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Thursday, 30 November 2017

PM Suggests Decriminalizing Low-Risk Economic Crimes

A Cabinet sitting was held today, chaired by Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan. Before proceeding to the agenda, the Prime Minister issued a number of instructions. The Premier’s first instruction suggested decriminalizing certain types of economic offences. The Prime Minister instructed the Minister of Economic Development and Investments, the Minister of Justice and the Chairman of State Revenue Committee to develop and submit to the Government Staff within two months draft legal... more »

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

PM Awards Freedom-Fighters on 25th Anniversary of Establishment of 5th Motorized Rifle Brigade of Volunteers

Today, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan handed awards to a group of freedom-fighters on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the formation of the 5th Motorized Rifle Brigade of Volunteers, who made a significant contribution to the victories in the Artsakh Liberation War. For active participation in the Artsakh War and protection of Homeland’s frontiers, as well as on the 25th anniversary of establishment of the 5th volunteer brigade, the Prime Minister’s Commemorative Medal... more »

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Armenia Digital Agenda - 2030 Long-Term Strategy Presented

Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan chaired a consultative meeting to discuss issues related to the digital agenda of Armenia. A draft long-term strategic document, referred to as “Armenia Digital Agenda – 2030,” developed by the Center for Strategic Initiatives, was presented during the meeting. The developers have explored the possibility for implementing digitization reforms in 6 key areas: infrastructure; digital management; digital transformation of the private sector;... more »

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Water Management System Reform Discussed with Prime Minister

Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan held a consultation to discuss the ongoing water management system reform. 800 million drams were said to have already been saved as a result of PIU and WUA optimization.  Steps are envisaged to streamline the operations of pumping stations, improve financial discipline and services, etc. A new package of water system reforms is under discussion, which will soon be presented to the Government Staff. Touching upon the current status of cleaning stations... more »

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

“Government ready to upgrade Armenian-Iranian trade turnover to qualitatively new level” – PM Receives Iranian Foreign Minister

Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan received Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif. Welcoming the guest, the Prime Minister stressed that Armenia and Iran boast high-level interstate relations, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Karen Karapetyan said despite the fact that sufficient work has been done so far along with many joint achievements, there is still much to do in this respect.... more »

Monday, 27 November 2017

Government Reviews Legislative Package on Reducing Courts’ Workload

Today, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan held a consultation to discuss steps and measures aimed at handling the courts’ heavy workload through equal distribution of cases, simplified case study procedures, as well as issues related to the postponement of court sessions. The Ministry of Justice was reported to have developed a legislative package of amendments to the Judicial Code and the Civil Procedure Code of the Republic of Armenia in compliance with the Prime Minister’s... more »

Friday, 24 November 2017

Aragatsotn Marz Governor Reports Progress in Implementation of Premier’s Instructions

Governor of Aragatsotn Marz Ashot Simonyan reported to Karen Karapetyan the status of those assignments issued by the Prime Minister during the consultation held on September 9 in Aragatsotn Marz of Armenia. The Governor reported that according to Prime Minister’s instruction, efforts had been made to raise the level communities’ own revenues. The local administration is set to collect 1,254 million drams in own revenue in 2017, which is 114 million drams or 23% up the index... more »

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Meeting Held on Restoration, Protection, Effective Use of Lake Sevan Fish Resources

Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan held a consultative meeting to discuss the restoration, protection and enhancement of fish resources in Lake Sevan. To begin with, a comprehensive program for the restoration of trout reserves in Lake Sevan and the development of fish farming was reported. It was noted that the main objective of the program is to rehabilitate two subspecies of Sevan Trout and the development of fish farming in Armenia through the effective use of natural resources. The... more »

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Government Discusses Legislative Package on Removing Entertainment Clubs from Multi-Apartment Buildings

Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan held a consultation to discuss a package of draft amendments to the law “On Trade and Services” and a number of related laws. It was developed in compliance with the Premier’s instruction to streamline the activities of night clubs and other recreational facilities located within multi-apartment buildings or their immediate vicinity. The speakers noted that for the first time the package suggests introducing into Armenia’s legislation... more »

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Karen Karapetyan Receives Delegation Led by VEON Group Chief Executive Officer

Karen Karapetyan, Prime Minister of Armenia, received a delegation led by Jean-Yves Charlier, Chief Executive Officer of VEON Group. Referring to the results of the VEON Global Leadership meeting held in Yerevan, the guests thanked the Government of Armenia for the favorable conditions created in the telecommunication sector, as well as for quick-responsiveness in addressing the problems raised by industry representatives. The Prime Minister noted that the Government is interested in... more »

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