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27.05.2024
At core of work debate are issues regarding milk procurement
During our regular visits to the provinces, the cattle breeders speak about problems regarding milk procurement and, in particular, the price reduction. This was stated by the Deputy Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs Rustam Bakoyan, during the wor...

24.05.2024
At the invitation of Alen Simonyan the delegation led by President of the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg Claude Wiseler is in Armenia on an official visit
At the invitation of the NA President Alen Simonyan the delegation led by the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Claude Wiseler was in Armenia on an official visit.Private conversation, meeting in an extended format.The sides documented the political dialogue of high l...

23.05.2024
Aleksey Sandikov takes part in Session of MPA CIS Permanent Commission on Economy and Finance
The deputy of the NA Civil Contract Faction took part in the session of the IPA CIS Permanent Commission on Economy and Finance.The Chairman of the abovementioned Commission Aleksey Sandikov welcomed the participants and presented the agenda of the session.A number of model draft laws on the sphere ...

23.05.2024
Sargis Khandanyan Receives Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway to Armenia
On May 23, the Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Sargis Khandanyan met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway to Armenia Bergljot Hovland.Congratulating Bergljot Hovland on being appointed Ambassador to Armenia, Sargis Khandanyan expre...

23.05.2024
Parliamentary Briefings: Civil Contract Faction
During the parliamentary briefings following the NA sittings, the Secretary of the Civil Contract Faction Artur Hovhannisyan and the Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs Arusyak Julhakyan answered the journalists’ questions....

23.05.2024
Parliamentary Briefings: With Honor Faction
The Head of the NA With Honor Faction Hayk Mamijanyan answered the questions of the media representatives during the parliamentary briefings following the NA sittings. ...

23.05.2024
Parliamentary Briefings: Armenia Faction
The Head of Armenia Faction Seyran Ohanyan and the member of the Faction Garnik Danielyan took part in the parliamentary briefings following the NA sittings.Seyran Ohanyan first gave an introductory speech, then the MPs answered the journalists’ questions. ...

22.05.2024
Parliament debates a number of legislative initiatives in second reading
At the sitting of May 22, the National Assembly debated and adopted a number of legislative initiatives in the second reading.The Government is the author of the proposed amendments to the laws on Public Service, on Local Self-Government and on Local Self-Government in the City of Yerevan.The initia...

22.05.2024
Committee endorses revised draft law
At May 22 extraordinary sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs the addenda being proposed in the RA Civil Code were debated in the second reading.The RA Deputy Minister of Economy Rafayel Gevorgyan presented to the Committee the proposals of the Government on the draft law. ...

22.05.2024
Sargis Khandanyan Receives Newly Appointed Ambassador of Slovenia to RA Mateja Prevolšek
On May 22, the Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the RA National Assembly Sargis Khandanyan received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovenia to our country Mateja Prevolšek.Welcoming the guest, Sargis Khandanyan congratulated the Ambassador ...

22.05.2024
New regulations to the law on Accumulative Pensions
The adoption of the d\raft is conditioned by the solution of the problems in the legal practice. The RA Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Davit Khachatryan said this.The bill stipulating amendments and addenda to the law on Accumulative Pensions was debated in the first reading at the NA r...

22.05.2024
It is proposed to establish administrative responsibility for including unreliable, incorrect information in tax calculations
We have established means of responsibility for not submitting the tax calculations by the Cod, but we don’t have means of responsibility for the cases, when the information being contained in the tax calculations are filled in not correct and not reliable: The Deputy Chairman of the RA State Revenu...

22.05.2024
It is proposed to make an addendum to RA Criminal Procedure Code to ensure comprehensiveness of investigation
The deputy of the NA Civil Contract Faction Arpine Davoyan presented details on the proposals regarding the draft while presenting the draft law on Making Addendum to the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Armenia authored by her for debate in the first reading.It is proposed to supplement A...

22.05.2024
Committee votes for proposed addenda and amendments to Law on Military Service and Status of Servicemen
At the extraordinary sitting of May 22, the Standing Committee on Defense and Security debated the draft law providing for addenda and amendments to the law on Military Service and the Status of Servicemen in the second reading.The RA Deputy Minister of Defense Hrachya Sargsyan noted that the draft ...

