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Anti- corruption strategy for Armenia

18 December 2012

A roundtable discussion on anti-corruption strategies in Armenia was held on 7 December. State officials and civil society representatives were invited to discuss anti-corruption action in Armenia, and the need and importance of learning from the experience of European countries.
For the European Union, reducing corruption levels in Armenia is a priority. Traian Hristea, Ambasador of the EU Delegation to Armenia, stated that, in recent years, the political leadership in Armenia had regularly expressed its readiness to fight against corruption, but further actions are necessary.
Transparency International recently issued its corruption perceptions index for 2012; Armenia’s position in the table improved, moving from 129th to 105th place.
Hristea noted ‘The process of formulating a future course for anti-corruption has started and we should ensure the qualitative effectiveness of the fight against corruption. It is important that overall anti-corruption policy promotes the participation of civil society and reflects the principles of the rule of law, proper management of public affairs, and public property, integrity, transparency and accountability’.

Anti- corruption strategy for Armenia

A roundtable discussion on anti-corruption strategies in Armenia was held on 7 December. State officials and civil society representatives were invited to discuss anti-corruption action in Armenia, and the need and importance of learning from the experience of European countries. For the European Union, reducing corruption levels in Armenia is a priority. Traian Hristea, Ambasador of the EU Delegation to Armenia, stated that, in recent years, the political leadership in Armenia had regularly expressed its readiness to fight against corruption, but further actions are necessary. Transparency International recently issued its corruption perceptions index for 2012; Armenia’s position in the table improved, moving from 129th to 105th place. Hristea noted ‘The process of formulating a future course for anti-corruption has started and we should ensure the qualitative effectiveness of the fight against corruption. It is important that overall anti-corruption policy promotes the participation of civil society and reflects the principles of the rule of law, proper management of public affairs, and public property, integrity, transparency and accountability’. [gallery exclude="2781" link="file"]