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Anticorruption and a private sector

30 July 2015
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A workshop titled “Private sector face with current challenges of corruption” took place on 29 July 2015. The event was organised by Transparency International Anticorruption Centre NGO together with the Ministry of Justice of the RA, the workshop is funded by the EU.
During the event, the Economic Governance Advisor of the Cooperation Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, ARS_4843Alessandro Zanotta, delivered his welcome speech. “EU and Armenia have officially agreed and reiterated that the fight against corruption is one of their priorities. There is no country or region free of corruption, and Armenia is not an exception. EU supports many countries around the world to fight against corruption and we are doing the same here in Armenia. But, to be successful, Armenia needs to show willingness in many areas. The EU advises the Government of Armenia to adopt an Anticorruption Strategy as soon as possible”.
The Deputy Minister of Justice of the RA, Suren Krmoyan, spoke about the importance of the event. “I would like to emphasise that this event was organised by the Armenian Ministry of Justice together with the Transparency International Anticorruption Centre NGO. As for the financing, we are grateful to the European Union. This is the first time today that we speak about such important issues as corruption in the private sector. One of the most important components of the success in the fight against corruption in Armenia is the involvement of the civil society and private sector. We all should understand that the fight against corruption is everybody’s problem and, if we want to have a developed country, this issue should concern each of us”.
After the welcoming speeches, experts on anticorruption did their presentations. Later on, the representatives of the private sector introduced their presentations. They presented their businesses, talked on anti-corruption strategies and shared a number of interesting issues based on their own experience. The audience was informed by the Government that steps have been taken to set up a whistle-blowing protection system in Armenia in line with international principles. The EU provides funds to support the anti-corruption efforts of the government and the civil society organisations.

Anticorruption and a private sector

A workshop titled “Private sector face with current challenges of corruption” took place on 29 July 2015. The event was organised by Transparency International Anticorruption Centre NGO together with the Ministry of Justice of the RA, the workshop is funded by the EU. During the event, the Economic Governance Advisor of the Cooperation Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, ARS_4843Alessandro Zanotta, delivered his welcome speech. “EU and Armenia have officially agreed and reiterated that the fight against corruption is one of their priorities. There is no country or region free of corruption, and Armenia is not an exception. EU supports many countries around the world to fight against corruption and we are doing the same here in Armenia. But, to be successful, Armenia needs to show willingness in many areas. The EU advises the Government of Armenia to adopt an Anticorruption Strategy as soon as possible”. The Deputy Minister of Justice of the RA, Suren Krmoyan, spoke about the importance of the event. “I would like to emphasise that this event was organised by the Armenian Ministry of Justice together with the Transparency International Anticorruption Centre NGO. As for the financing, we are grateful to the European Union. This is the first time today that we speak about such important issues as corruption in the private sector. One of the most important components of the success in the fight against corruption in Armenia is the involvement of the civil society and private sector. We all should understand that the fight against corruption is everybody’s problem and, if we want to have a developed country, this issue should concern each of us”. After the welcoming speeches, experts on anticorruption did their presentations. Later on, the representatives of the private sector introduced their presentations. They presented their businesses, talked on anti-corruption strategies and shared a number of interesting issues based on their own experience. The audience was informed by the Government that steps have been taken to set up a whistle-blowing protection system in Armenia in line with international principles. The EU provides funds to support the anti-corruption efforts of the government and the civil society organisations.