22.05.2024
It is proposed to clarify ambiguities in Law on Trade and Services
The draft refers to the type of trade-in trade. As early as 2021, amendments were made to the Law on Trade and Services, which introduced the notion of ‘trade-in’. A licensing procedure was also introduced, within the framework of which certain organizations were licensed during this period, but we ...

22.05.2024
Legislator debates draft law designing expansion of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
At May 22 sitting, the parliament debated in the first reading amendment of Article 1 of the Agreement of the establishment of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – the draft law on Ratifying the Resolution N 259 giving opportunity for limited and gradual expansion of the geo...

22.05.2024
Delegation led by President of the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg Claude Wiseler visits Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex
The delegation led by the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Claude Wiseler is in Armenia.On May 22, the high-ranking guests accompanied by the RA NA Vice President Ruben Rubinyan visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex.The members of the delegation laid a wreath and ...

22.05.2024
Alen Simonyan Receives President of the Chamber of Deputies of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Claude Wiseler
On May 22, the RA NA President Alen Simonyan received the delegation led by the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Claude Wiseler.The Speakers of Parliaments had private conversation, which followed the meeting in the expanded format.The interlocutors documented about ...

22.05.2024
It is proposed to reduce difference between tax burdens of general taxation system and turnover tax system
At the sitting of May 22, the National Assembly debated the legislative package providing for amendments and addendum to the Tax Code and a number of related laws. The RA Deputy Minister of Finance Arman Poghosyan presented the issue for debate in the first reading.The adoption of the legislative pa...

22.05.2024
President of Chamber of Deputies of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Claude Wiseler gives a speech at NA sitting
It is a great honour and privilege for me to represent the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg here today. This visit has a great value and symbol. During one year this is the second time that the representatives of our parliament have come to Yerevan, showing the strength and durability of our relati...

22.05.2024
Davit Khachaturyan elected CC judge
The Secretary of the NA Counting Commission Kristine Poghosyan informed that the secret ballot of the election of the candidate for the judge of the Constitutional Court (CC) Davit Khachaturyan was held.70 NA deputies out of 105 took part in the voting. Invalid ballot papers were not found in the ba...

22.05.2024
Personal dossier of persons performing civil work and technical service in state and local self-government bodies to be conducted electronically
The mentioned interrelated drafts are aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the analyses underlying the remuneration policy: The Head of the Civil Service Bureau of the Prime Minister’s Office Vache Qalashyan said this, presenting the legislative package on Making Amendments to the Law on Public ...

22.05.2024
Parliament continues to debate issue of election of judge of Constitutional Court
On May 22, the Parliament continued the debate of the issue of electing a judge of the Constitutional Court.In his speech on behalf of the RA NA Armenia Faction, Artur Khachatryan referred to the events taking place in Tavush, the delimitation.In his speech on behalf of the RA NA Civil Contract Fact...

22.05.2024
Alen Simonyan writes a condolence note in the Book of Obituary opened in the Embassy of Iran to Armenia
On May 22, the NA President Alen Simonyan visited the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Armenia and wrote a condolence note on the death of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, the Minister of Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other persons accompa...

21.05.2024
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 ...

21.05.2024
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 ...

21.05.2024
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...

21.05.2024
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...

21.05.2024
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...

21.05.2024
National Assembly debates legislative initiatives in second reading
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 th...

21.05.2024
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...

21.05.2024
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 ...

21.05.2024
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...

21.05.2024
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...

20.05.2024
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Brandon Yoder visits Parliament
On May 20, the Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Sargis Khandanyan met with the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Brandon Yoder. The member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Maria Karapetyan and the member of the Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs Arpine Davo...

20.05.2024
Delegation led by Chair of Culture Committee of Georgian Parliament Eliso Bolkvadze visits National Assembly
Our two Committees on the parliamentary platform serve as a very good example with their work: The Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport Sisak Gabrielyan said, welcoming the delegation led by the Chair of the Culture Committee of Parliament of G...

20.05.2024
Current conclusion of AC debated at joint sitting of Committees
The main goals of the state policy of solid domestic waste management and the ways to achieve them are defined in the policy documents, but it can be noted according to the current situation that the goals of the policy measures defined by the legislation have not been implemented, therefore, the pr...

