Monthly Archives: December 2016

Will Some Improvements Take Place in Armenia?

This year, among many disappointing actions and decisions, Armenia is closing the year with an optimistic view, after the four-day war with Azerbaijan. Corruption is ongoing, despite promises to stop it, and people are emigrating from Armenia constantly. The government … Continue reading

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Justice Minister Hovhannisyan: Illegally Enriched Officials in Armenia will be Jailed if Proven Guilty

YEREVAN — Armenia’s National Assembly passed at the first reading amendments to the criminal code. The amendments propose criminalization of illicit enrichment of officials implying AMD 5 million (around $10,000). Presenting the amendments to lawmakers, Arpine Hovhannisyan, Justice Minister, said … Continue reading

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Mayor Garcetti Appoints George Kivork as Press Secretary

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his appointment of Geroge Kivork to serve as Press Secretary for his administration, replacing outgoing spokesperson Connie Llanos. Kivork has served for the past three years as the Mayor’s chief advocate in Washington … Continue reading

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Congressional Armenian Issues Caucus Announces Leadership Team for the 115th Congress

Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) Joins as VP WASHINGTON, DC — The Congressional Armenian Caucus announced its leadership team for the 115th Congress. They are two Democrats and two Republicans. Congressman Frank Palllone, Jr. (D-NJ), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Congressman … Continue reading

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$110,000 Raised for “Field of Dreams”

Mr. Antranig Baghdasarian Donates $50,000 During a fundraising dinner on Sunday December 11th, the American Armenian Rose Float Association (AARFA) raised $110,000 toward the construction of the third Armenian Rose Float and its participation in the 128th Pasadena Tournament of … Continue reading

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Armenia and World Bank Sign $50 Million Agreement to Support Government’s Reforms Program

Armenia and the World Bank signed on December 8th, a $50 million development policy finance operation to support the Government’s reforms programs across key economic areas, the WB reported. The Fourth Development Policy Financing (DPY-4) for Armenia support a wide … Continue reading

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$3,860,000 Raised in Paris for Armenian National Committee Activities

Community and religious leaders, government officials, and beneficiaries gathered in Paris on October 10th–the International Day of Human Rights–at a fundraiser dinner organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Foundation (ARF) Bureau in support of the worldwide Armenian National Committee. Honorary dignitaries … Continue reading

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EBRD Investments in Armenia in 153 Project Exceed $1 Billion

Karen Karapetyan, Armenian Prime Minister, received a delegation headed by European Bank for Reconstruction headed by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Coordinating Director for Eastern Europe and Caucasus Francis Malizh. The premier praised the cooperation with the EBRD, … Continue reading

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EU to Provide Armenia with $7.5 Million for Smooth Implementation of Electoral Reform Agreement

The EU Delegation to Armenia said in a statement that the EU will provide the Armenian government with 7 million Euros for the smooth implementation of the electoral reform agreement. The statement says that following the important first steps in … Continue reading

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EU and AGBU Sign 2 Million Euro Grant Agreement to Develop Civil Society

The European Union Delegation to Armenia and the Armenian general Benevolent Union (AGBU) have signed a Contract to the EUR 2 million ($2,147,6+0) grant that marks the beginning of a three year project aimed at facilitating development of the civil … Continue reading

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