Daily Archives: Wednesday, 18 April, 2012

Understanding Armenia’s pre-electoral party landscape: EuFoA publishes Shortpaper

Today, European Friends of Armenia (www.EuFoA.org) publishes a guide on the Armenian political parties, providing on roughly 1.5 pages per party the key facts about their alliances, poll and election data, history, leadership, political ideologies, foreign relations and European aspirations. “This guide will serve as a useful tool to anyone interested in better understanding of […]

EU deals with Azerbaijan and Armenia should make the region safer

The association agreements that the EU is negotiating with Armenia and Azerbaijan should make the region safer, both by promoting a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and by making EU support conditional upon their human rights performance and democratic reforms. On these, both countries still have a long way to go, MEPs say in […]

Armenia’s Central Bank Warns Against New MMM Pyramid

Armenia’s Central Bank Warns Against New MMM Pyramid

Armenia’s Central Bank on Wednesday issued a statement urging people to refrain from participation in the MMM-2011 pyramid scheme operating in the country. MMM-2011 (the three letters stand for “We Can Do a Lot” in Russia), founded by Sergei Mavrodi, uses the WebMoney online payment system to allow investors to buy tickets that work like […]

Second week of campaigning brings news of violence amid calls for political tolerance

Second week of campaigning brings news of violence amid calls for political tolerance

Armenia’s president and head of the ruling Republican Party (RPA) has issued another call for tolerance amid more reports of violence in Yerevan against some opposition campaigners. Speaking to voters in a southern Armenian province on Tuesday Serzh Sargsyan said that “Armenians have no right to form ranks against each other.” “We [the RPA] will […]

Bavra Bureaucracy: Armenian Tarragon Farmers Not Allowed Into Georgia; Produce Rots

Bavra Bureaucracy: Armenian Tarragon Farmers Not Allowed Into Georgia; Produce Rots

While Armenia’s Minister of Agriculture promises to improve the lot of the country’s rural farmers, making it easier for them to sell their produce, it appears that just the opposite is happening. Yesterday, five residents of the Aghvanatoun village in Armavir, tool 30,000 bunches of fresh tarragon to the Armenian customs house of Bavra on […]

Turkey acquitted of the Armenian genocide in Malta – Turkish foreign minister

Turkish EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis denied claims that his country was responsible for the Armenian genocide of 1915, citing a court ruling in Malta dating back to 1919 which, according to him, acquitted some 120 people who had been exiled here to face charges stemming from this atrocious event in modern history. In a […]

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