20.05.2024
19 items included in the draft agenda of regular sittings being convened on May 21
On May 20, the sitting of the NA Council was held, which presided over the RA NA President Alen Simonyan.The drafts on making addenda to the agenda of the NA seventh session of the eighth convocation and on the agenda of the regular sittings to be convened on May 21 were debated and approved. The se...

20.05.2024
Ruben Rubinyan receives delegation led by Chair of Culture Committee of Georgian Parliament
On May 20, the Vice President of the National Assembly of Armenia, the Head of the Armenia-Georgia Friendship Group Ruben Rubinyan received the delegation led by the Chair of the Culture Committee of the Georgian Parliament Eliso Bolkvadze.The Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Science, Education...

20.05.2024
Executive proposes amendments to law on Accumulative Pensions
At the extraordinary sitting of the NA Standing Committee on Labor and Social Affairs the bill stipulating amendments and addenda to the law on Accumulative Pensions was debated in the first reading. The RA Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Davit Khachatryan noted that the adoption of the ...

20.05.2024
Ruben Rubinyan receives members of Social-Democratic Faction of German Bundestag
On May 20, the RA NA Vice President Ruben Rubinyan received the members of the Social-Democratic Faction of the German Bundestag.The Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Sargis Khandanyan was present at the meeting.Welcoming the guests, Ruben Rubinyan underscored that the Armenia-...

20.05.2024
Condolence Letter by RA NA President Alen Simonyan on tragic death of IRI President and his accompanying crew
The NA President Alen Simonyan sent a condolence letter to the Speaker of the Majlis of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, where it particularly says:“Your Excellency,We received with deep grief the sad news on death of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim...

18.05.2024
Delegation led by Alen Simonyan is in Geneva on a working visit
The delegation led by the NA President was on a working visit in Switzerland. Alen Simonyan met with the Speaker of the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan Sahiba Gafarova, the Speaker of the Senate of Canada and the Deputy Speaker of Parliament of Qatar in Geneva. The NA President took part in the First Mee...

18.05.2024
Alen Simonyan meets with Speaker of Senate of Canada and Deputy Speaker of Parliament of Qatar in Geneva
The RA NA President Alen Simonyan met with the Speaker of the Senate of Canada Raymonde Gagné and the Deputy Speaker of Parliament of Qatar Hamda bint Hassan Al-Sulaiti within the framework the Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Sixth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament of the Inter...

17.05.2024
Delegation led by Mayor of Chișinău Ion Ceban visits Parliament
Armenia attaches importance to the development of relations with Moldova. The role of the Armenian community in strengthening relations is also great. Famous figures and intellectuals of Armenian origin lived and worked in Moldova, who have their own trace in the country’s history. I would like to t...

17.05.2024
Alen Simonyan visits University of Geneva within framework of working visit to Swiss Confederation
At the invitation of the former President of the Swiss Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey the NA President met with the students in the University of Geneva, answered their questions regarding the domestic and foreign policy, the inter-parliamentary and inter-state negotiations, democracy, the curren...

17.05.2024
Arman Yeghoyan meets with students
On May 17, the Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on European Integration Arman Yeghoyan met and talked with the students of the Chair of International Relations of Yerevan Gladzor University.Arman Yeghoyan presented to the students the functions of the Committee, the activities of the MPs, talke...

17.05.2024
Committee endorses initiative on forming NA delegation to ASEAN IPA
The National Assembly of Armenia received status of observer in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN IPA). The Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Sargis Khandanyan said this, presenting for debate the issue on forming the RA NA parliame...

17.05.2024
Addendum being proposed to RA Criminal Procedure Code debated
The deputy of the NA Civil Contract faction Arpine Davoyan proposes to complete the Article 181 of the RA Criminal Procedure Code by 8.1: “In exceptional cases to ensure the perfect and comprehensive examination of the criminal procedure the Prosecutor General is authorized to change the rules of th...

17.05.2024
Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs debates a number of legislative initiatives in second reading
On May 17, the Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs debated legislative initiatives in the second reading at the convened sitting.The Head of Migration and Citizenship Service of the RA Ministry of Internal Affairs Armen Ghazaryan presented the bill on Making Addendum to the law on Refugees...

17.05.2024
Specifics of limitations of members of Council of Elders of community to hold other positions to be defined by sectoral legislation
The regulations of the Law on Public Service provide for the prohibition of holding public and public service positions in state and local self-government bodies, while the laws on Local Self-Government and on Local Self-Government in the city of Yerevan do not provide such regulations. As a result ...

