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16.04.2021
MPs’ Speeches on Implementation of Procedure and Results of RA Government Programme for 2020: Hovhannes Igityan
When we speak about the Artsakh war, we shall understand that any political manipulation will be used against us. Any of your speeches are taken and used against the state. Why did the war begin? The war began, because Azerbaijan had Turkey as a military partner. The war began, because Azerbaijan an...


16.04.2021
MPs’ Speeches on Implementation of Procedure and Results of Government Programme for 2020: Nazeli Baghdasaryan
Really understanding the responsibility of this burden, the Government members repeatedly noted their amount of responsibility, but as the members of the ruling force we completely share it. I am sure that we have done our best and we will have time to evaluate all this. At the hottest moment of the...

16.04.2021
MPs’ Speeches on Implementation of Procedure and Results of Government Programme 2020: Ani Samsonyan
The foreign political emptiness or bankruptcy are very eloquent. All efforts by the representatives of the Government that the diplomacy has not failed, today we reverse and record that the diplomacy has failed. Armenia has not future with you, but it will have without you: Ani Samsonyan...

16.04.2021
MPs’ Speeches on Implementation of Procedure and Results of Government Programme 2020:
We shall overcome the post-war syndrome in order to have economic growth. We shall learn lessons from history in order the next step to be distinct, right and objective: Sergey Bagratyan...

16.04.2021
Corruption Risks to be Decreased in Land Auctions: Draft Law Debated in Second Reading
At April 16 NA regular sitting, the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Land Code authored by Artak Manukyan was debated in the second reading for complete adoption. According to the bill, the organizer is obliged to publish the information on www.azdarar.am website on conducting th...

16.04.2021
MPs’ Speeches on Implementation of Procedure and Results of Government Programme 2020: Vagharshak Hakobyan
The people who were authorized to negotiate over the Artsakh issue, went and agreed that they would give the lands and they came and told the people not an inch of lands. They took the negotiations into deadlock and took what they could from the army. Of course, Armenia and Artsakh have future, and ...

16.04.2021
Vladimir Vardanyan’s Speech at International Conference “Global Challenges and Threats in Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: Terrorism and Violent Extremism”
The Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs Vladimir Vardanyan delivered a speech at the International Conference “Global Challenges and Threats in Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: Terrorism and Violent Extremism”In the framework of the speech characterized the attack of Azerbaija...

16.04.2021
MPs’ Speeches on Implementation of Procedure and Results of Government Programme for 2020: Arman Yeghoyan
The past never dies. Today, the past is our present. We live in the present built by our past, and the people, who today live in oblivion the past, try by that to take themselves from the responsibility of the present. Armenia and Artsakh have future: Arman Yeghoyan...

16.04.2021
MPs’ Speeches on Implementation of Procedure and Results of Government Programme 2020: Anna Kostanyan
The Government recognized the development of the spheres of education, science, culture and sport, but the pre-indicated reforms did not come true. Anna Kostanyan...

16.04.2021
Deputies’ Speeches on Implementation of Procedure and Results of RA Government Programme for 2020: Hovik Aghazaryan
Hovik Aghazaryan: The Artsakh war is not over even now. Today, we have independent statehood and plundered Artsakh on one section of the historical gomeland. We shall consolidate our forces and lead our country to development....

16.04.2021
Speeches of NA Factions on Implementation of Procedure and Results of Government Programme for 2020
On April 16, the regular sitting of the National Assembly continued. The representatives of the NA Factions gave a speech referring to the Implementation of the Procedure and the Results of the Government Programme for 2020.Edmon Marukyan gave a speech on behalf of the ...

16.04.2021
NA Vice President’s Extraordinary Speech
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Lena Nazaryan delivered an extraordinary speech on the procedure and the results of the implementation of the Government Programme for 2020.Touching upon the voiced criticism, he noted: “As you see, nobody ab\voids questions. The Prime Minister comes to the National ...

15.04.2021
Regular Meeting of Permanent Commission on Economy and Finance of IPA CIS Held
At April 15 regular meeting of the Permanent Commission on Economy and Finance of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (IPA) of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was held in videoconference format which was moderated by the RA NA Member of Delegation, the deputy of My Step Faction Aleksey San...

15.04.2021
Issue of Disgraceful Park of Azerbaijan in the Basis of Hayk Konjoryan’s Speech at OSCE PA and IPA CIS Joint Conference
On 15 April 2021 the deputy of the NA My Step Faction Hayk Konjoryan delivered a speech at the OSCE PA and IPA CIS joint Conference and raised the issues of quick return of the Armenian prisoners of war, the Armenophobia policy and the disgraceful park opened in Azerbaijan a few days ago....

15.04.2021
Report on Implementation of Procedure and Results of RA Government Programme for 2020: Mkhitar Hayrapetyan’s Speech
The NA deputies gave speeches referred to the Implementation of the Procedure and the Results of the RA Government Programme for 2020.Mkhitar Hayrapetyan: In Artsakh first war we won, because the stamina of spirit played crucial role. I am convinced that the Armenians always won fighting with spirit...

15.04.2021
Report on Implementation of Procedure and Results of RA Government Programme for 2020: Taguhi Tovmasyan’s Speech
The NA Deputies gave speeches referred to the Implementation of the Procedure and the Results of the RA Government Programme for 2020. ...

15.04.2021
Report on Implementation of Procedure and Results of RA Government Programme for 2020: Viktor Yengibaryan’s Speech
The NA deputies gave speeches referred to the Implementation of the Procedure and the Results of the RA Government Programme for 2020.Viktor Yengibaryan: It is not compulsory at all to take the political debate to a level that speaking about this most important theme crucial for Armenian nation, you...

15.04.2021
NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan Meets with Speaker of Parliament of Moldova Zinaida Greceanîi in Saint Petersburg
Within the framework of the 52nd Plenary Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (IPA) of the CIS Member States the RA NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan met with the Speaker of Parliament of Moldova Zinaida Greceanîi in Saint Petersburg.The sides underlined that Moldova and Armenia should expand and st...

15.04.2021
Hayk Konjoryan Elected Deputy Chairman of IPA CIS Permanent Commission on Defense and Security
On April 15, the regular meeting of the Permanent Commission on Defense and Security of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (IPA) of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was held, during which the deputy of My Step Faction of the RA National Assembly Hayk Konjoryan was elected Deputy Chairman o...

15.04.2021
Ararat Mirzoyan’s Speech at International Conference “Global Challenges and Threats in Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: Terrorism and Violent Extremism”
On April 15, in Saint Petersburg the RA NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan delivered a speech at the international conference “Global Challenges and Threats in Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: Terrorism and Violent Extremism.” The NA Speaker particularly noted:“Dear Valentina Ivanovna,Dear colleagues, participant...

15.04.2021
Certificate on Economic Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia
The Russian Federation is the main economic partner of the Republic of Armenia. At the beginning of 2020, the Member States of the Union faced unprecedented financial and social challenges related to the COVID-2019 coronavirus pandemic. The spread of the coronavirus infection resulted in the investm...

15.04.2021
Ararat Mirzoyan Meets with Valentina Matviyenko in Saint Petersburg
The RA NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan met with the Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko in Saint Petersburg in the framework of the works of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (IPA) of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Welcomi...

15.04.2021
Sakuras, White Swan Origamis and First Armenian Translation of Murakami in NA
The Japanese cherry trees symbolizing the land of the rising sun were planted in the Parliament Park in May 2015 as a token of the two peoples’ friendly relations. That year, the Armenian Genocide Centennial and the 70th anniversary of Hirosima and Nagasaki bombing were marked.On 10 April 2021, in ...

