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27.01.2022
Expert Group of Hellenic Parliament Arrives in RA NA Within the Framework of Twinning Project
On January 25-27, the delegation comprised of experts of the Hellenic Parliament arrived in Yerevan to hold working meetings and seminars in the RA National Assembly within the framework of the EU Twinning Project “Strengthening of Capacity of the RA National Assembly to Further Support the Comprehe...

27.01.2022
RA NA President Alen Simonyan Receives Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Syria to Armenia
On January 27, the RA NA President Alen Simonyan received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic to Armenia Mohammed Haj Ibrahim. He completes his diplomatic mission in our country. Alen Simonyan thanked the diplomat for his contribution to the development of Ar...

27.01.2022
RA NA President Signs Protocol on Considering Levon Yolyan’s Authorities, Chairman of Audit Chamber, Terminated
Taking as a basis the resignation letter of the Chairman of the Audit Chamber Levon Yolyan and being led by the demands of Article 147.1 and 2.2 of the Constitutional Law the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, as well as Article 17.7.4 of the Law on Audit Chamber, to consider Levon Yolyan’...

26.01.2022
President of the National Assembly of Armenia Has a Telephone Conversation with the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia
On January 26, the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Alen Simonyan had a telephone conversation with the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia Shalva Papuashvili.Alen Simonyan congratulated his counterpart on being elected Speaker of the Parliament and on his birthday. The...

26.01.2022
Discussion on Legislative Reforms of Specialized Sphere
On January 26, the NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport and with the assistance of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (German Federal Enterprise for...

26.01.2022
Rubik Hakobyan Withdraws His Candidacy for Vacant Position of Member in Commission on Television and Radio
At January 26 sitting, the RA NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport continued to debate the issue of Rubik Hakobyan’s candidacy nominated by the Armenia Faction for the vacant position of the member in the Commission on Television and Radio.According to the ...

25.01.2022
We Shall Be Able to Make Reality 400.000 AMD Salary for Teachers: Zhanna Andreasyan
On January 25, the NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport convened parliamentary hearings.In his opening speech the Committee Chair Sisak Gabrielyan noted that a month ago the parliament passed a large scale amendments being proposed to the law on General Edu...

25.01.2022
There are No Political Prisoners and There Will Not Be in Armenia: Vahagn Hovakimyan
On January 25, during the parliamentary briefings the member of the NA Civil Contract Faction Vahagn Hovakimyan, responding to the opposition deputies’ claims that that political persecutions are carried out towards the persons with opposition views, has noted that there no political prisoners and t...

25.01.2022
Deputies from NA Civil Contract Faction on RA President’s Candidacy
On January 23, the President of the Republic submitted resignation. Immediately after his resignation, discussions were held in the press about possible candidates for the RA President. On January 25, during the parliamentary briefings following the NA regular sittings, the journalists were interest...

25.01.2022
Talks on Withdrawing Russian Military Base from Gyumri Has No Basis: Artur Hovhannisyan
On January 25, the parliamentary briefings following the NA regular sittings were held. The Secretary of the NA Civil Faction Artur Hovhannisyan, the Chair of the NA Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs Gevorg Papoyan and the Deputy Chair of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs Vah...

25.01.2022
Committee Debates Issue of Candidate Nominated for Vacant Position of Member in Commission on Television and Radio
On January 25, during the extraordinary sitting of the RA NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport, the debate of the issue of Rubik Hakobyan’s candidacy nominated by the Armenia Faction for the vacant position of the member in the Commission on Television and ...

25.01.2022
At This Moment With Honor Faction Has No Candidate for President of Republic
During the parliamentary briefings held on January 25, the member of the NA With Honor Faction Tigran Abrahamyan spoke about nominating candidate for President of the Republic by their Faction.“In this situationit is natural that our faction and the forces representing our faction, first of all, sha...

25.01.2022
RA President Should Ensure Full Implementation of Approaches Stipulated by Constitution: Artsvik Minasyan
The Secretary of the Armenia Faction Artsvik Minasyan and the deputies from the faction Agnesa Khamoyan and Anna Grigoryan participated in the parliamentary briefings held on January 25.To the question of the journalist whether the Armenia Faction discusses the options of candidates for the RA Presi...

25.01.2022
Member of With Honor Faction Tigran Abrahamyan Touches Upon Implementation of Reforms in Armed Forces
During January 25 parliamentary briefings, the member of the RA NA With Honor Tigran Abrahamyan touched upon the question asked by the reporter of news website civik.am on the reforms of the army and presented his vision in that issue.“The modernization and restoration of the armed forces has no alt...

