Armenia

In Armenia, the case of the terrorist act in the Parliament, which took place in 1999 was resumed

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

The Armenian Prosecutor's Office has decided to reopen the investigation of the terrorist act in the Parliament, which took place in 1999, Arevik Khachatryan, press secretary of the Prosecutor General's Office, told “RIA Novosti” on December 25, 2019. This was reported by “Trend.az”, citing “RIA Novosti”.

On October 27, 1999, a group of terrorists stormed the plenary hall of the National Assembly of Armenia and shot down the leaders and members of Parliament and government, who were present there.

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Armenia has been charged

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Armenia, Hrayr Tovmasyan (Grair Tovmasyan), has been charged. According to “Trend.az”, which refers to the Armenian media, human rights activist Ruben Melikyan said this.

“For now, I don't know on which article the charge is based, but according to the information I have, he has been charged”, said Melikyan.

Georgian economy ministry refutes Armenian media outlets’ information

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development has refuted the information disseminated by Armenian media about the possible sale of the Batumi Sea Port, “Trend.az” reports referring to “Georgia Online”.

“The information disseminated by the Armenian media is false”, the ministry said. “The Batumi Oil Terminal company rented the Batumi Sea Port for a period of 49 years with the right to manage it”.

Armenia wants to buy the Georgian port of Batumi

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

There are interested circles in Armenia,  in buying the port of Batumi, which Georgia is preparing to sell for $ 600 million. This is reported by the Armenian newspaper “Jamanak Daily” (“Time”).

According to the newspaper, various circles in Armenia are trying to organize a fundraiser to buy the port. This would allow the unimpeded delivery of goods in the country.

The countries of the Eurasian Economic Community will jointly resurrect lathe production

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SPUTNIK ARMENIA

The Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC) countries will find it easier to occupy their niche in foreign markets if they work together, Alexander Subbotin said.

The Eurasian Union countries will jointly expand the lathe industry. This was stated by Alexander Subbotin, a member of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, responsible for industry and agricultural production, during a telecast at the Sputnik Armenia International Multimedia Center.

UN representative: 500 thousand people in Armenia suffer from various forms of malnutrition

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ARMENIA NEWS, NEWS.AM

Five hundred thousand people suffer from various forms of malnutrition, and this figure reaches 820 million people all over the world, said the representative of the UN World Food Program in Armenia Jelena Milosevic at the international conference on investment opportunities in food and entrepreneurship development.

According to her, this fact negatively affects the country's capabilities, since the full realization of human potential as an engine of the economy is impossible with limited access to food.

Armenian journalist: There was no negative attitude towards us in Baku

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SPUTNIK ARMENIA

The Armenian political observer, and commentator on the “Shant” TV channel, Artem Yerkanyan, who recently visited Azerbaijan, considers the reciprocal visits of Armenian and Azerbaijani journalists to be unprecedented. Yerkanyan stated this in an interview with the correspondent of the local branch of Sputnik, summarizing the results of his trip to Azerbaijan.

According to Yerkanyan, Armenian journalists repeatedly have had the opportunity to communicate directly with ordinary Azerbaijanis.

Armenian language courses are organized in Azerbaijan

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INA “Turan”

The Center for International Relations Analysis in Baku (Beynəlxalq Münasibətlərin Təhlili Mərkəzi) has announced that it is organizing courses in Armenian language, reports the Independent News Agency “Turan”.

A press release from the Center (called by the INA “Turan” - "semi-official structure") says that the courses are for young scientists and researchers, who want to learn the language at an elementary level.

Armenia and Russia postponed gas tariff hike until April 2020

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„Аysor.am“

During the winter months, gas prices will not rise, Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan said during parliamentary scrutiny. He answered a question from the MP from the parliamentary faction of the “My Step” political party, Gevork Papoyan, about the possibility of increasing gas tariffs for consumers in 2020. The information is ofrom the Armenian online issue “Aysor.am”.

A group of Armenian journalists is going to visit Baku

A group of journalists from Armenia  will arrive in Baku on November 17 as part of mutual confidence-building measures. “Turan” became aware of this on the sidelines of the “Eastern Partnership Media Conference 2019” held in Riga.

Armenian journalists will visit a number of government agencies and meet with experts.

The exchange of visits by journalists is provided by шге agreements at the level of heads of state, as a part of humanitarian measures to build mutual trust.