Economy:

Armenia expects inflation decrease

The government’s relative calmness can be explained by the fact that most of the economic programs that were subsidized are being successfully implemented.

July 2, 2011
Armenian Prime Minister was waiting for a guest meeting of the government in Vayots Dzor province to tell that the country is entering a deflation period.
Sport:

Armenian boxers, wrestlers win medals at European Championships

Review of June 17-25 sports events.

June 25, 2011
Football: Armenian forwards Gevorg Ghazaryan and Marcos Pizzelli signed 3-year contracts with Metallurg Donetsk. “We have closely watches the guys’ career, so there was no need for a try-out,” Metallurg sports director Vardan Israelyan said. The first match the Armenian forwards played as part of the Ukrainian FC was a friendly against Ujpest (Hungary) on June 21. Earlier, Metallurg signed a contract with Armenian midfielder Karlen Mkrtchyan.
Armenia and world:

Much still remains to be done to ensure global food security

“Graziano has already demonstrated that he is fully capable of carrying out this task,” Ignacy Sachs says in support of the nomination.

June 20, 2011
In January 2011, Brazil formally nominated Dr. José Graziano da Silva, currently serving as Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for Latin America and the Caribbean, for the Office of Director-General of the FAO. The nomination is supported by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, and marks Brazil’s first nomination in history to the FAO.
Society:

Sevan beach season 2011

This year, authorities decided to respect the ordinary people's right to spend their weekends on the shore of “Armenian sea” - Lake Sevan.

June 16, 2011
Sevan beach season 2011
Primarily, it was planned to open the beach season on June 15-16, regardless of the weather. However, it turned out that the season will open by July 1. Closure date is not known yet. Meanwhile, meteorologists promise habitual hot summer in Armenia, within the norms.
Politics:

Political dialogue: in search of compromise

It’s not ruled out that early presidential election will be held simultaneously with the regular parliamentary election.

June 6, 2011
Political dialogue: in search of compromise
The opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) openly announced the start of political dialogue with the authorities during the May 31 rally in Liberty Square. The ANC has already formed the delegation to negotiate with the country’s leadership, mentioning snap elections and the main issue on the agenda. The authorities, on the contrary, insist that they are planning to discuss social and economic problems but by no means any possibility of extraordinary elections.
IT & Telecom:

Employers and job seekers: how to find each other

Arpine Grigoryan։ each job seeker should understand why to apply for this “x” job in this “x” company but not for “y” job in “y” company.

April 26, 2011
The number of Armenian websites which post job announcements is growing each year. But are they flexible and useful for both employer and employee? PanARMENIAN.Net reporter tried to find the answer to this question.
Culture:

Almost all museums in Yerevan lack funds and attention

Local residents almost ceased going to museums, with exception for schoolchildren and students.

March 3, 2011
Almost all museums in Yerevan lack funds and attention
There are over 30 museums in Yerevan, most of them being under guardianship of the Armenian Ministry of Culture and National Academy of Sciences and almost all of them lacking funds and attention. Low salaries force employees quit.