24.01.2022
Issue of Candidate Nominated for Vacant Position of Member in Commission on Television and Radio Debated
On January 24, the RA NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport convened an extraordinary sitting. The Committee Chair Sisak Gabrielyan informed that according to Article 145 of the RA Constitutional Law the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, Rubik Hak...

24.01.2022
Kristinne Grigoryan Elected Human Rights Defender
The RA NA Chair of the Counting Commission Narek Babayan, presenting the results of secret ballot, informed that Kristinne Grigoryan was elected Human Rights Defender by 68 votes in favor. It should be reminded that the Civil Contract Faction nominated Kristinne Grigoryan as a candidate for the post...

24.01.2022
Parliament Continues Debating the Issue of Election of Human Rights Defender
At January 24 regular sitting, the RA National Assembly continues debating the issue of the election of the Human Rights Defender.The Civil Contract Faction nominated Kristinne Grigoryan’s candidacy for electing her in that post.The NA factions expressed their viewpoints on the candidacy.The Secreta...

24.01.2022
RA NA President’s Statement on Resignation of President of Republic Armen Sarkissian
Pursuant to Article 142 of the Constitution and Article 147.1 of the Constitutional Law the Rules of Procedure the President of the Republic submitted his resignation.Pursuant to Article 147.2 of the constitutional law the Rules of Procedure, if within a week, after the promulgation of resignation, ...

21.01.2022
Hakob Hakobyan and Artur Manukyan Elected Members of Commission on Television and Radio
On January 21, at the NA regular sitting the Chairman of the NA Counting Commission Narek Babayan informed that as a result of voting, Hakob Hakobyan and Artur Manukyan were elected members of the Commission on Television and Radio. Let us noted that the RA NA Civil Contract Faction nominated the ca...

21.01.2022
Ambassador of Bulgaria to RA Hosted in Parliament
On January 21, the Head of the RA NA Armenia-Bulgaria Friendship Group Anush Begloian met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Armenia Kalin Vasilev Anastasov.Welcoming the Ambassador, Anush Begloian highlighted the close cooperation of...

21.01.2022
Kristinne Grigoryan Nominated as Candidate for Post of Human Rights Defender
On January 21, the RA National Assembly debated the issue of the election of the Human Rights Defender. The Civil Contract Faction nominated Kristinne Grigoryan as a candidate for the post of the RA Human Rights Defender. The Chair of the Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs Vladimir Vardan...

21.01.2022
NA Vice President Ruben Rubinyan Receives Delegation of European Union
On January 21, the RA NA Vice President Ruben Rubinyan received a delegation led by the Representative of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Advisor to the French presidential office Isabelle Dumont and the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the cris...

21.01.2022
RA Vice President Ruben Rubinyan Receives Ambassador of Russia to Armenia Sergei Kopyrkin
On January 21, the NA Vice President Ruben Rubinyan received the RA Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the RA Sergei Kopyrkin. The sides highly assessed the Armenian-Russian allied relations and highlighted their continuous development.The settlement of relations between Armenia and Tur...

21.01.2022
Parliament Continues Debate of Election of Member of Commission on Television and Radio
On January 21, the RA National Assembly continued the work of the regular sittings. The parliament adopted the legislative initiatives debated on the previous day by voting, after which the parliament continued the debate of the election of the member of the Commission on Television and Radio. The N...

20.01.2022
Artur Manukyan Nominated Candidate to be Elected for Post of Member of Commission on TV and Radio
On January 20, the RA National Assembly debated the issue of the election of the member of the Commission on TV and Radio. The NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport proposed Artur Manukyan’s candidacy nominated by the Civil Contract Faction to be elected for...

20.01.2022
Hakob Hakobyan’s Candidacy Nominated for Being Elected in the Post of Member of Commission on Television and Radio
At January 20 regular sitting, the RA National Assembly debated the issue of the election for the member of the Commission on Television and Radio.The NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport proposed Hakob Hakobyan’s candidacy nominated by the Civil Contract f...

20.01.2022
Advertising of Internet Gambling Games and Totalizators to be Allowed Only in Limited Places
Highlighting the fight against the gambling in Armenia, the Government makes amendments to the Law on Advertising, proposing to allow any type of advertising of internet gambling games and totalizators in limited places. The initiative was debated in the first reading at January 20 NA sitting. Accor...

20.01.2022
Alen Simonyan Meets with President of International Republican Institute and Director for Eurasia Region in Washington
On January 19, the delegation led by the RA NA President Alen Simonyan met with the President of International Republican Institute Daniel Twining and the Regional Program Director for Eurasia Stephen Nix in Washington. At the meeting the sides discussed a number of issues regarding the human rights...