15.04.2021
Long-term Employee of NA Library Fatma Khachatryan Awarded on Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of National Library Week
It is already 20 years that the National Library Week is held by the initiative of the Armenian Library Association in Armenia. A long-term employee of the NA Library Fatma Khachatryan was awarded a diploma by the National Library of the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport on the oc...

14.04.2021
Library of National Assembly: Parliaments and Parliamentary Rules of Procedure Series
The Armenian Library Association organizes and holds the National Library Week from 2002. This year it is held on April 12-19. The main goal of the National Library Week is to draw attention of all the layers of the society to libraries and library problems. The RA NA library, as every year, this ye...

14.04.2021
Pupils Given Unique Opportunity to be Present in Debate on Implementation of Procedure and Results of RA Government Programme for 2020
Viktoria studies in the 8th grade at the Armenian-Chinese Friendship School Foundation. She has a dream to become a prime minister. And she announced about it from the first tribune of the country in the National Assembly. Viktoria hopes that she will become the first woman Prime Minister of Armenia...

14.04.2021
Members of Government Answer to Deputies’ Questions
At April 14 RA NA sitting, in accordance with the constitutional law the NA Rules of Procedure, the members of the Government answered to the deputies’ questions...

14.04.2021
Deputy’s Speech on Behalf of NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs
On April 14, Babken Tunyan gave a speech on behalf of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs during the debate of the report on the Implementation of the Procedure and the Results of the RA Government Programme for 2020...

14.04.2021
Parliament Continues Debate of Report on Implementation of Government Programme
On April 14, the Parliament continued the debate of the report on the Implementation of the Procedure and the Results of the RA Government Programme for 2020. ...

14.04.2021
Committee Endorses Draft Law on Providing Tax and Customs Privileges
At April 14 regular sitting of the RA NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the draft law designing Amendments and Addenda to the Law on Providing Tax and Customs Privileges in the frameworks of Dilijan International School Program was debated and endorsed in the second reading. The Committee C...

14.04.2021
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan Presents Report on Implementation of Procedure and Results of RA Government Programme for 2020
At April 14 NA regular sitting, the report on the Implementation of the Procedure and the Results of the RA Government Programme for 2020 ...

14.04.2021
Parliament Passes Draft Laws Debated on the Previous Day
On April 14, the parliament continued the work of the regular sittings and by voting passed all legislative initiatives debated on the previous day....

13.04.2021
At RA NA Sitting Letter-Request of a Number of Businessmen, Farmers and Citizens of Noyemberyan Region Read
At April 13 of the RA NA sitting, during the deputies’ announcements the deputy of the Bright Armenia Faction Sargis Aleksanyan issued the open letter by a number of businessmen, farmers and citizens addressed to the RA NA factions, deputies, the Prime Minister, the Government, the Central Bank, the...

13.04.2021
Meeting with Family Members of Armenian Prisoners of War and Missing Servicemen
On April 13, the deputy of the RA NA Prosperous Armenia Faction Naira Zohrabyan met with the parents and the family members of the captives and the missing Armenian servicemen because of the unleashed 44-day war against Artsakh.The item of voicing the problem of Armenian prisoners of war being kept ...

13.04.2021
NA Deputy Introduces Pupils of George Dunayants School with Work of Legislative Body
On April 13, pupils and teachers of the school after George Dunayants visited the parliament in the frameworks of the Open Lesson program. The Secretary of the RA NA Bright Armenia Faction Gevorg Gorgisyan met with the guests. The MP told the schoolchildren about himself, presenting biographical da...

13.04.2021
Deputies Make Announcements
Sofia Hovsepyan: Yesterday I met with the parents of 67 deceased and 6 missing soldiers, and they gave a letter and asked her to read. They demand to move the sued criminal case from the RA Investigative Committee to the National Security Service. I ask the NA deputies and the authorized persons to ...

13.04.2021
Agricultural Cooperatives to be Exempted from Profit Tax
At April 13 regular sitting, the Parliament debated the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Tax Code in the first reading, in case of its adoption the agricultural cooperatives will be exempted from the profit tax. The agricultural cooperatives and consumers’ cooperatives will also ...

13.04.2021
Executive Body Proposes Tax and Customs Privileges in the Framework of Dilijan International School Program
At April 9 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the issue on organizing 24-hour regime for the first to second reading of the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Law on Providing Tax and Customs Privileges in the frameworks of Dilijan International School Progr...

13.04.2021
Amendments and Addenda to RA Judicial and Lithosphere Codes Debated in Second Reading
The legislative package on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law on the RA Judicial Code and on Making Amendments and Addenda to the enclosed laws was debated with the procedure of the second reading presented by the RA Minister of Justice Rustam Badasyan.The draft law on Making Am...

13.04.2021
Implementation of Programs of Public-Private Partnership is Possible by Private Initiative from Now on
The RA Deputy Minister of Economy Avag Avanesyan presented for a debate the legislative package on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on Public-Private Partnership and on the enclosed laws. It was noted that the provision of the procedure of the private partner election is not regulated by the...

13.04.2021
Social Guarantees for Persons with Public Positions Taking Part in Military Actions and Holding State Service Office Designed
At April 13 NA sitting, the Acting Head of the Civil Service Bureau of the RA Prime Minister Staff Vache Kalashyan presented for a debate the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on Remuneration of Persons Holding Public Positions and Public Service Positions....

13.04.2021
Levon Buniatyan Not Appointed Member of the RA Public Services Regulatory Commission
At April 13 sitting, the Chairman of the NA Counting Committee Vahagn Hovakimyan presented the results of the election for the member of the RA Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC). 52 deputies took part in the election, 13 out of them were for the nominated candidacy, and 36 - against it.Le...

13.04.2021
Deputies Propose Amendments to Law on NA Staff Activity
The legislative initiative on Amending the Law on State Service of the RA NA Staff was debated in the first reading authored by the deputies Nikolay Baghdasaryan, Viktor Yengibaryan, Sergey Atomyan, Koryun Mkrtchyan, Sergey Movsisyan and Kristine Poghosyan at April 13 sitting of the NA Standing Comm...

13.04.2021
Hundreds of Diaspora Armenians Could Not Come and Volunteered for Defense of Motherland Because of Coronavirus: Deputy’s Response to Possible Pardon
On April 13, during the convened NA regular sitting the member of the Prosperous Armenia Faction Naira Zohrabyan delivered a speech.The MP touched upon the possible pardon on the persons who evaded the military service and who are 27 years old approved by the executive body.“I think that it is a rig...

13.04.2021
Deputies’ Speeches on Candidate for PSRC Member
The NA My Step Faction nominated Levon Buniatyan’s candidate in the post of the member for the RA Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC). The item was debated at April 13. The PSRC member is elected in secret ballot by the majority of the votes of the deputies’ total number.Vahagn Hovakimyan n...

13.04.2021
Questions to Candidate for Member of RA Public Services Regulatory Commission Levon Bunitayan
On April 13, the parliament debated the issue on appointing a member of the RA Public Services Regulatory Commission in the regular sitting. The Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs Babken Tunyan presented Levon Buniatyan on behalf of My Step Faction. He is an engineer by professio...

