The European Times published a series of interview with high-ranking Artsakh officials, including Minister of Industrial Infrastructures Hakob Ghahramanyan, Minister of Education and Science Slavik Asryan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Karen Mirzoyan, Minister of Agriculture Andranik Khachatryan, Minister of Healthcare Harutyun Kushkyan, Minister of Finance and Economy Spartak Tevosyan, as well as Managing Director Europe Hotel in Stepanakert Arsen Meliksetyan. The interviews were published in a special category named Artsakh. European Times is an independent media agency that specializes in in-depth promotional reports on different countries and regions worldwide with the goal to provide up-to-date information on business opportunities available in global companies to the exclusive European entrepreneurs. The Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) Republic has held 5 parliamentary and 5 presidential elections since it declared independence in 1991. The polls were rated by international observers as free, fair and transparent, while the calls to recognize the republic become more and more frequent. On May 8, 2014, the California State Assembly passed Assembly Joint Resolution 32, with a landslide victory of 70 ayes and only 1 no vote, introduced by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), making California the most populous governmental entity to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh and calls for the United States to recognize the NKR as a sovereign state, invoking strong language from the United States’ own history regarding the rights of the people to “self-determination and democratic independence.” On Jan 28, 2014, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the independence of Nagorno Karabakh Republic. The motion was introduced by Councilmember Paul Krekorian On April 23, 2013, Fresno County became the first County in California to officially recognize the independence of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (Artsakh). The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution sponsored by Supervisor Andreas Borgeas that officially recognizes the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and also calls upon the California Legislature to grant official recognition. On May 30, 2013, the Louisiana State Senate adopted a resolution saluting the Nagorno Karabagh Republic’s independence and urging the U.S. president and Congress “to support the self-determination and democratic independence” of this developing democratic state. On Aug 6, 2012, the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts adopted a resolution urging President Barack Obama and the United States legislature to “support the self-determination and democratic independence” of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. On Oct 24, 2012, the Legislative Council of Australia’s New South Wales Parliament adopted, a resolution recognizing the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh and the right to self-determination of its Armenian people. The motion acknowledges the 20th anniversary of independence for the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, it supports the right to self-determination of its people, and it “calls on the Commonwealth Government [of Australia] to officially recognize the independence of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh and strengthen Australia’s relationship with the Nagorno Karabakh and its citizens”.