20.01.2022
U.S. House of Representatives is Strictly Concerned About Fate of Armenian Prisoners of War
On January 19, the delegation led by the NA President Alen Simonyan met with the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives Gregory Meeks, Brad Sherman and the Republican Chris Smith. Welcoming the members of the delegation, the Chairman of the House Foreign...

20.01.2022
Delegation Led by NA President Alen Simonyan Meets with Heads of International Structures in the United States
On January 18, the delegation led by the RA NA President Alen Simonyan being in the United States had meetings with the heads of the international structures. During the meetings issues on regional security, the peculiarities of democracy in Armenia, the elections of the national local self-governme...

20.01.2022
Efficiency Increase of Tax Administration is Designed
On January 20, the RA National Assembly debated in the first reading the legislative package on Amendments and Addendum to the RA Tax Code and on Making Addendum to the RA Law on State Duty authored by the Government. As the Deputy Chairman of the State Revenue Committee Artur Manukyan has informed,...

20.01.2022
Amendments and Addenda to RA Code on Administrative Offenses
On January 20, the parliament continuing the work of the regular sittings debated in the first reading the draft law on Making Addenda and Amendments to the RA Code on Administrative Offenses. According to the key rapporteur, the RA Deputy Chairperson of the State Revenue Committee Tsovinar Soghomon...

20.01.2022
Alen Simonyan-Nancy Pelosi Meeting Takes Place
On January 19, the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Alen Simonyan met with the Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.At the meeting Alen Simonyan presented the consistent progress of the Republic Armenia made towards strengthening democratic institutio...

19.01.2022
Is Issue of Re-Operation of Economy Giants Debated? Sergey Bagratyan
The Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan has affirmed that if there is logical business model and investment proposal, then the Government will do its best to call it into life. Regarding the Nairit plant, the Deputy Prime Minister has noted that there the business model is rather complicated. ...

19.01.2022
Gegham Manukyan’s Question on Appointing Ruben Rubinyan Special Representative
Gegham Manukyan inquired who made the decision to appoint Ruben Rubinyan Special Representative of Armenia in Armenia-Turkey dialogue process. The RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan noted that he made the decision to endow Ruben Rubinyan with that status stemming from the political purposefulness....

19.01.2022
We Will Not Agree to Any Corridor Logic: FA Minister to Sona Ghazaryan
The deputy Sona Ghazaryan has inquired from the RA Minister of Foreign Affairs (FA) Ararat Mirzoyan whether Ankara can connect the normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations with the “so called” corridor logic in any phase. Ararat Mirzoyan has underlined that our position has been presented lon...

19.01.2022
Position of RA MFA on Statement of Representative of Russia to OSCE Lukashevich
The deputy of the Civil Contract Faction Anush Beghloyan inquired about the position of the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on the statement of the representative of Russia to the OSCE Lukashevich, who called on not to hinder the monitoring visit of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group to Nago...

19.01.2022
Ceremony of Handing Certificates to Participants of the Courses “Data Management, Communication and Presentation” Held
On January 19, the ceremony of handing the certificates of the courses “Data Management, Communication and Presentation” Microsoft Office Program jointly with the Staff and the International Republican Institute (IRI) for the employees of parliament was held in the National Assembly. Welcoming the a...

19.01.2022
On Possibility of Mamikon Aslanyan Taking Part in Sitting of Vanadzor Council of Elders
Armenuhi Kyureghyan inquired if detained Mamikon Aslanyan being in the criminal-executive institution will take part in the first sitting of Vanadzor Council of Elders.The Minister of Justice Karen Andreasyan has noted that there are concrete permission mechanisms, when the person is under arrest an...

19.01.2022
Tigran Abrahamyan’s Question to Minister of Defense on Revealing Details of Cases of Two Missing Servicemen
On January 19, during the regular NA-Government Q&A, Tigran Abrahamyan’s question, the deputy of With Honor Faction, was about the circumstances of the two missing servicemen. The deputy inquired from the Minister of Defense whether all measures were taken to reveal the details of the case and to fi...

19.01.2022
Deputy Tadevos Avetisyan Asks Question on Gas Tariff
According to the deputy, the gas tariff is expected to increase against a background of leading inflation. Tadevos Avetisyan was interested in the mitigation mechanisms envisaged especially for poor people. ...

19.01.2022
Nagorno Karabakh Problem Should Be Solved in the Format of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship
On January 19, during the RA NA-Government next Q & A session, the deputy of the Civil Contract Faction Sargis Khandanyan has asked the RA Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan how our Ministry gets ready to respond to Aliyev’s threats at the interview given to the Azerbaijani mass media in th...

19.01.2022
Artur Khachatryan is Interested in How Government Will Support Those Engaged in Grain Cultivation
The deputy Artur Khachatryan was interested in the implementing agricultural policy, touched upon the increase of prices on fertilizers, seeds and diesel fuel. “How is the Government going to support the sphere?” he asked.The RA Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan has clarified that the Government in...

