Average Monthly Wage in Armenia Lowest among Caucasus States

Average Monthly Wages using ILO data
Average Monthly Wages in Caucasus Countries vst Global Average, based on ILO data

Average monthly wage in Armenia is more than 3 times less than the global average, which is estimated to be equal to $1,480 a month according to the study published last year by the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO). Furthermore, the average wage in Armenia is the lowest among the three Caucasian states.
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Sargsian Takes Out The Big Guns

Armenia - President Serzh Sarkisian and his son-in-law Mikael Minasian.
Armenia - President Serzh Sarkisian and his son-in-law Mikael Minasian.

Armenia’s ruling Republican party seems the only political force that is taking the upcoming elections seriously, as President Serzh Sargsian makes some major reshuffles by replacing Yerevan’s Mayor Karen Karapetian, Chief of Police Alik Sargsian, Moving the NA Speaker Hovik Abrahamian to run his party’s election campaign and sends his most trusted person – Mikael Minasian (son-in-law) to supervise the runner of his party’s campaign. Continue reading “Sargsian Takes Out The Big Guns”

Presidents meet in Sochi, agree on 'preamble' of Karabakh agreement

Russia -- Presidents of Armenia (R), Russia (C) and Azerbaijan (L) discuss Karabakh resolution in Sochi, 25Jan2010

Armenian President Serzh Sargsian met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliev in Sochi today with the mediation of Russia’s President Dmitri Medvedev. The meeting ended in an agreement on the preamble to Karabakh deal.
“”Today, the main result was the agreement, which although we have some parts of the document that are not object of mutual consent, all the sides will prepare their concrete proposals, their concrete wording of all these parts, which will be worked into the text,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after the meeting, adding, that the presidents have agreed on the ‘preamble’ of the Karabakh agreement. Continue reading “Presidents meet in Sochi, agree on 'preamble' of Karabakh agreement”

Co-Chairs' latest articulation of the Basic Principles

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Ambassador Bernard Fassier of France, Ambassador Robert Bradtke of the United States and Ambassador Yuri Merzlyakov of the Russian Federation (OSCE/Susanna Lööf)

OSCE Minsk group co-chairs have issued a statement today, sharing details of their latest regional visit within the frameworks of the Karabakh peaceful negotiation process.
They have, in fact, shared only one detail to be more exact, using 3 large blocks of text to describe it:  Co-Chairs (Ambassador Yuri Merzlyakov, the Russian Federation; Ambassador Bernard Fassier, France; Ambassador Robert Bradtke, United States) have delivered to Armenian President Serzh Sargsian an updated version of the Madrid Document of November 2007, containing the Co-Chairs’ latest articulation of the Basic Principles on January 20-th. Continue reading “Co-Chairs' latest articulation of the Basic Principles”

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