Monthly Archives: April 2020

Economy

Chaired by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the Government continues discussing anti-crisis activities aimed at curbing the coronavirus-driven pandemic’s economic impact. Central Bank Chairman Arthur Javadyan reported progress in the first and second anti-crisis programs. 296 out of 1,176 applications received within the framework of the first activity have already been complied with to a total …

Economy

EU NEIGHBOURS . The EU-supported initiative ‘EU4Business’ has launched a weekly digest on the current business environment and the challenges faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) during the COVID-19 outbreak. The digest focuses on the six Eastern partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. It also includes stories about …

Economy

A Cabinet meeting was held today, chaired by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The Government approved the fifteenth activity to mitigate the pandemic’s adverse economic impact, under which river banks will be built in Armenia’s highlands with the involvement of the local population. The project provides that forest layers shall be created in river valleys through …

Military

Comment by the Artsakh Foreign Ministry on the 29th Anniversary of the Operation ‘Koltso’  on the Deportation of the Armenian Population of the Borderline Villages of Artsakh 29 years ago, under the direct organization and coordination of the central authorities of the USSR and Azerbaijan, a large-scale operation ‘Koltso’ (‘Ring’) was carried out to deport the Armenian population of the borderline villages …

Legal

New report lists 142 serious attacks against journalists in 2019 Strasbourg, 30.04.2020 – In a statement issued ahead of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić calls on governments to avoid unduly restricting media freedom during the COVID-19 crisis. “Governments are facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, but …

Legal

In two videos released today on the Assembly’s YouTube channel, Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC), chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, and Vladimir Vardanyan (Armenia, EPP/CD), chairperson of the Sub-committee on Human Rights, discuss the impact of Covid-19 on human rights and the rule of law with representatives of select Council of …