ArmInfo. Rapid reforms mean the failure of these reforms. This was announced on June 20 from the rostrum of the National Assembly by the RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
According to the head of the government, the events of the early 1990s prompted him to this thought. "Based on the experience of the early 1990s, it can be argued that quick reforms mean failed reforms. In the early 1990s, being a journalist, before my eyes, brilliant and strategic reforms failed because their authors decided to quickly implement these reforms are in life. And today these reforms have not become a reality in Armenian reality, "the head of government stated. He added that so far Armenia feels the hard consequences of those reforms.
In this context, the Prime Minister does not agree with the public criticism about the unhurried nature of the reforms. According to him, the speed of reforms should consist in slow, but without stopping. "We should not hurry, nor should we resort to hasty actions," the head of government stressed, citing as an example the expected reforms in the judicial-legal system that are actively condemned in society. A year, Nikol Pashinyan continued, the opposition points to the slowness of the authorities in this matter. "The fact that the judicial-legal system should be deeply and fundamentally reformed is not a secret to anyone, but it's obvious to me that the existence of an independent judicial system is impossible without increasing the salaries of judges 5-6 times," the head of government . He recalled that last year in the country for the first time there was a picture of a shortage of judges, there were vacancies, but there were no candidates corresponding to this post. "The question is why this phenomenon occurs? The answer is obvious: they already know that they will not be able to take bribes, otherwise they will be arrested, they know that they should not be engaged in business, otherwise they will be used anti-corruption mechanisms, they will receive 450-600 thousand drams in the form of a salary, in some cases condemning people to life imprisonment. Under these conditions, who wants to become a judge? ", Nikol Pashinyan wondered. At the same time, he added that we are not talking about corrupt judges, whose seats were freed. The RA Prime Minister pointed out that vacancies should be held by high professionals, principled, people who are not involved in various corruption schemes, who enjoy public confidence and have their own visions and have faith in the power of law. Today, these persons in the private sector, being legal advisors, receive 2-2.5 million drams per month.
The problem is to involve this category of persons in the judicial system of the country, but it is almost impossible to do this without a significant salary increase. To solve this problem, it is necessary to find an additional 10 billion drams with the condition that as a result a real independent judicial-legal system will be formed.
In general, as the head of government noted, it is impossible to expect a solution to the problems that have accumulated over 30 years in a year of government activity.