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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Healthcare Minister Provides Details of Kindergarten Food Poisoning Incident

At the Government Press Center-hosted news conference, Minister of Healthcare Armen Mouradyan referred to the kindergarten food poisoning incident that happened in Yeghvard on November 28, 2014. A series of therapeutic and preventive measures were said to have been taken to prevent the proliferation of the disease. Mr Mouradyan said that a total of 86 patients had been hospitalized following the incident. Almost all the affected children have been discharged from hospital. At this... more »

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

AREAL Complex To Host Experimental Research

President of State Committee for Science Samvel Harutyunyan told the Government Press Center-hosted press conference that AREAL research complex will host experimental studies involving scientific groups from Alikhanyan research lab, Yerevan State University, RA NAS Institute of Molecular Biology, the State Engineering University of Armenia and CANDLE Institute relating to molecular physics, material science, biophysics, biomedicine, microelectronics new technologies and modern accelerator... more »

Thursday, 23 October 2014

At a government media center-hosted press conference, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Artem Asatryan commented on the need and the objectives behind the proposed amendments to the laws on Temporary Disability Benefits and State Benefits. According to the Minister, State budget spending has increased by about 3 times over the last 4 years under the aforementioned two programs. “We studied the number of births, the increase in wages and the overall number of disability... more »

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Favorable Conditions Provided for Turnover Documentation

As Deputy Minister of Finance Armen Alaverdyan told today’s Government Press Center-hosted press conference, by amending three of its previous decisions, the Government complied with the requirements of the law on amendments to the law “On application of cash registers” providing the possibility for the operators of transportation means to write off and remove cash-register-aided electronic transactions and tax invoices. According to the speaker, the decision offers... more »

Thursday, 2 October 2014

215 Earthquake-Hit Homeless Families to Get Housing Certificates

The Government decided to allocated AMD1.5 billion to Shirak Marz administration to address through the provision of vouchers the housing needs of those Gyumri-based households left homeless following the earthquake of 1988. Minister of Urban Development Narek Sargsyan told the Government Press Center-hosted news conference following today’s Cabinet sitting that certificates will be offered to 215 families under the first stage of the program. 252 more households will get housing... more »

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Vakhtang Mirumyan: “Changes seek to improve business environment in the country”

The Cabinet approved today the bill on exempting border community activities from fiscal liabilities, as well as a set of amendments to eight other laws and legal acts. As Deputy Finance Minister Vakhtang Mirumyan told the Government Press Center-hosted news conference, the changes are meant to improve the country’s business environment. According to the speaker, the Government’s initiative seeks to boost economic activity in border communities. All business entities... more »

Thursday, 3 July 2014

New Generation Cash Registers To Be Introduced Gradually

According to the government’s latest decision, the new-generation cash registers shall be introduced step by step for specific groups of SME taxpayers. Namely, instead of July 1, 2014 as projected, they will be introduced as follows: August 1, October 1, 2014 and January 1, 2015. This is what Deputy Minister of Finance Armen Alaverdyan told the Government Press Center-hosted news conference. “Based on the need to promote small and medium-size enterprise, the government passed... more »

Thursday, 3 April 2014

No new well-drilling permits to be issued for Ararat and Armavir Marz fisheries

The Government tightened control of well drilling activities. As Minister of Nature Protection Aram Harutyunyan told today the Government Press Center-hosted press conference, this will help introduce stricter control mechanisms over illegal well operations. With another decision, the meeting approved a procedure for getting water-use permits for illegal or disused wells, as well as for their conservation and liquidation. According to the Minister, no new well-drilling permits will be... more »

Thursday, 3 April 2014

The Constitutional Court’s ruling to contribute to the further development of the social security system in Armenia

“We have a ruling of the Constitutional Court, which not only may contribute to the further development of our legal system, but also demonstrates its place and role in the protection of human rights," Minister of Justice Hrair Tovmasyan told today’s news conference concerning the ruling of the Constitutional Court issued yesterday, which recognized some provisions of the funded pension law unconstitutional. According to the minister, the ruling can be seen as a... more »

Thursday, 27 March 2014

60,000 new jobs to be created by 2017

Today’s Cabinet sitting approved Armenia’s long-term strategic development program for 2014-2025. As Minister of Economy Vahram Avanesyan told the news conference following the Cabinet sitting, the program has three major goals. According to the Minister, the program seeks to boost employment in the country mediating highly paid jobs. “60,000 new jobs are expected to be created by 2017,” the speaker said. In addition, the program seeks to bring down the level... more »

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