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Czech authorities approve extraditing Serzh Sargsyan’s nephew from Prague

Czech authorities have decided to extradite former President Serzh Sargsyan’s nephew Narek Sargsyan in pursuance of Armenian authorities’ request, the General Prosecution of Armenia said. Prosecutor General Arthur Davtyan’s advisor Gor Abrahamyan said on Facebook that the prosecution has already tasked the police to organize the...

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armenpress.am3 hours ago

Constitutional Court justices early retirement bill passes first hearing in parliament

Parliament adopted at first hearing the government-backed bill on introducing early retirement mechanisms for Constitutional Court Justices. 65 lawmakers voted in favor, 33 voted against. The opposition Bright Armenia (LHK) and Prosperous Armenia (BHK) parties announced before the vote they will vote it down. However, the ruling...

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armenpress.am3 hours ago

Government returned 180 billion AMD in working capital to businesses in 1,5 years - PM

As of January 1, 2018, the government of Armenia had 275 billion AMD debt to economic entities in overpayments of taxes. But as of December 1, 2019, this debt comprises 95 billion AMD, including also the ongoing VAT debts, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Facebook. “In other words, within one and a half year the government...

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panorama.am4 hours ago

Artsakh president: It is a difficult and thorny path that our people pass through with dignity

Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan issued a congratulatory message on the NKR State Independence Referendum and Constitution Day marked on 10 December. The message, publicized by the presidential press service, runs as follows: " Dear people of Artsakh, On behalf of the republic's authorities and myself personally I extend my h...

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armenpress.am18 hours ago

Armenian President, PM meet to discuss issues referring to development of the country

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian held a working meeting with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on December 9 at the Presidential Residence, ARMENPRESS was informed from the press service of the President’s Office. Armen Sarkissian and Nikol Pashinyan discussed issues referring to the development projects. The interlocutors hig...

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panorama.ama day ago

Five people killed, others missing in New Zealand volcano eruption

Desperate efforts are underway to locate any additional survivors of a deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island Monday, which killed at least five people and injured at least a dozen more, CNN reports. The eruption took place with little warning early Monday afternoon local time while dozens of tourists from near...

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armenpress.ama day ago

Decision on lifting visa requirements of Qatar for citizens of Armenia enters into force

The decision to abolish visa requirements of Qatar for the citizens of Armenia has officially entered into force on December 8. According to the decision, the citizens of Armenia can visit and stay in Qatar for a maximum of 90 days within six months of their first entry. The agreement on abolishing Qatari visa requirements for t...

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panorama.ama day ago

Top Guatemalan lawmaker hosted at Artsakh parliament

Artsakh National Assembly Speaker Ashot Ghulyan received on Sunday, December 8, First Vice President of Guatemala’s Congress Felipe Alejos Lorenzana and MP Juan Ramon Lau Quan, who arrived in Stepanakert accompanied by Armenian MP Sos Avetisyan, the Artsakh parliament’s press service reported. Welcoming the guests, Ghulyan not...

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armenpress.ama day ago

There is political will to eradicate corruption in Armenia, says PM

There is no systematic corruption in Armenia, but this doesn’t mean that there are no corruption phenomena in the country, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in his remarks at a conference organized by Transparency International on the International Anti-Corruption Day in Yerevan. Pashinyan reminded that few days after his elec...

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armenpress.ama day ago

Armenian parliament approves introducing demerit point system for drivers

The Armenian parliament adopted the government-authored bill on introducing a demerit point system in regulating motor vehicle traffic. The bill passed with 57 votes in favor, 35 against and 3 abstentions. The demerit point suspension system will envisage 9 points for a year. A demerit point will be subtracted for traffic violat...

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