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Dec 28, 2008 | Press Release

Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian has insisted that his government can minimize the global economic crisis’s impact on Armenia by implementing large-scale regional projects, “drastically” increasing public spending and providing hundreds of millions of dollars in cheap credit to local businesses.

Dec 24, 2008 | Press Release

The controversial trial of seven Armenian opposition figures prosecuted on coup charges descended into chaos and was interrupted on Tuesday as they were forcibly removed from the courtroom after ugly scenes involving their relatives and law-enforcement officials.

Dec 18, 2008 | Press Release

Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian spoke of “unfavorable” developments for Armenia on Wednesday after a crucial meeting of a body monitoring the Armenian government’s compliance with its membership obligations to the Council of Europe.

Dec 18, 2008 | Press Release

A key panel of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) has urged the Strasbourg-based body to impose sanctions on Armenia because of the continuing imprisonment of dozens of opposition members whom it for the first time described as “political prisoners.”

Dec 18, 2008 | Press Release

Law-enforcement authorities investigating Armenia’s deadly post-election strife have dropped controversial coup accusations leveled against four prominent opposition politicians allied to former President Levon Ter-Petrosian, it was announced on Wednesday.

Dec 16, 2008 | Press Release

STRASBOURG (Hurriyet)--The European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Turkey violated the property rights of two Armenian foundations in Istanbul, reported the Turkish Hurriyet daily newspaper.

Dec 15, 2008 | Press Release

The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has again refused to unblock some of its promised economic assistance to Armenia, indicating that the authorities in Yerevan have still not addressed its concerns about “the status of democratic governance” in the country.

Dec 08, 2008 | Press Release

A new referendum to determine the legal status of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is unnecessary, according to recent public opinion poll conducted in the country, news agencies reported this week.

Dec 05, 2008 | Press Release

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation has urged the Armenian Government to be cautious in its rapprochement with Turkey, warning that Ankara is using it to influence the Karabakh peace process and scuttle international recognition of the Armenian genocide.

Dec 04, 2008 | Press Release

The Armenian authorities have again refused to grant Armenian citizenship to Zhirayr Sefilian, a Lebanese-born prominent veteran of the Nagorno-Karabakh war bitterly opposed to them, it emerged on Wednesday.

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