13.04.2021
Deputies’ Speeches on Exhibition Opened in Baku
On April 13, by Ararat Mirzoyan’s presentation the parliament approved the draft laws of the agendas of the sixth session of the RA NA seventh convocation, as well as the regular sittings.After approving the agenda, the deputies delivered condemning speeches, touching upon the opening of exhibition-...

13.04.2021
Newly Elected Deputy Vahagn Aleksanyan Sworn in
On April 13, the NA regular sitting was convened. The Speaker of Parliament Ararrat Mirzoyan informed that the Central Electoral Commission presented the protocol N 16 on giving the mandate of the elected NA deputy and terminated ahead of time the authorities Suren Grigoryanm according to which, the...

13.04.2021
Ararat Mirzoyan is to Leave For Saint Petersburg on a Working Visit
On April 13, the Speaker of the RA National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan will leave for Saint Petersburg on a working visit to take part in the meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (IPA) CIS Council.Within the framework of the visit bilateral meetings are also scheduled with the RF FA FC Speaker ...

12.04.2021
Issues on Drinking Water and Yazidi language Classes in Center of Deputy’s Regional Visit Attention
The NA deputy Rustam Bakoyan visits his compatriots living in different Armenian settlements almost every week. The deputy’s regular visit was in Norashen community, Ararat region this week. About 20 Yazidi families live here – almost 100 people in general. They are engaged in horticulture and culti...

12.04.2021
NA Deputy Sofia Hovsepyan Meets with Parents of Deceased and Missing Servicemen
On April 12, the NA independent deputy Sofia Hovsepyan met with a group of parents and family members of the deceased and missing servicemen because of the unleashed war against Artsakh on September 27.The parents have informed that their demand is to bring to responsibility the officials and the hi...

12.04.2021
33 Items in the Draft Law of Regular Sittings Agenda
On April 12, the sitting of the NA Council was held presided over by Ararat Mirzoyan. The draft laws on Making Addenda to the agenda of the sixth session of the NA seventh convocation and the regular sittings to be convened on April 13 were debated and approved. The sequence and the duration of the ...

12.04.2021
Parliament 1918-1920: Answer of Parliament of First Republic of Armenia to Government
The Government of the First Republic applied to Parliament for getting information on the sitting agenda:“To the Leaders of the GovernmentThe leadership sends information on the agenda of Armenian Parliament of 5 August:”“AGENDAOf August 5 sitting of Armenian Parliament...

12.04.2021
Financial Market Stability and Fluctuation in Exchange Rate Touched Upon
At April 12 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Regional and Eurasian Integration, the Chairman of the Committee Mikayel Melkumyan raised a question of the financial market stability and the regularity of the fluctuation in exchange rate. The deputy Babken Tunyan noted that he met with the Chair...

12.04.2021
From January 1 No Agricultural Products Imported from Turkey to Armenia
At April 12 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Regional and Eurasian Integration, the deputy Edvard Andreasyan addressed a question to the RA Deputy Minister of Economy Varos Simonyan trying to find out what measures are applied for protecting a local producer. It has been noted that due to se...

12.04.2021
Agreement on Free Trade between the EEU Member States and Serbia
At April 12 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Regional and Eurasian Integration, the draft law on Ratifying the Agreement on Free Trade between on One Hand between the Eurasian Economic Union and Its Member States and on the Other Hand of the Republic of Serbia moderated by Mikayel Melkumyan w...

10.04.2021
Sakuras, White Swan Origamis and First Armenian Translation of Murakami in NA
The Japanese cherry trees symbolizing the land of the rising sun were planted in the Parliament Park in May 2015 as a token of the two peoples’ friendly relations. That year, the Armenian Genocide Centennial and the 70th anniversary of Hirosima and Nagasaki bombing were marked.On 10 April 2021, in t...

09.04.2021
Parliament 1918-1920: Response of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Austrian Officer’s Request
On 2 January 1920, the Austrian being charged with espionage applied to the Judicial Committee of Parliament, requesting to pardon him.“Being informed that after the war, as a spy, sentenced to torturous work for 15 years the Austrian officer Morokoti made a request to the Parliament, asking to pard...

09.04.2021
Masters of Public Administration Academy Meets with NA Deputies
On April 7, the Head of the RA NA Delegation to Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Viktor Yengibaryan and the Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on European Integration Arman Yeghoyan met with a group of masters of the RA Public Administration Academy. The deputies introduced to the guests the struc...

09.04.2021
Issue on Limited Quantities of Industrial Fishing for Whitefish Debated at Committee Sitting
At April 9 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment, the deputy Narek Grigoryan raised a question on limited quantities of industrial fishing for whitefish (sig). According to the RA Deputy Minister of Environment Tigran S...

09.04.2021
Abuses Emerged During Land Auction to be Reduced
The NA Deputy of My Step Faction Artak Manukyan proposes to Make Amendments and Addenda to the RA Land Code, the aim of which is to solve the problems emerged during the land auctions being the property of state and public. According to him, the current regulations of the law are such that some peop...

09.04.2021
Bill Regulating Entry and Exit of Motor Boats in Lake Sevan Debated
At April 9 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment, the RA Deputy Minister of Environment Tigran Simonyan presented for debate the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Code on Administrative Offences, and ...

09.04.2021
Inter-Community Roads to be Properly Furnished
At April 19 sitting, the NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment debated and endorsed the draft law on Amending the RA Law on Local Self-Government in the second reading authored by the NA deputy of My Step Faction Vagharshak Hakobyan. ...

09.04.2021
Specifications in Organizing Funerals
At April 7 regular sitting, the NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment debated in the first reading and endorsed the package of the bills on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Law on Organization of Funerals and Operation of Cemet...

09.04.2021
Executive Body Proposes to Regulate Conditions of Taking into Market and Realization of Liquefied Hydrocarbon Gases
At April 9 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment, the draft law on Amending the RA Law on Local Self-Government was debated in the first reading.The necessity of the initiative is conditioned by the regulation of the co...

09.04.2021
Age Threshold of Military Service to be Risen: Bill Endorsed
At April 12 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security, the draft law on Amending the RA Law on Military Service and the Serviceman’s Status authored by the NA Bright Armenia Faction was debated in the second reading....

09.04.2021
Amendment to Agreement on Interaction and Cooperation of the CIS Member States in Fight Against Illicit Trafficking in Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Components
At April 9 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security, the draft law on Ratifying the Protocol on Making Amendments to the Agreement of 30 November 2000 on Interaction and Cooperation of the CIS Member States in the Fight Against Illicit Trafficking in Drugs, Psychotropic Substance...

09.04.2021
Standing Committee on Economic Affairs Agrees Organizing 24-hour Regime for First to Second Reading of Draft Law on Tax and Customs Privileges in the Framework of Dilijan International School Program
At April 9 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the issue on organizing 24-hour regime for the first to second reading of the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Law on Providing Tax and Customs Privileges in the frameworks of Dilijan International School Progr...

09.04.2021
Citizens Not Finished Their Study with Secondary Professional Education Programme to be Given Deferment: Bill Debated in Second Reading
At April 9 sitting of the Standing Committee on Defense and Security, the draft law on Making Addendum to the RA Law on Military Service and the Serviceman’s Status authored by the NA Bright Armenia Faction was debated in the second reading.The key rapporteur Anna Kostanyan noted that the Government...

09.04.2021
Voting of Draft Law on Compensation of Damages Caused to Servicemen’s Life and Health Postponed
On April 9, the regular sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security moderated by Andranik Kocharyan was held.The draft law on Compensation of Damages Caused to Servicemen’s Life and Health during the RA Defense authored by the NA deputies Gevorg Papoyan, Artak Manukyan was debated i...

