The political heavyweights participating in the upcoming elections should always have in mind that what is at stake is the security of the state and the society, and therefore, each statement or recommendation, which may be ostensibly attractive, yet effectively reckless, may turn into a security threat. Stirring up unrealistic expectations can have detrimental impact on the social-economic process and directly threaten the security and stability of the country, especially when in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and defeat in the war, both the country and its citizens are facing an existential crisis and when the public institutions are very fragile.

The financial sector is not an exception. Thus, in the result of shaping various expectations and failing to immediately satisfy those, the social behaviour may trigger artificial fluctuations of the national currency and inflation, with very harmful further consequences. Moreover, fallacious expectations often compel people to make ineffective decisions and suffer the consequences, when they start spending their savings of many years.

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In order to organize and manage the return of Artsak Post-war realities: Challenges of communication is, to start restoring the ruined economy and the vital infrastructures in Artsakh and to try to bring back life to normal, it is essential to rebuild the broken communication with Artsakhis. People need to get consistent and non-contradictory information regularly, in order for them to start trusting official information again, trust that has been shattered during and after the war.

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During the military actions in Artsakh, Azerbaijan violated the international humanitarian law and human rights, targeted civilians. After the war stopped, both Armenia and Artsakh faced a grave humanitarian crisis, as over 100 thousand forcibly displaced people from Artsakh have been deprived of their rights to life, health, security and minimal standards of living.

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Artsakhis having returned to Artsakh, or still residing in Armenia, face various challenges. Many have lost everything: a home, property, all means of livelihood. Many Artsakhis were rushed out of their homes in such a hurry that they were unable to take even clothes and personal items with them. Today, having been left without a homeland, having lost family and friends, having to tend to family members who have been wounded at war and have not yet recovered, many Artsakhis face grave social challenges and can hardly imagine how they will go on with their lives.

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Almost all the economic sectors of Artsakh are vulnerable today. There are significant losses in the mining industry. The largest mine of Kashen is deprived of water, as the water sources feeding into the mine are already under the control of Azerbaijan. There was a gold mine in Kovsakan, which again is under the Azerbaijani control. The second largest sector of Artsakh’s economy is electricity and gas provision. Almost all the hydro power plants in Kashatagh and Shahumyan regions are under the Azerbaijani control, and the ones remaining under the Armenian control have low capacity.

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Call for Expert on Policy Communication and Instruments

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“Green light” for environmentally neutral business development from Lisbon to Vladivostok

On March 3, 2021, the first meeting of the GreenDeal Task Force created under the Initiative Lisbon-Vladivostok was held. In the videoconference format, more than twenty authoritative experts in the field of ecology and business from Austria, Armenia, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, France, as well as the representatives of the largest business industry associations supporting the Initiative Lisbon-Vladivostok, discussed common approaches to harmonizing the activities implemented by the EU and the EAEU on the path to sustainable development, including a radical reduction in greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere by 2050.

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Youth Expo Catalogue

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