EU welcomes recent developments in Armenia

The OSCE Permanent Council at the Hofburg in Vienna, 29 January 2009.

The OSCE Permanent Council at the Hofburg in Vienna, 29 January 2009.

A statement has been publicized during an OSCE Permanent Council meeting in Vienna, in which the European Union “takes note of recent positive political developments in Armenia.” Continue reading

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Government’s Liberty square phobias?

Opposition rally in Yerevan's Liberty square

Armenia -- Opposition rally in Yerevans Liberty square, 08Apr2011

Municipal authorities banned last week two separate appeals by Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) and Armenian National Congress (HAK) to hold rallies in Yerevan’s Liberty Square. Continue reading

Opposition leader “hungry for change”

Armenia -- Opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian begins a hunger strike in Yerevan's Liberty Square, 15Mar2011

Armenia -- Opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian begins a hunger strike in Yerevan's Liberty Square, 15Mar2011

On March 15, 2011 Raffi Hovannisian, the leader of Zharangutyun (Heritage) opposition party, announced, that he’s had enough with the corrupt politicians and inept bureaucrats of Armenia and went on a hunger strike to bring about change. Continue reading

Liberty square off limits for opposition again

Municipal authorities in Yerevan have banned the opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK) from rallying supporters in a key Yerevan square on September 17 and offered it to stage the demonstration elsewhere in the city center, RFE/RL Armenian service reports. Continue reading