08.04.2021
Spring Awakening in NA Park
At the beginning of spring the improvement works are going on in the National Assembly Park. From early morning on the whole territory of the Parliament Park the most taciturn employees of the NA Staff - the gardeners, take out new kinds of plants from the greenhouses and plant in the soils cultivat...

07.04.2021
Endorsements to Draft Laws Authored by NA Deputies
At April 7 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the draft law on Making Amendment and Addendum to the law on State Duty authored by Mkhitar Hayrapetyan, Vahagn Tevosyan, Anush Begloian was debated in the first reading. Anush Begloian noted that the RA Law on Audio Visual Media, ...

07.04.2021
Executive Body Proposes to Make Amendments and Addenda to a Number of Laws
On April 7, the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs in the first reading debated the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Law on Ensuring the Unity of Measurements presented by the RA Deputy Minister of Economy Varos Simonyan. The initiative is aimed at maintaining the safety a...

07.04.2021
Bills on Tax and Customs Privileges Debated
At April 7 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the RA Deputy Minister of Finance Arman Poghosyan presented in the first reading the bill on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Law on Providing Tax and Customs Privileges in the frameworks of Dilijan International School Prog...

07.04.2021
Debate of Legislative Package on Making Amendments and Addenda to Tax Code Postponed
At April 7 sitting, the RA NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs debated the package of the bills on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Tax Code and on Making Addenda to the RA Law on Income Tax authored by the deputies of My Step Faction Babken Tunyan and Artak Manukyan in the first readin...

07.04.2021
Social Guarantees for Persons with Public Positions Taken Part in Military Actions and Holding State Service Office
At April 7 regular sitting, the NA Standing Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs debated in the first reading the legislative initiative on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on Remuneration of Persons Holding Public Positions and Public Service Positions. According to the Acting Head ...

07.04.2021
Amendments and Addenda Being Proposed in the Law on Normative Legal Acts Debated in the Second Reading
At April 7 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs the legislative package on Making Amendments and Addenda to the law on Normative Legal Acts and Making Addendum to the Constitutional Law the NA Rules of Procedure was debated in the second reading.The RA Deputy Minister of J...

07.04.2021
Endorsement to Legislative Package on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on Bankruptcy
The package of the draft laws on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on Bankruptcy and on Making Addenda to the Law on Compulsory Enforcement and Judicial Acts which authored the deputy Artur Davtyan was debated in the first reading at April 7 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and L...

07.04.2021
Amendments and Addenda to the Law on State Duty and to the Enclosed Other Laws
At April 7 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, the legislative package on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Law on State Duty, on Making Amendment and Addenda to the RA Civil Proceedings Code and on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Law on the RA Administrati...

07.04.2021
Allocations of State Budget Social Sphere for 2022 to Be Reviewed
At April 7 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs, the item on Budgetary Programmes of the Social Sphere Included in the Preliminary Version of the RA Draft Law on the RA State Budget for 2022 was debated.The Committee Chair Narek Zeynalyan and the RA Minister of Labo...

07.04.2021
Written Procedure for Examination of a Number of Cases of Administrative Proceedings
At April 7 sitting of the NA State and Legal Affairs the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Administrative Proceedings Code authored by the Government was debated in the first reading.Presenting the proposing amendments, the RA Deputy Minister of Justice Suren Grigoryan has noted t...

07.04.2021
Debates of A Number of Draft Laws Postponed
At April 7 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, the debate of the draft law on Making Addendum to the Constitutional Law the NA Rules of Procedure authored by the NA Deputies Sergey Bagratyan and Tigran Urikhanyan was postponed by the authors’ proposals up to two months. ...

07.04.2021
First Female MPs
In different times of the History of Armenia women were distinguished with their public-political activities, besides keeping the fire of the house unquenchable and educating the generations, took part even in the military operations. Such was also the Armenian nation’s destiny. At the same time, it...

07.04.2021
Amendments to Passport of Office of State Service
At April 7 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, the draft law on Amending the Law on State Service in the RA NA Staff was debated in the first reading authored by the NA Deputies Nikolay Baghdasaryan, Viktor Yengibaryan, Sergey Atomyan, Koryun Mkrtchyan, Sergey Movsisyan ...

07.04.2021
Endorsement to Legislative Package on Making Amendments and Addenda to Constitutional Law RA Judicial Code
On April 7, the regular sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs moderated by Vladimir Vardanyan was held. Before beginning the sitting, the Committee Chair congratulated the women on Motherhood and Beauty Day.According to the RA Minister of Justice Rustam Badasyan, the packag...

07.04.2021
Protocol on Considering Authorities of Member of RA SCPEC Edgar Tshagharyan Terminated
“Based on the resignation letter of the member of the commission and being guided by Article 147 of the constitutional law the NA Rules of Procedure, to consider the authorities of the member of the RA State Commission for the Protection of Economic C...

06.04.2021
Problems Recorded on Distance Education Platform Touched Upon
On April 6, the RA NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs initiated a working discussion in conditions of coronavirus pandemic on the theme: The Psychological Impact of Distance Education on Younger Age Schoolchildren, Their Parents and Teachers. The representatives o...

06.04.2021
Certain Spheres Suffer from Pandemic
On April 6, at the sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs the Chairman of the Committee Arkadi Khachatryan was interested in the issues on the reduction of jobs and the increase of salaries from the RA SRC Chairman Edvard Hovhannisyan. Edvard Hovhannisytan has...

06.04.2021
Volumes of Industrial Construction Increase in the First Quarter
At the sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs, the NA deputy Artak Manukyan’s question to the RA Deputy Minister on Economics Avag Avanesyan referred to the dynamics of the investments of the first quarter for 2021. Artak Manukyan noted that due to the pandemi...

06.04.2021
State Revenue Committee Carries Out 30 Events in 2020
On April 6, the RA Minister of Finance Atom Janjughazyan, the Chairman of the RA State Revenue Committee (SRC) Edvard Hovhannisyan, the RA Deputy Minister of Economy Avag Avanesyan made a report on the Implementation of the Procedure and the Results of the Government Programme for 2020 at the sittin...

06.04.2021
Events Counteracting Social-Consequences of Pandemic Presented
On April 6, at the sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs the RA Minister of Finance Atom Janjughazyan, the Deputy Minister of Economy Avag Avaneysna, the Chairman of the RA State Revenue Committee Edvard Hovhannisyan made reports on the procedure and results ...

06.04.2021
Report on Implementation of Procedure and Results of Government Programme for 2020 Presented
On April 6, the RA Minister of Finance Atom Janjughazyan, the RA Deputy Minister of Economy Avag Avanesyan, the Chairman of RA State Revenue Committee (SRC) Edvard Hovhannisyan made their reports on the Implementation of the Procedure and the Results of the Government Programme for 2020 at the sitti...

06.04.2021
Situation of Dram Depreciation is Under Control
On April 6, the regular sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs was held.The question of the NA deputy Sergey Bagratyan addressed to the RA Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Nerses Yeritsyan related to the dram depreciation. The deputy was interested in its s...

06.04.2021
Endorsement to Draft Law on Making Addendum to RA Law on RA Central Bank
On April 16, the regular sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs moderated by Arkadi Khachatryan was held. By the presentation of the Deputy Chairman of the RA Central Bank Nerses Yeritsyan, the draft law on Making Addendum to the RA Law on the RA Central Bank ...

