PACE calls for continuation of "ongoing monitoring procedure" with respect to Armenia

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) voted in favor of resolution 1677 on Wednesday, pointing to the need to continue ongoing regular monitoring procedure with respect to Armenia. This 4th resolution adopted by the PACE in relation to the bitter political crisis that ensued in Armenia after the disputed Presidential election in February 2008 can be seen as generally softer and more welcoming towards the steps taken by the Armenian authorities, when…

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Podcast: World Economic Crisis and the Telethon

Armenian bloggers become more and more concerned about the world economic crisis. David_sand, for example, thinks that the consequences of the crisis in Armenia may even lead to mass disturbances. If the financial crisis results in worsening the quality of life, which is already noticeable (although our politicians keep denying it,) or if the volumes of manufacturing and consuming get decreased because of crisis, even those political figures will have to persuade the people that…

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