17.05.2024
It is designed to reduce difference between existing tax burden in general system of taxation and tax burden of turnover tax system
On May 17, the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs debated the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Tax Code with the attached legislative package in the first reading. It was presented by the RA Deputy Minister of Finance Arman Poghosyan.As a result of the adoption of the draf...

17.05.2024
Committee endorses drafts debated in second reading
The proposing regulations are aimed at the rise of the implementation of the policy preventing the level road network and tunnel security, the decrease of their possible risks and road accidents. On May 17, at the sitting of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs the Deputy Minister of the RA Te...

17.05.2024
Liability for misrepresented information is proposed
On May 17, the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs debated the draft law on Making Addendum and Amendments to the RA Code on Administrative Offenses in the first reading, which was presented by the Deputy Chairman of the RA State Revenue Committee Artur Manukyan.According to the rapporteur, if...

17.05.2024
Government proposes new amendments to trade-in trade type of activity
Back in 2021, the National Assembly adopted the law on Making Addenda to the Law on Trade and Services, which introduced the notion of ‘trade-in’ type of trade. Trade-in trade is a type of activity subject to licensing, the license of which is issued by the Ministry of Economy.The RA Minister of Eco...

17.05.2024
Executive proposes to specify work of some persons holding positions in state governance system
It is proposed by the amendment the law on Public Service to single out the part relating to the expert from the article on doing civil work and give the legal regulations with a separate article without any amendment in the content. The Head of the Civil Service Bureau of the Office of the RA Prime...

17.05.2024
It is proposed to define by initiative with Civil Code the notion of Corporate Governance Code
It is proposed to define by the initiative with the Civil Code the notion of the Corporate Governance Code and the authorizing norm necessary for its adoption.The bill on Making Addendum to the RA Civil Code was debated in the first reading at May 17 sitting of the Standing Committee on State and Le...

17.05.2024
Meeting of Alen Simonyan and Sahiba Gafarova held in Geneva
On May 16, within the framework the First Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Sixth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) by the mediation of the organization the meeting of the RA NA President Alen Simonyan with the Speaker of the Milli Majlis Sa...

16.05.2024
Standing Committee on European Integration Hosts Chairman of European Union Affairs Committee of Senate of Poland
On May 16, the Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on European Integration Arman Yeghoyan, the Deputy Chair of the Committee Meri Galstyan, the members Sona Ghazaryan and Tatevik Gasparyan met with the Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Senate of the Republic of Poland Bogdan ...

16.05.2024
Delegation led by Alen Simonyan is in Geneva on a working visit
On May 16, the RA NA President Alen Simonyan took part in the Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Sixth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in the city of Geneva of the Swiss Confederation.This year Armenia was elected Member of the Preparatory ...

15.05.2024
RA NA Delegation takes part in Plenary Session of PABSEC General Assembly
On May 13-15, the 63rd Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) was held in Tirana, in the capital of Albania. The Head of the delegation of the RA National Assembly to PABSEC, the Deputy Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs Babke...

15.05.2024
NA deputies visit Rya Taza village of Aragatsotn Marz
On May 15, the Deputy Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs Rustam Bakoyan, the Committee Members Marina Ghazaryan and Tigran Parsilyan visited Rya Taza village of Aragatsotn Marz to get acquainted with the problems of the absence of drinking water, gasi...

14.05.2024
Mariam Poghosyan visits Janfida village of Armavir Marz
On May 14, the member of the RA NA Standing Committee on Labor and Social Affairs, the deputy of the Civil Contract Faction Mariam Poghosyan visited Janfida village of Armavir Marz within the framework of the regular visit to the community. The MP met with the staff members of Edvard Dashtoyan Secon...

14.05.2024
Delegation led by Hakob Arshakyan meets with Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of National Council of Slovakia Marián Kéry
On May 14, the delegation led by the RA NA Vice President Hakob Arshakyan met with the Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Slovakia Marián Kéry. The RA NA deputies Hasmik Hakobyan and Taguhi Ghazaryan are in the delegation. The member of the Committee for Education, Scie...

14.05.2024
Delegation led by RA NA President Alen Simonyan to be in Geneva on a working visit on May 15-18
The delegation led by the RA NA President Alen Simonyan will be in Geneva on a working visit to take part in the Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Sixth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament. Within the framework of the visit the meeting of Alen Simonyan and the Speaker of the Milli ...

