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Press conference with Armenian foreign minister Edward Nalbandian (right) and EU neighbourhood policy commissioner Johannes Hahn. Yerevan, March 18. (Photo: Photolur agency)
27 Apr 15
Limited benefits from joining Russian-led economic bloc seem to have prompted Yerevan to re-engage with Brussels.
Villages in Armenia are to become part of larger administrative areas. (Photo: Nazik Armenakayan)
20 Apr 15
Officials say merging 900-plus local administrations into 14 makes sense, but the plan is meeting resistance.
20 Apr 15
Despite moves towards inclusive education, public attitudes are slow to change.
Marat Atovmyan heads the non-government Yerevan Anti-Corruption Centre. (Photo: Media Centre, Yerevan)
16 Apr 15
Reforms mean Anti-Corruption Council will include opposition and NGO representatives for the first time, but will still be led by the prime minister.
Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan (left) talks to European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels, March 19. (Photo: Armenian  president's official website)
9 Apr 15
President holds talks in Brussels instead of joining a meeting with Russian, Kazak and Belarussian counterparts.
Akhaltsikhe is the main town of Samtskhe-Javakheti, a region of Georgia with a substantial Armenian population. (Photo: Maia Ivelashvili)
3 Apr 15
Many hold foreign passports, and recent changes in the law make them feel like strangers in their own land.
Lusine Sahakyan, a lawyer who represents torture victims in Armenia. (Photo: Media Centre, Yerevan)
25 Mar 15
Human rights defenders sceptical that laws alone will change practice of coercing suspects to confess.
Sacked workers from the Nairit factory protest in Yerevan. (Photo: Ani Petrosyan)
13 Mar 15
Workers sacked en masse amid continued talk of saving the debt-ridden factory.
 Lake Sevan is Armenia's main reserve of fresh water. (Photo: Gayane Mirzoyan)
13 Mar 15
Right now, only exploratory work is planned, but environmentalists fear for the worst if anything is found.
Armenian foreign minister Eduard Nalbandyan (left) and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoğlu (since appointed prime minister) meet in Yerevan in December 2013. (Photo: Photolure agency)
3 Mar 15
In the end. painstaking efforts to rebuild the troubled relationship were blocked by massive unresolved differences.

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