The situation in Armenia remains tense after scheduled talks between government, and protestors who earlier on forced the resignation of prime minister Serzh Sargsyan, were cancelled. The leader of the the protestors Nikol Pashinyan was scheduled to meet the Acting prime minster Karen Karapetyan on Wednesday morning (25 April) but the talks were cancelled as their was no agreement on the format and agenda of the meeting. President Armen Sarkissian has issued another appeal for dialogue between political forces.
Pashinyan is insisting that a new prime minister is appointed who is not a member of the ruling Republican Party, to pave the way for early parliamentary elections.
Pashinyan has called for street protests to continue until all the objectives of the protestors are agreed.
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"Let us work together constructively because the endeavour is a united and strong Europe," Ursula von der Leyen told MEPs after they confirmed her in the post. She will take up her new role on November 1.
On Monday, 15 July, yet another incident occurred in the vicinity of the David Gareji Monastery which lies on a disputed area of the Georgian-Azerbaijani border. The monastery has turned from a place of worship to a flashpoint, with Georgian religious zealots trying to state their claim on the land as Georgian territory, and Azerbaijani border guards stopping them.