14.05.2024
Legislative package aimed at reform of vocational education and training debated in second reading
The Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport debated in the second reading the legislative package designing amendments and addenda to the law on Vocational Education and Training (VET) and to the enclosed laws.Parliamentary hearings were also organized on that is...

14.05.2024
Authority to approve implementation coefficients, norms and financing procedures of programmes and measures provided by RA state budget to be reserved to Government
According to the current law, the authority to approve the coefficients, norms and the financing procedures for the implementation of the programmes and measures provided by the RA state budget in the field of general education is reserved to the authorized body of the state administration of educat...

13.05.2024
Delegation of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Visits Parliament
We highlight the development of the relations between Armenia and Nepal. The two countries have rather interesting similarities, and there is necessity of more actively realizing the bilateral potential in different spheres: The member of the Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspo...

13.05.2024
15 Armenian students to take part in Memory Train project
It has been three years since the Memory Train cultural-educational project has been implemented at the initiative of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the National Assembly of Belarus, in which Armenia is also participating for the second time.The member of the NA Civil Contract Fa...

13.05.2024
RA NA President Alen Simonyan Receives OSCE Chair-in-Office, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of Malta Jan Borg
On May 13, the RA NA President Alen Simonyan received the delegation led by the OSCE Chair-in-Office, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of Malta Jan Borg.Congratulating Jan Borg on assuming the OSCE Chairmanship, Alen Simonyan wished him effective work, underscored that Armenia is ...

13.05.2024
Delegation led by Hakob Arshakyan is on a working visit to Bratislava
At the invitation of the Deputy Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic Ľuboš Blaha, the delegation led by the RA NA Vice President Hakob Arshakyan is on a working visit to Bratislava. The RA NA deputies Hasmik Hakobyan and Taguhi Ghazaryan are in the delegation.On May 13, the de...

13.05.2024
Alen Simonyan receives Ambassador of Argentina to RA: Argentina sees efforts of RA in establishing peace in the South Caucasus
On May 13, the RA NA President Alen Simonyan received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Argentine Republic to the Republic of Armenia Rafael Enrique Gonzalez Aleman. Congratulating the Ambassador on the occasion of his appointment, Alen Simonyan wished Rafael Enrique Gonzalez A...

13.05.2024
Annual programme on CB activity debated
In the conditions of geopolitical developments and preserving uncertainties going on in 2023, the world economic activeness and the demand continued to slow down. In case of the abovementioned developments and the restrictive monetary policy being implemented in a number of countries essential decre...

13.05.2024
Control of slaughterhouse activities to be tightened with adoption of drafts
With the adoption of the drafts, the control aimed at regulating slaughterhouse activities will be tightened. In case of detection of violations, the official carrying out state control will have a legal basis to suspend or stop the slaughterhouse activity in case of inspections. Authorizing norms a...

13.05.2024
Committee endorses legislative package debated in the second reading
The NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs debated in the second reading the legislative package proposing amendments and addenda to the law on Audit Chamber, the Code on Administrative Offences and related laws. In the main report, the co-author of the package Arusyak Manav...

13.05.2024
Committee endorses draft that envisages expanding activities of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
On May 13, the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs debated and endorsed the draft law on Ratifying the Resolution No. 259, which proposes Amendment to Article 1 of the Agreement Establishing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to enable a Limited and Incr...

10.05.2024
Ways of notifying citizens increased
Within the framework of organizing and holding of conscription for compulsory military service, exercise gatherings and military exercises the ways of perfect notifications being given for appearing at their military registration office, as well as the framework of approving the documents and facts ...

09.05.2024
Tribute on the occasion of Victory and Peace Day
The President of the RA National Assembly Alen Simonyan, the RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the members of the Government and the deputies of the Civil Contract Faction visited the Victory (Haghtanak) Park on the occasion of Victory and Peace Day.They put wreaths at the Monument to the Unknown S...

07.05.2024
Representative of Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of Malta hosted in Parliament
On May 7, the member of the RA NA delegation to Parliamentary Assembly to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA) Maria Karapetyan met with the Director General of Global Issues, International Development and Economic Affairs of the Ministry for Foreign and European Affair...