19.01.2022
Armenian Side Submits Proposals: Ararat Mirzoyan
On January 19, during the regular NA-Government Q&A, the deputy of the Civil Contract Faction Hripsime Grigoryan inquired from the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan about the proposals of the Armenian side addressed to Baku, about which the RF Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov stat...

19.01.2022
Additional Assistance in the Amount of 175mln AMD to Be Provided to the Hotels of Syunik: Vahan Kerobyan
During the NA-Government Q & A, the deputy Armen Khachatryan asked the RA Minister of Economy to clarify what compensation and aid was provided to the guest houses and hotels of the Syunik region in the last days. Vahan Kerobyan has noted that the hotels of Syunik region especially suffered because ...

19.01.2022
The Gap Existing in the Election Procedure of the Deputy Chair of NA Standing Committee is Proposed
At January 19 regular sitting of the National Assembly, the draft law on Making Addenda to the constitutional law the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly authored by the deputy of the NA Civil Contract Faction Vilen Gabrielyan was debated. Vilen gabrielyan clarified that the legislative gap ...

19.01.2022
Statement on Resignation Letter of Chairman of RA Audit Chamber Levon Yolyan
On January 19, according to Article 147.1 of the Constitutional Law the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, the Chairman of the RA Audit Chamber Levon Yolyan submitted his resignation on 19 January,” the statement signed by the RA NA Vice President, the Acting NA President Hakob Arshakyan r...

19.01.2022
It is Planned to Expand List of Documents to be Notified to Taxpayers Electronically
On January 19, the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Tax Code authored by the Government was debated in the first reading at the NA regular sitting. The key rapporteur, the RA Chairman of the State Revenue Committee Rustam Badasyan, presenting the proposed amendments and addenda, ...

19.01.2022
Brothers, Sisters, Grandmothers and Grandfathers of the Fallen Servicemen Not Having Wife, Children and Parents Will Receive Compensation
The members of the family of the servicemen, who sacrificed their life during the defense of the Motherland compensation is given by the Fund of Compensation for the Damages Caused to the Servicemen’s Life or Health. It is set by law that in case of the serviceman dying or being recognized as unknow...

19.01.2022
New Regulations Proposed to Ensure Stability of Medical Aid and Service
At January 19 NA sitting, the draft law on Making Addendum and Amendment to the Law on Medical Aid and Service for Population authored by the NA deputies Narek Zeynalyan and Lusine Badalyan was debated in the first reading. According to Narek Zeynalyan, human resource planning in the field of health...

19.01.2022
Hovhannes Khachatryan Elected CB Deputy Governor
At January 19 NA sitting, the Chair of the RA NA Accounting Committee Narek Babayan presented the results of the voting of the election for the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank (CB).70 deputies took part in the election of the CB Deputy Governor. Hovhannes Khachatryan was elected CB Deputy Govern...

19.01.2022
Legally Equal Conditions for Organizations Implementing Judicial Examinations
At January 19 sitting, the parliament debated in the first reading the draft law on Making Addendum to the Law On Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances authored by the deputies Narek Zeynalyan, Lusine Badalyan, Hrachya Hakobyan, Emma Palyan and Hripsime Hunanyan.As the Committee Chair Narek Zey...

19.01.2022
It is Planned to Show Dairy Products Containing Milk Fat Substitutes or Other Additives on Separate Shelves
On January 19, the RA National Assembly debated in the first reading the legislative package on Making Addenda to the RA Law on Trade and Services and on Making Addenda to the RA Code on Administrative Offenses. The RA Ministry of Economy Vahan Kerobyan has informed that it is proposed to rewrite Ar...

19.01.2022
Parliament Debates a Number of Bills in Second Reading
On January 19, the parliament continued the work of the regular sittings and debated in the second reading the draft law on Amending the Tax Code of the Republic of Armenia authored by the Government.As the RA Minister of Environment Hakob Simidyan has presented, the rates of the environment tax for...

18.01.2022
Students and Lecturers of Hovhannes Toumanian Vanadzor State University Visit National Assembly
It was the regular cognitive visit within the framework of the Open Lesson programme. On January18, the guests of parliament were the students and lecturers of Hovhannes Toumanian Vanadzor State University. The visitors followed the works of parliament from the box of the NA session hall, got acquai...

18.01.2022
Proposed Addendum to RA Civil Code Debated in Second Reading
On January 18, chaired by Vladimir Vardanyan, the extraordinary sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs was held. The draft law on Making Addendum to the Law on the RA Civil Code authored by the NA deputies Tatevik Gasparyan, Lena Nazaryan and Narek Babayan was debated in the...

