EU gave Armenia clear sign of ending 'imitated anti-corruption campaign' – analyst
With his recent statement calling upon the Armenian authorities to actively embark on real anti-corruption efforts, the EU ambassador gave the country a clear signal to end the formal fight against the problem, a political analyst said today, reads Tert.am.
Commenting on Piotr Switalski's remark, voiced at a news conference in Yerevan, Armen Badalyan said he found a clear message in his words, urging for strong efforts to eliminate all imitations or attempts to cover-up corrupt practices.
“What the West means by saying corruption is, I think, first of all fight against, or elimination of, monopolies. The EU ambassador clearly said that it is necessary to really fight corruption instead of pretending to do so. Investments are now being kind of prioritized in Armenia, as the government attaches too much importance to them. It is an open secret that investments are now important for Armenia’s economy, as it is impossible to secure economic growth without them,” he added.