05.04.2021
“Parliament 1918-1920”: Who Enjoyed Right to Vote?
There were times when a citizen should be 20 years old for taking part in the elections of the members of the parliament. At those times, the ones who were in the military service did not have a right to take part. And just at those times the right to vote in the elections of the parliament was cons...

05.04.2021
Amount of State Duty Applying to Court is Proposed to Raise: It Will Become 6000 AMD Instead of Former 1500 AMD
The legislative package on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Law on State Duty, on Making Amendment and Addenda to the RA Civil Procedure Code and on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Administrative Procedure Code was debated in the second reading at the NA Standing Committee on Protecti...

05.04.2021
Protocol on Suspending the Powers of the NA Deputy Suren Grigoryan
“Taking as a basis the deputy’s resignation letter and being led by the requirement of Article 154.1.6 of the Constitutional Law the NA Rules of Procedure considered suspended the deputy’s powers of the deputy Suren Grigoryan elected by the national electoral list of My Step alliance of parties,” th...

02.04.2021
Ararat Mirzoyan Attends the Funeral Ceremony of Artsakh Hero, Major-General of Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan
The NA President Ararat Mirzoyan attended the funeral ceremony of Artsakh Hero, Major-General Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan - legendary Commandos....

02.04.2021
NA Vice President Receives U.S. Ambassador
On April 2, the RA NA Vice President Vahe Enfiajyan received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Armenia Lynne Tracy. The NA Vice President thanked the Ambassador for the numerous programs implemented with the U.S. assistance in Armenia and in Artsakh. “It very r...

02.04.2021
Ararat Mirzoyan Visits Yerablur Pantheon
The President of the RA National Assembly visited Yerablur Pantheon and paid tribute to the memory of April 4-day war victims....

01.04.2021
Edmon Marukyan Meets with Lynne Tracy
On April 1, the Head of the RA NA Bright Armenia Faction Edmon Marukyan received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Armenia Lynne Tracy.The post-war realities, the problem of the return of prisoners of war being kept in Azerbaijan and the issue of the U.S. activ...

01.04.2021
MPs’ Speech on Bill of Amending the Electoral Code in Second Reading During Discussion
Arusyak Julhakyan: If Mr. Marukyan thought that the indirect election of a president or a mayor is a bad thing, then he should speak about that years ago. In particular, the structural order of electing a president indirectly was stipulated during the constitutional amendments in 2015. ...

01.04.2021
Parliament Passes Draft Law on Electoral Code
On April 1, the NA Standing Committee debated in the second reading the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law on the RA Electoral Code for completely passing the draft law, authored by the NA deputies Arman Babajanyan, Sergey Bagratyan, Vahagn Hovakimyan and Hamazasp D...

01.04.2021
NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs Endorses Initiation Envisaging Amendments to the Electoral Code
At April 1 extraordinary sitting, the RA NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs in the second reading debated and endorsed the revised draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law on the RA Electoral Code authored by the deputies Arman Babajanyan, Sergey Bagratyan, ...

01.04.2021
“Parliament 1918-1920”: List of Candidates of Assyrian National Council
“On April 1, Assyrians celebrate the New Year – the festival of H ab-Nisin. It symbolizes the awakening of nature and fertility. We congratulate all Assyrians of our region and the representatives of the Assyrian communities residing in Assyria” and the NA deputy, the member of My Step Faction, the ...

01.04.2021
Deputies Give Speeches on the Amendments Being Proposed in the Electoral Code
Lilit Makunts: There were consultations with parliamentary and extra-parliamentary forces, civil society, specialized structures and president’s institute. So that the Electoral Code does not complicate the process of the upcoming elections and to simplify their holding, it was decided to make amend...

01.04.2021
Draft Law on Amending the Electoral Code Passed in First Reading
The Parliament passed the draft law in the first reading on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law on the Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia by 83 votes authored by the NA deputies Arman Babajanyan, Sergey Bagratyan, Vahagn Hovakimyan, Hamazasp Danielyan. ...

01.04.2021
Deputies’ Questions to Key Rapporteur
On April 1, at the convened NA extraordinary sitting, the proposed amendments to the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law on the RA Electoral Code authored by the NA deputies Arman Babajanyan, Sergey Bagratyan, Vahagn Hovakimyan, Hamazasp Danielyan were presented. The...

01.04.2021
Parliament Convenes Extraordinary Sitting
On April 1, on the deputies’ initiative the RA National Assembly convened an extraordinary sitting, having on the agenda the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law the RA Electoral Code authored by the NA deputies Arman Babajanyan, Sergey Bagratyan, Vahagn Hovakimyan, H...

01.04.2021
On April 1, at 11:00 Extraordinary Sitting of National Assembly to be Convened
Taking as a basis the initiative of the deputies of the National Assembly and the decision of the NACD-017-L of 1 April 2021 National Assembly Council on convening an extraordinary sitting of the National Assembly, being led by Article 100 of the Constitution and Article 41 of the Constitutional Law...

01.04.2021
Extraordinary Sitting of NA Council
On April 1, the extraordinary sitting of the NA Council presided over by Ararat Mirzoyan was held. The Council made a decision to give consent for convening an extraordinary sitting of the National Assembly by the initiator’s established agenda and term on April 1, at 11:00....

31.03.2021
NA President’s Condolence Message on Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan’s Death
“I learned with deep sorrow about the death of Commandos, Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan. The Commander’s name has been written with golden letters on the pages of the military art history. His life and devotion to the Motherland will be exemplary for numerous generations. Rest in peace, hero!” the condolenc...

31.03.2021
Announcement of the NA President on Resignation Letter of Member of RA SCPEC Edgar Tshagharyan
“According to Article 147.1 of the constitutional law the NA Rules of Procedure, the member of the RA State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition Edgar Tshagharyan submitted a resignation letter,” the announcement of the NA President Ararat Mirzoyan reads. ...

31.03.2021
NA Deputy Meets with Parents of the Deceased and Missing Servicemen during Artsakh War
On March 31, the NA deputy Taguhi Tovmasyan met with the parents of the deceased and missing servicemen during Artsakh War.They noted that the family members presented a report on clarifying the circumstances of the death of 76 soldiers of Martuni-3 military unit, as well as the death of the soldier...

31.03.2021
Issues on Legislation Regulating Status of Missing Persons Discussed
On March 31, the deputies of the RA NA My Step Faction Nazeli Baghdasaryan, Arusyak Julhakyan and Tatevik Gasparyan met with the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Armenia.Issues on the adoption of the law on the legislation regulating the status of the missing persons, particula...

31.03.2021
Key Issues on Energy Sphere at Working Discussion
On March 31, the member of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs Artashes Petrosyan initiated a working discussion, the key of which was considered to be the issues on the legislation of the energy sphere. The MPs took part in the discussion, officers of the executive body and the specialist...

31.03.2021
Working Discussion with Representatives of RA Ministry of Health
On March 27-28, the RA NA Standing Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs in the framework of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Modern Parliament for a Modern Armenia organized a working discussion with the representatives of the Ministry of Health.The investment concept of the Co...

30.03.2021
Debate on Settlement of Hate Speech on Internet
On March 30, the working sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs entitled “The Settlement of Hate Speech in the RA Legislation,” moderated by Ani Samsonyan was held. Persons who are engaged in the settlement and management of the internet domain, experts...