07.05.2024
Alen Simonyan and Ivana Živković sign a document on implementation of second programme of UNDP Modern Parliament for a Modern Armenia project
On May 7, the RA NA President Alen Simonyan and the UN Assistant Secretary-General and the UNDP Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS countries Ivana Živković signed a document on the implementation of the Second Programme – Fostering responsiveness, efficiency, transparency an...

07.05.2024
Members of NA Standing Committee meet with representatives of Venice Commission and CoE
The Deputy Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs Rustam Bakoyan, the Committee members Zemfira Mirzoeva, Tigran Parsilyan and Marina Ghazaryan met with the representatives of the Venice Commission and the CoE Directorate General for Human Rights and Rule...

07.05.2024
Alen Simonyan meets with UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS Ivana Živković
On May 7, the RA NA President Alen Simonyan met with the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ivana Živković.The meeting was held in the...

07.05.2024
Armenia Faction: Parliamentary briefings
The deputy from the Armenia Faction Artur Khachatryan took part in the parliamentary briefings following the NA sittings. First, he made an introductory speech, then answered the journalists’ questions....

07.05.2024
With Honor Faction: Parliamentary briefings
During the parliamentary briefings following the NA sittings the Secretary of With Honor Faction Tigran Abrahamyan made an introductory speech, then answered the questions of the representatives of the media....

07.05.2024
Civil Contract Faction: Parliamentary briefings
During the parliamentary briefings following the NA sittings the Secretary of the Civil Contract Faction Artur Hovhannisyan and the Chair of the Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs Vladimir Vardanyan answered the journalists’ questions....

06.05.2024
Parliament continues debate of programme on activity of RA Prosecutor’s Office for 2023
At May 6 sitting, the National Assembly continued the debate of the programme on the activity of the RA Prosecutor’s Office for 2023.During the exchange of ideas, the deputies touched upon the problems recorded in the Prosecutor’s Office annual programme, the activity of the structure, the systemize...

05.05.2024
Armenian parliamentarians have a number of meetings in Washington: New directions of cooperation discussed
The members of the RA NA Armenia-USA Friendship Group met with the Senior Director for Eurasia of U.S. International Republican Institute (IRI) Stephen Nix, the Vice President of Europe and Russia of the U.S. Institute of Peace, Ambassador William Taylor, and the Vice Assistant of the United States ...

04.05.2024
Members of NA Armenia-USA Friendship Group meet with Deputy Assistant Administrator at USAID Alexander Sokolowski
On May 3, the members of the RA NA Armenia-USA Friendship Group met with the Deputy Assistant Administrator at United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Alexander SokolowskiThe Armenian deputies highly appreciated the investment of the USAID in strengthening of the institutiona...

04.05.2024
Armenian deputies meet with Director of Office on Caucasus and Regional Conflicts of U.S. State Secretariat in Washington
The members of the RA NA Armenia-USA Friendship Group met with the Director of the U.S. Department's Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts Mark Cameron in Washington.Mark Cameron welcomed the delimitation process between Armenia and Azerbaijan based on Alma-Ata Declaration.The sides high...

03.05.2024
Members of NA Armenia-USA Friendship Group meet with representatives of Freedom House International Programs
The members of the RA NA Armenia-USA Friendship Group met with the Vice President of International Programs at Freedom House Gerardo Berthin, the Deputy Director of Europe and Eurasia Programs Sofya Orlosky, the Deputy Director for Policy and Advocacy, the Coordinator on Summit for Democracy on the ...

03.05.2024
Parliament debates programme of activity of RA Prosecutor’s Office for 2023
With cases completed by judicial examination 173mln 385.000 AMD (in 2022, - 469mln 543.000 AMD). In 2023, 34bln 325mln 746.000 AMD was restored to the state, in pre-trial proceedings, 34bln 325mln 746.000 AMD property damage was caused to the community, and among them land worth 3 million 970 thousa...

03.05.2024
Vagharshak Hakobyan presents regional developments to Kazakh officials
On May 3, the Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Regional and Eurasian Integration Vagharshak Hakobyan met with the Director of the Kazakhst5an Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Kazakhstan Yerkin Tukumov. The Committee member Khachatur Sukiasyan and the Ambassador of Kaza...

