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PFA in the Media

Nov 05, 2012 | News

On a summer evening in late June, three military doctors ventured into a lavish restaurant on the outskirts of Yerevan, Armenia's capital, to have dinner. With its marbled beige floors and crystal chandeliers, the restaurant, known as Harsnakar, is a favorite for weddings, anniversaries, and friendly get-togethers.

Mar 12, 2012 | News

I have intentionally used Western Armenian pronunciation and an otherwise differing spelling of a very threatened forest’s name. I have to address a minor point that’s a major irritant to me.

Feb 27, 2012 | News

If a series of reports on the Armenian economy are any indication of the country's fiscal health, it's going to be a tough year for Yerevan.

Feb 21, 2012 | News

Young Armenians concerned with environmental threats in Armenia created the Save Teghut civic initiative in Nov. 2007. Many participated in successful actions to save Kacharan, in the Syunik region, from harmful mining and Trchkan waterfall from destruction.

Feb 17, 2012 | News

Head of World Bank (WB) Yerevan office Jean-Michel Happi stated on Friday, that according to their predictions in 2012 the economic growth of Armenia will be 4.2 percent.

Feb 15, 2012 | News

WASHINGTON, DC — Armenia will have trouble servicing its increased external debt in the next few years unless its government changes the existing “crony capitalist” system and embarks on genuine democratic reforms, Washington-based Policy Forum Armenia (PFA) said on Monday.

Feb 02, 2012 | News

The Report is the loudest warning to date issued to people of Armenia, the Diaspora, and other stakeholders about the economic disaster in the making in the country. Its objective is to provide an assessment of policies that have driven Armenia to where it is now and point out the signs of more trouble to come.

Jan 01, 2012 | News

Despite recent economic growth, Armenia continues to confront economic, social and environmental challenges. The Government launched a Sustainable Development programme, but at the same time made substantial investments in mining and other extractive industries.

Feb 28, 2011 | News

In a report entitled "Diaspora Strategies in Transition States: Prospects and Opportunities for Armenia", presented to the Armenian government in 2011, professors Rob Kitchin and Mark Boyle of the National University of Ireland listed the following as Priority No. 1 for Armenia in its efforts to enhance cooperation with the Diaspora:

Feb 26, 2010 | News

Raffi Hovannisian to deliver the keynote luncheon address. Armenia-Diaspora relations have never been more strained in the 20 years since independence...