Nikol Pashinyan

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How Biden's anti-Turkish provocation will affect the region

Biden’s use of the term 'genocide' jeopardizes regional peace while confining Armenia’s future to events that occurred over a century ago, Dr. Javid Valiyev, the head of the AIR department that focuses on Azerbaijani foreign policy, geopolitics in South Caucasus, internal and external policy of Turkey, Azerbaijan-Turkey relations, writes in the article for Anadolu Agency

Aliyev's final warning

Passions in the Caucasus are heating up as the start of construction of a transport corridor from Azerbaijan to its exclave region of Nakhchivan through the territory of Armenia is delayed. Meanwhile, the implementation of this project, which …

Pashinyan’s faction nominates him for Armenia's PM

The ruling faction My Step has proposed the candidacy of Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan for the head of the country’s government, but on May 3, it will not vote for him during a special parliamentary session to trigger …

Nikol Pashinyan steps down

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan tendered his resignation on Sunday in order to hold early parliamentary elections in the republic, TASS reports. In his live address on Facebook page, the politician announced plans to …

Pashinyan to resign in late April

The exact date has not been decided, but we can assume that Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation will be at the end of April, head of the majority My Step faction Lilit Makunts said. She expressed confidence …

Pashinyan to visit Moscow to meet with Putin on April 7

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will visit Moscow where he plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 7, Press Secretary of the Prime Minister of Armenia Mane Gevorgyan said on Friday. "Due to a meeting …

What to expect from Armenia’s snap election

The announcement on March 18 by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan that a snap parliamentary election would be held in June has presented some hope for a peaceful resolution to the country’s months-long political crisis, Emerging Europe writes. Pashinyan also announced that he would be stepping down in April to fulfill the parliamentary and constitutional requirements for holding snap elections, but would continue to rule as interim prime minister until the elections are over

Armenia to triple penalties for insult and defamation

The government and press have had a combative relationship since the coming to power of Nikol Pashinyan, himself a former journalist. New Armenian legislation that would impose crippling penalties for insult and defamation is coming under criticism from local and international press freedom advocates, who are urging the president not to sign it into law. The law would triple the existing penalties for “insult” and defamation to three million drams ($5,700) and six million ($11,400), respectively. Armenia’s parliament passed the legislation on March 24 on a 76-40 vote. The two opposition parties opposed the legislation

Kremlin assesses Pashinyan's resignation

The decision of the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to step down in April does not demand immediate talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said. According to him, the …