Questions about the Armenian economy

There is some impressive growth in the Armenian economy, the Armenian Economist (of course 🙂 ) says: […]Armenia’s economy has grown at double digit rates over the past five years. Construction activity accounted for much of the recent growth in the economy (see recent post). Changes in the underlying trend in construction activity and its composition over the past decade, however, may foretell further growth and expansion in the economy.[…] However, there are questions the…

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Parliamentary Election Monitor

Via CRD / TI Armenia Election Monitor 2007: Writing for RFE/RL, US-Armenian analyst Richard Giragosian says that the pressure is now on for the May parliamentary election to be considered free and fair by the international community. Moreover, Giragosian argues that the conduct of the vote will determine the country’s place in the region as well as impact on its declared intent to integrate into European structures. If the ballot proves to be only the…

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Driving in Yerevan

Bekaisa has a lively post about driving in Yerevan: By the way – driving has become better. This is primarily because they removed GAI [the street patrol] from the streets, and secondly, although this may sound paradoxical, because of the [increased] number of cars. On all major streets of the city, in daytime especially, you have to drive calm and slow no matter how fast you want to drive. There is just no other way…

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