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Ruling Party Warns Diaspora Critics

(RFE/RL)- President Serzh Sarkisian’s Republican Party (HHK) on scoffed at plans by a group of prominent Diaspora Armenians critical of the authorities in Yerevan to monitor Armenia’s upcoming parliamentary elections. Rock musician Serj ...

Diaspora Celebrities To Monitor Armenian Elections

  Rock musician Serj Tankian and several other prominent Diaspora Armenian artists said on Monday that they will monitor Armenia’s forthcoming parliamentary elections in a bid to help ensure that they meet democratic standards. Tankian, ...

250,000+ Trees Provide Local Benefits and Support Global Climate Fight

ATP hired temporary workers and partnered with volunteers young and old to plant more than a quarter of a million trees this year, bringing the total to 5,216,500 since 1994. BY KRISTINE HOVSEPYAN YEREVAN—While last month’s Marrakech ...

Karabakh Self-Determination ‘Not Negotiable’ For Yerevan

(RFE/RL)- Armenian territorial concessions to Azerbaijan are contingent on an agreement on Nagorno-Karabakh’s final status stemming from its population’s right to self-determination, President Serzh Sarkisian said through a spokesman on Wednes...

Migrant Remittances To Armenia Keep Falling

  Multimillion-dollar remittances from Armenians working abroad -- and in Russia in particular -- have continued to fall significantly this year, dragging down economic growth in Armenia. According to the Central Bank of Armenia (CBA), ...

Armenians ‘Still Skeptical’ About Government’s Anti-Corruption Fight

By Tatev Danielian Almost two in three Armenians believe that their government is not doing enough to tackle corruption, according to an opinion poll released by Armenia’s leading anti-graft watchdog on Wednesday. The poll was conducted ...

Armenian Government Approves New Anti-Corruption Bill

The Armenian government moved on Friday to criminalize “illegal enrichment” of high-ranking state officials as part of its declared fight against corruption. The government approved draft amendments to Armenia’s Criminal Code that apply to ...

World Bank Sees Continued Poverty Reduction In Armenia

By Emil Danielyan Poverty in Armenia will continue to fall slowly but steadily in the coming years thanks to faster economic growth, the World Bank said in a report published on Tuesday. “Modest but positive growth projections for ...

Armenian Imports ‘Liberalized’

Armenian tax authorities claimed on Monday that they are swiftly acting on Prime Minister Karen Karapetian’s pledge to liberalize imports of key goods that have long been controlled by government-linked businesspeople. The State Revenue ...

European Watchdog Again Assesses Armenian Police Abuses

Ill-treatment of criminal suspects held in police custody remains a problem in Armenia despite an “improvement in this area,” a Council of Europe body fighting against torture, said on Tuesday. The European Committee for the Prevention of ...