ArmInfo.I am not satisfied with the level of anti-corruption actions in the republic. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated this on April 6 during an online question-answer, answering the corresponding question.
He emphasized that he had recently held meetings on this issue and instructed to increase the efficiency of investigation of cases related to corruption and the return of stolen capital. "But we must take into account the fact that from 2018 to this day, budget revenues have increased by 40-45% or $ 1.1 billion. These funds have been returned to the budget, including as part of the fight against the shadow economy, monopolies and corruption," the Prime Minister noted.
Pashinyan again emphasized that he was dissatisfied with the anti-corruption work of law enforcement agencies and if their effectiveness does not increase, he will be forced to take "other measures". Touching upon the so-called charity carried out by some people, he noted that this is just a successful advertisement through these actions, while the amount of money distributed to citizens during such campaigns is negligible compared to the costs that would be spent on advertising such campaigns on television. Speaking about the reform of the judicial system and the vetting, Pashinyan emphasized that the parliament had already adopted the proper documents and after they were signed by the president, reforms in this area would begin with a new force and more radically. At the same time, he assured that this is an important component of the reforms carried out in the judicial field. Continuing the topic, answering the question why the fight against corruption was so powerful in Georgia after the Rose Revolution, Pashinyan noted that the processes in Georgia had a geopolitical context and their geopolitical sponsors. Velvet revolution in Armenia had a different character and did not include any kind of geopolitical context. .