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Anti-Corruption Daily

Anti-Corruption & News - May/12/2019
by ar_david_hh

Disclaimer: All the accused are innocent until proven guilty by the court of law, even if they may sound as being guilty. Currency in Armenian Drams unless specified otherwise.

Gegharquniq is holding its first "My Step" business forum, the largest in its history. 110 mainly ethnic Armenian business representatives, 72 of whom are from other countries. http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/161111

Gegharquniq will have the region's largest 55MW low-cost solar farm by the end of 2020. Solar is under-utilized in Armenia because it has above-average sunlight. 8 out of 13 solar farms in Armenia are in Gegharquniq, says Energy Ministry. http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/161114

66KM of roads will be repaired in this province. The areas popular with tourists will be prioritized. The government has dedicated 2.2bln additional funds. http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/161116

Pashinyan said they have a goal to make sure 70% of children in Armenia go to preschool within 5 years. http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/161124

Armenia has a potential to export half a million sheep per year but the businesses aren't developed yet, said Pashinyan. In some cases Romanian companies export sheep to Armenia, then transfer it to 3rd party countries. 30% of pasture lands in Armenia are currently up for lease. http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/161130

The government plans to increase the economic activity on the eastern shores of Lake Sevan this year, said the PM. As part of the plan they intend to put more emphasis on road conditions near the lake. http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/161146

Video TLDR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Maw1Z2MAuJY

Robert Kocharyan's allies held a meeting and formed an "Alliance of Kocharyan Supporters". The group is consisted of individuals and various company directors.

https://www.lragir.am/2019/05/11/442309/ ---- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_ICwJxyavQ


There was the opening ceremony of Rob's book's Armenian translation version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XmrjO42rDY

The Parliament has increased its security checks at the entrance. They now examine the inside and the bottom of cars belonging to MPs who enter the area, regardless of the owner's party affiliation. Opposition MPs are complaining that their personal bags are also being checked, while they say QP members' bags are left unchecked.

LHK leader wants to know if the checks are related to the recent proposal made by them suggesting that the government makes personal security related purchases public. The government earlier rejected that proposal on security grounds.

Others say the checks begun a month ago, long after LHK's public spat with QP over these security purchase records.

Few months ago, we learned that Parliament building staff was conducting entrance security audits, which prompted them to make a few changes on how people on foot enter the building. It's not clear whether this is a continuation of the plan.


3582 complaints were filed in the European Court for Human Rights against the Armenian justice system between 2002-2018.

114 verdicts, mostly about violations of citizen's legal rights, property protection.

11 verdicts against the Republic of Armenia as of 2019, forcing it to pay AMD 700mln in compensations.

Only 1 Armenian judge has been issued a warning by the Armenian judicial ethics panel. He had a temporary salary cut in 2007.


It's the 25th anniversary of Karabakh war ceasefire declaration, during which Karabakh had its own separate representation. The events: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=426&v=KLPJAwTFFdk

President Sarkissian had earlier visited Europe and met Dassault Group aero-industrial-education company, and invited them to Armenia. They just visited Armenia and met several officials yesterday, and signed an agreement with Education Ministry to create a cooperation plan in the field. The firm is also interested in TUMO.


Retro barber shop in Vanadzor that has been left unchanged from the Soviet times. Pics https://factor.am/149627.html

Chelsea And Arsenal will play in the final match of Europa League, held in Baku. Arsenal earlier wanted assurances that its player Henrikh Mkhitaryan won't have safety problems. Baku said they can guarantee his safety. It's not clear yet if Miki will go.

Not everyone is happy with the match being held in Baku. Liverpool coach Klopp says it's an irresponsible decision by the European organizers to force the teams to fly that far away. Some weren't happy with the ratio of tickets that were sold to team fans.

http://www.panarmenian.net/arm/news/268658/ ---- https://web.archive.org/web/20190512021021/https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/10/football/arsenal-chelsea-europa-league-tickets-baku-azerbaijan-spt-intl/

19th century Armenian-Russian painter Hovhannes Aivazovsky's lost paintings are presumed to have been found after a diving crew discovers the centry-old sunken ship that was carrying paintings.

VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RR8FYenP7s

--- PICS https://tass.ru/v-strane/6419682 ---- http://www.panarmenian.net/arm/news/268666/

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