In the first half of the year 2,600 jobs were created in Armenia according to the Armenian Ministry of Economic Development and Investments. Continue reading “2,600 jobs created in Armenia in the first half the year”
One-Sided Prosecutions Year After Attacks on Protesters, Journalists
(Yerevan) – The Armenian government has failed to ensure full accountability for police violence against largely peaceful protesters and journalists a year ago, Human Rights Watch said today. At the same time the authorities have indicted at least 32 protesters, convicting 21 of them, with 11 sentenced to prison. Continue reading “Armenia: Limited Justice for Police Violence”
The passing year in Armenia was marked by civil unrest and major elections, which signal a transition of the country to a parliamentary system.
At least two competing opinion polls have shown that Armenia’s richest businessman Gagik Tsarukian’s election bloc named “Tsarukian” after him, is leading the race for the April 2 elections with 40-41% rating.
A couple of years ago, actually 26 years after the disastrous earthquake of 1988, I made this report about Gyumri. “This town is stuck in an eternal disaster,” I remember thinking then. Continue reading “Gyumri stuck in an eternal disaster”