through Gubadli and Jabrayil districts of Azerbaijan.

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Armenia Culture News Digest for Friday, February 21, 2020

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Armenia Culture News Digest for Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Armenia Politics News Digest for Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Armenia Politics News Digest for Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Armenia Politics News Digest for Thursday, February 13, 2020

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