2019 June 2

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Anti-Corruption Daily

Anti-Corruption & News - Jun/2/2019: Weekend Edition
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.

FIP media has released a report accusing QP MP Alen Simonyan (anti-gambling bill author) of violating state official ethics rules by not properly disclosing his wealth which the officials are required to do. The outlet says that it could have been done to possibly hide an illegal enrichment of $10,000.

MP Simonyan denied the report, calling it defamatory. Simonyan says FIP got its papers from a place that doesn't have all the disclosed documents. Says he and his wife disclosed the wealth in the documents. He gave an explanation as to how he earned the $10,000, something about a car sale and its registration timeline. Simonyan accused FIP's owner Daniel Ionesyan of personally targeting him, and for attempting to bait Simonyan to sue FIP for defamation so FIP can ask for grant money from various organizations by claiming FIP is being pressured by the government.

https://fip.am/7033 --- https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/162849 -- https://fip.am/7052 -- https://www.facebook.com/simonyanalen/posts/2083116901815355 --- https://news.am/arm/news/515970.html

A Yerevan park that was being renovated and recreated for 4 years has opened after a $15 million investment from Armenian-Russian Tashir Group company, with the help of Profil-Al tree plantingcompany. 10,000 green units out of which 550 are trees, colorful fountains.

https://armenpress.am/arm/news/976987.html --- https://youtu.be/019U6SxhKyA?t=61

Aaaaaaand it's over. 17 ministries are cut into 12 as part of the government optimizations. The Ministers were fired then re-hired in new positions.

Araik Arutunyan from Minister of Education, to Minister of Education, Culture & Sport.

Akob Arshakyan from Minister of Transport, Connection & Tech, to Minister of High Tech Industry.

Suren Papikyan from Minister of Territorial Management & Development, to Minister of Infrastructure & Territorial development.

Tigran Kachaturyan from Minister of Economic Development and Investments, to Minister of Economy.

Erik Grigaryan from Minister of Nature Protection, to Minister of Environment.

No links for you. Go away.


a website created by Business Armenia and UN that helps foreign businesses to invest in Armenia by learning how the legal procedures work.

https://hetq.am/hy/article/104250 --- https://armenia.eregulations.org/?l=en

Minister of Health gets roasted by kids for telling them a "stupid story" from his childhood about how his brother and him spent extended periods playing outside without letting their parents know about it, prompting them to almost call the cops.


Azeri snipers opened over 2,000 sniper fires in one day. One Armenian serviceman in Artsakh was killed. This comes several days after a report by Azeris accusing Armenians of killing an Azeri soldier. The Armenian side denied, calling it a made up story.

https://hetq.am/hy/article/104248 -- https://armenpress.am/arm/news/976989.html

Soccer authorities in Azerbaijan have blamed the 10,000 empty seats during Arsenal-Chelsea match on German fans, accusing them of keeping the tickets and not visiting.


While Yerevan prepares to host the Europe-2019 youth soccer tournament, Artsakh has begun hosting the cup of unrecognized republics - CONIFA.

https://www.aysor.am/am/news/2019/06/02/%D5%AF%D5%B8%D5%B6%D5%AB%D6%86%D5%A1/1570435 ---- https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/162903 --- Matches: https://armenpress.am/arm/news/977010.html --- https://armenpress.am/arm/news/977008.html --- https://factor.am/156325.html

David Gareja. The territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Georgia explained.


Link to original report: https://old.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/bw2r3n/anticorruption_news_jun22019_weekend_edition/

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