Economy:

Diaspora jewelers dream of free economic zone in Armenia

According to Gagik Gevorgyan, AJA plans large-scale training programs “to prepare designers to be the pride of our nation.”

September 24, 2011
Jewelers from the Armenian Diaspora gathered in Armenia in the framework of celebrations dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the republic’s independence. United by the Armenian Jewelers Association (AJA), many of them head the associations of jewelers in the countries they live.
Armenia and world:

20 years of independence; a glimpse into history

Currently pro-Russian orientation is a necessary condition for Armenia to survive. Whether it’s good or bad is not to be discussed now. Simply, it so happened.

September 20, 2011
For history 20 years is a negligible period of time, almost less than a second. But for people, who for 600 years have been deprived of statehood and independence, it’s quite a long interval of time during which intermediate results can be totaled, providing a good example of survival. On September 21, 1991 majority of Armenians thought that a good deal of problems, including the Karabakh issue, could be solved with declaration of independence. Everyone then thought that the world community would not leave the Armenian people one on one against aggressors, by recognizing the right of nations to self-determination.
Sport:

Armenian football fans got a dream named EURO 2012

Vardan Minasyan achieved one of the most important goals – he formed a squad, who show a real team play in the ground.

September 10, 2011
Armenian football fans got a dream named EURO 2012
For the first time in its history, the Armenian national team has a real chance to fight through to the final stage of the European Championship.
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.