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National Assembly debates legislative initiatives in second reading
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At May 21 sitting, the parliament debated legislative initiatives in the second reading.

The RA Deputy Minister of Justice Karen Karapetyan presented the legislative package stipulating amendments to the laws on Public Service, on Notice of Activity Implementation and on State Duty.

It is fixed by the initiative that accrediting governors can be the individual entrepreneurs or commercial organizations.

As the rapporteur informed, proposals were not presented after the first reading.

The MPs also debated the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the law on Audit Chamber and the package of the enclosed legislative drafts.

The purpose of the initiative is to raise the quality of the information being presented to the public and the National Assembly on the legality in the sphere of finances and property and the principles of efficiency, to specify the legal status of the Audit Chamber, the goals and guarantees of the activity, to improve the organization of the activity, to expand and to determine the mandate of the structure.

According to Arusyak Manavazyan, after the first reading 4 proposals were presented, It is designed to give an opportunity to the private sector, to engage the auditors being a member of an International Group and having international recognition working in the Republic of Armenia. The next amendment defines that the function of the Audit Chamber, the legal persons’ supervision will not be spread on tax privileges established for an indefinite number of addressees by the RA law.

It is also established that the Audit Chamber should draw up every year and submit to the Government its budgetary financing application of the coming year, the draft estimate by the order established by the law on RA Budgetary System.

Representatives of Green Agenda for Armenia Project hosted in Standing Committee on European Integration
On May 21, the Chair of the Standing Committee on European Integration of the RA National Assembly Arman Yeghoyan and the Deputy Chair Meri Galstyan met with the Representative of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Senior Project Manager and the Environmental and Policy Team Lead, Bernardas ...

Alen Simonyan and Ruslan Stefanchuk discuss the security situation in the South Caucasus and in Ukraine
On May 21, on the initiative of the Ukrainian side a talk was held via video conference between the RA NA President Alen Simonyan and the Speaker of the Verkhovna (Supreme) Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk.The interlocutors discussed the security situation in the South Caucasus and in Ukraine, the ...

Rustam Bakoyan meets with NDI young people
On May 21, the Deputy Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs Rustam Bakoyan met with the young specialists of the Parliamentary Internship and Fellowship Program of the National Democratic Institute (NDI).Rustam Bakoyan presented to the guests the spheres...

Parliament debates issue of electing a judge of Constitutional Court
According to Article 166 of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, the RA General Assembly of Judges proposed Davit Khachaturyan’s candidacy for the vacancy of the judge of the Constitutional Court. The issue of electing a judge of the Constitutional Court was debated at the RA NA regular sitt...

Executive proposes to make amendments and addenda to law on Public Service and enclosed laws
At May 21 extraordinary sitting, the RA NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs debated in the second reading the draft law designing addenda and amendments to the law on Public Service with the enclosed package.The RA Deputy Minister of Justice Karen Karapetyan informed that during the per...

Executive body proposes a new regulation to law on General Education
For the activities carried out within the framework of the General Education Programme, the state budget of every year provides appropriate funds. Taking into consideration this circumstance, in order to ensure the predictability of the state budget expenses, as well as to avoid the provision of add...

Document or circumstance confirming the fact on citizen’s perfect notification to be established
Within the framework of organizing and holding of conscription for compulsory military service, exercise gathering and military exercises the ways of perfect notifications being given for appearing at their military registration office, as well as the framework of confirming the documents and facts ...

Draft proposes to introduce a code of rules in corporate governance systems
The draft proposes to define the notion of the Corporate Governance Code of Rules and the authorizing norm necessary for its adoption by the Civil Code. A corporate governance code of rules is the standard that the state offers its private sector as a guide. The RA Deputy Minister of Economy Rafayel...

Parliament begins work: Package on prohibition of holding public or public service positions by the Council of Elders
On May 21, the National Assembly began the work of the regular sittings. The parliament approved the agenda of the regular sittings.Before turning to the agenda items, the MPs observed a one-minute silence in memory of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, the members o...

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