03.05.2024
Parliament continues debating HRD annual programme and report
On May 3, the National Assembly continued the debate of the annual programme on the activity of the RA Human Rights Defender and the state of protection of human rights and freedoms, the debate of the activity for 2023 as a prevention national mechanism.During the exchange of ideas, the representati...

03.05.2024
Members of Armenia-USA Friendship Group meet with Special Assistant to the U.S. President Joe Biden, Senior Director for Europe at the U.S. National Security Council Michael Carpenter
The members of the RA NA Armenia-USA Friendship Group - the Head of the Friendship Group, the Head of the NA Civil Contract Faction Hayk Konjoryan, the Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Sargis Khandanyan, the Chair of the Standing Committee on European Integration Arman Yeghoya...

02.05.2024
Armenian deputies have meetings in Washington
The members of the RA NA Armenia-U.S. Friendship Group - the Head of the Friendship Group, the Head of the NA Civil Contract Faction Hayk Konjoryan, the Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Sargis Khandanyan, the Chair of the Standing Committee on European Integration Arman Yeghoy...

02.05.2024
Parliament debates HRD annual programme and report
The annual programme of the Human Rights Defender (HRD) and the annual report of the HRD as a prevention national mechanism show the problems existing I the sphere. The numerous problems, which were solved during the year, including also as a result of the Defender’s intervention. The RA Human Right...

02.05.2024
Work debate on theme The Mining Sector and Newly Built Roads in parliament
The issue of roads being damaged by overloaded cars and the possible ways of solution were at the core of the work debate on the theme The Mining Sector and the Newly Built Roads.The work debate held on May 2 initiated the Deputy Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights an...

02.05.2024
Report on activity of RA Central Electoral Commission for 2022-2023 debated in Parliament
In 2022-2023, local self-government elections were organized and held in 24 communities of Armenia, 21 of them with proportional electoral system, and 3 with majoritarian system. In 2023, the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) verified the validity of the signatures collected by the initiative group...

02.05.2024
National Assembly continues work of regular sittings
On May 2, the National Assembly continued the work of the regular sittings and passed by voting the draft laws debated on the previous day.Afterwards, the deputies continued the debate of the annual report on the activity of the Commission on Television and Radio (CTR) for 2023.During the period all...

02.05.2024
Members of NA Armenia-US Friendship Group meet with Co-chair of Congressional Armenian Issues Caucus in Washington
The members of the RA NA Armenia-US Friendship Group: The Head of the Friendship Group, the Head of the NA Civil Contract Faction Hayk Konjoryan, the Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Sargis Khandanyan, the Chair of the Standing Committee on European Integration Arman Yeghoyan,...

02.05.2024
Armenian deputies meet with Chair of Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Senate, Senator Ben Cardin in Washington
On May 1, the members of the RA NA Armenia-U.S. Friendship Group - the Head of the Friendship Group, the Head of the NA Civil Contract Faction Hayk Konjoryan, the Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations Sargis Khandanyan, the Chair of the Standing Committee on European Integration Ar...

30.04.2024
Representatives of NA opposition factions meet with Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
On April 30, the deputies of the RA NA Armenia Faction the deputies Artur Khachatryan and Armen Gevorgyan and the deputy of With Honor Faction Anna Mkrtchyan met with the delegation led by the Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Gert Jan Koopman.The Head of the delegation...

30.04.2024
Vladimir Vardanyan: We are trying to go on through path of peace for having stable and lasting peace
On April 30, the Head of the RA NA Armenia-France Friendship Group, the Chair of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs Vladimir Vardanyan met with the Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces, as well as the European Affairs Committee of the Senate of the R...

30.04.2024
Andranik Kocharyan: After 44-day war Armenia has taken a course which is aimed at reaching peace in the region
On April 30, the Chair of the NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security Andranik Kocharyan received the Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces, as well as the European Affairs Committee of the Senate of the Republic of France Ronan Le Gleut. The Ambassador Extraordi...

30.04.2024
Annual report on activity of Commission on Television and Radio for 2023 presented to Parliament
The media being under the control of the Commission operated freely last year without interference from the authorities: The Chairman of the Commission on Television and Radio (CTR) Tigran Hakobyan noted, presenting the annual report on the activity of the Commission on Television and Radio in 2023 ...

