Armenia and world:

Turkey returns property of Christian communities, fearing to lose numerous lawsuits

In fact, Ankara, with a delay of 80 years, is simply performing regulations of the Lausanne Peace Treaty under which national minorities should be repaid the property they were deprived of in the years of the World War I.

September 6, 2011
Erdogan’s government is gradually drawing Turkey closer to the position of a regional leader. The recent proof of it is the cabinet decision on returning to Christian churches hundreds of pieces of property confiscated by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1936. With specific regard to the Armenian property, the assets to be returned make up only 1% of the property confiscated during the World War I.
Economy:

Armenia tackles industry problems

According to Economy Minister Tigran Davtyan, his ministry has developed a ‘strategic expert-oriented policy’.

August 27, 2011
Deriving lessons from the crisis, when the engine of Armenia’s economic growth – the construction industry – suffered worst losses, the Armenian government remembered that Armenia “was and will be an industrial country.”
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.
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.