18.01.2022
Central Bank Should Be One of World Leaders in Field of Monetary Policy: Candidate for Deputy Governor of Central Bank
On January 18, the National Assembly continued the work of the regular sittings. The deputies passed the legislative initiatives debated on the previous day by voting. Then the parliament debated the issue of the election of the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank (CB). ...

17.01.2022
Proposed Amendments and Addenda to Ensure Effective Conduct of Judicial Review of Cases
On January 17, at the RA NA regular sitting, the package of laws on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law Judicial Code of the Republic of Armenia and the enclosed ones authored by the deputies Vladimir Vardanyan and Vahagn Hovakimyan was debated in the first reading. The purpose o...

17.01.2022
It is Proposed to Create Civil and Administrative Chambers by Legislative Regulation
At January 17 sitting, the parliament in the first reading debated the legislative package on Making Amendments and Addendum to the Constitutional Law the RA Judicial Code, the on Amending the RA Administrative Procedure CodeThe RA Deputy Minister of Justice Yeranuhi Tumanyants has noted that it is ...

17.01.2022
A Number of Draft Laws Debated in Second Reading
At January 17 NA sitting, the deputies debated in the second reading the bills on Making Amendment and Addenda to the RA Law on Road Transport, on Non-Cash Transactions and the presented packages of bills enclosed to them authored by the Government, as well as the draft law on Making Addenda and Ame...

17.01.2022
Pupils of Elementary Classes of Private Schools Also to Be Provided Free Textbooks by State
The state provides free textbooks at the expense of the state budget the pupils from the first to the fourth classes only the state schools by the law on Education. The deputy of the NA Civil Contract Faction Sisak Gabrielyan proposes to amend the law, according to which, all the children of the ele...

17.01.2022
Addenda to Law on Education
At January 17 NA regular sitting, the draft law on Making Addenda to the Law on Education authored by the deputies of the Civil Contract Faction Sisak Gabrielyan, Taguhi Ghazaryan, Knyaz Hasanov and Hasmik Hakobyan was debated in the first reading. According to the key rapporteur Sisak Gabrielyan, a...

17.01.2022
Students and Teachers of Hrazdan Levon Khechoyan School Visit National Assembly
On January 17, within the framework of the Open Lesson programme, the parliament again opened its doors. The guests of the day were the students and the teachers of Levon Khechoyan N 10 High School of Hrazdan City.The guests observed the work of the legislative body from the box of the NA Session Ha...

17.01.2022
Parliament Debates Bill Regulating Process of Receiving Inheritance
At January 17 RA NA regular sitting, the draft law on Making Addendum to the RA Civil Code authored by the deputies Tatevik Gasparyan, Lena Nazaryan and Narek Babayan was debated in the first reading. According to the key rapporteur Lena Nazaryan, the need for a legislative initiative arose during t...

17.01.2022
Deputies Observe One-Minute of Silence to Honour Memory of Servicemen Fallen as Result of Provocation of Azerbaijani Armed Forces in Vardenis Few Days Ago
On January 17, the National Assembly began the work of the regular sittings, forming the agendas of the session and regular sittings. The issue on including the draft laws that were not endorsed in the NA Head Committees in the agenda of the session was debated. The draft law on Large Families autho...

17.01.2022
Parliament Begins Work of Third Session of Eighth Convocation
On January 17, the RA National Assembly began the work of the regular sittings of the third session of the eighth convocation under the sounds of the RA anthem. The RA NA Vice President Hakob Arshakyan informed that the Central Electoral Commission submitted the protocols No. 4 and 5 on giving the m...

14.01.2022
25 Items on the Draft Agenda of Regular Sittings to Be Convened on January 17
On January 14, the regular sitting of the RA National Assembly presided over by the Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan was held.The members of the Council debated and approved the draft agendas of the second session of the eighth convocation of the National Assembly and the regular sittings to be c...

14.01.2022
Regulations on Operation of Facilities with Limited Service Discussed
A working discussion, initiated by the Deputy Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs Babken Tunyan, on the RA draft law on Making Addendum to the Law on Trade and Services was held in closed format with the participation of the deputies from the Civil Contract Faction, representative...

14.01.2022
Former Minister of RA Labor and Social Affairs Mesrop Arakelyan Answers Questions of Committee Members
The NA Inquiry Committee for Studying the Use of Funds Collected by the "Hayastan" All - Armenian Fund and Transferred to the State Budget of the Republic of Armenia convened a sitting on January 14 too. How and within the framework of what programmes did the department spend the money collected by ...

