Monthly Archives: May 2019

Legal

President Armen Sarkissian has nominated a prominent lawyer for the Constitutional Court after the current parliament twice rejected other candidates chosen by him. Azatutyun reports.  The nominee, Vahe Grigorian, has a long history of human rights advocacy. He has also cooperated with opposition groups that challenged former Presidents Serzh Sarkisian and Robert Kocharian. In particular, …

Official

Comment by MFA Spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan regarding the accusations in ceasefire violations by the MFA of Azerbaijan Question: The MFA of Azerbaijan issued a statement wherein it accused the Armenian side of killing of one of its soldiers and claimed that Armenia intended to undermine the negotiation process and that the calls of the Armenian side …

Official

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had working lunch with members of the high-level mission of the Council of Europe, headed by Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law at the CoE. The delegation’s visit follows up the agreement reached over phone on May 22 between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Council …

Politics

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stéphane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America), together with the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Andrzej Kasprzyk, visited the region from 27 to 30 May. The Co-Chairs met with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan …

Politics

Today the chairman of the Heritage Party Andranik Grigoryan, vice chairwoman Narine Dilbaryan and member of the Board Gagik Margaryan met with President of the Republic of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan. During the meeting the issues of strengthening the allied relations between Artsakh and Armenia at different levels of government–executive, legislative and judicial–and the security-based and …

Sport

The Europa League final match between Chelsea and Arsenal was not spectacular, but it was notable due to the abundance of goals. Chelsea beat Arsenal during the match, which took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, with a score of 4-1.   Ashot Hakobyan