Tagged with Azerbaijan

Armenians Say Safarov Extradition, Pardon and Glorification ‘Wrong’, ‘Immoral’

Armenians Say Safarov Extradition, Pardon and Glorification ‘Wrong’, ‘Immoral’

Reporting from Armenia: Artur Papyan Residents of Yerevan approached by RFE/RL’s Armenian Service and asked to share their thoughts on the recent extradition by Hungary of Ramil Safarov, a convicted axe-killer of Armenian army officer Gurgen Margarian, and his subsequent pardon in Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev, spoke angrily about the development, calling it wrong … Continue reading

Armenia – 2013 Presidential Elections: An Opportunity for Statesmanship

Reporting from Armenia:Artur Papyan Unless Armenia’s next presidential election is fair and gives its winner a strong political mandate, the government will lack the legitimacy needed to implement comprehensive reforms, tackle corruption and negotiate a peaceful end to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Armenia: An Opportunity for Statesmanship, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines … Continue reading

Armenia Seems Content With Its Elections

Armenia Seems Content With Its Elections

Reporting from Armenia: Artur Papayan Looks like Armenia is more or less content with the outcome of the parliamentary elections that took place on May 6. Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan’s Republican party won a decisive victory and strengthened their hold on the National Assembly. The Republican faction had 62 mandates in the 131 seat parliament elected in … Continue reading

In Armenia women are worse off than in Georgia, better off than in Azerbaijan

Reporting from Armenia: Artur Papyan The Economist Intelligence Unit has published the “Women’s Economic Opportunity Index 2012” along with a report, which attempt to measure progress in the economic advancement of women around the world. The result is a comprehensive assessment of the enabling environment for women’s economic participation in 128 countries. The Index aims to … Continue reading