29.03.2021
“Parliament 1918-1920”: Petition on Cotton Price Increase
On 25 March 1919, the representatives of the peasantry of the Parakar region of the province of Echmiadzin applied to the presidency of the Council of Armenia with the petition for increasing the price of cotton. “According to the bill of the Council of Armenia, the price of cotton is 43rubles, 50 a...

29.03.2021
Our Foreign Policy Becomes Extremely Pragmatic and Flexible: Minister of Foreign Affairs
The deputies asked questions to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ara Aivazian at the regular sitting of the NA Standing Committee on European Integration. The MP Taguhi Tovmasyan was interested in the issues on ensuring foreign security of our country and the status of Arts...

29.03.2021
RA NA President Ararat Mirzoyan Has a Farewell Meeting with Ambassador of Japan to Armenia Jun Yamada
The President of the RA National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan had a farewell meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Armenia Jun Yamada.Ararat Mirzoyan expressed his gratitude to Yamada for his work done in deepening the Armenian-Japanese relations during his diplomatic...

29.03.2021
International Organizations Gradually Get Convinced That Artsakh Cannot Be in Part of Azerbaijan: Foreign Minister
On March 29, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ara Aivazian answered to the deputies’ questions after presenting the Implementation on the Procedure and Results of the Government Programme for 2020 of the Republic of Armenia at the sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations. The deputy ...

29.03.2021
RA-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement Completely Entered into Force from March 1
On March 29, the report on the procedure and results of the RA Government programme implementation for 2020 was debated at the extraordinary sitting of the NA Standing Committee on European Integration.According to the RA Minister of Foreign Affairs Ara Aivazian, the year 2020 was full of the most s...

29.03.2021
War is Over, the Conflict – Not: The Issue of Status Shall Be Recorded on the Basis of the Right of Artsakh People’s Self-Determination
At March 29 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, after presenting the report on the procedure and results of the Government programme implementation for 2020 the Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian answered to the deputies’ questions.The deputy of the NA My Step Faction Tatevik Hayra...

29.03.2021
Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not Aware of Any Format by Which Consultations or Negotiations Can Take Place with Official Ankara
At March 29 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, after presenting the report on procedure and results of the implementation of the Government programme for 2020 the NA Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian answered to the deputies’ questions.The deputy of the NA Prosperous Armenia Fact...

29.03.2021
Armenia Knows Value of Peace Very Well: Ara Aivazian
On March 29, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ara Aivazian responded to the questions of the deputies after presenting the Implementation on the Procedure and Results of the Government Programme for 2020 of the Republic of Armenia at the sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations. ...

29.03.2021
Minister of Foreign Affairs Ara Aivazian Presents Results of Government Programme for 2020 in NA
On March 29, the regular sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs chaired by Ruben Rubinyan was held. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Ara Aivazian presented the part of the report related to the Foreign Ministry on the Implementation on the Procedure and Results of the Government Prog...

29.03.2021
Announcement by NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan on Resignation Letter of NA Deputy Suren Grigoryan
Pursuant to Article 155.1 of the Constitutional Law the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, the deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Suren Grigoryan submitted resignation letter on March 29....

26.03.2021
“Parliament 1918-1920”. Base of MP’s Immunity
On March 24, 1920, the Legal-Administrative (now State-Legal) Committee of the Parliament of the First Republic of Armenia was assigned to revise a bill that the MPs have immunity. “By the order of the presidency, we ask you to enter the bill on the MPs’ immunity into parliament for examination” ...

26.03.2021
Speech by NA Vice President Lena Nazaryan at Awarding Ceremony Dedicated to Peace
On March 26, the NA Vice President Lena Nazaryan took part in the event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the establishment of The International Young Women’s Peace and Human Rights Award. The Deputy Speaker of the Parliament gave a speech: “When the war began, my son was two-month old. I don’t r...

26.03.2021
PAP Sees Solution of the Problem through Holding Snap Elections
On March 26, the RA NA Deputy Speaker Vahe Enfiajyan met with the representatives of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) political school.He welcomed the wish of the young people to become participant in the political programmes, to be educated and to strengthen the knowledge: “The person who does no...

26.03.2021
Students of YSU Faculty of International Relations in National Assembly
Sedrak Muradyan is a fourth-year student at YSU Faculty of International Relations. He is one of the citizens for whom it was attractive to visit the National Assembly. It was also important for his fellow students being in the number one political tribune of the country. And it was the reason that ...

26.03.2021
PACE General Rapporteur welcomes Virginia’s Abolition of the Death Penalty
Vladimir Vardanyan (Armenia, EPP/CD), General Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the abolition of the death penalty, has welcomed the decision of the US state of Virginia to abolish the death penalty, the first of the former “Confederate” states to do so.“Thi...

25.03.2021
Community Roads Shall Be Decently Refurbished with Road Markings
On March 25, the RA National Assembly continued the work of the regular sittings.The legislative initiative on Amending the RA Law on Local Self-Government authored by the deputy Vagharshak Hakobyan was debated in the first reading. It aims at regulate the problems existing in the road traffic in th...

24.03.2021
Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Be Specified
The NA Deputies Narek Zeynalyan, Heriknaz Tigranyan, Lusine Badalyan, Arpine Davoyan, Hrachya Hakobyan, Arsen Mikhaylov, Koryun Mkrtchyan and Vanik Ohanyan together with the Government made a legislative initiative on the rights of persons with disabilities. The Minister of Labor and Social Affairs ...

24.03.2021
Members of Government Answers to Deputies’ Questions
At March 24 last sitting, in accordance with the law the NA Rules of Procedure, the members of the RA Government answered to the deputies’ questions....

24.03.2021
Speeches on Legislative Package on Making Addenda to RA Tax Code
Mikayel Melkumyan: I consider the issue of localization of the possibility for the postponement of the Value Added Tax (VAT) from the border very topical. I prefer to use special regimes. The legal field of the EEU does not allow to postpone it in case of all products but it can be used for the most...

24.03.2021
It is Proposed to Advertise Lotteries through News Websites from 22:00 Until 07:00
At March 24 sitting, the parliament in the first reading debated the draft law on Amending the law on the Advertisement authored by the Government. According to the RA Deputy Minister of Finance Armen Hayrapetyan, it is proposed to apply certain time limit towards the lottery advertisements implemen...

24.03.2021
Transparency in Land Auction
The draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Land Code authored by the NA deputy Artak Manukyan expects to eliminate the corruption phenomena going on during the land auction.According to the author, it is a spread phenomenon when at the beginning of the auction some of the auction parti...

24.03.2021
Opportunity to Be Given to the Students After Turning 19 to End Education with Secondary Professional Programme
The draft law on Making Addendum to the RA Law on Military Service and Serviceman’s Status authored by the Bright Armenia Faction proposes providing deferment once by the decision of the RA Government to those who have not finished studying with secondary professional programme, or being in the grad...

24.03.2021
Age Threshold of Contract Servicemen’s Service is Designed to Raise
On March 24, the parliament in the first reading debated the draft law on Amending the RA Law on Military Service and Serviceman’s Status authored by the NA Bright Armenia Faction. As the key rapporteur Edmon Marukyan has informed, it is proposed to raise the age threshold for contract servicemen’s ...

24.03.2021
Arsen Mkrtchyan Elected Court of Cassation Judge
At March 24 sitting, the Chair of the NA Accounting Committee Vahagn Hovakimyan informed that Arsen Mkrtchyan was elected a judge of the Court of Cassation. 77 deputies voted for him, 11 deputies for Armen Haykyants. 102 MPs out of 132 took part in voting.The judge of the Court of Cassation was elec...