13.01.2022
RA NA Speaker Alen Simonyan Meets with RA President Armen Sarkissian
On January 13, the NA Speaker of the Republic of Armenia Alen Simonyan met with the RA President Armen Sarkissian. The external and internal challenges facing the country were discussed at the meeting. They referred to the provocations carried out by the Azerbaijani armed forces in recent days and t...

13.01.2022
RA NA President Alen Simonyan Receives U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia Lynne Tracy
On January 13, the RA President of the National Assembly Alen Simonyan received the U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia Lynne Tracy ahead of his working visit to the United States. Agenda themes of the Armenian-American cooperation were touched upon at the meeting. During th...

13.01.2022
Working Discussion on Depreciation of Institution of Detention as Measure of Restraint, Violations of Procedure of “Manual” Signing of Judicial Cases and Their Elimination
On January 13, initiated by the Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs Taguhi Tovmasyan, a working discussion on the depreciation of the institution of detention as a measure of restraint, violations of the procedure of the “manual” signing of judicial ca...

13.01.2022
Amendments and Addenda to Law on Medical Aid and Service for Population
The legislative initiative on Making Addendum and Amendment to the Law on Medical Aid and Service for Population authored by the deputies Narek Zeynalyan and Lusine Badalyan was debated in the first reading at January 13 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Health Care. According to Narek Zeynaly...

13.01.2022
Equal Conditions to be Provided for Organizations Conducting Forensic Examinations
On January 13, chaired by Narek Zeynalyan, the regular siting of the RA NA Standing Committee on Health Care was held. The Committee members debated in the first reading and endorsed the draft law on Amending the Law on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances authored by the deputies Narek Zeynal...

12.01.2022
NA Inquiry Committee Hears Explanations of Former Minister of Labor and Social Affairs
On January 12, the Inquiry Committee for Studying the Use of Funds Collected by the "Hayastan" All - Armenian Fund and Transferred to the State Budget of the Republic of Armenia convened the 4th sitting, which was moderated by the Committee Chair Artsvik Minasyan. The purpose of the Inquiry Committe...

12.01.2022
Debate of Drafts Postponed
On January 12, the RA NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment Protection convened a sitting. The debate of the packages of draft laws included in the agenda of the sitting on Making Addenda to the Law on the RA Budget System, on Mercury...

12.01.2022
NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs Debates Number of Drafts in Second Reading
On January 12, moderated by Vahe Hakobyan, the regular sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs was held. The Committee members debated in the second reading and endorsed the packages of bills on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on Procurements, on Making Amendment and Addend...

12.01.2022
Executive Body Proposes Legislative Regulation Aimed at Increasing Efficiency of Tax Administration
At January 12 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the legislative package on Making Amendments and Addendum to the RA Tax Code and on Making Addendum to the RA Law on State Duty was debated in the first reading. The RA Deputy Chairman of the State Revenue Committee Artur Manuky...

12.01.2022
Amendments Proposed to Law on Advertising
At January 12 sitting of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the initiative of the Government aimed at ensuring common policy in the field of gambling and establishing equal competition conditions and requirements was debated in the first reading. According to the key rapporteur, the RA Mini...

12.01.2022
Addenda to Law on Procurements
On January 12, at the regular sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the draft law on Making Addenda to the Law on Procurements authored by the Government was debated in the first reading. The RA Minister of Finance Avag Avanesyan has informed that the draft proposes to provide an...

12.01.2022
Proposed Amendments and Addenda to Promote Development of Electronic Notification System
On January 12, at the regular sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Tax Code authored by the Government was debated in the first reading. According to the RA Chairman of the State Revenue Committee Rustam Badasyan, the nece...

12.01.2022
It is Planned to Show Dairy Products Containing Milk Fat Substitutes or Other Additives on Separate Shelves
On January 12, the RA NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs convened the regular sitting. Before beginning the legislative work, the deputies observed a one-minute of silence to honour the memory of the serviceman fallen as a result of the aggression of the Azerbaijani armed forces on January 11...

11.01.2022
It is Proposed to Create Civil and Administrative Chambers
On January 11, at the regular sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs the draft law on Making Amendments and Addendum to the Constitutional Law the RA Judicial Code with the package authored by the Government was debated in the first reading. The RA Deputy Minister of Justice...

11.01.2022
NA Inquiry Committee Convenes Sitting
On January 11, the Inquiry Committee for Studying the Use of Funds Collected by the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund and Transferred to the State Budget of the Republic of Armenia convened the regular sitting. The Committee Chair Artsvik Minasyan moderated the sitting. The Committee members from the NA th...

