ArmInfo. Lack of effective work leads to a serious drop in the rating of the authorities. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo, President of Yerevan Press Club Boris Navasardyan.
"In this light, I really hope that the concern expressed recently by Prime Minister Pashinyan about the degree of effectiveness of the fight against corruption will usher in concrete actions. I also hope that the country's leadership realizes that two years have passed and the blunder of any link in power is an omission the entire system of governing the country, for which the prime minister and his political team are personally responsible, "he said.
According to experts, the real will of the authorities is the only guarantee of an effective fight against corruption. Such a state of affairs, in his opinion, is due to extreme slowness, idleness, or even the movement of institutional and legislative reforms in the wrong direction. Meanwhile, the effectiveness of the fight against corruption may depend precisely on these reforms.
According to the YPC President, the return of the stolen millions and billions is hindered by the lack of professionalism and clearly set goals of law enforcement agencies and anti-corruption structures. Moreover, it seems that all these structures are preoccupied with political affairs to a greater extent than corruption. And this is in the conditions of their rather limited resource. For all this, in his opinion, the political power is responsible, unable to direct, of course, the pending instructions of law enforcement officers in the right direction.
Navasardyan appreciated the personnel policy of the authorities, ensuring the promotion of anyone who expressed loyalty to the official, as fundamentally wrong. According to his estimates, such ranks from the past are instantly forgiven. In some cases, even criminal cases are closed, for example, related to the events of 2015 and 2016. During this period, the Police and other law enforcement agencies obviously used disproportionate force, which did not prevent the closure of all related cases.
"Here we are dealing with the visual inaction of the Armenian justice system. Meanwhile, it seems to me that investigating all these cases and identifying the culprits is quite easy. However, given that all this does not happen, this situation is considered by law enforcement agencies as an encouragement, as unspoken permission to continue acting outside the framework of the law, in the spirit of a revolution, "the expert summed up. It should be noted that at a recent meeting with the leadership of law enforcement agencies in the government, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated that the law enforcement agencies in Armenia were led by traitors. Expressing dissatisfaction with the pace of the fight against corruption, the prime minister announced the need for "the return of funds stolen from the people and the state." "Despite the fact that within the framework of the investigation of corruption cases after the" velvet revolution ", $ 150 million was returned to the budget, due to the slowness of law enforcement officers, either the corrupt officials manage to escape from Armenia or hide or destroy evidence. Not only key witnesses, but and the suspects and accused in a number of cases left Armenia, which led the investigation into a dead end. All these facts compromise the law enforcement system in general and the fight against corruption in particular, "Pashinyan said.