Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has given the green light for the controversial Amulsar Mine project to go ahead despite a report concluding that mining company Lydian failed to properly assess the risks. [Read more…]
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has called for ‘unification’ between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia, in a wide-ranging speech that was delivered amidst an atmosphere of tension between authorities in Yerevan and Stepanakert. [Read more…]
Protesters gathered outside courts across Armenia on Monday after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called for supporters to block the entrances, describing the courts as ‘puppets’ of the former government. [Read more…]
Reflecting on the time since snap parliamentary elections last December in which the Bright Armenia Party took 18 seats, the secretary of the party’s parliamentary faction, Gevorg Gorgisyan, says their mission has been and remains to keep the ruling party in check and to make them deliver on the promises of the Velvet Revolution. [Read more…]
Armenia’s State Revenue Committee has initiated criminal proceedings against Spayka, a major exporter of agricultural products, and its director for failing to pay taxes. [Read more…]
Armenia’s parliament has adopted a bill to cut the number of ministries from 17 to 12 as part of a government ‘optimisation’ drive. [Read more…]
Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will meet officially this Friday. In Armenia, talk of progress in the peace process has largely focused on the inclusion of Nagorno-Karabakh in future negotiations. [Read more…]
Ahead of a meeting between the Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev this Friday, Azerbaijani analysts and politicians share their hopes and concerns over the rekindled dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Pashinyan and his revolutionary team have begun their second march — this time as a government parading towards economic revolution. Despite their ambitious goal to shake up Armenia’s economy, which for years has been impaired by systematic corruption, feudal-like oligarchs and shady deals behind closed doors, their proposed ‘economic revolution’ should do more to address the needs and expectations of the people who made the Velvet Revolution possible. [Read more…]
On 8 February, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan introduced the government’s ‘revolutionary economic programme’. The programme promised to create ‘radical economic growth’, but critics say it lacks substance, putting too much emphasis on the actions of the public.