Armenia lags behind even some African countries - Transparency International

  17 December 2013    Read: 276
Armenia lags behind even some African countries - Transparency International
At a round table held today at the Anti-Corruption Centre of Transparency International, Director of the Centre Varujan Hoktanyan said Armenia, in terms of the fight against corruption, lags behind even some African countries.

Concerning the public perception of corruption, he said: "For the society, corrupt are spheres of the judiciary, health and regulation of public services."

About someone who, in the end, is responsible for the spread of corruption and in the fact that it is not eradicated, the centre`s director said that blaming someone alone would be wrong, because everybody - society and authorities are responsible for the spread of this evil.

He also noted that the government, unfortunately, has not shown willpower to fight against corruption. "First, the authorities have not shown the political will to address this issue and, secondly, the society in this matter is passive - humbled to bribery," said Hoktanyan.

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