Armenian opposition MP proposes plan for quitting EEU  

18:04 • 17.07.17



An opposition lawmaker from the political bloc Yelk on Monday called for urgent efforts towards revising Armenia's membership in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU),  expressing his strong anger over the State Duma speaker’s proposal for declaring Russian an official language in the country.


Speaking to Tert.am, Edmon Marukyan said he was the first to voice concern over the Armenian drivers' status in Russia after the country's entry into the common economic bloc.


“What they said was virtually a demand for making Russian an official language in Armenia to allow drivers from benefiting from [equal opportunities]. I warned that it was a clear message to the Armenian authorities. And now the parliament speaker reiterated the call,” he said.


The lawmaker noted that the Constitution of Armenia does not have any loophole allowing for manipulations. “The Constitution leaves absolutely no room for maneuvers in that respect. What it clearly says is Armenian is the official language in Armenia. So the Republic of Armenia recognizes no second official language,” he added.

 

The Armenian employment migrants residing in Russia must be fully entitled to benefit from all the existing labor rights as citizens of an EEU member state, Marukyan noted. “And if it is banned, Armenia may initiate a process towards quitting the EEU, thus demonstrating its attitude to the violations. That should be our step for the moment,” he said, noting that the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union is legally superior to any law passed by Russia’s top legislative body.

 

 

Nelly Lazaryan





Загрузка...

LATEST NEWSAll Today news

17:55 • 13/11

Stars pay tribute to Marvel Comics pioneer, Stan Lee, dead at 95

17:38 • 13/11

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West paid for private firefighters to save their mansion and neighbors' homes from California wildfires  

17:21 • 13/11

Kocharyan sues businesswoman ‘for libel’  

16:55 • 13/11

'Appalling' Khashoggi audio shocked Saudi intelligence, says Turkey's Erdoğan

16:47 • 13/11

Toy Story 4 trailer: first teaser for new film released

15:24 • 13/11

OSCE/ODIHR ‘has no prejudiced approach’ to December  9 election in Armenia

14:38 • 13/11

French army troll Trump with picture of them training in rain

13:48 • 13/11

CSTO postponed secretary general’s election ‘due to lack of consensus’

13:05 • 13/11

Samsung’s Galaxy F foldable phone gets a price and release date in new report

12:08 • 13/11

OSCE/ODIHR to conduct 'large-scale' election observation in Armenia

11:07 • 13/11

People’s Party of Armenia ‘not to run for parliament’

10:49 • 13/11

US not concerned by Europe's idea for Iran trade as companies moving out

10:35 • 13/11

168 Zham: Upcoming parliamentary election ‘key foreign policy test’ for Armenia  

10:03 • 13/11

Canadian intelligence ‘has heard’ Khashoggi murder tape  

09:46 • 13/11

California wildfire: At least 42 reported killed in deadliest blaze

09:38 • 13/11

NATO comments on idea of ​​creating a pan-European army

09:12 • 13/11

Israel bombs Hamas TV station in Gaza

18:56 • 12/11

VivaCell-MTS releases CSR report in line with GRI international standards

15:03 • 10/11

Kocharyan's lawyers apply to ECHR, alleging procedural breaches of domestic law

14:08 • 10/11

Parliamentary Election 2018: Republic party and Free Democrats agree to join campaign 'as a single team'

13:26 • 10/11

Turkey urges UN to reform Security Council

13:14 • 10/11

Impact of anti-Iran cushioned by high oil prices, EU-US rift

12:09 • 10/11

SCORPION IS-15: First Armenian-manufactured military robot tested (video)

11:42 • 10/11

Trump limits asylum from Mexico border

11:21 • 10/11

Thrifty Kate strikes again! Duchess of Cambridge recycles six-year-old Jenny Packham dress as she joins Prince William at the Tusk Conservation Awards

11:08 • 10/11

Thousands of swarming spiders carpet Arkansas highway with thick webs in a 'mating party'

10:14 • 10/11

California reels as the most destructive wildfire in the state's history kills at least 9 in the north razing 6,500 homes

18:01 • 09/11

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair fetches $393,000 at Christie’s

17:46 • 09/11

Manchester United need to grow up - Maurinho

17:37 • 09/11

Khashoggi's fiancée shocked over new death details

17:13 • 09/11

Pope Francis hosts Armenia’s outgoing ambassador at Vatican City

16:16 • 09/11

No strategic heights have come under Azerbaijani control in Nakicevan, says Defense Ministry official

15:36 • 09/11

Disney plans new 'Star Wars' prequel series for streaming service

15:23 • 09/11

World's first AI news anchor unveiled in China

14:52 • 09/11

Armenian president denies making ‘political calls' on Turkey’s Erdogan

14:10 • 09/11

Northern California wildfire leaves town in ruins

12:45 • 09/11

Pashinyan hails positive migration trends after 'Velvet Revolution' in Armenia

11:17 • 09/11

UN sounds alarm over '3 million and more' Venezuelan refugees and migrants

11:05 • 09/11

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 'planning to adopt baby boy from Armenia'

10:56 • 09/11

US imposes new sanctions on Russia

10:46 • 09/11

Elsa Hosk puts on show-stopping display as she rocks glittering $1m Fantasy Bra during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show  

10:28 • 09/11

Pashinyan 'badly needs' strong opposition in parliament to resist intn'l pressures over Artsakh

