Armenia has a new Justice Minister. Rustram Badasyan was appointed to the post on 19 June following the resignation of Artak Zeynalyan from the post earlier this month. Badasyan is 28 years old and was until recently deputy chairman of the State Revenue Committee of Armenia.
Badasyan is expected to spearheaded ambitious reform in the judiciary and legal sectors announced recently by the government.
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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.