24.03.2021
It is Proposed to Establish April 19 Taxpayer’s Day
At March 24 sitting of the National Assembly, the draft law on Amending the RA Criminal Code in the first reading, which presented the RA Deputy Minister Armen Hovhannisyan.The member of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs Sergey Atomyan proposed to vote for it.The Chairman of the R...

24.03.2021
A Number of Legislative Initiatives Passed
At March 24 sitting, the parliament in the second reading passed the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Law on Trade and Services, on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Law on Public Bargaining, on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Law on Petitions, on Amending the RA Ci...

24.03.2021
Item of Election of Candidate for Court of Cassation Judge Debated
At March 24 sitting, the parliament debated the item of the election of the Court of Cassation judge.Pursuant to Article 143.6 of the RA Constitutional Law the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, the two candidates, Arsen Mkrtchyan and Armen Haykyants, who received more votes at the first p...

24.03.2021
Legislative Package on Higher Education and Science Passed
At March 24 sitting, the parliament passed the legislative package on Higher Education and Science authored by the Government in the second reading and completely with 79 for, 36 against and 2 abstained....

24.03.2021
Martial Law Abolished
At March 24 regular sitting, the National Assembly passed the NA draft decision on Abolishing the Martial Law authored by the opposition factions.The Head of the NA My Step Faction Lilit Makunts noted that their Faction would vote for it.The draft law was passed with 118 for, 1 against and 1 abstain...

23.03.2021
Conditions of Use for Liquified Hydrocarbon Gases Debated
The RA Deputy Minister Varos Simonyan presented in the second reading the package of the draft law on Making Amendment and Addendum to the RA Law on Trade and Services and the enclosed ones. It legally regulates the relations connected with the requirement of the information display on the liquefied...

23.03.2021
Items on Military Leave, Publication of Personal Data of Officials and Other Items Debated in NA
There were five items for the compulsory debate in the first part of the NA draft decision on Making Addenda to the agenda of the sixth session of the NA seventh convocation, ten items - in the second part, which were endorsed, and three items - in the third part, which were not endorsed by the Head...

23.03.2021
Vahagn Tevosyan’s Mandate Given to Next Candidate Emma Palyan
At the opening of the regular sitting, the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan informed his colleagues that the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) has presented the No 15 Protocol on giving Vahagn Tevosyan’s mandate who was elected a NA deputy and early termin...

23.03.2021
After Long Lasting Stop National Assembly Again Opens Its Doors Before the Guests
The schoolchildren did not visit the National Assembly for a long lasting stop: at the beginning because of pandemic, then because of war. On March 23, after long lasting stop the NA again opened its doors. In the frameworks of the Open Doors programme the pupils and the teachers of Vagharsh Vaghars...

23.03.2021
Speeches on the NA Draft Decision on Abolition of Martial Law
The extraordinary speech by the RA NA President Ararat Mirzoyan: The claims of the opposition that the extension of the martial law has political or internal political motives are unsubstantiated. The best proof of that is the political processes taking place in the country, particularly the street ...

23.03.2021
Legislative Package on Higher Education and Science Debated in Second Reading
The parliament debated in the second reading and for completely adopting the law on Higher Education and Science and the legislative package designing amendments and addenda to a number of enclosed laws.The RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Vahram Dumanyan presented the implemente...

23.03.2021
Meeting of Austria-South Caucasus Parliamentary Friendship Group
On March 19, on the initiative of the Head of the Austria-South Caucasus Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Austrian National Council Gudrun Kugler and the Head of the RA NA Armenia-Austria Friendship Parliamentary Group Viktor Yengibaryan the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors of two ...

23.03.2021
Deputies’ Reflection on Snap Parliamentary Elections
On March 23, during the debate of the agendas of the sixth session of the NA seventh convocation and the deputy of the NA My Step Faction Sisak Gabrielyan touched upon the snap parliamentary elections. “As all of us made a decision that this parliament should be dissolved and new elections should be...

23.03.2021
NA Draft Decision on Abolition of Martial Law Debated
The parliament debated the NA draft decision on Abolition of the Martial Law, which the NA Bright Armenia and the Prosperous Armenia factions authored.To the conviction of the Head of Bright Armenia faction Edmon Marukyan, the martial law restricts the rights of the opposition and the democracy in t...

23.03.2021
It is Proposed to Extend Powers of NA Inquiry Committee on Covid-19 for Six Months
At March 23 sitting of the National Assembly, the NA draft decision on Extending the Term of the Powers of the Inquiry Committee for studying the effectiveness of the measures taken by the Government and the Commandant’s Office to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID 19), to mitigate or...

22.03.2021
Statement on the Protection of Christian Monuments in Nagorno-Karabakh
The Secretary General of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.), Member of the Hellenic Parliament dr. Maximos Charakopoulos, authorized by the I.A.O. International Secretariat, which held its virtual meeting on Wednesday, 17 March 2021, made the following statement on the protection ...

22.03.2021
Issues on Investment Programmes Debated
On March 22, the Working Group of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs on the Issues of the Investment Promotion held an online working discussion with the RA Minister of Economy Vahan Qerobyan and the heads of the structural subdivision of the department. The deputies Nikolay Baghdasaryan,...

22.03.2021
Meeting of International Secretariat of International Assembly on Orthodoxy Held
On March 17, the Viral Meeting of the International Secretariat, the Chairpersons of the Committees and the rapporteurs of the International Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO), and the member of the Delegation of the RA National Assembly Hovhannes Hovhannisyan took part in the activities of the Assembly.Th...

22.03.2021
Committee on Education, Science, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport (ESCDYS) Debates Report on Implementation Process and Results of RA Government Programme for 2020
At March 22 regular sitting, the RA NA Standing Committee on Education, Science, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport debated the report of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (ESCS) on the Implementation Process and Results of the Government Programme for 2020.According to Vahram Du...

22.03.2021
Meeting of Armenia-Slovakia Friendship Group in NA
On March 22, the Head of the RA NA Armenia-Slovakia Friendship Group, the deputy of My Step Faction Hamazasp Danielyan met with the Chargé d' Affairs of the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Armenia Miroslav Hacek. Thanking for the reception, the...

22.03.2021
Virtual Meeting of Head of Armenian Delegation to Euronest PA and Assembly Co-President Held
On March 19, the virtual meeting of the Head of the RA NA Delegation to Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (PA) Viktor Yengibaryan and the Co-President for the European Parliament component of the Euronest PA Andrius Kubilius took place.The sides touched upon the Plenary Session to be held on April 19-...

22.03.2021
Vladimir Vardanyan Reelected Chair of PACE Sub-Committee on Human Rights
Today, the Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs Vladimir Vardanyan reelected Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Human Rights of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. ...

22.03.2021
25 Items Included in the Draft Law of Agenda of Regular Sittings to be Convened on March 23
On March 22, the sitting of the NA Council was held presided over by the RA NA Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan.The draft laws on Making Addenda to the agenda of the sixth session of the NA seventh convocation and to the agenda of the regular sittings to be convened on March 23 were debated and approved. The...

22.03.2021
About 1500 Lebanese-Armenians Arrive in Armenia
On March 22, the Government report on the execution sheet for 2020 was discussed in the NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport. According to the Chief Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the RA Prime Minister Zareh Sinanyan, the COVID 19 pandem...

