ArmInfo.European Union believes that profound and comprehensive reforms in judicial and legal system are important for Armenia, the head of the EU delegation in Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski said in an interview with Factor TV.
The Ambassador believes that such reforms are necessary for several reasons, and, in the first turn, because the majority of the country's population does not trust the judicial system and without major changes in this area to achieve restoring public trust is impossible. In his opinion, lack of public trust in the judicial system is the result of corruption and political manipulations that were in the past.
It is believed that these reforms should be carried out in accordance with the Constitution and international commitments, including in the framework of reciprocal obligations of Armenia and the Council of Europe, as well as Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Official position of the EU, as the European diplomat believes, is that Europe is ready to provide substantial technical and financial assistance to this process. "We accept the statement voiced by the Prime Minister on fundamental reform of the judicial system and the Armenian government should know that in these transformations it can fully rely on EU assistance.
ArmInfo.As of today a legitimate executive and legislative power has been formed in Armenia, but the events of the last year showed that in Armenia there has never been judicial authority enjoying the confidence of the people. This was stated on May 20 by the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan during a government meeting with representatives of the three branches of government.
ArmInfo.The Government of Armenia will start implementing concrete actions aimed at reforming the judicial legal system. Head of the Armenian Cabinet Nikol Pashinyan on his Facebook page said this on May 20 after a government meeting.