30.04.2024
Ruben Rubinyan receives delegation led by Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Gert Jan Koopman
On April 30, the RA NA Vice President Ruben Rubinyan received the delegation led by the Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Gert Jan Koopman.Welcoming the delegation, Ruben Rubinyan highlighted the development and deepening of the Armenia-EU relations.The steps aimed at s...

30.04.2024
Government proposes to make amendments and addenda to law on State Duty
The amendments and addenda being proposed to the law on State Duty, which presented for debate the Deputy Chairman of the RA State Revenue Committee Artur Manukyan, are aimed at simplification of the customs formalities process and the implementation of the same administration.The rapporteur noted t...

30.04.2024
National Assembly debates a number of legislative initiatives in second reading
On April 30, the Parliament debated a number of legislative initiatives in the second reading.With the package of draft laws providing for amendments and addenda to the law on Trade and Services and the related laws, it is planned to make the legal regulations regarding itinerant trade in Yerevan ap...

30.04.2024
More convenient, realistic and fair conditions to be provided for property tax payers of vehicles
According to the current regulations, physical persons pay the annual amount of vehicle property tax to the budget of the community of the place of their state registration until December 1 including of the tax year. Only after that, the technical inspection process is allowed. At one time, these tw...

30.04.2024
Government proposes amendments in legislation regulating gaming sphere
The Executive proposes amendments to the laws on Lotteries and on Winning Games, Internet Winning Games and Casinos. The Deputy Chairman of the RA State Revenue Committee (SRC) Artur Manukyan noted that by the current legislation the authorizing body, the Ministry of Finance carries out control towa...

30.04.2024
It is proposed to define notion of QR code in Tax Code
With the adoption of the draft, it will be possible to regulate the relations regarding the certification of the document printed or downloaded from the information base of the tax body or from the taxpayer’s personal page of the electronic management system of the tax body’s reporting system and ce...

30.04.2024
Assessment of budgetary programmes to be implemented on behalf of the Government by authorized body
Assessment powers of the budgetary programmes and assessment of the budgetary programmes is reserved to the RA Government by the draft law. The RA Deputy Minister of Finance Vahan Sirunyan said, presenting the draft law on Making Amendment and Addendum to the law on Making Amendment and Addendum to ...

30.04.2024
Initiative proposing balance in relations between debtor and creditor debated
The Government has proposed amendments and addenda to the Law on Enforcement of Judicial Acts. It is proposed to provide for confiscation proceedings of 200.000 AMD and more, with the consent of the creditor, regardless of the existence of property owned by the debtor, to expand the scope of confisc...

30.04.2024
An opportunity to be given to render state services in communities by establishing an authorizing norm
In 2016, we have stated as a policy that state certain functions can be rendered not only through appropriate digital platforms of the authorizing bodies, but we can and we should use digital wider opportunities, which will make the services more accessible and affordable for population. At present,...

30.04.2024
NA begins work of regular sittings: Draft of statement authored by Armenia Faction not included in agenda of session
The National Assembly began the work of the regular sittings on April 30.In order to include in the draft agenda of the seventh session of the eighth convocation of the National Assembly, the deputies debated the draft of the NA statement on Delimitation and Demarcation between the Republic of Armen...

29.04.2024
Meri Galstyan: Democracy will ensure the security, the development and the stability of our country in the region
The member of the RA NA delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie (APF), the deputy of the NA Civil Contract Faction Meri Galstyan took part in the Meeting of the APF Political Committee.The Armenian delegation proposed to make amendments and addenda in the summary report of the Co...

29.04.2024
18 items included on draft agenda of regular sittings to be convened on April 30
On April 29, the Council of the National Assembly convened a sitting, which presided over the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, the NA Acting President Ruben Rubinyan.The drafts on making addenda to the agenda of the seventh session of the eighth convocation of the National Assembly and on the agenda of...

29.04.2024
It is proposed to reform legislation regulating media sphere
The Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport of the National Assembly initiated a public debate on the proposed amendments to the Law on Mass Media and the RA Civil Code. The initiative authored by the Government was elaborated with the participation of the Minist...

29.04.2024
Report on activity of RA Prosecutor’s Office for 2023 debated at committee sitting
During the year 2023, 40.066 crime cases were recorded in the republic, compared with the year 2022, the crime cases increased by 8.1%. The RA Prosecutor General Anna Vardapetyan said this at April 29 sitting of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, presenting for debate the report o...





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