22.03.2021
Armenia-EEU Trade Turnover Grows
On March 22, the NA Standing Committee on Regional and Eurasian Integration debated the report on Procedure and Results of the RA Government Programme for 2020. As the RA Deputy Minister of Economy Avag Avanesyan presented, in 2020 the trade turnover had a fall, but Armenia-EEU trade turnover has fr...

22.03.2021
Parliament 1980-1920: Mobilization Order N16
On March 21, 103 years ago, the authorized person of the Armenian National Council Aram Manukian called on district bodies and committees for mobilization. The order N16 related to all men over 18 years old. “By this, I order all district bodies or committees to compile and present a list of all men...

22.03.2021
International Organizations Represented in Armenia Work with Interest in Local Self-Government Sphere
At March 22 of the NA Standing Committee on Regional and Eurasian Integration, the Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Vache Terteryan presented the results of the procedure of the Government programme implementation for 2020.Subvention programmes of about 26bln AMD were...

22.03.2021
Armenia Continues Active Involvement in EEU Works
On March 22, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Armen Ghevondyan presented the results of the implementation of the Government programme, 2020, in the sitting of the NA Standing Committee on the issues of the Regional and Eurasian Integration. “The year 2021 was unprecedentedly difficult for Arm...

22.03.2021
Hourly Definition Proposed to Apply towards Lottery Advertising Being Implemented through News Websites
At March 22 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport, the bill on Amending the Law on Advertising authored by the RA Government in the first reading. The hourly definition is proposed to apply instead of 20% website page voluminous restriction to...

19.03.2021
“PARLIAMENT OF FIRST REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA: 1918-1920:” Unique Documents
On March 19 is the birthday of famous state, public, political and military figure Aram Manukian who was standing in the sources of the creation of the first republic of Armenia. In 2018, after 100 years this day since the establishment of the first republic of Armenia with the efforts of the Nation...

19.03.2021
Legislative Package Designing Amendments and Addenda to Constitutional Law RA Judicial Code Passed: Parliament Ends Extraordinary Sitting
At March 19 extraordinary sitting, the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law the RA Judicial Code authored by the deputies of My Step Faction Vladimir Vardanyan, Anna Karapetyan, Artur Davtyan, Vahagn Hovakimyan and Sergey Atomyan with the enclosed package was debated ...

19.03.2021
Draft Law Debated in Second Reading at Extraordinary Sitting of Committee Endorsed
At March 19 extraordinary sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, the law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law of the RA Judicial Code and the package of the enclosed draft laws authored by Vladimir Vardanyan, Anna Karapetyan, Artur Davtyan, Vahagn Hova...

19.03.2021
Legislative Package Designing Amendments and Addenda to Constitutional Law RA Judicial Code and a Number of Other Laws Passed in the First Reading
At March 19 sitting of the Parliament, the law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law of the RA Judicial Code and the legislative package on Making Amendments and Addenda to a number of enclosed laws were debated. In his final speech, after the speeches and Q & A session, Vladimi...

19.03.2021
Deputies Initiate Amendments in RA Judicial Code
On March 19, the RA National Assembly convened an extraordinary sitting at the deputies’ initiative. The draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law the RA Judicial Code authored by the deputies of the NA My Step Faction Vladimir Vardanyan, Anna Karapetyan, Artur Davtyan, Va...

19.03.2021
Speeches on Legislative Package on Making Amendments and Addenda to Constitutional Law RA Judicial Code
At March 19 extraordinary sitting convened in parliament the legislative package on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law the RA Judicial Code authored by a group of deputies of the NA My Step Faction on which the deputies delivered speeches.Taron Simonyan: Now, we are standing bef...

19.03.2021
Questions to Vladimir Vardanyan
During the debate of the law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law the RA Judicial Code and the legislative package designing amendments and addenda to a number of enclosed laws the co-author Vladimir Vardanyan answered to the deputies’ questions. As Ani Samsonyan has assessed, ...

19.03.2021
Parliament Convenes Extraordinary Sitting
On March 19, at the deputies’ initiative the RA National Assembly convened an extraordinary sitting, having on the agenda the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law the RA Judicial Code authored by the deputies of the NA My Step Faction Vladimir Vardanyan, Anna Karapety...

18.03.2021
Sale of Bags with 50 Micron Thickness Banned
At March 18 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment, the RA Deputy Minister of Environment Tigran Simonyan presented the report of the Ministry on the execution sheet for 2020. According to it, 2 deep pits were dug and 4 ...

18.03.2021
Significant Gaps Available in Sub-Legislative Field of Law on Lake Sevan
At March 18 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment, a discussion related to the report on post-legislative monitoring of the implementation of the RA Law on Lake Sevan took place. The report was made with the financial a...

18.03.2021
Proposed Amendment to the Local Self-Government Law Endorsed
At March 17 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment debated the bill on Making Amendments to the RA Law on the Local Self-Government in the first reading authored by the deputy Vagharshak Hakobyan. The author noted that t...

18.03.2021
Meeting Highlighting the Partnership between Armenia and Lithuania
On March 17, the Head of the Armenian Delegation Viktor Yengibaryan met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Armenia Inga Stanytè-Toloðkienè in the Euronest PA. Viktor Yengibaryan thanked the Ambassador for the impartial and balanced p...

18.03.2021
Construction of Kaps Reservoir to Start
At March 18 sitting, the RA NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local-Self Government, Agriculture and Environment the report on Procedure and Results of the Implementation of the RA Government Programme for 2020 was debated. According to the Deputy Minister of Territorial Administr...

18.03.2021
Institute of Replacing Part of Escaped Punishment with Milder Kind of Punishment
At March 18 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, the RA Minister of Justice presented the revised version of the draft law on the RA Criminal Code. It is proposed to make key amendments to the Fine Institution. A new category of calculations of fines was stipulated. The m...

18.03.2021
1,4% Growth in the Sphere of Agriculture
At March 18 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment, the Deputy Minister of Economy Tigran Gabrielyan presented the results, implemented during the Government Programme in 2020. “In 2020, on the background of the pandemic...

18.03.2021
Existing Corruption Risks to be Decreased in the Land Auction
On March 18, the regular sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment chaired by Vahe Ghalumyan took place. The legislative initiative on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Land Code authored by the deputy Artak Manukyan ...

18.03.2021
On March 19, at 11:00 NA Extraordinary Sitting to be Convened
Taking as a basis the initiative of the deputies of the National Assembly and the decision of the NACD-017-L of 18 March 2021 National Assembly Council on convening an extraordinary sitting of the National Assembly, being led by Article 100 of the Constitution and Article 41 of the Constitutional La...

18.03.2021
NA Council Extraordinary Sitting
At March 18 extraordinary sitting, the NA Council gave consent to convene an extraordinary sitting of the National Assembly by the initiator’s agenda and term on March 19, at 11:00....

18.03.2021
Special Investigative Service to be Dissolved
At March 18 sitting, the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs debated in the second reading on the Anti-Corruption Committee and the legislative package designing amendments and addenda to a number of enclosed laws. The RA Minister of Justice Rustam Badasyan presented the amendments duri...

18.03.2021
On June 20 Snap Parliamentary Elections to be Held
On March 18, the RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with the Head of the NA Prosperous Armenia Faction Gagik Tsarukyan.During the meeting it has been noted that the best way out of the created inner-political situation are considered to be the snap parliamentary elections.Taking into consideratio...





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