Armenia: Anti-Corruption Panel Grapples with Credibility Issues

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan (left on the red carpet) arrives in Paris in early July 2015. Public attention is fixed on a payment of about $66,000 made by the government to a closed joint stock company for the prime minister’s round-trip flight to France. By contrast, a top fare for the same time period on commercial flights for a Yerevan-Paris round trip was $3,340. (Photo: Government of Armenia)

Armenia’s much-touted anti-corruption initiative has gotten off to a less-than-ideal start: leading government members of the body intended to root out graft are bogged down by questions about their own spending habits and sources of income.
 

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

Armenia: Anti-Corruption Panel Grapples with Credibility Issues

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