Armenia: Officials Slash Unemployment Benefits, then Seek Raise

How much more can they take? (Photo: Anahit Hayrapetyan)

The Armenian government wants to increase salaries of senior leaders and MPs by over 200-percent, while eliminating unemployment benefits. Officials contend that such measures are needed to combat corruption and improve the state’s financial picture.

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Marianna Grigoryan is a freelance reporter based in Yerevan and editor of MediaLab.am.

Armenia: Officials Slash Unemployment Benefits, then Seek Raise

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