09:43 • 09/11

US rules out military solution to Karabakh conflict

09:31 • 09/11

CSTO to elect new secretary general in December

18:12 • 08/11

Zohrab Mnatsakanyan attends CSTO ministerial meeting in Kazakhstan  

17:02 • 08/11

Tesla names chairwoman replacing Elon Musk

16:54 • 08/11

Serena Williams stuns in cleavage-baring dress and diamond earrings as she joins husband Alexis Ohanian at Brand Genius Awards

16:48 • 08/11

Selena Gomez 'leaves psychiatric facility' after 'dialectical behavior therapy'

16:38 • 08/11

Earth’s ozone layer is healing, according to UN report

16:18 • 08/11

Collective Security Treaty Organization opens summit in Astana  

15:59 • 08/11

Prince Harry marks 100 years since the end of WW1 by visiting Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

15:06 • 08/11

‘World’s fastest woman’ dies in US at 72

14:54 • 08/11

Dollar extends recovery on post-election relief

14:45 • 08/11

North Carolina child faces felony charges for allegedly putting needles in Halloween candy

14:33 • 08/11

Nikol Pashinyan in Astana to attend CSTO summit

14:23 • 08/11

Prince Charles gives extraordinary TV interview on eve of his 70th birthday as family open up about what he is really like

14:00 • 08/11

Ex-CSTO secretary general in Armenia amid criminal probe  

13:28 • 08/11

Gunman shoots at least six victims at country music bar by 'throwing smoke grenades’ onto dancefloor and opening fire with large handgun  

13:22 • 08/11

US warns nations to ban entry of Iranian oil tankers into their territorial waters

13:06 • 08/11

Canadian PM apologizes for his country's 1939 decision to turn away ship to rescue Jews from Holocaust

11:42 • 08/11

Armenian Defense Ministry official ‘surprised’ at Aliyev's statement

11:11 • 08/11

Republican Party preparing for snap election, says spokesperson  

10:36 • 08/11

Trump fires attorney general

10:18 • 08/11

White House suspends credentials for CNN journalist

09:39 • 08/11

Pakistan frees jailed Christian woman

09:14 • 08/11

Samsung unveils folding smartphone

19:11 • 07/11

Acting defense minister to attend high-level summit in Kazakhstan

18:42 • 07/11

Another journalist reported killed in Saudi Arabia

18:17 • 07/11

Vietnam to host Formula I in Honoi from 2020

18:03 • 07/11

Michael Douglas get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

17:50 • 07/11

Democrat heir to Hyatt hotel chain worth $3.5 billion will become richest governor in history after defeating multi-millionaire incumbent in Illinois

17:38 • 07/11

Facebook ties newly suspended accounts to the Kremlin

17:20 • 07/11

Giro Manoyan: Turkey encourages Azerbaijan’s whimsical stance on Karabakh

16:01 • 07/11

Smell of durian delays flight in Indonesia after passengers protest

15:21 • 07/11

Armenia may face increasing pressure to cut ties with Iran – politician

15:02 • 07/11

Ucom’s uCloud Solutions prices drop by 20%

14:11 • 07/11

Zebra crossing that led to little zonkey: Ultra-rare crossbreed foal is born on a farm in Somerset

14:02 • 07/11

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster which he fired into space aboard the world's most powerful rocket has now flown beyond Mars, SpaceX confirms

13:47 • 07/11

Democrat Jared Polis makes history as America's first elected openly gay governor after winning Colorado race  

12:50 • 07/11

29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez poised to become the youngest woman in Congress

12:30 • 07/11

ANCA hails Armenians' election to US Congress

12:05 • 07/11

‘Shrek’ and ‘Puss in Boots’ getting rebooted 

11:57 • 07/11

Apple cuts production of iPhone XR after seeing poor demand for the 'budget' $749 phone

11:38 • 07/11

Seven Iranian citizens released in Armenia under general amnesty

11:19 • 07/11

Parliamentary election 2018: Ex-minister urges Republicans to join political campaign

10:30 • 07/11

Trump’s national security adviser tries to distance Armenia from Russia and Iran

10:05 • 07/11

US Democrats want Donald Trump impeached

17:39 • 06/11

Armenia 'must maintain' chairing country’s status in CSTO

16:59 • 06/11

Matthew McConaughey auditioned for Titanic and was 'devastated' when it went to Leo DiCaprio

16:31 • 06/11

Jailed Armenian political scientist released under amnesty

15:58 • 06/11

Germany tries former SS guard at Stutthof camp

15:49 • 06/11

Bill Gates showcases reinvented toilet in Beijing

15:30 • 06/11

Artsakh serviceman died ‘after shooting himself’; criminal case launched

15:06 • 06/11

Lasting peace over Karabakh requires mutual dialogue, says ombudsman

14:16 • 06/11

Johannes Hahn calls for end to Turkey's EU accession talks

13:53 • 06/11

Artsakh serviceman fatally wounded 'in circumstances yet to be clarified'  

13:27 • 06/11

Radical Armenian opposition figure released from jail  

12:42 • 06/11

New chief architect of Yerevan vows ‘end to illegal construction’

11:53 • 06/11

168 Zham: Moscow ready for any scenario in Armenia, says Russian military expert

11:07 • 06/11

Iowa single mother, 51, steps forward as one of two Powerball winners from $700m draw - and walks away with $198m cash