11.01.2022
If Identity of Citizen is Not Confirmed Within At least One Month from Moment of Death, It is Proposed to Consider Opening Day of Inheritance as Day of State Registration of Death
On January 11, at the sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, the proposed addendum to the Civil Code of the Republic of Armenia was debated in the first reading. The deputies of the NA Civil Contract Faction Tatevik Gasparyan, Lena Nazaryan and Narek Babayan authored the in...

11.01.2022
Standing Committee on Labor and Social Affairs Debates Bill on Large Families
On January 11, the RA NA Standing Committee on Labor and Social Affairs moderated by Heriknaz Tigranyan convened the regular sitting.The Committee debated the draft law on Large Families authored by the RA NA Armenia Faction.The key rapporteur Tadevos Avetisyan has informed that since 2000 the numbe...

11.01.2022
Addenda to Certification and Recognition of Non-Formal and Informal Education
On January 11, the RA NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport in the first reading debated the draft law on Making Addenda to the law on Education. The authors of the initiative Sisak Gabrielyan, Taguhi Ghazaryan and Knyaz Hasanov propose to fill in the gaps e...

11.01.2022
Elementary School Students to be Provided with Free Textbooks
At January 11 regular sitting, the RA NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport debated in the first reading the draft law on Amending the RA Law on Education. The NA deputy of the Civil Contract Faction, the author of the initiative Sisak Gabrielyan proposes to...

11.01.2022
NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs Votes for Hovhannes Khachatryan’s Candidacy for Post of RA CB Deputy Governor
At January 11 sitting, moderated by Gevorg Papoyan, the RA NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs debated the issue of Hovhannes Khachatryan’s candidacy introduced by the Civil Contract Faction for the vacant post of the Deputy Governor of the RA Central Bank (CB) and the no...

11.01.2022
Regulations on Clarifying Authorisations of SJC and Reducing Workload of SJC Judge-Members Debated
At January 11 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, the legislative package on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Constitutional Law on the RA Judicial Code and on Making Addenda to the RA Criminal Procedure Code authored by the NA deputies Vladimir Vardanyan and Vahagn ...

11.01.2022
Civil Contract Faction Makes a Decision Not to Nominate Candidate for Deputy Chair of Committee on Defense and Security
On January 11, the regular sitting of the RA NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security moderated by Andranik Kocharyan was held. The item of the election of the Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee was also on the agenda.The Secretary of the NA Civil Contract Faction Artur Hovhannisyan made a ...

11.01.2022
Debate on Possibilities of Establishing Privileges for Family Members of Servicemen Fallen in 44-Day War and for Persons Displaced from Artsakh to Take Out Loans
On January 11, initiated by the Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs Taguhi Tovmasyan, a debate on the possibilities of establishing privileges for the family members of the servicemen fallen in the 44-day war and for the persons displaced from Artsa...

11.01.2022
Amendments Proposed to Code on Administrative Offenses
At the sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, the RA Deputy Chairperson of the State Revenue Committee Tsovinar Soghomonyan presented for debate in the first reading the draft law on Making Addenda and Amendments to the RA Code on Administrative Offenses. With the adoption ...

11.01.2022
Committee Endorses Package on Non-Cash Transactions and Enclosed Draft Laws
On January 11, the RA NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs moderated by Gevorg Papoyan debated in the second reading the package on Non-Cash Transactions and the enclosed draft laws.It is proposed to regulate for the alienation of the goods (property) exceeding the 300.000...

11.01.2022
It is Proposed to Expand List of Beneficiaries Receiving Compensation in Case of Death of Serviceman or Being Declared Missing
At January 11 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security, the draft law on Making Addenda to the Law on Compensation of Damages Caused to Servicemen’s Life or Health During the Defense of the Republic of Armenia authored by the deputy from the Civil Contract Faction Hayk Sargsyan w...

11.01.2022
Proposed Addenda and Amendments to Law on Audit Chamber Debated in Second Reading
At January 11 sitting, the RA NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs debated in the second reading the draft law on Making Addenda and Amendments to the Law on Audit Chamber authored by the NA deputy Gevorg Papoyan. It is proposed that the Audit Chamber cooperates with the s...

11.01.2022
New Regulation of Election of Deputy Chair of Standing Committee Proposed in Law on NA Rules of Procedure
At January 11 sitting, the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs debated in the first reading the draft law on Making Addenda to the Constitutional Law the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly. The NA deputy Vilen Gabrielyan presented the proposal. The Article 138 of the law on the...

05.01.2022
Issues Related to Protection of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Debated
On January 5, the RA NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs organized a working debate dedicated to the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities. The RA First Deputy Minister of Justice, the candidate for the position of the RA Human Rights Defender Krist...

04.01.2022
Statement by RA NA Speaker on Resignation Letter of NA Deputy Sedrak Tevonyan
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 Sedrak Tevonyan submitted his resignation letter on January 4.“Pursuant to Article 155.2 of the Constitutional Law the Rules of Procedur...

