2018 June 28
Anti-corruption 06/28/2018: 1) A hospital audits itself and decides it needs to pay more taxes ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 2) Doctor salaries raised after cutting on waste. 3) Password agency will work faster 4) Common meds won't require prescription 5) EU ambassador praises anti-corruption work (MORE BELOW)
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EDIT: The title says "password agency", should be "passport". Other corrections.
Astxik medical center voluntarily audits itself and pays 38mln in additional taxes. (կախարդական փայտիկ in action) : https://youtu.be/mFJSJ5w795E?t=96
Police: The weapons found under Serj's brother's possession were legal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBcS3MhWY_w
IRS vice-president is questioned as a witness in Norfolk case . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJIr96BZKwk
Many doctors will receive a 30% pay rise after the administration cuts waste and improves the efficiency in hospitals https://youtu.be/mFJSJ5w795E?t=112
Passport agency work will be expedited. Some services will take minutes instead of days. Agencies will be open between 1-2PM so ordinary workers can take care of their passport issues during their launch breaks https://youtu.be/mFJSJ5w795E?t=163
PM cabinet delays the ruling that would require a doctor's notice to purchase common medication; will accept public input until June-2019; health ministry already working on a revised plan. Serious medications such as antibiotics and
psychedelics psychotropics will require a prescription https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N5AKOigjqg
PM cabinet is working on reforming the laws that will help small and medium businesses to compete against the big ones. The proposal could change the definition of a small/medium business. Another proposal that would prohibit large businesses from doing business at evening hours on weekends has been rejected. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHc6TlDhRGI
Arshaluys residents continue to protest against Manvel-linked mayor, who is accused of previously keeping an atmosphere of fear and corruption. They'll shut down a freeway and the streets surrounding the mayor's office https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G3gBY9ei2M
EU ambassador Switalski notes that the fight against corruption has taken a serious turn, and there is a growing 'manifestation of intolerance towards' it in the public. https://news.am/eng/news/459089.html
Police has trained special officers (40% female) who will work on domestic violence cases. Abuser's penalty will be at 80x-100x of salary, or up to 5 months in prison for violating restraining order. Police reports fewer cases compared to 2017.
NSS denies rumors that Taron Margaryan's house was searched. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbHY50e83Q
NSS is raiding an office belonging to a criminal authority nicknamed "konevskoi" https://youtu.be/grbHY50e83Q?t=684
Barsehg Beglaryan, the director of Flash oil firm, is accused of assault and stealing company property https://youtu.be/grbHY50e83Q?t=713
Ashot Arsenyan leaves HHK.
More than a hundred Armenian (and some Georgian) thieves-in-law and mob bosses arrested in Spain for money laundering, weapons, drugs, rigging sports games.
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Congratulations with the 25h anniversary of Martakert independence!
Dilijan park is being renovated to attract more tourists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0HGlGJ70-M
Two more Sasna Tsrer members are leased from detention. The trial isn't over.
PM meets the families of police officers killed during the Sasna Tsrer hostage takeover. Earlier there was an audio recording that was presented to the judge where it appeared that the Sasna Tsrer had a "do not shoot" order from their leaders. The defense is saying the killed officers were shot by a friendly fire by other officers.
PACE council announces that the recent presidential elections in Azerbaijan were not free. The opposition and media were suppressed. https://youtu.be/grbHY50e83Q?t=1228
Two Azeri deputies lose their access to PACE indefinitely for giving $25,000 in bribes through offshore firms http://en.a1plus.am/1273871.html
Armenian festival in Washington DC. The RA president attends it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HI0M_oHGPU
Link to original report and comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/8uowyr/anticorruption_06282018_1_a_hospital_audits/
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