Pension reform protest: Armenian civic group conducts bike race

  The Armenian civic group, conducts active protests against the compulsory pension funds, launched Saturday morning a bicycle race downtown Yerevan. For what was thought to be an awareness campaign, scores of bicycle riders gathered in Liberty Square to voice alarm over the controversial pension reforms. Speaking to reporters, one of the protesting activists, Tigran…

Armenia’s government to relieve students’ social burden

  Like in any other country, in Armenia students need social support. So Armenia’s Ministry of Education and Science placed an order for a survey to find out students’ need for social support. The Institute for Political and Sociological Consulting (IPSC) conducted the survey, Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan told reporters on…

Crimea referendum illegitimate – Ivan Kukhta

  The referendum in Crimea scheduled for March 16 will not be legitimate, and Russia has no right to recognize its results, Ukrainian Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Kukhta told reporters as he answered a question as to whether the Customs Union member-states, including prospective member Armenia, will have to recognize Crimea’s independence. “Even if held,…

Ter-Petrosyan, EU envoy discuss political situation in Armenia

  Armenia’s political situation and the possible domestic have been discussed at a meeting between first president Levon Ter-Petrosyan and EU Ambassador Trajan Hristea. The talks were held Thursday at the headquarters of the opposition Armenian National Congress (of which Ter-Petrosyan is now the leader). According to a statement by the party’s press office, the…