04.01.2022
Statement by RA NA Speaker on Resignation Letter of NA Deputy Sergey Movsisyan
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 Sergey Movsisyan submitted his resignation letter on January 4.“Pursuant to Article 155.2 of the Constitutional Law the Rules of Procedu...

04.01.2022
Candidate for Deputy Chair of RA NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security Not Nominated Again
On January 4, the extraordinary sitting convened by the RA NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security was held, on the agenda of which was the item of the election of the Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee. The Chair of the Committee Andranik Kocharyan informed that the competent NA Civil Con...

31.12.2021
New Year Message by President of National Assembly of Republic of Armenia Alen Simonyan
Dear compatriots of Armenia, Artsakh and Diaspora, Soon we will leave for 2021… We go through a very difficult path together. 2021 was another year of analyzing the past, learning from the past, making decisions and struggling, where we had losses and victories. ...

31.12.2021
NA President Alen Simonyan Visits “Yerablur” Military Pantheon
On December 31, the RA NA President Alen Simonyan, the RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the members of the Government and the members of parliament from the Civil Contract Faction visited “Yerablur” military pantheon. They laid flowers at the tombs of the heroes and observed a one minute of silenc...

30.12.2021
RA NA President Alen Simonyan Visits RA North-Eastern Border Zone
On December 30, ahead of the New Year and Holy Nativity the RA NA President Alen Simonyan visited the RA northeastern border zone. The NA President took a tour on the combat positions accompanied by the Commander of the military unit on the frontline, also taking part in the opening ceremony of one ...

30.12.2021
During NA Second Session of Eighth Convocation A Number of Laws Debated and Passed
Legislative developments, passed laws. During the second session of the NA eighth convocation, the parliamentarians carried out the works for the citizens’ benefit....

30.12.2021
Legislative Summary of NA Second Session of Eighth Convocation
The works of the second session of the National Assembly of the eighth convocation began on September 13, 2021 and ended on December 16.During the reporting period, the National Assembly passed 98 laws, 2 out of them were mother laws, 82 – amendments and addenda to laws already in force, and 14 – la...

30.12.2021
Working Agenda for 2021 of RA NA President Alen Simonyan
During the second session of the RA NA eighth convocation, in parallel with the legislative processes, the working agenda of the RA NA President Alen Simonyan has been full both in Armenia and abroad. Numerous official and working mutual visits took place. The important Armenian agenda items and the...

28.12.2021
Candidate for Deputy Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security Not Nominated
On December 28, the RA NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security convened an extraordinary sitting. The item of the election of the Deputy Chair of the Committee was on the agenda of the extraordinary sitting.The Cha...

28.12.2021
Priority Directions of Industry Are at Core of Working Debate
On December 27, initiated by the Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs Gevorg Papoyan, the regular working debate was held. The priority directions of the industry announced by the Government were at the core of the working debate. The meeting was still the log...

27.12.2021
Candidacies of Hakob Hakobyan and Artur Manukyan to be Nominated for Vacancies of Members of Commission on Television and Radio
On December 27, at the extraordinary sitting, pursuant to Article 145 of the constitutional law the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, the RA NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport debated the item of the nomination of the candidates for the vacanci...

27.12.2021
Members of Standing Committee on Labor and Social Affairs Meet with NGO Representatives
On December 24, the NA Standing Committee on Labor and Social Affairs had a working meeting with the representatives of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Women’s Resource Center.At the meeting the members of the NGO presented the results of the survey made on the gender sensitivity of the RA L...

27.12.2021
State Employment Policy Program Model Launched at Work Meeting
On December 24, the NA Standing Committee on Labor and Social Affairs had a work meeting with the RA Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Ruben Sargsyan and the counterparts of the Ministry.During the meeting the state employment strategy and the employment programs were presented.The launch ...

27.12.2021
Lithuanian Experience of Parliamentary Oversight in the Sphere of Right to Work Touched Upon in Online Meeting-Discussion
On December 2, with the support of the International Republican Institute (IRI) the online meeting-discussion on the theme ‘Working Code of Lithuania: Parliamentary Oversight: Experience of Lithuania.’ Was held, where the deputies of the RA National Assembly Standing Committee on Labor and Social Af...

27.12.2021
NA Vice President Hakob Arshakyan Hosts Owner and General Director at Wildberries Company Tatyana Bakalchuk
At the invitation of the NA Vice President Hakob Arshakyan the Owner and General Director at of the biggest Russian online-retailer Wildberries Tatyana Bakalchuk.On December 17, during the meeting with the Owner and General Director of Wildberries Company Tatyana Bakalchuk in the National Assembly t...





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